Extenuating Circumstances

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Month: May, 2010

links for 2010-05-29

Is This Really The Future of Magazines or Why Didn’t They Just Use HTML 5? This whole 1990s Multimedia CDROM thing is going to get tiresome. It's the new Driving a Car metaphor. (tags: ipad cardriving 1990scdrom metaphor everythingoldisnewagain) Adam Machalek | LinkedIn … although the guy who just got the Platform Bringup position at […]

links for 2010-05-26

The Nokia – Blackwell Briggs – Conspiracy For Good – Crap Viral Campaign Tim Kring/TEVA thing. It is not good that this is in the 'rants' section. (tags: arg nokia teva)

links for 2010-05-25

Mass Effect headed to the big screen! — Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. Gah. With all due respect, Mass Effect is terrible turgid SF. And Commander Shephard isn't necessarily a man. On the other hand, maybe Marina Sirtis, eh? (tags: masseffect adapation licensing movie gaming aintitcool) […]

links for 2010-05-24

Hear the latest from Alastair's Blog: Sign up for RSS feed And now I'm standing up for Alastair Campbell (tags: depression mind alastaircampbell mirrorsedge) Depression? It's just the new trendy illness! | Mail Online How dare you. (tags: janetstreetporter dailymail journalism sigh)

links for 2010-05-23

Logitech Google TV Box Embarrasses Apple TV | Gadget Lab | Wired.com I think Apple are content with still being the Mercedes/BMW (for the love of God will we ever be able to stop with the car metaphors). Google can have the low-end, low-margin, advertising-fuelled end to itself. (tags: advertising google tv logitech battleforthelivingroom) tallguywrites: […]

links for 2010-05-22

From the Vault – The BioShock Pitch | Irrational Games The original 2002 Bioshock pitch document (tags: bioshock gamedesign pitch story videogames gaming writing design) Viral Video: Google Takes on Apple at I/O Conference | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD I'm with Kara. The whole draconian future thing is incredibly clumsy. (tags: google allthingsd […]

links for 2010-05-21

Apple Outsider » Google Rewrites History Wow. The hubris. Don't be evil, but do rewrite history. (tags: google dontbeevil evil competition android iphone) Apple dominates Quantcast’s mobile web consumption figures | Business Mobile Well. That's quite impressive. Also: "millions" of iPhones in the UK now (tags: iphone data mobile web quantcast)

links for 2010-05-19

Hugh Garry: Radio 1 Top 40 Visualisation Our first go at data visualisation, made awesome with the help of Kim Plowright, Paul Mison, Lisa Long and Steve Snasdell (tags: sixtostart radio1 bbc chart lovechart) BBC – BBC Internet Blog: Radio 1 Top 40 Visualisation Gosh! Good job, Kim, Paul, Lisa, Steve :) (tags: radio1 top40 […]

links for 2010-05-18

An Online Game to Entice the Movie Audience – NYTimes.com Aaah. It's hoodlum! (tags: hoodlum arg dayxexists sony elanlee fourthwall movie marketing)

links for 2010-05-14

Using spreadsheet formulas to mark-up HTML – Part 3 – Martin Belam's currybetdotnet blog – 13 May, 2010 Dear God man this is genius (tags: excel programming coding html beginners martinbelam currybet)