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…It’s Movie Monday: Mobile Desktop?

Starbucks

Sure, Starbucks brings Wi-Fi to the masses, but most people who use it are either on a laptop or an iPhone.

What would happen then if Starbucks and their semi-public Wi-Fi had existed a few years ago?

Improv Everywhere wanted to find out, and decided to take a few old desktops complete with CRT monitors down to the local Starbucks and set up shop.

It’s a pretty funny idea, and the results are unexpected, so check out the Mobile Desktop:

[Improv Everywhere – Mobile Desktop]

[Starbucks]

…Sean Ohlenkamp is bored?

Once a day for 365 days, Sean Ohlenkamp took a screenshot of his desktop, and then made them into a movie.

I guess you’d call this productively bored.

[Via: Neatorama]

…Adobe’s icons are available for every app?

Adobe CS3 Icons

Adobe’s ‘periodic table of applications’ branding for their new CS3 suite is a definite love it or hate it design. For some, they’re too plain, but for others, they’re a perfect way to declutter the desktop. If you happen to love them, and want to extend Adobe’s icon simplicity to the rest of your dock, then I Can’t Fly is here to help with an entire set of icons for nearly every app, done up in the colored letter style. While I’m not necessarily a fan of the simple icon design, I do like the look of having everything unified, though it would make app identification a little harder at first. Definitely different though.

[I Can’t Fly – Simple Icon Replacements]

[Via: TUAW]

…Macworld is great for bingo?

Macworld Keynote Bingo

If a drinking game isn’t the way you want to celebrate the “just the beginning” keynote announcement, try some simpler fun with the Macworld Bingo board. Some of the descriptions are a little confusing, so half the fun is trying to figure out if something has actually happened, but it should be a great way to check out the announcements. One more thing, bonus points to anyone who yells out Bingo! during the actual Macworld keynote. I’d do it myself if only I had the opportunity. I think it’d definitely be worth the swift kick out of Mac Meca.

  • Mac Pro Octo – A Mac Pro model with eight cores (in any number of physical chips).
  • Leopard release date – The exact day that Mac OS X Leopard will be released.
  • Virtualization in Leopard – Any virtualization features built into Leopard. This includes the ability to run any other foreign OS within Leopard, including earlier versions of Mac OS.
  • New video iPod – Any new iPod that can play video, excluding storage bumps of existing video iPods.
  • New look in Leopard – Mac OS X Leopard includes significant changes to the look of the standards elements of the UI (windows, buttons, scroll-bars, etc.)
  • MacBook Thin – A new laptop with a screen smaller than any existing MacBook or MacBook Pro.
  • iPhone – Any new non-desktop/laptop Apple hardware product that can make phone calls. (VoIP counts.)
  • New MacBook Pro – Any new MacBook Pro model, including speed or storage bumps.
  • “One more thing…” – When Steve Jobs says there’s “one more thing.” A slide containing the phrase is also acceptable, even if Jobs does not actually say it.
  • Hardware product not presented by Jobs – A major new hardware product is presented by someone other than Steve Jobs.
  • New desktop Mac (not Mac Pro) – A new desktop Mac product that is not a Mac Pro. (New iMacs count.)
  • iPods with cameras – Any iPod with a camera in it or attached to it. (An “iPod Phone” counts if “iPod” is in the name.)
  • No iPhone – A new non-desktop/laptop Apple hardware product that can make phone calls is not announced.
  • ZFS mentioned – ZFS is mentioned by a presenter. Text on a slide does not count. The presenter must say it.
  • iTV named – The product previously discussed as “iTV” is officially named (even if the official name is “iTV”).
  • New displays with cameras – New Apple displays with built-in or otherwise attached cameras.
  • Illuminous – The word “illuminous” is spoken or appears on any slide.
  • “Otomatic” – When Steve Jobs says any derivative of the word “automatic”, which he pronounces in his own odd way with ah “oh” sound at the start of the word.
  • iTV does HD – The device known as iTV supports HDTV resolution (480p does not count).
  • iPhoto performance touted – The speed of iPhoto when dealing with large numbers of photos is touted.
  • “Boom” – When Steve Jobs says the word “boom” while demonstrating something.
  • New app added to iWork – A new application is added to Pages and Keynote in the iWork bundle.
  • Leopard != $129 – Mac OS X Leopard single-user price is not $129.
  • Universal Adobe or MS Office demo – Any demonstration of a Universal binary build of any Adobe product or any part of Microsoft Office. I’ll accept something less than a full-blown demo (e.g., just some screenshots or a marketing spiel) if you need this square to win, but it has to be delivered by an Adobe or Microsoft representative.

[Macworld Keynote Bingo]

[Via: Digg]

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…Your car is dirty?

Lamborghini Gallardo

You’ve probably had your car cleaned before, and you may have even had it detailed once or twice, but I can promise you that you’ve never had it cleaned and detailed like Clark’s Ne Plus Ultra can clean and detail it.

Recently, Clark decided to photograph and document his entire process for the Detailing World message boards, and reading through it is like a how-to for the automotively obsessed.

With four days of washing, waxing, measuring, taping, prepping, polishing, and even painting, the car comes out looking better than it ever has, even when compared to a factory fresh example.

Makes your bucket of suds seem rather simple by comparison, doesn’t it?

[Detailing World – Polished Bliss: Lamborghini Gallardo]

[Via: Unclutterer]