Total randomness today. Fruity: I
(also for photography fans, the beautiful work of Jorg Sasse
) and a fresh look for Photographica
, where the quality levels are soaring).
(via exploding fist
) will replace your half-hearted attempts at tonal matching with a crisp collection of six matching colours - guaranteeing your site a designer-friendly sheen (see our links
page for an example).
is a very interesting piece (written by Jessamyn
, we think) about web-based research for the Google answers
service. Answers, whereby Google charged a variable fee to provide responses to questions, relies on a network of 500+ specialist researchers. The questionner sets a price, and if this is acceptable to the relevant researcher, then 85% of people get the answer they want within a day. As the piece points out, the system rewards those who can harness Google's power and sift through enormous amounts of information quickly (Jessamyn is also a librarian, which probably helps). It's fascinating to browse the archive of recently answered
questions, seeing what value is attributed to what information. Here you will find everything from a request to identify a poem
($10) to details of Composite Material Mechanical Properties
($8.50). Some questions are more heartfelt
than others (only $5!).
The enchanting Pollock’s Toy Museum
in Fitzrovia, central London, is organising some October events. You’ve missed the first one but the 'Make Your Own Toy Theatre' project on October 20th sounds fun. Details here
Put a cupholder
in your Saab.