the end of the Late Show with David Letterman

In the lead up to (David) Letterman’s final episode, there were a lot of best-ofs, tributes, excerpts from the show going up on YouTube and some widespread melancholia. I think I started down the rabbit warren watching a tribute song performed by Adam Sandler, and then went much broader, watching different videos and reading a […]

24 ways, 2014 edition

Each year, a team of experts from the web community put together an advent calendar of posts about the web. This year, it kicks off with an overview of what it takes to build a website. If you’ve been out of the web development game for a while (as I have), it’s a useful refresher to […]

videos for art or profit

I haven’t tried something like this before, but I’ve seen two separate Honda videos this week in a way that might normally be considered “viral”. Today’s one pushed me over the edge: it’s a clever piece that combines two short films in one: the Other Side (you’ll likely need a desktop or laptop to experience the […]

new watches and the shrinking attention span

A bit of insomnia struck around 5am Sydney time, and I thought I’d check the predictable hysteria around the new Apple product launch. As everyone expected, there’s a new set of phones, and a new wearable device: the Apple Watch, as they’re calling it. The headlines are varied, but predictable: “everything you need to know […]