Great, interesting recent 99% Invisible episode of local interest entitled Port of Dallas. It covers the seemingly crazy attempted creating of the Port of Dallas in the early 1900s.
Gifpop! takes animated gifs (up to 10 frames) and turns them into fun cards thanks to lenticular printing.
They’ve got a lot of examples from popular Internet gif-related memes if you want to see how they work. I already bought a couple to give to my wife as Christmas stocking stuffers. Excited to see how they turn out.
Also a big fan of the fact that they clearly pronounce “gif” correctly since they rhymed it with “gift” and didn’t say “jive the jift of gif” as their tagline.
NPR’s Planet Money podcast covers Facebook from a couple interesting sides. First an interesting story of a New Orleans pizza place wanting to do some Facebook advertising and then the second half of the show features a despicable company that sells likes to companies who have no clue why one is valuable.
Great tumblr blog showing all the people who actually scan QR codes in public.
My thoughts and some graphs on how bad of a problem Android’s fragmentation is for developers and users.
Shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of Apple CEO and founder Steve Jobs tonight. Despite his illness and his resignation as CEO just a few weeks ago, this still has affected me greatly. I had to excuse myself from dinner to compose myself and acknowledge my feelings when I learned of the news tonight, via a push message from CNN’s iPhone app of course. As US President Barack Obama put it, “There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.”
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
New-ish Facebook security settings allow site users to turn on https browsing. Depending on how you set up your company’s Facebook page or what apps you have running, this change could be resulting in an awful experience for those users when they visit your Facebook page.
Don’t know how I missed this when it happened, just found this errant tweet from @ChryslerAutos about how Detroit people can’t drive via CNNMoney’s article on painful social media screwups. This is why I don’t link my work-related accounts to my phone or any app I use for personal tweets.
Some really good examples here including smaller businesses than the normal “best” lists including Nike and Starbucks that you always see.
Awesome review of ColorTM (yes they have the nerve to trademark the word ColorTM) found by Mike Cohen.