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This new(?) page layout for open voting on Polar is great.
I definitely enjoy the Polar app over Seesaw since the former is modeled more around sparking discussions and less about delegating decision-making.
Basically, Polar always seems like fun, and Seesaw always feels a bit like an intervention.
- 1 part coffee
- 1/3 part milk or cream
- 0.38472 to not that important parts maple syrup
- 3 seconds to add a splash of bourbon before the kid notices
- swirl to stir
- rub sore legs as necessary
This is good: Hummed Tunes Instantly Transposed Onto Sheet Music - PSFK.
I clearly recall a recorder-like MIDI controller on display at Manny’s in NYC sometime around 1990 that you could hum into, and it would play the notes as if you were using the keys on a synth.
So while this is awesome, I’m still kind of shocked that the technology for applications like this isn’t even more advanced by now.
But yes, this is awesome.
Gaming’s new frontier: Cancer, depression, suicide | Polygon —
Sympathetic to Green’s plight, Ramage was intrigued. A game about a child’s terminal cancer? A game about being the father of a dying child?
Green and Larson showed him their game, That Dragon, Cancer. Ramage sat down facing the bustling room, put on the headphones and played for a few minutes.
That’s all it took. He began weeping.
Massimo Vignelli on Grid-Based Design.
When early moving pictures were first shown, they were mostly silent snippets of life: beaches and oceans, city streets, trains pulling into stations. It was said that viewers were so shocked by the experience of feeling like the train was coming at them that they ran out of the theater in fear.1
This is the 21st century version of that.
Man, the 22nd century is going have such a laugh at us.
This video is funny because it is 100% truth.
We have an online music service that plays music videos and it’s called Vevo. Know who was on the front page of it when I first saw this back when?
Carly Rae Jepsen.
Also: Vevo now has a TV mode where it will play video after video without user input. I’m sure you can guess what kind of music is getting programmed into a generic TV channel without any user influence.
OK, that’s unfair — record labels are users too.
Disclosure: I worked for sputnik7.com back in the day, whose main product was video stations —- streaming videos and live chat in Netscape 4 with RealVideo and Java, so eat that, Vevo — and Palm Pictures was a majority investor. But indie label influence led to an indie label lineup. Our programming would still beat the pants off these guys’.
“They’re declaring “The King is dead; long live the King” not because the king has actually died or abdicated the throne, but because they’re bored with the king and want to write a new coronation story.”
Consumer tech reporting lives on there being lots of choices in the market and the consumer needing an authoritative voice to say “we’ve looked at all of them and this one is the best.”
But in the wake of Apple, not only have their devices consistently been the best, but their devices have increasingly subsumed other devices as the iPhone becomes more and more functional. Now that the iPhone has become our portable game system and mp3 player and organizer and and and, it’s also dragging in other devices into its ecosystem like TVs and… even watches?
When once on the chart towards a mainstream breakthrough, tech outlets have been bounced away into niche audiences. What’s the deal on this new phone? It’s fantastic! Well, it’s not as good overall as an iPhone but if you care about having a 40 MP camera it’s wonderful. But the app market sucks and the battery’s just meh. But hey! 40 MPs!
This must be infuriating to them.
george: These pretzels are making me thirsty!
jerry: “These pretzels are making me thirsty!”—@george
kramer: “These pretzels are making me thirsty!”—@george
Re-quote if you just have to add the person you heard it from because it would hurt their feelings if you quoted it and didn’t give them some small amount of credit for having exposed you to it
kramer: “These pretzels are making me thirsty!”—@george (via @jerry)
EVERYBODY GET ON THE DAMN RE-QUOTE WAGON
newman: “These pretzels are making me thirsty!”—@george (via @jerry @kramer @elaine @soupnazi)