Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Мордор на рассвете

Мордор на рассвете

И сам рассвет.

И сам рассвет.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
An “error” message like this always reminds me of prophetic words in Richard Stallman’s “Right to Read”… 

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html

An “error” message like this always reminds me of prophetic words in Richard Stallman’s “Right to Read”…

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Утро, осень, фонари // Made with @mexturesapp #mexturesapp

Утро, осень, фонари // Made with @mexturesapp #mexturesapp

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

peashooter85:

A Late Medieval Depiction of Judicial Combat Between a Man and a Woman. Germany, 1459.

In the Middle Ages and early Renaissance it was not uncommon for disputes between citizens and peasants to be settled with “trial by combat”.  Even duels between men and women were quite common.  Often the man was forced to fight buried in a hole hip deep with one arm tied in order negate his advantage of size and strength.  

In Medieval Germany divorces were often settled in such a manner.

History. Amazing stuff.

(Source: en.academic.ru)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

semilshah:

Jobs at WWDC in 1997, full unscripted Q&A with the developers. Outstanding clarity of thought, the best Jobs video I’ve seen.

This really is an amazing Q&A!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Why I *love* Kanban Method

David (naturally) summed it up so well:

With the Kanban Method we assume that the workers know best how to do their work and are also best at discovering what is impeding it and affecting performance and customer satisfaction. What they need is a mechanism to understand their problems, a method to evaluate those problems, models to suggest changes and improvements, and empowerment to make the changes required. Kanban delivers this. Kanban delivers evolutionary change, by the workers, for the benefit of the whole system.

Who could put it any better?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Another one bites #iOS7

iOS7 clearly presents a big change for the current users as well as to potential new adopters. Some will like it, some would hate it. Most, I think, will tolerate it.

iOS7 does take some getting used to. Pictures, screenshots, videos do not pay justice to what it really feels like. It is flat, but perceptually deep. It is not faux 3D/look-like-a-real-thing, but it is also different from hi-def office print look of “Windows 8 style” (formerly known as sym^H^H^H ‘Metro’).

It grows on you. And it has improved since earlier betas. Beta 4 I use now has not spontaneously rebooted, none of the apps I used sporadically closed. I only saw a few things that I would love to see changed by September launch time.

  1. Keyboard. It is lovely in English. Maybe even a bit more useable than on iOS6, but in Cyrillic layout it is less exact, more error-prone. Maybe it is due to too low contrast with extra 7 letters to fit?

  2. Where did automatic-capitalization-delete go? What I mean by that is that in previous versions when you backspace a capitalized letter your keyboard would auto switch to upper-case. Not anymore.

  3. App folders look like balloons. I don’t mind rounded corners, but these are too round…

  4. (Very specific to a given language) Translations… In Mail, when I swipe to delete Russian translations look misplaced, especially the one that cancels (it says “Ещё”)…

  5. I’ll have to monitor this, but I nay have had a proximity sensor misbehavior a-la iPhone 4 during one conversation.

I am pretty sure there would be a few more beta releases before official launch and it would be a pleasure to see it change.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
emergentfutures:

CHART OF THE DAY: 18–29-Year-Olds Use Their Phones Totally Different From Older People

Story: BI

Which is quite expected…

emergentfutures:

CHART OF THE DAY: 18–29-Year-Olds Use Their Phones Totally Different From Older People

Story: BI

Which is quite expected…

thisistheverge:


HTC profit down 83 percent from last year despite flagship launch
The HTC One is popular, but that hasn’t turned into profits for HTC


К вопросу об успехе ‘дроида…

thisistheverge:

HTC profit down 83 percent from last year despite flagship launch

The HTC One is popular, but that hasn’t turned into profits for HTC

К вопросу об успехе ‘дроида…