Monthly Archives: October 2007

75 Awesome Cinematic Pumpkin Carvings

004.jpgIn honor of Halloween, these guys collected the 75 best movie-related pumpkin carving photos (that they could find) on the internet. I even borrowed one for my first carving (on the left) this year. I borrowed the easy one.

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Earth Art: Weaving Architecture

032.jpgThe photos are cool although it is surprising that there are none by Andrew Goldsworthy. That just means that there are a lot more people doing this than you might have thought. Fun stuff.

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We Didn’t Start The Viral

An obvious approach to a retrospective, but it is interesting to see how much of this stuff you know. I submit that the more you know, the more of a life you need to get. But that’s just me, and unfortunatly I knew a lot of these.

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Incredible Wildlife Photography

004_lion-before-storm-ii.jpgThese are just wonderful. Not sure how he gets the various effects, but assuming these are real animals in real situations… just amazing work!

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Let Them Eat Cake

cake.jpgThese are pretty amazing. The artist has a degree in architectural design, so there is a lot of structural planning that goes into some of these. Plus, the ability to airbrush and a clear artistic talent let her create some pretty sweet stuff. OK, sorry for that one.

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Very Inventive Alarm Clocks

anemonealarm_thumbnail.jpgOne flies around the room, another explodes quite loudly… how are these for creative ways to wake up?

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ANNOUNCED: Real iPhone Developers Kit in February 2008

FROM STEVE JOBS:  Third Party Applications on the iPhone

Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.

Some companies are already taking action. Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature that can be traced back to a known developer. While this makes such a phone less than “totally open,” we believe it is a step in the right direction. We are working on an advanced system which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.

We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones.

Steve

P.S.: The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch. [Oct 17, 2007]

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