These are my links from around the web for 16th January through 20th January:
- 20 Really Cool Alfred Extensions to Download | Mac.AppStorm – I love Alfred on OSX. These extensions make it even better!
- Coca-Cola part of the solution to obesity? Yeah right! –
- Attribution of Flickr images | Creative Commons Australia – Following other links regarding illegal / unethical usage of images, this blog entry from Creative Commons Australia provides a good overview of attributing Flickr images
- Stowe Boyd, My New Default Meeting: 15 Minutes – Why is the default meeting time 60 minutes? I wonder if its simply because calendar apps have that set as the default time, and thus everyone just assumes, and automatically fills that hole!
- Sharp production of iPad retina displays may be halting to a stop – I'm starting to think that certain parties are playing a FUD game against Apple. Create Fear, uncertainty and doubt about product lines, directions, etc. Last week we had rumours of cutting orders for iPhone parts, now its about iPad.
- John Gruber on The Trend Against Skeuomorphic Textures and Effects in User Interface Design – Excellent piece about the trend against the skeuomorphic designs many complain about on iOS and OSX devices. I suspect he's on to something – the rise of retina displays has been the trigger for the outdating of these designs.
- O2, HTC Initiative To Kill Off Bundled Phone Chargers Goes Well, 82% Don’t Miss Them – A good initiative to cut waster – and cost
- The NRA’s Successful Campaign to Prevent Firearms Research – preventing research – regardless of the issue – is a clear signal of there being fundamental insecurity
- Google Trends reveals Australia’s New Year’s Resolutions – I love the way "quit smoking" takes off in the first week of the year, then declines rapidly
- Project AWARE: The Countdown to CITES March 2013 is On: Join the Battle to Protect Sharks and Rays – The opportunity to make significant and powerful changes to save hundreds of thousands of sharks each year has never been so great.
- How Apple Sets Its Prices –
- Making a Difference: Interview with Marty Snyderman | Marine Science Today – Article courtesy of Grant Graves (T@grantwgraves).
Marty Snyderman is definitely one of my role models when it comes to underwater photography. Met him at DEMA once, and he struck me as a very down to earth, nice guy.
- Haiku by Dann Glover – i wrote a haiku;
it wasn't really that good;
but what do i care.
- Review: 27-inch iMac mixes advancements, compromises | Macworld – What I've noticed about the new 27" iMac is that it has a gorgeous display, and runs more quietly and cooler. In a week of usage I've not once need an optical drive, though I do have a SuperDrive for when I might need it. I do have Firewire devices (Drobo and CF reader), but haven't had a concern using the Thunderbolt-Firewire adapter.
- Do Not Disturb and 911 — KatieFloyd.me – "I would propose Apple build in an exception that automatically deactivates Do Not Disturb anytime a call is placed to 911"
Great idea. Calls from 911, 000 in Australia or other emergency numbers should always make a phone ring, even when on silent
- Why Windows RT is hurtling toward disaster | PCWorld – "Microsoft and ARM rolled snake eyes at CES 2013. Windows RT was not out in full force at the show, and for all intents and purposes, Windows RT died in the desert last week."
- Judge rules on Twitter images copyright – again, freely available doesnt mean free to use, especially commercially
- Thank you for your time. We’ll be in touch. – Brett Terpstra – Great advice from Brett Terpstra regarding applying for jobs, resumes, etc.
- TextExpander Tools – Brett Terpstra – Brett Terpstra is quite an amazing guy – he puts a load of tools out there for people to improve their workflows!
- Boeing Dreamliner 787 emergency landing for ANA flight – This plane had so much promise – cheaper, more environmentally friendly, fuel efficient, quieter, etc.
Unfortunately these incidents may turn it into a product like Windows Vista. Probably a good product, but zero confidence among travellers. I trust Boeing will act quickly
- Qantas-Emirates tie-up tipped for green light – I remember when Qantas was a great international airline, and absorbed Australian Airlines (its domestic counterpart). Australian Airlines was previously TAA – officially Trans Australian Airlines, but colloquially "Try Another Airline". Qantas management has successfully turned the flying kangaroo into a primarily domestic airline, and "try another airline" is becoming their policy for the international legs. Its a shame.
- Judge Rules News Agencies Cannot Use Twitter Photos Without Permission – Just because an image (or other creative work) is freely available doesn't mean that it can be used for free without the express permission of the author.