I originally posted this over at Photofocus… be sure to check it out. Photofocus is the most comprehensive photo site on the web with daily news and a kick ass podcast (if I do say so myself).
Photoshop has a long history of tiny Easter Eggs hidden inside the app… little jokes left over by the programmers. There's a new one tied to the shades of the user interface. How dark are the elements around the screen?
Currently the chips look like this.
But you can change how they look…
- Photoshop > Preferences > Interface... (Mac)
- Edit > Preferences > Interface... (Windows)
You'll find the Easter Eggs this way
- Shift + Opt + Cmd + click on a gray chip = Bread (Mac)
- Shift + Alt + Ctrl + click on a gray chip = Bread (Windows)
or like Coffee…. just repeat the process and click again.
Head over to Photofocus for more, great resources.
Have a read, it's quite fun. I owned or used 7 of these at my jobs through the years…. How about you?
"All around Apple’s Cupertino campus there are people working on the Next Big Thing: it could be the iPhone 5 or an iPad 3, a proper Apple TV or a new kind of Mac. It may even be something you could never imagine. And that happens all day, every day. And it’s been going on since Apple was founded.
Of course, not all of the products Apple has come up with over the years have been successful. For every iPhone there’s been a G4 Cube. Or even a Flower Power iMac come to that. But it’s by experimenting with new ideas, coming up with different kinds of products, and learning from each failure that has made Apple the company it is today. It’s only by delving into its past that we can understand its present and future. As Apple proudly declared ahead of the iPhone’s launch in 2007: the first 30 years were just the beginning."
Keep reading it here – http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/11_apple_gadgets_time_forgot
A humorous take on copyright law. I agree with the principles, but the implementation is awful.
Yes, it's funny and a little offensive. Yes, I love Apple and am counting the days until my new iPad 2 arrives. But if you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at.
MACDINKED – verb: When a designer (or client) continues to tweak a project beyond an appropriate level because they are technologically capable of doing so.
This word was brought to my attention by my Dad (and yes... I felt slightly aghast that he was more plugged in). Feel free to comment or add your own.
I'd love to hear any other tech words that have popped up into modern vocabularies.
Thanks to the Onion for making me laugh.... You need to head over to their site and check out other great infographics.
For those in the film, video, or photo industry – CLASSIC!
Gotta love when they decide a movie poster is too risqué. "Fixed" it on one part of the page, but not the other. Even take out some of the blood. I Spit On Your Grave.... which just screams for a remake due to its dramatic use of cinematic undertones and a compelling message of a woman's struggle. (WHY?)- Burn Hollywood.... Burn.
I must admit... I'm guilty of this one... Trajan.
Which is apparently the #1 font for movie posters.
And a little more followup.
Maybe I'll use it on a client project ;)
Pixels – by Patrick Jean
The URL only works on campus (it's an Intranet link).
Seems to be for a good cause... but I findly it very odd nonetheless.
So last night, I attended a sneak peak preview session on PowerPoint 2010. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and what new features are going to be useful to my clients. I also won a "sweet" door prize.
I am open to ideas on how to use this shirt.
Here's a sneak peek on some of the new transition animations. Looks like video support is finally getting its due as well.
Billed as "functional neckwear," XUBÁZ™ [pronounced SHOE:BÁZ] offers an alternative to a jacket. The scarf-like accessory with six pockets and two straps to keep it in place. This thing looks seriously great for field shoots and photography where I need a place to keep some gear on a warm day. While the company promises to "add style to my wardrobe" (do I need it?) I'd just be happy to have more pockets and less sweat.
• Two upper pockets secured with flaps and snaps.
• Two “nested” pockets within the upper pockets.
• Two lower pockets with a zipper.
I often find myself working around my kids... which means we share things like music and television. Every once in a while you find something you don’t mind sharing with them, such as Jack’s Big Music Show or Chuck E. Cheese.
Today, we saw a great concert for kids... by a rapper called Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. The show was great (the rapper has a long career of doing alternative rap with Granola Funk Express).
We bought the CD, checked out his MySpace page. Its nice to find music you can blast without teaching your kids words you’d rather not like. Perfect music for working on deadline or just a long car ride with the kids.
Standout tracks include
2 Gotta Be Me
7 Family Tree
11 The Bluegrasshopper
Two quick things I found hilarious for the Mac-Geeks out there.
First, there is a character in the film called Auto, who is an auto-pilot robot for the ship. The character’s voice is done by Macintalk, the speech synthesizer included with the Mac back in 1984. It sounded familiar, and I confirmed it as the “actor credit” actually appears at the end of the film.
Second, there is a scene where WALL-E reboots... and yes, it is the Macintosh startup chime that you hear. I found myself laughing out loud (and I think I was the only one within 20 rows of me who got the joke (geek!).
One of my favorite bands, the Nadas, has an online album to raise awareness and funds.
River Songs - Authentic Records' Flood Relief Benefit Bootleg
1. Barkers Beauty - Fat Andy
2. Come Lay Down - She Swings, She Sways
3. Promise - Benjamin Wagner
4. The Friday Night Fight - Brother Trucker
5. Angels & Devils - Tony Bohnenkamp
6. Feel Like Home - The Nadas
7. Templeton Rye - The Nadas
8. The River - The Nadas
|The download is free, but donations matter. Do what you can.|
Maybe you've heard about the iPhone and its multi-touch awareness? Pretty cool stuff... but why stop there? Touch technology is all the rage with both Apple and Microsoft getting in on the act. Well Pixar (owned by Steve Jobs) is joining the race.
I was shopping at Toys-R-Us with my three-year-old and we discovered the following new development in multi-touch technology.
Simple Motion Awareness for Children (SMAC) a new innovation in Children's Toys and Electronics. Interactivity for kids and hours of fun. Its awareness system can detect input from a child and responds with appropriate interactivity.
What will they think of next?
The device works, doesn't seem to draw much power, and it runs silently. I know you're jealous, so if you're significant other didn't get you one, than stop over to www.thinkgeek.com and pick one up.
So I went to hear (and see the latest). But it seems that the Microsoft rep couldn't get the system to boot up using Windows Vista. The audience was good natured, but still after multiple reboots and attempts, it just wouldn't work). So, the unaltered photos you see here are what the audience got (at least the demo guy had a sense of humor).
So, has Vegas started taking odds on Apple vs. Windows as to who will get their operating system out the door first? What are your plans about Windows Vista?
Tonight, I ended up in a K-mart (I was looking for a bin of Tinker Toys for my son Michael). My eye was caught by the promise of 'free high-speed internet access' (or acceso gratuito de alta velocidad a internet for K-mart's Spanish speaking customers). Naturally, my curiosity got the best of me.
1. Who exactly goes to K-mart with a laptop?
2. While they do have a snack-bar, could you really see yourself sitting down with a big tall ICEE (blue please) and telecommute?
Well, as a podcaster, I guess I should be glad that you can now get my latest episodes at K-mart. Be sure to stop into your “all-new” K-mart (now owned by Sears) and see what joys lie in-store for you.
Looking for a new design tool? Well this probably is not it... but it is fun. The Official Seal Generator can create 'official-looking' seals in a flash. Enter your text then choose a border and an emblem. You can even customize colors. A simple click of the 'Go' button and an 'Official Seal' will be generated for you. If the presets don't do it for you, the author encourages you to make contact.
There's a ton of funny things like this made by the same group, be sure to check out their site.
Okay its silly.... but I like surreal items. They make me think and smile. Be sure to check it out, then explore the site for other fun/useful items.