Campos Coffee. 623 Harris St, Ultimo. There are not too many places around Ultimo where Campos is on sale – the distinctive umbrellas and signage had called out to me a few times, but this was my first chance to try the place out. Don’t be fooled by the street frontage: inside there is plenty […]
Short Paul Graham essay on the difference between a maker’s schedule and a manager’s schedule. The difference? How you handle meetings.
How to write a killer direct response ad – an unusually practical list (normally the people who write these would like you to do their expensive course).
DVD: I not Stupid My first introduction to Singaporean cinema. Three primary school kids in the lowest English+Maths class – EM3 – struggle with their home lives and try to find their place in society. Even if you don’t understand Singaporean culture (and I certainly don’t), you’ll find a lot to laugh about, and a […]
Movie: Winged Creatures Thanks to a giveaway on the disassociated.com blog, I had tickets to go and see this film. As such, I really wanted to like it, and there were some clever bits to it, but overall, it didn’t seem to develop the characters enough, nor have them interact with as much depth as […]
menuBlog has a Spanish Dining Guide – a list of terms that come up in Spanish cooking, and what they mean.
Book: Designing for the Social Web This book only has a few things to say, but it says them very clearly, with great case studies, and presents a framework that can actually be followed in practice. The whole book can be summed up as an explanation of the “usage lifecycle” that details the journey from […]
Allpress coffee. 407 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills. I noticed people walking around nearby with Allpress cups, and was pleasantly surprised to work out the source. Oddly, there’s nothing outside the cafe to suggest such a high-quality coffee is made here. Inside, this place feels like an old fish-and-chip shop’s fittings have been given some paint […]
Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (HP6) Saw this on the IMAX: the advertised feature of going IMAX was that the opening is in 3D. Sadly, I think this particular employment of 3D was something of a waste of time: I didn’t even notice when it went back to 2D. It was a good […]
Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009 – in some ways, it’s amazing to see how little has changed. Seeing the GEOS interface reminds me of writing high school essays in Geowrite. Amazing to be able to do desktop publishing (of sorts) on a Commodore 64!