This is a interview/demo with the Product Manager of the Adobe Media Player. It is a new Apollo application (built in Flex, I assume) that competes with other media players like Windows Media Player and Joost. There are some nice customization and advertising features.
This week Microsoft has made several announcements about Silverlight at the Mix07 conference. Silverlight is a cross-browser and cross-platform environment for rich internet applications. The platform is actually a subset of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) which is the latest desktop application development framework by Microsoft.
This is a great posting on the 37 signals blog about how NIN promoted their latest CD.
Recently I have been developing a Flickr widget that displays your flickr photosets. It’s formated to be compliant with HTML Embed / Google Desktop / Google Home / Netvibes / OSX Dashboard...etc.
I want to make the widget publicly available, but can’t imagine the server load I would have to pay for...or just get shut down. Recently I found out that code.google.com will let you host any file there...wether there Flash, XML, JAVA, PHP, etc.!!!!!! As a bonus, when you create a project at code.google, you get an svn repository and a simple bug tracking / post service.
This makes projects like mine possible...without it, my widget would only be available to close friends.
Some example projects: http://code.google.com/hosting/
Richard Barnes has always been one of my favorite photographers, and his new body of work which documents flying patterns of starlings in Rome is just beautiful.
His other work is equally amazing… (from his gallery):
Richard Barnes’ photographs touch on themes relevant to science, history, archeology, and architecture. Recent projects explore the conditional meaning and value created when museums collect and display objects, and how that meaning is deconstruct-ed when objects are recontextualized. He has been given access to areas of museums that are hidden from public view, photographing objects wrapped,crated, or in storage. Our present day relationship to our history and the ways we collect and catalogue its residue are thematic threads entwining a broad range of work.