Fascinating, and scary - he created a harmless botnet (an oxymoron?) that essentially scanned the entire [IPv4] internet. And this is only on Linux devices meeting certain specs.
People: if you turn on an internet-connected device, set a decent password!
Inge Druckrey on how she teaches her students to have a designer’s eye. It’s a long one, but watch the first five minutes and you’ll be hooked. From the video:
“Suddenly you begin to see things in your daily life that you never noticed. It’s one of the best presents of Art Education: to enjoy seeing.”
This is one of the great gifts from my father, his father, and my best teachers: giving myself permission to walk through life and take a moment to see, to notice beauty in a chance combination, or play of light.
It’s not only permission, but even an imperative: you must stop and look. If you do not, you are not living fully. You are missing it.
Seeing is a learnable discipline. Most kids do it, and we call it inattentiveness or distractability. Somewhere along the way, we’ve lost it.
How can you make beauty in your life, if you don’t know how to see it?
What do you do to see beauty?
For the font market, 2012 was a year in which burgeoning trends matured into permanent shifts.
The most obvious example of lasting change is in type for the web. Professional webfonts were available in 2011 — primarily via services hosting previously released font families — but buyers can now expect most new fonts to be issued in both desktop and web formats.
Reader was made for absurdly ambitious readers. It’s designed for people like me—or, rather, for people like the person I used to be—that is, for people who really do intend to read everything. You might feel great when you reach Inbox Zero, but, believe me, it feels even better to reach Reader Zero: to scroll and scan until you’ve seen it all.
I just hope something better replaces Google Reader. I’m encouraged; Google owning the space essentially stopped all innovation for 4 or 5 years. And, there’s no gradual fade, there’s a hard stop in July.
So, internets, let’s see it!
I just had a very pleasant dream where a little old black lady cooked me a sans-serif font of roast beef.