cool SH.IT list //// WEEK OF December 19, 2011 ////
I almost started wondering if there was something to the creationist thing. Thank you for clearing that up, science:
“OMG OMG OMG” - This is how you cause traffic accidents:
Like you need to give bears ANOTHER reason to attack you:
You will make a mint doing these of Han Solo:
This is what you sound like to a robot when it is tuning you out:
Time to do some live YouTube remixing:
Also, this man needs to be way more internet famous:
No time to focus! :
Need a great photographer, call this guy. Need a great photographer who can do his thing in the freezing cold, suspended mid-air in an ice cave over rushing bodies of water, he is also your man. Need someone who complains about things? Try someone else. :
When you want to tell the world, a secret:
Science back again, this time to make things spooky:
We will make this turkey golden brown, one way or another:
Portuguese Man O’War - because nature has no problem letting it’s freak flag fly:
Context is everything:
“Hope in a Jar” in a fist fight with “Beauty is Only Skin Deep”:
We’re keeping our eye on you, because you may already have a hidden camera on us:
Were keeping an eye on you too (because this is a great idea):
And don’t think we forgot about you, either:
A thing of beauty is a joy forever, especially when you get it at a good price.
We would buy stock in this man if he had an IPO.
He thinks of things like this:
Rapid prototyping, meet my napkin sketch:
Because we can’t do all of the work to find coolshit:
Another site sharing the load:
This makes me gasp every time I see it:
NOW YOU SEE ME, now you don’t
If you build it, they will find a way to surf or skate it.
When pots and pans just won’t do to entertain the heir
For those mobile power nerds out there, a new object of desire…:
“What are you doing?” “Oh, nothing.”:
You know “The Giving Tree”? This is the opposite.
I watch this for the words. (Actually, that is a true statement.)
And this one for the math. (Okay, maybe for the cute, too.)
It took me awhile to figure out who the man behind the curtain was. Funny to see a few friends mixed in as well!
“We can rebuild him”…
Taxes are no joke. This is how you pay LLC quarterly taxes on-line if you are in NYC
(NY City) https://www.nyctax.fleet.com/NYCeFile/BusinessExcise/display_logon.do
What’s red and white and weird all over? :
Love this concept. Is it stalking if you ask for it?
In case you were feeling uninspired:
A fun flavor for folks looking for something that is neither tea nor coffee nor caffeinated but is delicious
I bet my penmanship would be just as bad in this alphabet.
It seems like a trip around the world by going to one place…
Canadian Major Highway, which is not paved
This could help even fluent English speakers…
Something to look for next time you are on canal street…:
A coat of paint can really brighten a place up
I pity those who read this list after we attend this:
I thought it was all a dream, until I fell asleep.
Next one who says “I’m bored”, send them here.
Why you shouldn’t complain about some ear hair:
Those who have tried this talk about it like they are cult members, it is so good.
Kickin’ it old school
Just In Time delivery of concert seats:
this is what it is like to stand on both sides of photos and film, and we are better for it:
What happens when fashion and function get technical and tactical?:
Now, you have no reason not to have a soundtrack:
Sharing is complicated. Here are the rules for YouTube:
- It would be great if standard photo sites and programs, when seeing a geocoded photo, would suggest tags.
- Periodic table cloth - why does no one make these? We are looking at you, ThinkGeek.
- A Mantra to consider: Never work with spray foam. Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never.
- Some hiring strategy: hire creative people who can only do creative things
- An idea for creatives: find out how much buffer time your PM is going to give your client. If you are adding buffer and they are too, you may not have time to actually make anything.
- Another idea for creatives: when you are going towards a deliverable, you are going to need to check in. Tell your PM when that will be, rather than have them guess when works.
cool SH.IT list //// WEEK OF August 15, 2011 ////
//// WEEK OF August 15, 2011 ////
TGI FRIDAYS - who knew! If you work there for 6 months, you can qualify to work in any location across the country. Which would be a great way to do a road trip. Also, they started in NYC, and came up with them “happy hour” as well as inventing the Long Island Iced Tea and Loaded Potato Skins. (Or so their site says - wikipedia tends to disagree…)
Just Say Neigh…
Another person with excellent taste
Flip books, made on the spot, from videos of YOU!
Everyone’s favorite mathamusician
Choose your own adventure, via YouTube, from the marketing genius of Hell Pizza
Another reason why we think Hell Pizza is genius
Brock Enright knows how to make you disappear
Ride like the wind? No, ride like the light!!!
Chris Burden is a constant source of inspiration and a major reason to go to LA this fall
Don’t you love when something seems like an Onion article, and it turns out true?
Industrial robot turned into a sock puppet…
A new favorite dance sensation
Without whose help, the silver barnacle would never have happened. A better set of builders would be hard to come by!
We have a total friend crush!!!! The cool shit is strong with them!!!
I mean, besides lighting all of them and yelling “RUN!”
Here is the next round of start ups to know the names of…
One of the best food discoveries of the summer
Adafruit is another friend crush!!! So many circuits, so little time…
make a belt that changes colors!
starter kit for arduino
electronics kit for starters
This has led to several courses of: taste’s good, what is it?
And since we are naming people we like:
We had drinks with a friend from England, and as these things often due, talked turned to the Standard system vs the Metric system. One advantage pounds does have over kilos (and stone) is how fast you feel like you are loosing weight with pounds!
One way to be happy: figure out which of your issues is a problem, and which is just an annoyance.
Android is great! But there is overwhelming choice, and not all apps are created equal. For some people, it would be great just to be told what the best app is for a given category, and have it show up. It would also be great if the settings were all tweaked just right to make sure the whole system turned out smooth.
A brand like Prada, Oprah, Uniqlo, Carharrt or Target could back a project like this. It would take a team, but a kit of “best of breed” apps could be picked, and a whole pack could be downloaded. Depending of the level of commitment, they could even make this a managed solution, sending updates in the background. Maybe they do this to own the background screen of your phone. Maybe this is a service you pay for.
Either way, Michelin and Guinness both took consumer products that supported their core business (Michelin with their guide, and Guinness with their Book of World Records, [heck, AFLAC’s voice prompt to hear a duck quack]). Android could be the next place for a brand to take a stand.
cool SH.IT list //// WEEK OF June 14, 2011 ////
//// WEEK OF June 14, 2011 ////
Each week, we give you a round up of ideas and links that we thought were cool:
GIANT UPDATE - because we have been busy!
It’s not sinking, its coming for us!!!
It’s not sinking, it is doing science!
But, in case you thought the ocean was playing…
It’s not a nick nack, it’s my stereo
Know your roots, kid
No, say it right.
DJing with your feet
I wonder how the first guy figured this out
I want to go on a field trip here
But this is slightly closer
hardcore physics is better than sleepy time tea
Makers of magic
This looks as fun as it sounds
Amazing work, Masa!
Why not live life as an assassin or a race car driver?
Or just be a monster?
Good enough for me
So, so glad
It’s not what you think, but what if it was..
I hate renting cars because I hate the sleazy last minute pitch. Someone final understood.
Boiling Cinammon, making coffee, and leaving out vinegar - Makes fresh air
Because before the Internet is made out of cats, it is mocked up with them
For those of us with co-workers who aren’t so interested in kitties
the silent disco revisted - DANCE PARTY
yes, i probably DO have too many computers…
doing it yourself is often the best way
I always find it amazing how one of the biggest cities in the world has one of the least civilized roads
It is worth it just for the card…
On just about every subway car, 2 people have the same birthday
”The point here is that I think this is one part of what teaching me how to think is really supposed to mean. To be just a little less arrogant. To have just a little critical awareness about myself and my certainties. Because a huge percentage of the stuff that I tend to be automatically certain of is, it turns out, totally wrong and deluded. I have learned this the hard way, as I predict you graduates will, too.”
“It is easier to change your environment than to change your mind.”