- Official Google Blog: A new approach to China
must read press release from SVP at Google, about China's censoring authorities' organized and highly sophisticated hack attacks on Google's infrastructure as well as 20 other large companies, in various sectors as part of a plan to uncover information on human rights activists in China. This is no joke.
I repeat, this is a google press release, not conjecture. [via DF]
- THERES SPACE FOR OL DAT I SEE by @_m_i_a_ – TwitVid
how crunk is MIA? chick can do no wrong. prepare to have your mind blown. best to watch this with large headphones on.
- A Torturous Interview: John Yoo Does The Daily Show (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire
John Yoo is the legal scholar behind the total crap that Bush/Cheney used to justify torture. this guy is insane. must not miss episode of the Daily Show. In part two Yoo admits that he never met Bush, the guy who he essentially gave Imperial powers too, simply because Cheney asked him to.
- Robert Hodgin | Portfolio
generative computational art, you may know him as Flight404. awesome. [via surfstation]
- Retro Music Posters by Paul Gardner
absolutely sick design work. i love this style. you will too. something for everyone.
- Bodhi Oser's new portfolio site
run. don't walk. to check out Oser's new portfolio site. one word: fuckingimpressive. Oser (working under Tom Adler's Art-Direction), is responsible for almost single-handedly changing the face of how surf culture is marketed. The singular design aesthetic and definitive photo editing used for Quicksilver/Roxy and mostly all of your favorite surf books, Oser's influence in surf culture can not be underestimated or oversold.
- Surfstation – Joe Klein
"Over the past 30 years, Republicans fed the delusions that you can have low taxes and world-class public services, and Democrats acquiesced in it. It would be nice if we had an honest national conversation about revenues–and the sun-setting of many of the Bush tax cuts this year provides the perfect arena for it–but don't count on that taking place."
- Joe Klein
- James Cameron's Avatar Movie Performance Capture Featurette
amazing behind the scenes featurette on the wholly new capture tech behind the movie. James Cameron is a genius. He really does get across the "uncanny valley". I loved Avatar.
- Craig Steely Architecture
wicked new site full of yummy new architecture projects from my favorite San Fran/Hawaii based nice modernist architect and surfer Craig Steely. I love this guy's work! nice shiny new site.
- Google Redefines Disruption: The “Less Than Free” Business Model « abovethecrowd.com
very interesting nerd read. explains just how badly Google is overturning traditional business models like GPS, cell phones and soon desktop operating systems.
- Picture Show: The Harvest | GOOD
Mathieu Young's photography documentation of a nor cal harvest. beautiful shots, interesting subject matter.
- Big Spaceship | Labs Blog – A dash of Rosemary on your CSS
"Rosemary is an open-source modular cascading filter-based modification system for CSS files; or commonly recognized as the acronym, OSMCFBMS4CSS." – for css coders this is rad!
- Letters of Note: Onward!
this is one classy rejection letter. if you ever need to write a rejection letter let this be your template and dont we all wish we could receive rejection letters with this much time, effort, wit and humility put into a standard form letter.
- The Do Lectures | Geoff McFetridge
great video of McFetridge's "Do" lecture. good background audio for working.
- The Malloy Brothers — HUCK Magazine
great interview with The Malloy Brothers. very much worth a read. these guys make it look so easy.
- artist spotlight: Tony Larson
rad interview with Calarts homie / Girl Skateboards designer / fine artist Tony Larson. I've never seen his board graphics. They are impressive. intimidatingly impressive. love them
- President Obama to critics: Grab a mop — let’s get to work!
"Grab a mop" is probably the best political slogan I've heard in 20 years. and the clincher: the naysayers "you're not mopping fast enough! that's a socialist mop!"
- kanYe West : Blog : HECUBA "THE MAGIC"
My homie Isaiah Seret gets the nod from Kanye on a new video he co-directed with Jon Beasley for Hecuba. and the video is amazing. as usual. really nicely done. filmed on RED with wicked production design and costuming.
- Op-Ed Contributor – Wall Street Smarts – NYTimes.com
“IF you really want to know why the financial system nearly collapsed in the fall of 2008, I can tell you in one simple sentence.” – read on.
- Some Coal Plants Cleanse the Air at the Expense of Waterways – Series – NYTimes.com
say it with me now: There is no such thing as clean burning coal. What you're not breathing anymore, you are drinking. [via @jimmoriarty]
- Milton Glaser on drawing, while drawing « Drawn!
"I'm convinced that it is only through drawing that I look at things carefully and the act of drawing makes me conscious of what I'm looking at…" – amazing, hypnotic, insightful, revolutionary, subversive.
- The Agave Lab Method « Agave Lab
awesome article on pair programming related working method by Agave Lab, a "nearsourcing" company in Guadalajara. the method involves pairing programmers in teams of two and having them share and switch off on projects, very cool.
- Where did this thing come from? The Swine. Influenza in Mexico City
interesting read. conspiracy theory-laiden blog ramblings. if you're sick of the 24/7 news coverage that still manages to say nothing new.
- jQuery for Designers – Tutorials and screencasts
- Kim Høltermand – Photography
beautiful landscape and architecture photography. I'd love to see these printed large. and the flash-based site is minimal and awesome. great design/programming.
- Should I Be Worried About Swine Flu?
statistics don't lie
- "Cuban Skateboard Crisis" a 2007 Documentary
awesome docu on skateboarding in Cuba. if you're not on it already, Glen Friedman is killing it on his blog, go grab the rss. i know i sound like a broken record, but he is on it.
This is a companion piece to WP Admin Branding: Now that you’ve designed your WP admin panel to fit your client’s branding, you want to hide most of WordPress’ admin menu options, so that the client doesn’t muck up the site, have a look at Barun Singh’s Custom Admin Menu for WordPress. [via All Forces, again]
So you wanna create a blog/news/magazine site for one of your clients with WordPress as CMS. You wanna brand the WP admin as well (so your client feels at home), but this has been hard in the past. All that’s changed: Josh Byers brings it with a WordPress Custom Admin Branding plugin. [via All Forces]
Hold on to your hats folks, some people are starting to use a Lightbox rip-off to deliver ads, and there’s no pop-up blocker that works for it (yet). what a way to misappropriate an interesting piece of code.
Revolution Theme and Revolution News Theme are two magazine style layout themes for WordPress. Both themes are well designed and coded, the idea is to take the themes and add your own styling and ‘sparkle’. A good jumping off point to making your WP site less default WP-like. A word of note: I think his pricing is shortsighted and prohibitively expensive. Que lastima!
Reed Danziger has some gorgeous paintings. I love the abstract textures and little touches. His work definitely has a passing analog/digital discourse with the work of Joshua Davis. The difference being that Danzinger creates his compositions by hand, whereas Davis uses programming to create his. [via Art/Moco]
QBN Sessions was a few weeks ago and snippets of the presentations have hit the web. One snippet in particular caught my attention. That of Graphic Designer / Programmer Joshua Davis (his work). It really interested me to hear him explain how he essentially compartmentalizes the various processes in his work, I’d definitely like to see the full presentation. [via everywhere]