Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: November, 2007

links for 2007-11-30

Movable Type Community Solution: Create a Powerful Online Community Six Apart’s social-network-in-a-box offering (tags: sixapart socialsoftware web2 networking blog movabletype) Power Use: Power Conscience Concept Keeps Tabs on Your Electricity Consumption Wait, it looks nicer and shows more flowers the more power you use? And not the other way around? (tags: powerconsumption monitoring green energy […]

Don’t do this: GMail and Mail in OS X 10.5

There’s some advice that says that you can/should map the “all mail” label in GMail’s imap implementation to the “trash” folder in Mail (or any other imap client, really), the intended effect being that when you delete something, it only gets archived, instead of moved into some frankly annoying deleteditems label that starts cluttering up […]

links for 2007-11-29

Why DataMapper? ActiveRecord replacement ORM (tags: ruby rails orm activerecord via:mattb gem datamapper database) Setec Astronomy | MetaFilter Gets swoon points just for mentioning Setec Astronomy (tags: cooty rats semen setec astronomy mefi blackops surveilance military classified) “The War Room” (Watchmen) Need one of these. (tags: movies design storytelling warroom process prototyping concept comics watchmen […]

links for 2007-11-28

News – Deus Ex 3 announced // PC /// Eurogamer Fingers crossed it’ll actually be good (tags: deusex3 sequel franchise deusex montreal eidos gaming gamedesign via:eurogamer) reCAPTCHA: Stop Spam, Read Books (tags: captcha spam books hosted soas) Children of Men Showreel of Foreign Office motion graphics (tags: childrenofmen graphicdesign design video advertising motiongraphics compositing london) […]

links for 2007-11-27

Mark Coleran Visual Designer Gorgeous motion graphics art direction and design (tags: animation broadcast InformationDesign interaction interface fantasy film future design graphics movie multimedia TV 2d infographic interfacedesign video ux typography showreel designer concept visualisation motiongraphics motion via:foe)

links for 2007-11-26

Human Computer Interaction in Science Fiction Movies I could’ve sworn I already tagged this (tags: hci sf movies userinterface interfacedesign design interaction paper academic)

links for 2007-11-25

Comic Book Resources – CBR News: Kevin O’Neill talks “The Black Dossier” Some people have been complaining that there’s “too much to read”. It’s like Christmas every day reading this thing. (tags: via:plasticbag alanmoore comics interview kevinoneill blackdossier lxg) Worlds In Motion – AGDC: BioWare’s Gordon Walton Gives 12 Lessons from WoW Not just applicable […]

links for 2007-11-24

The Secret Strategies Behind Many “Viral” Videos (tags: viral video distribution marketing youtube via:techcrunch via:crystaltips) ackley + ahern interview 10 years ago: Johnathan Ackley and Larry Ahern interviewed about Monkey Island (tags: monkeyisland gamedesign interview ackley ahern lucasarts adventuregame pointandclick) Slashdot | Protecting IM From Big Brother (tags: privacy im offtherecord otr protocol encryption) Autoversioning […]

links for 2007-11-23

Berlin Calling | Mssv Adrian thinks of moving us to Berlin. I’ve heard Australia’s good. (tags: berlin london costofliving relocation startup business via:adrianhon) Where is the Game of Dreams? | Ask MetaFilter AskMeFi on dreamlike games. Requisite mention of Rez. (tags: askmefi gaming dreams gamedesign recommended) The Escapist : Yahtzee Visits Valve, a Travelogue The […]

links for 2007-11-22

RadioShack.com – Lenmar 3.6V/700mAh Ni-MH Cordless Phone Battery AT&T Lucent Replacement cordless phone batteries (tags: lenmar atandt att cordlessphone battery rechargeable replacement 3.6v radioshack) Half-Life 2: Episode Two Stats They’re like the Google of the gaming world. And they even make the stuff public! (tags: data development testing stats videogames videogaming gaming gamedesign valve halflife […]