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…It’s TGI Friday: Shift 3?

Shift 3

I featured Shift on DYH back in February, but I figured that with the release of Shift 3, it was probably worth another look.

Shift 3 takes the Portal/Paper Mario theme that made the first one so famous and adds a massive adventure mode, tons of achievements to earn, and even an unlockable Celebrity secret character.

In addition, there’s a selection of 18 Classic style levels from Shift players around the globe to battle your way through, and scoreboards to show off on if you think you shift like no one else.

Be careful though, because things aren’t always as they appear.

[Armor Games – Shift 3]

…Shift shifts your thinking?

Shift

Shift is like the poor man’s Portal. To solve this puzzle platformer, you must ‘shift’ between yourself and your shadow.

Think of it as a 2D Paper Mario.

The controls are simple (arrow keys move, space jumps, shift shifts) so you can pick it up quickly, but you’ll soon find your brain shifting into high gear as it tries to keep track of what’s up and what’s down.

Are you ready?

[Armor Games – Shift]

[Via: Kotaku]

…It’s Things Thursday: Everything Is Miscellaneous?

Everything Is Miscellaneous

Though human beings are “information omnivores”, constantly collecting, labeling, and organizing data, the shift from physical to digital is “mixing, burning, and ripping lives apart”. David Weinberger’s book, Everything Is Miscellaneous, examines this shift in the way we look at the world, and shows why categories are a thing of the past.

    In Everything Is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger charts the new principles of digital order that are remaking business, education, politics, science, and culture. In his rollicking tour of the rise of the miscellaneous, he examines why the Dewey decimal system is stretched to the breaking point, how Rand McNally decides what information not to include in a physical map (and why Google Earth is winning that battle), how Staples stores emulate online shopping to increase sales, why your children’s teachers will stop having them memorize facts, and how the shift to digital music stands as the model for the future in virtually every industry. Finally, he shows how by “going miscellaneous,” anyone can reap rewards from the deluge of information in modern work and life.
    From A to Z, Everything Is Miscellaneous will completely reshape the way you think–and what you know–about the world.

This one is definitely on my “To Read” list, and has gotten quite a bit of buzz around the blogosphere (and even the realworldosphere) as a new way of looking at the world. Are you ready?

Question: What section are you supposed to find this book on the shelves?

[Everything Is Miscellaneous]

…Any mouse can scroll sideways?

Here’s your Mac Trick Of The Day: If you’re jealous of the Mighty Mouse’s ability to scroll horizontally, hold the shift key and scroll with any old mouse and you’ll be moving sideways in no time.