Post It Note Experiments

By the eepybird guys.

I’m not the first. And I won’t be the last to post it. But some things are just good…


EepyBird’s Sticky Note experiment from Eepybird on Vimeo.

Nice Music Player / Widget / Affiliate Scheme

I like this a lot.

If you’re browsing music on DJdownload.com you can choose to share the stuff you’re listening to (or buying, or thinking of buying). Which then creates a really nice player / widget that you can embed.

A few things that I really like:

  1. The whole setup process is incredibly simple, quick and easy.
  2. The ‘needle drop’ function that lets you check out different bits of the track is very quick and also lets you visually see where the drops and things are so you can quickly get a sense of the dynamics of the track (a few other sites have got similar things to this – but I really like this implementation).
  3. if you were so inclined you can use this as a way of making money through affiliate deals. Note: I haven’t set this up (yet) so you can buy any of these tracks without lining my pockets ;-)

I’m Doing Christmas and It’s Doing Me In

The Christmas briefs are in…

Aaaaaargh…

People moaning about Christmas decorations in the shops in October can shut right up. I’m going to be fed up with the whole thing before Argos even puts Slade on rotation.

I’m working on two of them at the moment and thinking that it might be time to do a ‘7 Deadly Sins Of Digital Christmas’. There’s plenty of them around.

The only thing that’s going to get me through is the Beat Street Christmas Rap. You can’t beat the bit where Doug E Fresh pops out from between Santa’s legs. Awesome. (The Xmas bit doesn’t start until 1m30).

How Many 5 Year Olds Could You Take In A Fight

22

I liked this promotion for a free online dating site.

Not because I endorse fighting gangs of 5 year olds (although I’ve probably had more experience of that particular activity than most, but that’s another story…).

I liked it because when you elect to put the badge above on your site you can choose whether or not you want to have a version with an extra little link to their dating site. I chose not to. But it was really nice of them to ask. And I almost said yes, just because they asked. If they hadn’t asked and just stuck their extra link in, in a horrible and cynical fashion, I wouldn’t have put up the badge at all.

Nice one oneplusyou.com. Damn I just posted their link anyway. See how well it worked.

Oh and I like the fact that they put in a link to the forum post that inspired the quiz. That’s a decent thing to do too.

My Talk at Under The Influence

Here’s the talk I did at Iris’ excellent Under the Influence day. It’s basically about digital experiences and magic and how the two are interconnected.

Hope it’s OK – from my perspective I think it wanders a bit at the end (I sort of ran out of preparation time). As usual I can’t bear to watch it in order to tell if it’s rubbish or not. I need to get over my fear of seeing and hearing myself, it makes it impossible to do anything on YouTube or the like.

I wish I’d got to see more of the day’s other talks but I was busy writing my presentation and doing other work. But now thanks to the magical internet and the generosity of Iris I can see them all online. Hooray.

Absolut Machines

Dickon from work pointed me at: ABSOLUT MACHINES.

It’s so killer it’s not even funny. They’ve got a load of top drawer interactive music machines that you can play with over the internet. And the way they’ve done the queueing and stuff is really nice.

I’m not 100% sold on the old skool interface look, but it doesn’t get in the way so I don’t care too much.

I just had a go on the choir and it was fun. And now they’re going to send me a film of my ‘performance’. How nice.

This is the kind of shit that gets me really excited. I love stuff that still feels like magic. It makes me all hot and bothered with the thought of possibilities and the things that can happen next. And that’s a good thing.