Meet Buck

via Meet Buck – Animation Shot 41 on Vimeo.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 26th, 2010 — No Comments


How to organize a retreat

I’ve been to a bunch and heres what I’ve learned, in no particular order:

  • Must be off site, with no access to electronic interruption
  • Should be intense. Save the rest and relaxation for afterwards
  • Create a dossier on each attendee in advance, with a photo and a non-humble CV of who they are and what they do and what their goals are
  • Never never have people go around a circle and say their name and what they do and their favorite kind of vegetable or whatever. The problem? People spend the whole time trying to think of what to say, not listening to those in front of them I once had to witness 600 people do this!!

With about fifteen more, this should be the basis of every conference.

via Seths Blog: How to organize a retreat.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 15th, 2010 — No Comments


Girl Talk – All Day Visualized

Gregg Gillis quit his job as a biomedical engineer two years ago to become the full-time mashup artist known as Girl Talk. He still approaches his music like a scientist, though, combining the DNA of songs in divergent genres to grow unique hybrid jams. He’s the only one who knows the full genetic code. But here’s out stab at mapping the samples of on Girl Talk’s latest, All Day.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 14th, 2010 — No Comments


How to Hate the Beatles

1. Make sure you like something interesting. As soon as you’ve announced that you hate the Beatles, the first question on some people’s minds will be what the hell you think is so much better, then, big shot. You need to answer this question in a way that confuses people. You can’t just say “Shostakovich” or “Mobb Deep” or “Dylan,” or else everyone will assume they already have your number: You hate the Beatles because you only listen to classical, or hip-hop, or are still fighting over the sixties. My advice is to pick two or three very different things you enjoy, just to underline that the people you’re talking to don’t know you like that, not yet. Maybe you prefer Chuck Berry, early Detroit techno, seventies German progressive rock, and TLC, all of which are awesome.

via How to Hate the Beatles — Vulture.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 10th, 2010 — No Comments


How the # became the sign of our times

Octothorpe

According to the buzz on Twitter and the blogosphere, the rebranded symbol of 2010 is the octothorpe. The what, you say? Did you not know the name for the #, the cross-hatch figure beloved of Twitter users everywhere? A symbol so little used even three years ago that I have just had to press alt+3 on my keyboard to generate one?

via How the # became the sign of our times | Art and design | The Guardian.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 10th, 2010 — 1 Comment


Fashion Show with Google

Fashion Show with Google

via Fashion Show with Google on Vimeo.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 7th, 2010 — No Comments


Seth’s Blog: The open road

I was driving on a very dangerous two-lane highway in India. More than eight hours of death-defying horror…

Our driver aggressively tailgated whatever car, truck or horse was in front of us, and then passed as soon as he was able and sometimes when he wasnt.

What amazed me, though, was what he did during those rare times when there wasnt a car in front of us, just open road.

He didnt speed up. In fact, it seemed as though he slowed down.He was comfortable with the competitive nature of passing I may not be fast, but Im faster than you, and he was petrified of the open road and the act of choosing his own speed.

Of course, we do the same thing with our career or our businesses. Most of us need competition to tell us how fast to go.

via Seths Blog: The open road.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 7th, 2010 — No Comments


Hot petrol Honda CR-Z planned

Honda CR-Z

Honda is set to provide its CR-Z with an all-new, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine option as part of plans to broaden the compact coupé’s appeal in key world markets, including the UK.

Me want.

via Hot petrol Honda CR-Z planned – Autocar.co.uk.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 6th, 2010 — 1 Comment


“Shop Vac” by Jonathan Coulton, Animated

“Shop Vac” by Jonathan Coulton, Animated

This animation, made by a fan for Jonathan Coulton’s “Shop Vac,” is fantastic:

via “Shop Vac” by Jonathan Coulton, Animated « Tempus Fugit by Mark Jaquith.


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Doyen of type design: The most-read man in the world

MATTHEW CARTER, a type designer and the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant, was recently approached in the street near his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A woman greeted him by name. “Have we met?” Mr Carter asked. No, she said, her daughter had pointed him out when they were driving down the street a few days before. “Is your daughter a graphic designer?” he inquired. “She’s in sixth grade,” came the reply.

via Doyen of type design: The most-read man in the world | The Economist.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 2nd, 2010 — No Comments