Oh HELL YEA.
A while ago, we’ve announced our plans to add Linux support as one of the features of our digital platform, with 100 games on the launch day sometime this fall. We’ve put much time and effort into this project and now we’ve found ourselves with over 50 titles, classic and new, prepared for distribution, site infrastructure ready, support team trained and standing by, and absolutely no reason to wait until October or November. We’re still aiming to have at least 100 Linux games in the coming months, but we’ve decided not to delay the launch just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to show off to the press. It’s not about them, after all, it’s about you. So, one of the most popular site feature requests on our community wishlist is granted today: Linux support has officially arrived on GOG.com!
This Guy That Has Broken Into Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and the Grammys, check the trailer below and the interview on the page.
Amazing footage and a great story. Now I want to break into concerts.
How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive via Macworld.
Great advice if you’re looking to avoid what I did yesterday trying to do this and ended up installing it onto my main work computer drive. Ooops. Thankfully I had a recent time machine backup and 5.5 hours later I was back up and running. Luckily I had lots of meetings yesterday afternoon so it didn’t affect anything!
It really looks fantastic, and it’ll be very interesting to see how they deal with the whole “condemnation as indecent (for being gay) and chemical castration” thing (thankfully the UK government apologised and pardoned him, though 55 years too late.
I think that Mr. Cumberbatch can do justice to this role however.
Here’s another (lower resolution, but longer / different) trailer.
In Explaining Continuity Ars Technica puts together a ton of info about Apple’s new technology for handing off tasks from mobile to desktop.
I also imagine Tosche Station as some sort of affluent suburban mall where Luke just goes to loiter when bored. […]
Via The Loop comes this amazing first person race car footage of one car flying over the other.
Software giant Microsoft plans to lay off up to 18,000 workers around the world over the next year, mostly related to the company’s purchase of handset maker Nokia last year.
Not surprising, given the redundancy after merging the 25k people from Nokia, but still pretty sucky. On the upside, there’ll be a lot of smart and talented people looking to make their own cool stuff.
Great article on How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet.
This is a modern update to a classic confidence game—find a risky scenario with limited possibilities, bet on every single combination, and then hide your failures. The result is that you look like you’re either psychic or a goddamned genius.
It’s simple, silly, but the sort of thing that when you don’t know how it’s done, sparks craziness on the Internet.
It’s been a long road, but 1.0 is finally done. I’m proud of what I’m shipping today.5
Trigger warning for anyone who’s ever been through this. You will have a raging PTSD episode.
This has been going around the last day or so and I had to link it. The PTSD trigger warning is apt, and I’m four minutes in and feel ready to go into a rage. I can only imagine how many calls to Comcast go like this that haven’t been brought to the Internet’s attention by Internet-Famous people.
Wow…. just…. wow.
Oh my this looks good.
From The Oatmeal: So, I had a call with Elon Musk earlier this week:
Within a few hours of posting my review, Elon Musk tweeted that he’d be happy to help. Earlier this week I got to speak to the man directly, and he promised two things.
… head over to the page for the two things.
I’m pretty sure that this guy has the world’s greatest job.
Really great overview of the iOS 8 Privacy Updates, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.
My buddy Darren has published an Object Oriented Programming Primer.
Also available on Medium.
This great post on Medium.com is making the rounds this morning: How a password changed my life. I won’t spoil the article, but it’s short and worth the read. Maybe it’ll work for you too?
My brothers to the south just had their July 4 celebrations, and while a lot of the posts and videos coming out are a lot of the same, this one of a DJI Phantom Flying Through Fireworks is probably the coolest of the bunch. Happy belated Fourth of July!
The Best Article Every Day has a book binding tutorial. Neat to see how it’s done, even if you never plan to do it yourself.
The award-winning iOS journaling app, Day One, is temporarily available as a free download. This is the first time in nearly a year that we have seen this app go free.
This is a great app and a great example of iOS design. The app is for iPhone / iPad, and for $9.99 there’s a companion Mac app (not required, but helpful if you have a mac). Also if you really are into journalling and a bit geeky, check out Slogger, which is an automated script that will put your checkins, saved articles, tweets and facebook posts into DayOne.
A couple of links for my friends in the US who might be setting up to do some fireworks photography this upcoming Fourth of July. * Joe McNally has a great writeup on how to take some great shots of fireworks. Joe’s the man, so you know he knows what he’s talking about. * There’s also another great fireworks tutorial over at PhotographyBB.
I don’t know what to say about this.
So because the player moves so quickly in Doom, and because most enemy attacks are dodgeable, the player can avoid a significant amount of damage simply by moving. A skilled player can often deal with large numbers of enemies sustaining hardly a scratch. This creates a feeling that’s quite rare in modern FPS: that you are powerful because you are agile, not because you’re a tank. This frees up Doom’s encounters to feature huge numbers of enemies, to vary scenarios by mixing in different proportions of threats, and to have huge, sprawling, often non-linear spaces that the player can traverse easily. There’s nothing quite like it today.
Been a bit of a lax day, and with Canada Day tomorrow, well, here’s some Flowers opening timelapse for you to enjoy.
On the 9to5 Mac site they note that there’s a 25% off Nomad Lightning cables sale going on.
If you don’t know what these are, they’re small charging accessories to let you charge your iPhone (or Android) phone from a tiny charging accessory that’ll fit on your keychain, in your wallet, or not, from a carabiner.
Find out more here.
More than anything else, today’s keynote demonstrated Google’s ambition to take its mobile OS basically everywhere: to your car, to your body, to your television, to your laptop, even into your workplace. We saw a preview of Android’s L release, with a new design—Google calls it material design—that adds some depth features, support for 64 bit, and an enhanced notifications system that will help people interact with their applications in powerful ways without ever launching the app itself.
Voltset - World’s Smartest Multimeter for Smart Devices is a device my buddy Jim shared out. Their tagline:
VOLTSET connects to smart devices and turns them into SMART MULTIMETERS, allowing you to TINKER, LEARN and COLLABORATE with electronics
It honestly is, I’m not sure why.
Fascinating post called 8088 Domination Post-Mortem, Part 1 discussing how it was possible to do full motion video on the ancient 4.77mhz 8088 and CGA graphics card.
The news about the Manual Camera Controls in iOS 8 is probably the most exciting thing about the upcoming release. Yea, I know Android users have had this forever, but I don’t really care, I’m excited about it in iOS :P
Lots of news from Adobe today. Updates to their mobile apps, release of their Creative Cloud 2014 software (for those afraid that the rolling update releases will not force them to add in new features, of which Photoshop just got a few), and more. Best news of all is about the Photographer deal from CC:
Last year, Adobe announced a $9.99/month photography plan for the Creative Cloud in response to photographers that didn’t want to use all of the CC apps. When they announced it, it was a temporary thing. So if you got it, you were in. If not, you weren’t. Well, then they brought it back, but again it was still meant to be temporary. I think that made a lot of people uneasy because they thought maybe next year it would go away, and they’d have to revert back to old versions or spend more money to get the full Creative Cloud. So today, they officially announced that the Creative Cloud Photography plan is permanent. It’s not going away so if you want to sign up this week, great. If not, and maybe you decide to next month it’ll still be there.
Great news all around.
Title of the post says it all. Watch and enjoy, then go and buy some music to support these guys.
Designers graphically represent awful client feedback. Remember to share this with your own designer friends, they’ll love some of this advice :)
Found this hilarious re-enactment of the Maleficent pitch meeting on reddit.
Having not seen the movie, I can only assume this is completely accurate.
Slide and Clutch is the latest Kickstarter endeavor from Peak Design, who produced some very cool camera clips previously, and make a compelling argument why their camera straps are different and better than the competition.
While I own a Black Rapid camera sling strap and a eBay $3.50 special hand strap, I contributed right away, and are really looking forward to seeing these guys succeed (again). Please have a look at their Kickstarter page and become a backer so I can have these new products.
The new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy gives a bit more of the reveal for the story. Really excited about this one.
Add GPS to your dumb camera photos using your iOS device. A great writeup of my favorite iOS app for geotagging for my photography.
Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.
Tiger sketch in Photoshop. Holy crap.
Ever wondered what really goes on in your dishwasher? Well, A GoPro Hero’s journey into a dishwasher reveals all!
Saw this on Petapixel this morning: Photog Stopped at Six Flags for Wearing ‘I Shoot RAW’ Shirt. This makes my blood boil. The issue is obviously they think “I shoot RAW” has some connotation with guns, but for some reason they refuse to admit that (which is weird), and the park employees are completely hypocritical. Seriously, screw those guys. I’m so glad I’ve never had any issues with harassment as a photographer from douchebags like this.
Just saw the DOOM 4 teaser trailer and I must say, I like it!
I think my favorite part is when you hear the classic shotgun sound. Booya!
All true. Been there, done that.
The 22 most important things Apple announced at WWDC 2014 from The Verge is a nice clean overview of what was announced on June 2nd if you’ve been out of the country and not able to keep up with the tech world, like I am.
Goodbye cruel world... Wow these guys are crazy... but man it looks like fun.
Things You Can Do With A Hundred Pounds of Magnetic Putty
Man this makes Silly Putty look tame.