Somebody should tell Steve Balmer to be quiet, he’s like the Sarah Palin of the tech world.
Doesn’t he remember what he said about the iPhone?: "There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance."
You’ve probably seen this already, but I thought I’d post it anyway as it’s pretty funny.
It’s more funny to me as I’ve been watching all of the Star Wars movies recently, it got me looking for other parts of these movies where you could make some funny clips.
In the interest of public safety I’m helping pass on this public safety announcement.
If you’ve got a Nokia N95 you might need to take care around your desktop or laptop computer ;)
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There was an interesting post on the BBC News website today entitled "British blamed for Basra badgers" which starts of with the following paragraphs:
British forces have denied rumours that they released a plague of ferocious badgers into the Iraqi city of Basra.
Word spread among the populace that UK troops had introduced strange man-eating, bear-like beasts into the area to sow panic.
In the interest of public safety I thought I would post a few links to help educate people about Badgers:
This Honey Badger was unavailable for comment.
Here’s some handy tips if you ever have to prepare presentations or documents at work:
…it’s a big-ass table.
Back in April I wrote a post entitled "Four mysteries of the Universe…" where I pondered over a few unanswered questions:
Well, interestingly 3 out of those 4 questions have been answered! The only one outstanding is #1 – Adobe’s European pricing for the CS3 suite. I’ve yet to hear a better answer than exchange rate differences or pricing structures in global locales. On the plus side though Adobe’s profits are up 24%! ;)
#3 mystery was partially solved last week when Apple updated their website and got rid of the aqua pin-stripe navigation graphics. Although I have to say partially solved as the UK site has yet to be updated. I don’t really understand why the UK lags behind on offerings by Apple, when new products are announced they never appear until a few hours later than the US site. Don’t get me started on the unavailability of TV shows and Movies in iTunes, or maybe the iPhone but I’m not so bothered about that as it’s only just coming out in the US, but TV shows and movies have been available in the US for about 2 years now!
#4 mystery was solved after I’d been pestering a few people at Adobe for an answer to whether there would be a new version of Director coming anytime soon. I got an email reply from someone who pointed me to the Director FAQ page which states, albeit slightly uncommittedly:
Adobe has not published an official time frame for the next release of Director and generally does not disclose details of new releases more than 30 days before a product is expected to ship. However, our current planning assumption is that the next major release of Director will be in the second half of 2007.
Unfortunately I was too late to get on the Beta testing programme for Director, I would have loved to have had an opportunity to help test the next version of Director.
I’m glad it’s an app that’s going to continue to be developed although I do feel there is a big challenge being presented by the whole AIR (formerly Apollo) project and advances in Flash like PaperVision3D.
I’m a bit concerned that the lack of real announcements about this has caused many to consider Director dead in the water, I look forward to there being a public beta on Adobe Labs!
Apple just announced updated information about the iPhone, namely that it will have longer than expected battery life and an ‘optical quality glass screen’ rather than plastic. The iPhone’s battery will provide:
Oh, and the Olympics 2012 logo still sucks! Also Hi to students from New College, Pontefract, thanks for your ‘insightful’ comments on my ‘Historical overview of Olympic logos’ article ;)
Update: I originally posted this as ‘Three mysteries of the universe’, then I thought of another one so I’ve updated to four!
three four mysteries of the Universe:
The recent SimpleBits LogoMaid logo debacle made me imagine what kind of blog template ripoffs might be out there so I started to make a few just for fun!
If I was on the ball then this would have made a good opportunity for an April fools gag but unfortunately I didn’t think about it until later on!