Let me just dump a few more semi-random links here:
- Matt Gemmell urges us to take on the icon crisis in OSX. Making those icons is hard if you're not very skilled graphically.
- Ars Technica has a good wrapup of the WWDC announcements including YABAB:
First, I hate the brushed metal look, so it pains me in the extreme that it's used for the new Finder. Yes yes, I know that there are hacks that let you "demetalize" certain apps, but I'm just not the kind of user who likes to install a bunch of OS tweaks and hacks, or even edit .plist files. If I wanted to edit text files and install little applets that allowed me to "fix" some broken part of the UI, I'd run Linux.
Perhaps setting up a page with trackbacks of posts bitching about brushed metal (quality arguments only, please) would be a good idea and a good use of trackback. A sort of blog-petition.
- The Register on accusations of Apple cheating with their G5 benchmarks and Apple's denial. Bottom line: Who cares? Everbody's cheating. Which system is fastest depends on what you use it for. Anybody reasonable probably never took those numbers too seriously – hopefully they'll completely degrade to a tool for coercing MBAs into buying new kit soon.
- The Independent: Wait for European iTunes music store may be longer than expected.
- Nice Posters and Books by Edward Tufte. Hint for parents: Would make good birthday present.
- Really funny iMac review, the author of which was recommended by Rageboy and seems to like some of Glenn Gould's Bach. Mental not: Always wanted to watch the film for Slaughterhouse Five, if only for the music.
- A reference to more maths/physics article 'for the rest of us'. Alternatively, have relativity explained to you in words of four letters or less.
- An article about people in the U.S. simply not caring about what happens elsewhere.
- A bit on how data can be put into computers. My impression: All nice and interesting but overly simplifying things and not good enough. May elaborate/rant on this later.
- The Flaming Lips' website. Lots of stuff and info on there despite Flash and frames, which make deep linking quite hard. They seem to figure out what computer you use and direct you to their QuickTime clips or whatever suits you best accordingly. Nice idea, but not too cleverly done. Downloaded their screensaver but the installer won't run properly. I had this with other screensavers before. Any hints? Any ideas why they need an installer for this?
- Lots of record reviews at Pitchfork media.
June 25, 2003, 18:32