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Archive for November, 2007
‘Mommy, what are those cookies doing?’
‘Well, honey, they’re fighting, maybe pretend-wrestling, and rolling around, having a good time, that’s all. They’re getting in the holiday spirit!‘
‘Have they been good? Will Santa bring them lots of presents?’
‘No, honey, it looks like they’ve been bad. Very, very bad.’
In addition to the four patterns you see here, this disgusting set of Kama Sutra-inspired cookie cutters includes four more positions that are even more raunchy. [Pipparkakan (Swedish), via TFTS]
As Christmas approaches us, there are lots of things that designers are required for; Christmas Cards, E-Cards, Wrapping Paper – why not make your own for that custom Christmas feel. Today lets take a look at some tutorials to help you with photoshop …
Adobe Tutorialz -In this very detailed tutorial see how to make a Merry Christmas greeting card with photoshop
Mac OS X only: Install and run Internet Explorer for Windows 5, 6, or 7 on your Mac with free, open source application ies4osx. Getting ies4osx up and running takes a little effort on your part and an installation of previously mentioned Darwine, but the download site has detailed step-by-step instructions for getting it up and running (it’s not that hard). Once installed, you can run Internet Explorer on your Mac to satisfy all of your web development needs or just your weird curiosity. ies4osx is free, Mac OS X only.
The Post-it note is one of those seemingly simple ideas that end up taking off and making a fortune. While there are plenty of higher tech alternatives out there looking to capitalize on Post-it success, there is still something about the classic that keeps people coming back. This Pock-it concept doesn’t look to completely re-invent the Post-it note —it just gives it a basic upgrade with the addition of a convenient little pocket. The folks at 3M should be all over this and get it on the market if you ask me. [Yanko Design]
CamTwist is a software package that lets you add special effects to your video chats. It’s also possible to stream your desktop and still images. With CamTwist, you can also use multiple video chat programs at the same time.
Please note: CamTwist does NOT work with iChat. Please see ChatFX for a similar product that works with iChat.
Known to work with:
(Via MacUpdate – Mac OS X.)
Since Windows 95 dropped more than a decade ago, our desktops have evolved to no end. Having recently had a fresh Leopard install on our Macs, we thought we would take a look back, with a side-by-side comparison of Windows and Mac operating systems.
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Mac OS X only: View the contents of zipped files in Leopard’s Quick Look without unzipping the archive with freeware plug-in Zip Quick Look. Just download the plug-in, drag it to
/Library/QuickLook/, and then restart Finder (right-click Finder in the Dock while holding the Option key and select Relaunch). Next time you Quick Look a zipped archive, you should get a look at the contents as well. The Zip Quick Look plug-in is freeware, Mac OS X Leopard only.
New startup Mixx, which went in to private beta just two months ago, may be finding itself with the right product at the right time. Digg users, including top contributors, are showing an increasing amount of frustration with the Digg community, and many are leaving. Conspiracy theories that Digg auto buries stories with certain topics or linking to certain sites only compounds the problem.
SEOSC gives Mixx a thumbs up and says ‘I have already had quite a lot of success with getting my submissions voted on, this may be partly due to the fact that many of my digg friends have joined the site.’
Vandelay Design says ‘Unlike 99% of the other Digg clones, I think Mixx has a real chance for success…Mixx has a much more positive audience than Digg. It always amazes me that even the most popular and highest quality articles can get so many negative and unnecessarily degrading comments on Digg. So far the users of Mixx have proven to be quite a bit more pleasant, something that I know will be welcomed by most users.’
Mixx users have even set up a category in their forums called Digg Refugees for users to discuss the phenomenon and spread conspiracy theories.
Compete shows traffic rising dramatically since launch, without the usual drop off that occurs after the initial press about a site dies down. It’s still a blip compared to Digg, the fact that early adopters are leaving Digg and quite vocally telling the world about it, Mixx may be a startup to keep an eye on.