Yesterday we had another fun and interesting IA Cocktail Hour. Thanks to the kind folk at Media Catalyst for the hospitality and Olly and Boyd for their presentations. I thought I’d put up the slides of my short talk on where I think (non-console) mobile gaming is or should be headed. I’ve added some notes, so there’s more than just pretty pictures to look at. If you have any thoughts to share, don’t hesitate to do so!
Zeldman has a nasty experience with Flickr. He seems to have missed the notifications Flickr sends out before your account expires, but I do agree that hiding all but the most recent 200 photos is a bit silly. It always annoyed me.
Automattic offers WordPress support and customization to enterprise users. Interesting construction. I’ve been involved in setting up a few WordPress blogs in an enterprise context and customization was one of the main issues we came up against.
Excellent tool for getting organized.
A report on the state of electronic play. Via Peter.
I finally had the stamina to go throught the rest of my Rome photos. Another near 50 shots are in the set over at Flickr now. Next up is Florence!
Here’s my favorite of this batch:
This post resonates with my recent experiences with booking flights to and from Italy. None of the websites (Transavia and Ryanair) were user-friendly at all. The variable pricing model Veen mentions baffles and frustrates me as well. Would love to get my
Not a very practical solution to file management IMHO, but the demo sure looks cool.
Eight pretty cool WordPress plugins. I wasn’t familiar with all of them.
- Hierarchy of angels
- Nintendo DS Lite
- WIMP (computing)
- Zooming User Interface
- Ring (Suzuki novel)
- Koji Suzuki
- Loop (novel)
- Matryoshka doll
- Rasen (novel)
Do this yourself? Type “en.wikipedia.org/wiki” into your address bar and see what comes up…
Joe McCarthy on the Microsoft Research Social Computing Symposium. He summarizes some interesting talks and then goes on to talk about permeability or cross-over effects between online and offline worlds.
“Mashups have no clear rules on what they can and can’t do with people’s details”
Danah makes a good argument for supporting as many browsers as you can when building social network apps.
Ben reviews We Media 2006: “Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the conference was the missed opportunity the conference had to move the debate forward into new territory.”
Metcalfe on web 2.0 in the enterprise: “if you want to add a bit of “Web2.0″, my quick and straight-to-the-point suggestion is to do your “Web2.0 stuff” in a satellite operation at arms length from the rest of your operation.”
Hilarious satirical children’s book on file sharing.
Back by dope demand. Yesterday I returned from my lovely trip to Italy. Dirty clothes are in the laundromat, I’ve caught up on paperwork and e‑mail, now it’s time to start going through the huge amounts of photos. Me and my girlfriend have managed to knock off the first few days, but I’ve got literally thousands lying around (I know shouldn’t have bought a new camera…) So it’ll take a while before we’ve gone through ’em all. In the mean time the first few are up. Here’s my favourite of the batch.
After a slight delay I’m off to Italy in a few hours. I’ll be visiting Rome, Florence and Venice. Expect plenty of photos when I return. Back in less than two weeks!