New art: “I Will Grow Brighter” by Philip Dunne
That’s it. For the past year or so I’ve just been trying to do everything that interests me — from Graphic Design to Tech Blogging to some shit you wouldn’t even believe, all at the same time. I was vocal in some activities more than others at times so you might not have noticed (if you even cared at all). But today, enough is enough!
I’m done writing hundreds of posts a week on tech. I’m done trying to sift through thousands of articles a week about stuff I really didn’t care about. And I’m done spending 16+ hours a day on average doing all of that with no genuine feelings of happiness.
It might quite enjoyable for some… but not me, at all.
And because of that I’ve decided to take a few steps back — which I think is the best choice here — and free myself of these chains which were dragging me into the ground.
Oh, so what now you fickle bastard?
Back to what you might call basics, or my first (and only) love. Graphic Design.
There was going to be a long explanation about why, but I’m feeling too tired to continue, and the Mozart in the background just finished playing. So on that note, I’m out.
Firefox developers are considering making Web plugins like Adobe Flash an opt-in feature. Although there is still a long way to go before it’s ready for Firefox proper, switching to an opt-in, “click-to-play” approach for plugins could help make Firefox faster, more secure, and a bit easier on the laptop battery.
I think that we’re very excited about tablets. I think, you know, there’s a number of Android tablets out there. Obviously, we have strong competition there as well. I think you’ve seen us really invest substantially in things like Google Play, which really gives you great access to entertainment, media, books and videos and so on, as well as the apps. And we think that’s an important component on what we’re doing.
I think there’s also, obviously, there’s been a lot of success on some lower-priced tablets that run Android — maybe not the full Google version of Android. But we definitely believe that there’s going to be a lot of success at the lower end of the market, as well, with lower-priced products that will be very significant. It’s definitely an area we think is quite important and that we’re quite focused on.
So while it’s basically confirmed that Google will be finally releasing a ‘Nexus’ tablet this year, it looks like they’ll be avoiding direct confrontation with Apple (and potentially Microsoft) for another year.
Well, there’s always Key Lime Pie…
You’ve heard it before.
It’s been said by parents, friends, teachers, role models, athletes, celebrities, and maybe even yourself at some point or another. It has manifested itself into a series of popular quotes, even more popular corporate slogans, and is related to universally, even if we…
I wanted to try out using an iPad as the initial portion of my workflow for when I’m not in my studio and then use it as a jumping off point for when I was ready to flesh it out on the desktop. So, while out and about, I doodled this spacerhino/hyena-esque creature in the iPad app, “Paper” by FiftyThree Studios (which, as I mentioned last week, is the first iPad drawing app I enjoy).
The iPad’s hardware capabilities/accuracy are a limiting factor but they prove good enough for a concept sketch to get rough ideas out which I can take home and begin to bring to life. While I wouldn’t use an iPad to sketch things out when I have access to my studio, it provides me a great place to begin to form initial ideas on the go to revisit later.
Sony’s SmartWatch, already available in the UK for a good month or so, is making its US debut today, at a price of $149.99.
With Sony currently entering a restructuring phase - which, by the way, is costing them almost a billion dollars - I find it quite amusing that they are still wasting time and resources to create products like this.