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Saturday, 27 September 2008

Formula 1 logo

First Impressions: Marina Bay Street Circuit

My first impressions of the new Singapore street circuit — hosting both its inaugural race and Formula 1’s first ever night race — after witnessing free practise 1 and 2 yesterday.

Let’s see who bags pole position tonight.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Lost in Translation poster

Lost in Translation

The title puts it perfectly. I love movies like this.

Check out Shopgirl as well if you liked this one.
(Official Site | Wikipedia)

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Scenes from India

Nice collection of photos depicting a few of the recent events back home.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Federer as Religious Experience

Makes you fall in love with both tennis and writing all over again. By the recently deceased David Foster Wallace. (Via Daring Fireball)

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Music from the Third Floor

Retro Bollywood soundtrack vinyl covers galore!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet?

Ingenious! (Via Daring Fireball)

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Seven reasons many F1 fans are furious about Hamilton’s penalty

As much as I wanted Ferrari to win at yesterday’s Belgian Grand Prix and reduce Hamilton’s lead in the drivers championship, I’ve been disgusted by the stewards’ decision to strip Hamilton of his awesome victory. The great Spa–Francorchamps circuit, a wet start with plenty of overtaking and a crazy finish (again in wet conditions) made this one of the most exciting races of the year. Both Räikkönen and Hamilton put up an awesome fight, all for nothing it seems.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

The Power of Editing

What you leave out is often what turns good into great. What you leave out is the difference between something that is either 1) never seen or used or 2) simple, clear, and actually digestable. It’s true for photography. It’s true for features in software. And it’s true for plenty more too.

Damn right it is. I think editing is one of the most vital tasks when creating anything. This statement by Steve Jobs states just that:

We are proud not only of the products Apple has shipped, but also the products Apple has decided not to ship.

Editing just goes to show you care.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Melbourne’s first Apple Store opens 13th September

Finally! See you at Chadstone at 10am.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Straight out of Compton

John Siracusa on the aforementioned Chrome, Google’s new web browser. I too think this a great move by Google.

From a web designer’s point of view, Google releasing a WebKit based browser is one of the best bets at reducing IE’s market share by a bigger margin. Even your average mom uses and knows about Google, meaning they’re more likely to try a Google browser than something called FireFox.

Mutilated WebKit in Google Chrome

I know it’s only in beta but I must admit I was disappointed to see the Chrome team had removed text-shadow support from WebKit. The biggest reason I was excited about Chrome was wider adoption of WebKit. Let’s hope they embrace it completely when they do launch.

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