John Carmack explains the physics behind the games he builds.
Designers Should Welcome Trouble
An absolute must watch for every designer. Every builder too. Seriously. Watch this in it’s entirety.
To say that this resonates with me is an understatement of the highest order, and the timing is particularly important for me as I look at my role, both personal and professional in life.
It strikes to my core. If it doesn’t do the same to you as a designer, then it is time to rethink your place in the world.
Everything You Need to Know About China in 10 Minutes
I ran across this awesome video on Shanghaiist. It’s packed full of some interesting stats, culture and interpersonal behavior. There are a couple of translation issues in the video text and narration, but it’s pretty obvious when you see it.
It runs about 10 minutes long, so it’s a perfect way to spend a quick break during your day.
Note: The video doesn’t always load, so if you run into any issues, try pausing any adblock software you are using (this site doesn’t run ads, but the video has a short pre-roll ad). If that doesn’t work, you can try to watch the video on Shanghaiist or on Tudou.
HTML5 Video Player
Plex is a beautiful OS X-based media center that seamlessly pulls content from your iTunes, iPhoto and Aperture libraries in real time, has plugins to included additional content sources like Netflix and Hulu. Plex will also import metadata for the music and movies in your library,
The inclusion of iOS apps enables streaming to iPhone, iPads and iPod Touches and allows those same devices to act as remotes for the media server.