Monthly Archives: December 2008

Cool Twitter Friend Visualizer

Twiter Friends Browser is a fun, simple and light application (5k according to the author) that allows you to browse through all your twitter friends. You can start by typing a particular twitter username to immediately see all their connections and latest updates. You can then continue clicking and dragging in an endless friend-of-a-friend network.

Destroying Value

(via Krugman and the NYT)

The financial services industry has claimed an ever-growing share of the nation’s income over the past generation, making the people who run the industry incredibly rich. Yet, at this point, it looks as if much of the industry has been destroying value, not creating it. And it’s not just a matter of money: the vast riches achieved by those who managed other people’s money have had a corrupting effect on our society as a whole. Read More

My friends in the financial sector call me a hater. Liz get’s dirty looks for echoing these exact sentiments on a regular basis. It might take someone like Krugman to get this notion accepted by the main stream…

CSS

CSS is Bananas!!!!, originally uploaded by victor.brunetti

*Update: The original title for this post was “CSS is Bananas!!!” but due to diligent reader insight and analysis, it has come to my attention that the previous post is titled “MusicBox is Bananas”. And even though there is no “!!!” at the end, I feel like the two posts are too similarly titled. No memes allowed.

Painting With Light

(via ColorLovers)

Like many of her peers and fellow ‘light painters’ or ‘light graffiti’ artists, Vicki DaSilva was inspired by the blooming hip-hop and graffiti culture that surrounded her while living in New York City during the 80′s. What differs about Vicki’s work from other artists, like LICHFAKTOR, as one example of many talented artists who work with time lapse photography, is her creation of geometric shapes and colorful patterns. While some of her photos are created in the more usual way of light movement by hand, many of her more impressive photos involved complex pulley systems and tracks for the light source to travel down.

This is Almost an Amazing Idea

Getty Images now has an interactive mood board generator. It’s a great start of an idea but isn’t precise enough to be totally useful. Whereas I appreciate a more general approach will facilitate the unexpected, when I tried to use this tool to generate for me mood boards for a project I’m working on it came up flat. I also would want to be able to provide feedback and refinement while the stream is playing – to kind of set it loose and calibrate on-the-fly…

I recommend playing with it though – I think it’s a great start to a great idea – it just needs more strategic and feature-filled refinement.