September 19

Nike “Failure” CM

June 18

Guerrilla Usability!

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June 14

Link Roundup Number Two

I posted the last roundup on May 14th, so I guess I’ll continue and do I roundup every 14th of the month.

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A Hilarious Video by Digital Kitchen : LINK

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Winner of the May 1st Reboot - Nice Flash Site - (personally I liked the old site better) : LINK

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2nd Place May 1st Reboot star. The site is “eh” but the artwork is fantastic : LINK

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Lots of crazy graf and vector illustrations : LINK

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Nice portfolio site chock full of sweet logos and identity systems : LINK

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Ahhhh - Click this freakin link YO! I got a kick out of this site, you will too : LINK

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A NIIICE new site from Diesel : LINK

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an Honorable Mention goes out to APPLE
I know it’s a bit late, and I’m sure everyone has already seen it and talked about their site re-design but to leave them out would just, suck. So there.
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June 12

Japanese Tobacco Etiquette

So I just came back from visiting Japan for the first time. I have lots to share soon, but here is something in the meantime. These signs are posted around designated smoking areas all over Tokyo (maybe all around Japan, I’m not sure) espousing tobacco etiquette. I’m not sure if they make more sense in the Japanese cultural context but many of them are very amusing to me.

Here are two of my favorites:

Japanese Tobacco Etiquette

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May 25

reCAPTCHA

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I just came across this, and I’m pretty impressed. Basically instead of using random f’d up words for CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) it feeds up mangled scans of old books, and lets you digitize them one word at a time. Its an ingenious solution to an age old problem.

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May 25

Get the 411, yo.

Google Local 411What do you do when you’re out in the real world looking for a place without enough information?

Do you call 411 on your cell phone and get charged a ridiculous fee from your provider? Do you call a friend who might be sitting at a computer to search the internet for you? Do you have mobile internet on your cell phone?

Our dear and glorious leader, Google, has seen fit to reinvent this wheel, and usually that’s a great thing™.

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