Something in the Air : New Apple products and Steve Jobs Keynote

Macworld Keynote 

Come every january, on a certain tuesday in the middle of the month, you’ll find me frantically reloading a bunch of tabs in my browser while actively avoiding answering any email or phone call. On that day is the Macworld Keynote with Steve Jobs, and the whole webisphere is frantically speculating, rumoring, commenting the rumors, and generally freaking out about whatever Steve is going to present. The very strict secrecy aspect, as much as the jaw-dropping amazingness of the products he tends to announce has everybody paying attention. The iPhone, the iMac, theMac Mini, the PowerBook G4, etc. Most of the attention-getting designs are launched at these keynotes.

So what about this year? How was it?

Well, it sure wasn’t a disappointment. Most of the rumors turned out to be spot-on, the products are really cool, and the livebloggers are getting better and better – although I sure miss the days where it was a live video webcast. So read on to learn what I thought of all the shiny new Apple toys.

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You suck at Photoshop

Here is one of the best Photoshop tutorials I’ve seen in a long time. Finally a real-world environment and actual practical uses for the software.

I only wish I had tought of it first.

Praying for time

These are the days of the open hand
They will not be the last
Look around now
These are the days of the beggars
And the choosers

This is the year of the hungry man
Whose place is in the past
Hand in hand with ignorance
And legitimate excuses

The rich declare themselves poor
And most of us are not sure
If we have too much
But well take our chances
‘Cause God’s stopped keeping score

I guess somewhere along the way
He must have let us all out to play
Turned his back and all God’s children
Crept out the back door

And it’s hard to love,
There’s so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of

And the wounded skies above
Say its much too late
Well maybe we should all be
Praying for time

These are the days of the empty …
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Ampoules fluocompactes et écologie : il reste du chemin à faire

Je viens de lire un article dans La Presse au sujet des ampoules fluocompactes. Tsé, les nouvelles ampoules genre néon qui vont sauver la planète là ? Ben à ce qu’il paraît, c’est pas si simple que ça. Il y a un prix à payer pour sauver l’avenir de nos enfants.

À part le fait que la lumière qu’elles produisent «ne fait pas l’unanimité» et en tant que graphiste, je suis ben d’accord avec cet euphémisme :

L’article explique que ces ampoules contiennent DU MERCURE. Pas du plastique, pas des résidus de pétrole ou des dangereuses lames de rasoir. Non. Plutôt un métal lourd qui entrave le développement cérébral futur du cerveau de votre petit bout de chou (même si vous n’en avez pas encore un). Wow. …
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SHORTS

New Apple ad

Pour souligner le 30e anniversaire du Macintosh, Apple présente une nouvelle pub.

Filmée entièrement avec des iPhones. En une journée, à travers le monde.

Et bien sûr, un Making Of.

THE ONLY THING I THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE TIME IS YOU

Short 12

This is bigger than you and me.

Short 10

Yes, I DO believe that technology WILL save the world. Just not THIS technology.

Short 9

We failed because we tried

Short 8

Are you the frog in the milk or the frog in the boiling water?

Short 7

Common sense is expensive

Rules

Rules are like wine glasses. It’s not a party until you break at least one.

Short 6

If you don’t spend yourself once in a while, how are you gonna get change?