Friday, December 19, 2008

Prezi.com - The zooming presentation editor


Some of you will know that I've been on the Beta for Prezi over the last 6 months (formerly 'ZuiPrezi' for Zooming User Interface) and have been mightily impressed. You may also know that I have a bit of an issue with PowerPoint as a presentation tool - it simply hasn't moved on since the old days of using Show production tools such as Concord, its simply added more ways to make presentations look crap. I spent a good 18 months designing a new presentation tool with Stephen Bradley designing a writing a new tool for TEAM Allied (owners of Pickfords in the UK) and whilst it was/is great with lots of innovative features, commercial drivers prevented us from allowing the project to fulfill its full potential.

Prezi on the other hand, has the content and navigation elements that simply blow an audience away, and an iterface which means you can actual interact with the show, using it as an in situ notpad among other things.

Have a peek at a show I put together recently for my new company - IDT - it takes a while to load, but have a play with the arrows in the bottom-right corner.

Monday, December 15, 2008

iPhone video


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As my Jailbroken iPhone supports video ringtones using the excellent MiVTone I thought I'd play with another little toy.

Since discovering the Elf Yourself site a couple of years ago, I've had a bit of a fascination with these things, and I have been playing with the frankly superb TalkingPhoto site. Downloading to iPhone video (without paying $59) is my next mission.

While you are here, pass your mouse over the video above...cool!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Top Geek


HAK5 is Top Gear for Geeks. Top Geeks, if you will.

There are loads of 'Dudes' and 'AAAAwwwwwww-some' shouts, but as far as far as Geekdom goes, its pretty damn fun actually.
The Latest edition outlines Web-controlled USB Missile Launchers (with Lasers!)

Beers, C++ references, and even Geek Girlz....WebTV don't get much better in my opinion!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bild turns to the public for photos


Following a lively discussion in the Forum of Flickr's Brighton group, I spotted this article about the German Newspaper 'Bild', who are recruiting Reader-Reporters by selling wee Digi-Cameras on the cheap.

I've mentioned Scoopt before, which is a great idea (some would say exploitative, but not I) but this initiative is a step further, and probably does as much to cement readership as it does to gather content. It'll be interesting to see if the pure quantity of stuff being submitted dilutes Bild's content quality in any way, but as I don't speak/read German, and I don't read newspapers, I'm unlikely to find out!