Blimey. I managed to run a full 10km yesterday. I’m quietly proud of the fact that I did it. Having not really excercised properly for a good few years I was really worried about getting into shape for this. I’m still far from in shape, but I made it. And I raised some cash to help my good friend Oliver Padfield – if you still want to donate money it’d be appraciated.
Asian Backstreet Boys – the full story. They’ve got a deal to do Motorola ads now. Yoiks!
I didn’t ever want to start making this a what-i-had-for-breakfast-blog, but a combination of a few things have driven me to this post.
1. A new camera – finally I’ve got one that I can carry around without needing a rucksack, hooray!
2. I’m liking bright cold mornings right now. This felt like a nice expression of that.
3. Setting up my blog to integrate with Flickr.
So, this is what I saw out of the office window when I arrived at work early the other day, shot on my new digital camera, posted on Flickr. (And I had peanut butter on toast for breakfast).
I’m doing a talk at the Mobile Marketing conference next week. And in my researching of interesting mobile marketing ideas came across this amazing promotion for Qwest in the US.
It’s a city-wide treasure hunt using semacodes
– nothing particularly innovative there – we’ve pitched mobile treasure hunts lots of times (and quite honestly never been 100% sure of the idea).
Make it a big contest between ‘schools’, and throw in some huge big inflatable creatures and hey presto! You’ve got a winner.
Even if the participation rates are tiny. Who could fail to notice groups of people running round a city with 20 foot high animals, and subsequently have conversations about it. Nice!
From we make money not art: Wake up with a picture. A lovely re-working of a vintage alarm clock. Not the most user friendly thing in the world, but nice.
10km might not be a big deal for some people, but for a very unfit man like myself it’s a long way (and it’s very cold going for early morning runs at the moment!).
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All usability reviews should be carried out by talking frogs. And no, I’ve not spent the weekend licking toxic toads! Check this site if you don’t believe that frogs are the future of usability: Frog Review: Ticketmaster. I can see these guys being bigger than Jakob.
(via lots of blogs)
i really like this site. The Element and Friends Web Site – 2006 Honda Element
Yes it’s for a car and yes it’s a game (2 thing that I’d normally not get at all excited about). But it’s really charming. The tone of voice and style are lovely and I just like it, so there.
(Via Random Culture)
In the seeming endless wave of Google Maps mashups comes Celebrity Maps. Of course, we all want to know where celebs live, so we can go raid their bins, clone their identities and create an elite army of celeb lookalikes that take over the ruling of the free world… Oh! Sorry just got a bit carried away daydreaming, celebs do that to me…
Thanks to the vigilant chaps at PSFK for that.