Send Me Junk Mail, Please –
Domtar is a paper company, and they put out some excellent booklets and samples (a.k.a. junk mail) in their efforts to get me to use their paper. (Or influence my printer to start using it.)
I’m pretty sure I ended up on these guys’ database through my subscription to Print a few years ago, and they are only company ever who’s junk mail â€” the kind that gets hand delivered to your house by a mail man â€” I actually want to get.
If you get inspired by stellar design printed on rich, heavy paper that gets delivered to you for free, you may want to sign up for some free samples, too.
Super clever word cloud generator which lets you “tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes”.
Imaginary moments –
Some incredible print work by French graphic designer, Fabien Barral. Don’t miss the Manouchian posters, the Harmonies Layout, or my favorite: the Louis Tinayre Global Communications Proposal (which ironically wasn’t chosen to be used by the client).
Vintage Car Logos –
Adam Polselli’s photo collection of typography on some classic cars. They don’t make them like they used to.
Investing Strategies for iPhone Customers –
Take a look at the price of Apple stock over the past year, and note that the value of my iPhone is now way less than just one share of AAPL.
So does that make the Stocks app on the iPhone like lemon juice on an open wound?
From the Archives: A Review of the New MacBook Pro –
If you were holding out for a possible refresh/major update to the MacBook Pros, but are now off to purchase one anyway, here’s My 4,500 word review on the still current “reigning champ”.
MobileMe and me.com
MobileMe is the new .Mac and – from what I see &ndash the only way to get over-the-air syncing of your iPhone’s contacts, calendars and bookmarks without being on Exchange.
Is it worth $8.25 a month if you only have one Mac and an iPhone? Or even just one Mac? Absolutely. You get twice the current storage (10GB bumped to 20GB), a very impressive suite of web apps, and of course, a firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
All iPhone, all the time
Steve Jobs’ WWDC 2008 keynote address.
Since last July I have loosely been maintaining a tips and tutorials page for the iPhone. The page is basically a categorized list with some helpful links to popular web apps, how-tos, articles and hardware accessory stores — all for the iPhone.
In light of tomorrow’s rumored “iPhone! iPhone! iPhone!” keynote announcement, and the upcoming release of OSX iPhone 2.0, I figured it was time to update the page. But with your help please.
If you know of a link or two (or three) that you think would fit in, please send it on by emailing me at email@example.com.
Thanks in advance.
Kyle Baxter on .Mac –
The iDisk access concept is pretty smart, but even if the only thing we get tomorrow is over-the-air synching of our iPhones, I will still be a happy customer.
To be honest, I have read only a little of all the rumors and hype around the Net regarding all this Monday’s WWDC keynote. Not because I’m not interested or excited, but I’ve just had other things to do.
Since I am relatively uninformed and have no inside sources, I thought it only logical to give my two cents on what we may or may not see at WWDC. And besides, everyone else is doing it.
- iPhone: I am hesitant to believe we will see a 3G capable iPhone released and available to buy next week. Announced or talked about? Absolutely. But I’m not convinced it will be in stores before this Fall.On the other hand, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see a price drop and/or a refresh to the current iPhone model. Maybe an increase in storage capacity, a fix to that annoying headphone jack and one more thing.
- iPhone Software Update: I’m still holding to the ‘sleeper agent‘ mentality I adopted after watching the iPhone SDK announcement in March. There is a lot of potential within the current iPhone which Apple is still unveiling. Right now, as far as Apple is concerned, it’s all in the software. I think the software update will be the most exciting news.I think Steve will brag on – and then release – the 2.0 software update. It’ll probably be available right after the Keynote (which means a whole lot of people will be pounding on the server and we won’t actually be able to get it until 24 hours after the keynote).
Also, I’m sure we will see some 3rd party apps available on the iTunes store as well. Come on App Store.
- Laptops: I will be surprised if we don’t at least see a refresh to the MacBooks and MacBook Pros, though I doubt we’ll see a whole new lineup just yet. They seem very much overdue for an update, but it also feels like the main push at WWDC next week is going to be software, not hardware.Of course that’s not to say Apple won’t release a whole new line-up
- .Mac: Speaking of software, .Mac has long been Apple’s would-be golden ticket to a fantastic Mobile/Home synchronization platform thingy. The potential of .Mac is so un-tapped, and I think everyone is ready to see it updated.The main update feature I’m hoping for is a better synching option between my MBP and my iPhone. Primarily over-the-air synching.
Will the name get changed to Mobile Me (or something like it)? Probably. If they’re going to make a massive overhaul to the service, it would be just like them to give it a new name. Similar to when they made the move to Intel: PowerMac became Mac Pro; PowerBook became MacBook Pro; etc…
- Snow Leopard: Sure. Why not?
To wrap up, my gut tells me the main push next week will be software related, with some hardware refreshes (and maybe some price changes) to accommodate.
‘You Don’t Have to be a Horrible Amateur’ (PDF) –
7 Type Rules for Amateur Designers
If you want professional results…hire a professional.
But that doesnâ€™t mean you have to be a horrible amateur. Thereâ€™s no excuse for being below average, is there? Here are six more tips.
8.3-litre Viper motor, 48RE auto tranny, Rubicon Rock Trac transfer case, Currie Iron Jock Dana 60 axles, 5.38 gears, ARB rear and Detroit locker front, PSC power steering assist, high steer, heavy duty tie rods, Huge SRT10 brakes front and rear, American Racing Cartel wheels 20×8.5, 39.5 Swamper Irok tires
UPDATE: It looks like someone from AutoBlog saw it on eBay and posted about it first. Then someone from TechBlog saw the AutoBlog post and so they posted about it themselve. Then someone else from 2dayBlog saw it on TechBlog and posted it.
My point being: The auction is over (it was last Fall) and the most pictures are on AutoBlog, so I’ve changed the top link.