Archive for September 2009
And we got the new laptop cases to prove it! (Or at least to have something to show for.)
Mike and I had coincidentally together seen the laptop case featured on NOTCOT.org. I had no idea that Mike saw the post as well, who surprised the office with the case along with custom Lifeyo embroidery! Cases hand-made and homemade by Byrd and Belle, sold through Etsy.com.
Over a day old, Lifeyo is slowly making its way over the internet. We are happy to finally release to the world our special product that has been worked on for a couple years.
What is Lifeyo? It is a website that lets you make websites! Even better, it’s free! Lifeyo believes that making a website shouldn’t be so hard or costly. I think if you were to imagine the simplest way you could make a website, that is what Lifeyo is. Featuring click-and-drag tools, easy photo uploading, professional templates, and unique photo galleries, anyone can be a web design pro from a elementary student to your grandmother. You can have a site with multiple pages, with a blog, share YouTube videos, and more.
Try it out! It’s so easy, it’s FREE, and it only takes a couple clicks to begin editing right away! Check out the videos I made at Lifeyo.com as well. Also check out http://coffee.lifeyo.com, a test site where I throw up some favorite Youtube videos. Enjoy!
No computer enhancement or visual effects: Light Art Performance Photography uses a steady tripod-edcamera, long exposures (some over an hour), and various light sources to capture these amazing light paintings. It isn’t a new concept, of course. Film, after all, is really a light painting. But Jan Wöllert and Jörg Miedza of Bremen, Germany, took the painting with light with slow shutter speeds to a whole new level.
See more photos and read about it here.
Below is a list of various apps I have downloaded or came across now (inspired by stumbling upon C64, the previous post on this blog before this one) that I find addicting. Enjoy!
1. BOXED IN – $FREE
When I first saw the above icon, I knew right away what this game was. So excited! It’s FREE, for a limited time, so get it on your iPhone/iPod Touch! This game brings me back to when I was playing old PC games on my dad’s computer, one being this similar box game. I just downloaded it and am looking forward to reliving childhood memories.
2. RACING LIVE – $FREE
This game totally captures my attention when I need to kill time, until I run out of fuel. It is a racing game, but involves no actual gas-and-go, steer-and-turn racing. Instead, you choose a race to enter. It tells you if you won money or not. You collect money to buy car parts and new cars, to become eligible for races with larger loot. You can also buy property/businesses so when you’re not playing the game, you are gaining more money to spend later. Put it in the bank, join a crew with your friends, and race against other team of friends. It is addicting and so much fun for me because I enjoy watching numbers and counting money!
3. CRASH BANDICOOT NITRO KART 3D – $2.99
I grew up with an older brother who loved his video games. Ones he bought for me to play were Crash Bandicoot. I loved the adventures, the Mario-Kart-like racing games, the characters – it was all a lot of fun. Although I am cheap and love free things, I knew right away after buying the iPhone this year that I wanted Crash on my phone. After getting the hang of it, yes, it is fun stuff. It is now only $2.99.
4. BOMBBLOCKS – $FREE
A friend of mine told me about this app, something he designed for the creator of BombBlocks. After getting into it, it is another addicting and fun game. Reminds me of Tetris, but with blocks instead of lines.
Commodore 64 games made for the iPhone, with a virtual joystick!