iPod Soundwave

From Jester's Transformers Gallery, mostly a bunch of photoshop repaints of real photographs to look like Generation 1 Transformers.

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Business 2.0

March 29, 2006

Kathy Sierra at The Creating Passionate Users blog writes about applying the Web 2.0 ethos to management style.

“My favorite example of the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 management is that Web 2.0 “geek community values” infuse many of these startups at the cellular level. Never has the notion of “community” meant so much to business, so it’s no surprise a Web 2.0 manager would think of employees as a community.”
Manager 2.0 Table

Virtual Protest

March 29, 2006

Town Hall

Linden Labs, creator of the virtual world Second Life, recently held an in-game Townhall Meeting. In case you don’t know, Second Life is a 3D virtual world, much like an MMO, which allows players to build practically anything (even your own Island) and spend/earn real world money.

Some folks aren’t happy with the way Linden Labs is handling things. From Tony Walsh’s Clickable Culture blog:

“Elsewhere in Second Life today, an Alternative Town Hall was hosted by the controversial land owner Prokofy Neva in opposition to Linden Lab’s official event. Neva believes that a recent change in Linden Lab’s method of selling off its virtual land will cause the contiguous mainland sims to fragment and wither. Anshe Chung, Second Life‘s most successful land baron to the tune of $150k to $175k in annual income, intends to boycott Linden Lab’s new land-sales policies. In an announcement on Second Life‘s official discussion forum, Chung said that those interested in building contiguous continents will be harmed by the policies. Chung’s current investment in Second Life is massive (over 100 sims at $195 USD per month), and will, according to her announcement, be frozen as part of the boycott. It remains to be seen if Linden Lab’s new policies will be swayed by its most prominent customers.”

WoW Credit Card

I’d get this card just for the looks. But Phillip Torrone of Makezine.com imagines a world where customer loyalty programs will earn you in-game cash for real-world spending. http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/03/the_future_of_credit_cards_ear.html

Simpsons Live Action

March 10, 2006

 

An astonishingly faithful live-action recreation of the Simpson's opening

Firefox Feature

March 7, 2006

I just accidentally discovered a Firefox feature: Highlight some text, right click, and you can open a google search in a new tab for the highlighted text.

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, this hypertext must show.