Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: April, 2010

links for 2010-04-30

Devil's Tuning Fork How did I not hear about this before. This is stupendously awesome. (tags: devilstuningfork igf sound gamedesign gaming independentgamesfestival student) Video: How Bejeweled Maker PopCap Games Went Social I wish things like this came with a transcript (tags: popcap socialgaming facebook opengraph gaming social) HP: 'We're doubling down on webOS,' Palm: 'That […]

links for 2010-04-29

Blog | Really Interesting Group What Russell, Ben and Tom did (have been doing) next. (tags: rig blog russelldavies tomtaylor benterret weeknotes)

links for 2010-04-28

Inside Pixar’s Leadership « Scott Berkun I am more aware now than ever before of the importance of culture from the top. (tags: culture management creativity) VeriFone Payware Mobile iPhone now available in Apple retail outlets, your CC weeps — Engadget We get iPhones with credit/debit card readers. The developing world gets mpesa and mobile […]

links for 2010-04-27

Cecil: Heavy Rain was deeply flawed | Games Industry | MCV “Without spoiling anything, you discover something at the end that’s incredibly important about one of the characters you’ve been playing, which creates an incredible disconnect between the audience and the character – and I think that is deeply, deeply flawed. (tags: heavyrain charlescecil criticism) […]

links for 2010-04-23

BBC – BBC TV blog: Doctor Who: The return of the Weeping Angels The best way to explain the difference between Blink and these two episodes would be to say that I think the best conceived movie sequel ever was Aliens following Alien. It took the same monster into an entirely different type of film. […]

links for 2010-04-22

roganjosh on Etsy, a global handmade and vintage marketplace. posters for the flat (tags: decoration posters etsy art)

The future is Movie OS

The tl;dr headline/controversial summary: Remember Mark Coleran’s (and others) Movie OS motion graphics? Like it or not, I think they’re the real future, and point towards interface and interaction design for the rest of us. Movie OS is right, and everything else we have is wrong. Thesis: Normal people ‘don’t understand’ computers. Of course, the […]

Some predictions about the iPhone OS platform

Some short predictions about Apple and iPhone OS platform devices. WWDC will see an updated iPhone 3GS (running on the same A4 SoC as the iPad) WWDC will see the existing iPhone 3GS processor platform move down to the iPhone 3G Apple will maintain two versions of the iPhone, and two only. Until the switch […]

links for 2010-04-09

This is an outrage (Phil Gyford’s website) This. But also: I'm positive that I was so engaged, and I want to be more so on other subjects, (tags: politics engagement digitalbritain deb philgyford debate)

Implications of the Digital Economy Bill Third Reading

Dear Nick, Many thanks for your reply. I am disappointed to see that Martin voted in favour of the DEB. My understanding is that the DEB will now likely go through to wash-up without sufficient debate at committee or otherwise. I am unaware as to whether you received a reply from Lord Mandelson regarding your […]