Inception soundtrack created entirely from Edith... →
mikehudack: aatombomb: azspot: Forty-seven years after her death, Edith Piaf is soundtracking the biggest, darkest, most bombastic blockbuster of the summer. Composer Hans Zimmer has revealed that Inception’s entire soundtrack, from the booming trombone theme to the strains of rising dread, originates from one of the chanteuse’s most famous songs. Anyone who has seen Christopher Nolan’s...
Years ago, I bought a Palm Pilot (remember those?), thinking that I needed to...– Conscientious Extended | Photographers and Social Networking (via Instapaper)
You kids keep worrying about what tools you should use for making design. You...– Angry Paul Rand, inventor of graphic design. (via inky)
The company’s audacious goal is to disrupt the $11 Trillion mutual fund...– Lessons Learned: Case Study: kaChing, Anatomy of a Pivot (via Instapaper)
Copy/Paste is the “pipe” for the GUI generation.– Andrew Parker - The Gong Show: Copy Paste Between Web Apps
Still, he admitted that he could occasionally be rough on office furniture, and...– Congressman Pushes Staff Hard, or Out the Door - NYTimes.com
The number of hours that people listen to Mario Brothers music is probably...– 3.05: Gossip is Philosophy (via Instapaper)
I mean, calling it “music” is really sort of a mistake. It’s drama with noise.– 3.05: Gossip is Philosophy (via Instapaper)
In the last 15 years, music has ceased to be the center of people’s cultural...– 3.05: Gossip is Philosophy (via Instapaper)
History is changed by people who get pissed off. Only neo-vegetables enjoy using...– 3.05: Gossip is Philosophy (via Instapaper)
Do you know what a nerd is? A nerd is a human being without enough Africa in him...– 3.05: Gossip is Philosophy (via Instapaper)
It's like deja-vu all over again
mikehudack: rainblog: Remember the Google Buzz fiasco? In their eagerness to roll out their latest whizz-bang new killer feature (by the way, does anyone still use Buzz?), Google didn’t bother to think about - or deliberately chose to ignore - the potential privacy implications of their model and ended up exposing everyone’s contacts. A predictable outcry followed, and Google was forced to...
With such grand designs, isn’t Vernon Hill, one of the bank’s founders, tempted...– Banking and IT: Computer says no | The Economist
mareen: HURTS — Wonderful Life Isn’t it amazing how the video seems to use nothing but available light, all in the same light setting. Simply impossible. Look at the vignettes and skies. At the possible situations that were filmed during daylight and darkened later.
The world of statistics rewards an honest search for the truth, not...– Statistical significance & other A/B test pitfalls : Cennydd Bowles on user experience nice article about a/b testing.
Google has built an empire of services that work for Western contexts and...– My Suggestions for Making Google’s Services More Relevant for Non-Elite Chinese Users (involves some ethnography!) - culturalbytes (via Instapaper)
People commonly use the word “procrastination” to describe what they do on the...– The Acceleration of Addictiveness (via lkt)
Furthermore, nobody in the free culture movement is attempting to silence the...– Mike Linksvayer, Creative Commons Blog. ASCAP President’s Letter. I still don’t understand how he can so fundamentally misunderstand what the whole thing is about. Does money rot your brain? (via jonprins) (via ericmortensen) Money does not rot your brain. Power can, though. (via mikehudack) ...
Zacharek further remarks that Nolan’s lifelong reliance on Hans Zimmer’s score...– The Inception Reception | The Film Crusade
And also, when you shoot digital, you can chimp; you can look at the image on...– Stanley Greene’s Redemption and Revenge - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com
Q: Let’s face it, a lot of photojournalists now have full-time assistants who do...– Stanley Greene’s Redemption and Revenge - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com
Post Scriptvm - Upon Decadent Scum from album...
We all only live once. So we are obligated to make good use of the time that we...– WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (via, about) (via spytap) Oy. (via mikehudack)
I gave up my job, my career, my clearance, and I staked my freedom on a gamble:...– Daniel Ellsberg, one year after the release of the Pentagon Papers. And on that note, let’s all proceed to ignore The War Logs. (via langer)
Jamey Stillings - The Bridge At Hoover Dam →
i have already posted links to these photos. but there are more photos now. check it. wow, just wow!
The first stage involves creating a simple dummy website with just five pages...– Ad firm becomes largest UK parrot cage importer
Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no...– John Henry Newman (via kareem)
As I watched a couple people feed their twitter on...
Our original goal as founders for the company was just to earn as much money as...– Scott Farquhar bootstrapped Atlassian from $0 to $60M in revenue. (via brycedotvc)
Nokia's profits drop 64 percent in Q2 -... →
chartier: Nokia said Thursday that its profit fell to €104 million, or $134 million, from €287 million a year earlier. Sales rose 1 percent, to €10 billion. So sales rose a smidge, but profits fell by a landslide. What is going on at Nokia. after a few months of iphone i remember nokia e51 as a nightmare. it gives me shivers ;]
It was unusually quiet on the floor, but if you listened closely, you could hear...– Exclusive: Todd Levin on How Conan O’Brien Got Screwed: Celebrities: GQ (via Instapaper)