The goal was so hot and good, even Terrie from the anti-smoking ads needed to...– Pensblog
For those who are concerned about me, please don’t be - I love Groupon,...– http://www.businessinsider.com/groupon-ceo-andrew-masons-honest-charming-goodbye-memo-i-was-fired-today-2013-2#ixzz2MEcIbp00
I am all for flexible workplace. Having to work with many different people in...– Stop Whining, Marissa Mayer is right | Blog from the Loft | PK Shiu Personal Blog
Obsessed with this EP. Per usual, their full new...
When I got back here in 1997, I was looking for more room, and I found an...– Steve Jobs
The Next Microsoft →
It’s old, but some really interesting, well thought out branding work here. Kim was recently hired by Microsoft, so we’ll see if any of these ideas see the light of day. I like the laptop/surface box designs a lot. Remember that “If Microsoft designed the iPod box video?”
Simon Fraser Students Create a Great Lipdub →
I promised awhile back that I wouldn’t post lipdub videos anymore, but this one, by students at Simon Fraser University, is amazingly done. And, believe it or not, there’s not a “Gangnam Style” or “I’ve Gotta Feeling” to be seen. What they do have, though, is great music, choreography and zombies. Really, really well done. I think it would have been even better if it stopped about halfway...
What would you pay Facebook to reach all your... →
With Facebook’s recent updates to its Edgerank algorithm, you may have noticed that the posts you make on your fan page are reaching fewer and fewer people. I’ve certainly noticed it, and it’s frustrating to know that we’re only reaching a small percentage of our total fans. So why did Facebook make this change? Will Cathcart, Facebook’s product manager for news feed told TechCrunch: “We made a...
These young design students spent only a single school year studying type design...– Can the Rule-Breaking Font Designers of Three Decades Ago Still Break Rules? - Steven Heller - The Atlantic
Developers – secure your passwords, please →
It seems like every week there’s a report of another security intrusion, in higher ed or not, with user details being stolen. In many of these cases, user’s passwords were not stored correctly, and in some cases, they were being stored in plaintext, which means there was no encryption or hashing being used. Before we go any further, if you are storing passwords for your web app in plaintext, shut...
The future of acceptance packets? →
I was watching this video from Mashable about an ad in Entertainment Weekly that showed live tweets, which by itself is pretty cool. But the folks at Mashable tore the ad apart and found a fully-functioning Android smartphone inside. The video is embedded below: That’s pretty neat. Expensive, most likely, but pretty neat. It got me thinking that’d be a pretty neat trick to put on some...
I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions...– Michael Lewis profiles President Obama
You can’t fake authenticity →
We’ve been preaching the authenticity message when it comes to marketing our institutions for years. Are we always truly “authentic?” Maybe, maybe not. If you’re looking for a lesson on authenticity, don’t do what Nokia just got caught doing. In the hype machine lead-up to the announcement next week of the iPhone 5, Nokia announced its new Lumia line of phones. One of the Lumia’s new features...
“Piracy is wrong, as you are denying someone their rights and income for...– News.com.au
It's just a small table.
yourhead: Just for fun, I mapped the pixel dimensions of a MS Surface onto the screen of an a new iPad. For the nerds out there: That’s the surfaces 1366x768 display size bordered in red, inside the iPad’s 2048x1536 display. And I’ve scaled the whole thing down so it more or less fits in a web browser.
Glacier: New Data Archival Service from Amazon Web... →
I use Amazon Web Services here at John Carroll every day. We serve media from it, use it as a content delivery network and we store backups there, which I’ve blogged about here. Every night, we backup our web files and databases and store them in Amazon S3. We keep a few days worth of backups there, and it’s proven itself as an easy way to get files when we’ve needed them. As a marketing and...
Stride Gum Mocks Apple Product Videos In New Ad →
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this commercial is no different. It’s a spot-on send-up of Apple’s product videos by Stride Gum, complete with white backgrounds, close up product shots and more. If you’re going to do it, do it all the way, and Stride Gum does that here.
Really great design is hard. Good is the enemy of great.– Jonathan Ive: Apple’s goal isn’t to make money (Wired UK)
What if we always sought out the best of the best? Rather than hiring the guy...– Pay Too Much | ALLENTUCKER
Game of Thrones Sports Logos by Vanadium →