Banish the jaggies! Second Life looks fantastic if you follow the instructions here:
macosxhints.com – Enable full screen anti-aliasing using OpenGL Profiler
. Not *too* much of a speed hit on my MacBook Pro; probably not a great idea on a MacBook. Really, really good if you’re taking pictures.
And voice is coming to SL too!
I knew they were bad, but I didn’t think they’d come out and say “We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership.”
Who are they? Cheney, Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, many more.
More background here (dated 2003) includes this gem: “The American people, anxiously awaiting some sort of exit plan after America defeats Iraq, will see too late that no exit is planned.”
Alternatively, if your attention span has shrunk too much to read all that, try this animated interpretation of that same content. It’s important.
Nice use of typography in this fantastic piece using type to illustrate a famous scene from Pulp Fiction. And another, not quite as nice, but with some fine ideas nonetheless. Would love to convince a client to let me do something like that, but I’ll settle for making some of my students do it for an assignment.
Yes, Twelve Fives is back, with a quick trip into the first place you’ll visit after you know how to walk in the virtual world of Second Life: Help Island. Because if you haven’t been to Second Life, you should.
CUNNILINGUS_IN_NORTH_KOREA is the funkiest piece of faux propaganda I’ve seen. Also a wonderful exploration of the power of good information design.
And there’s a whole site like this. Get into it!
Eggy wants me to say:
“today i talked to eggy lippmann on AIM. what a nutcase!”
And in related news, you too will soon be able to see the Community building I made through/for/with/as part of Beta Technologies in the Sunbelt sim. In Second Life, of course. My lack of architecture training stops me from pursuing any such career in real life. My lack of time right now stops me from doing anything more for the fine people at Beta Tech., though hopefully I’ll be able to pick that up again soon too.
More than 12 years ago, I explored some of the early(ish) days of the web. Today, I found the magic Google combination to show you where I left my mark, on a guestbook in Austria: Guest Book: Australia, page 1.
This valuable historical record shows that back then, only nerds used the internet. We all liked Star Trek, and we enjoyed saying how much we liked the net. I’m sure that today, we’d be random teenagers saying how much we like the OC. Or something. teh. LOL. omg.
A little while ago I entered the Lonely Planet Less Than Three competition. My entry, I Love Travel, can be seen over at my other site, Twelve Fives, in this post.
The winners have now been announced. I’m not among them, and while I don’t expect to win a global competition every day, some of the videos that did receive recognition are, to put it politely, undeserving. The winner’s pretty good. The December winner is, to me, the best video on the site. The first runner up is the least interesting pile of Funniest Home Video shite to ever be shown outside of the third level of YouTube hell.
To put it another way, I was beaten by two people watching a sheep scratch itself against a fence. For two minutes. With inane commentary. Without editing, without music. By all means, launch a contest with somewhat vague terms (“a great moment in travel” was loosely implied) but please, please don’t reward crap like that.
Sorry if this sounds like sour grapes; it’s not my intention. I’m not about to write to Lonely Planet demanding my prize and crying myself to sleep just wets the pillow. Please watch the videos (sorry, no direct linking possible) and leave your verdict in the comments below.
Love the long-standing masters at eboy, but easily the biggest example of pixel art I’ve ever seen is from Lenser. I’ve love to print it, but I don’t have enough paper, or wall space. Can you find the people playing badminton on the median? The green Police box? The space shuttle? The woman wearing a face mask at the bus stop? The shark? The puppies?
You’ll be needing scrolling power in both dimensions, so fire up your Mighty Mouse, or your two-finger-trackpad gesture, or even just the arrow keys.