Before the president even gave his verdict on their cook-off, the flower team had begun to imagine the bleak steppes of West Siberia which would soon be their home.
All this would fit in your pocket now
The photo shows the busy catalog card distribution office at the Library of Congress. There’s no date on the photographic print. Recently, we needed to determine when the photo was taken, so out came my magnifying glass. (LOC: Picture This blog)
As mentioned in a previous post about the evolution of our iphone app, one of the great things about working at a start up is the ability to iterate and the speed at which you can do this. As we strive to improve our product, we wanted to make sure we had an icon that reflected the current state of our brand.
To achieve this, we made a few subtle changes to the icon as opposed to a big change. This didn’t feel like the appropriate time to do a complete revolution; an evolution felt more apt.
You’ll notice we’ve rounded and softened the edges to better align with other illustrative elements you find in our app such as badges and icons. We’ve replaced the purple ball with a green ball, as purple no longer lives in our color palette elsewhere in the app or site. Green is one of our primary colors and we wanted that represented here. We’ve also gone back to a less perfectly parallel trail of the ball (which also makes our iconic check mark) to inject a more playful feel into the icon while still maintaining our clean edges and lines.
(note: I was not the original designer of this icon and this current evolution is the result of several talented designers on our team)
In aeons past a prophet lies,
It’s time - not death, that slowly dies.
With more than 25 photos & 90 likes every second, we store a lot of data here at Instagram. To make sure all of our important data fits into memory and is available quickly for our users, we’ve begun to shard our data—in other words, place the data in many smaller buckets, each holding a part of…
Busy day in Manhattan… but there’s always time for the paper.
For Halloween 2011, I made a fully-fuctional camera costume. It comes complete with LCD display, built-in flash, and shutter-release button.
It is also capable of wirelessly triggering my Alienbees strobes, and winning any costume contest with the click of a button.
This is a little something about Microsoft’s 2012 through 2014 platform plan. As always Microsoft and I are equally unreliable.
Win8 + WinStore beta
Tango2 launch + Apollo announce
Kinect commercial SDK