I’m a big admirer of the 100 Chairs in 100 days project as an example of forcing ideas, and doing more with less.
I saw this article on climate tourism the day after Shannon and I discussed going to the Giant’s Causeway before it disappears. Sad. It reminds me a little of our trip up the Yangtze River just a few months before the Three Gorges Dam was completed. Most of what we saw is now underwater.
Edward Tufte has posted a video that extols and criticises the iPhone UI design. He’s clearly a fan, and having played with the device I can understand why.
I thought his critique on the Stock widget was particularly interesting, though, calling the UI “cartoon like” and wishing that the data existed at “image resolution” rather then at the “resolution of Excel or PowerPoint”. You can understand this better with his comparison of the existing UI and how he would have done it (including a switch to landscape, higher information density and the use of SparkLines):
I liked the little comment he dropped in on the photo thumbnail view, that they should have used single pixel grey lines between the thumbnails, rather then the wider white ones. I’ve not looked at his books close enough to know why
According to Flickr, my 60 least interesting photos (as automatically generated by dopiaza’s set generator)…
“The public was often left disappointed by CCTV’s lack if impact on drunkenness and violence, he said. “… it doesn’t deter most crime. I think they are perhaps misled in terms of the amount of crime that CCTV might prevent.”"
So says Graeme Gerrard, head of CCTV at the Association of Chief Police Officers. It’s good for rational beings, for example deterring theft in a car park, but doesn’t work on the irrational, including the inebriated, who don’t care who is watching them.
Cops admit CCTV no use in deterring drunken violence