- Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for its maps.
- Branded for life. Business Week takes a look at actors who are forever associated with the brands they represented in commercials, included the “Dude, you’re getting a Dell” guy.
- Color names by gender preference, based on the xkcd survey from awhile back.
- Why Instagram made their app worse.
- It would go well with the sleeping bag. Tauntaun hobby horse.
- What if Apple launched the iPhone 5 on Kickstarter?
- Tribute to dead logos.
- Nerdalicious Nintendo tributes.
Tag Archives: nintendo
“When things went wrong inside your NES, the problem was usually a bad connection between the cartridge and its slot. That could be due to tarnishing, corrosion, crud in various places, weak pins in the slot, or other issues. The symptoms of a bad connection could include the game not starting at all, the console showing a blinking light, or the game starting up with garbage all over the screen. . . To combat these problems, in the mid-1980s my friends and I somehow learned this secret: if we took out the cartridge, blew in it, and reinserted it, it worked. And if it didn’t work the first time, it eventually worked, on the second or fifth or tenth time. But looking back on it, I wondered: did that blowing actually help? And if it did…why?”
The folks over at Mental Floss have investigated the age-old question does blowing in Nintendo cartridges really help?. Anecdotal evidence from anyone who has tried this trick would point to yes. You’ll have to head over to Mental Floss to see what their experts had to say about the issue.
- How your privacy will be invaded in 2012.
- Do you want to see a picture featuring 340 Nintendo characters? Of course you do.
- Recommended resolutions for advertising types, but probably good idea for all office types.
- Gamification sucks.
- 14 of the year’s best ideas in interface design.
- Brand New has the the worst and the best identities of 2011.
- Reddit’s Top 20 popular pics of 2011.
- Short order designer notepads are kind of awesome.
- The 8 Worst print ads of 2011. Warning: You will be offended.
- 40 most shared articles on Facebook in 2011.
- Where are advertisers going to spend their money in 2011? The Economist says it’s gonna be online (and on TV).
- Mom, this is how Twitter works (not just for moms!).
- If you haven’t watched the video about Vivian Maier, photographer and nanny, you should.
- Paul Ford: the web is a customer service medium.
- Could you go a year without soap or shampoo? This guy did and he claims it’s not so stinky at all.
- French kids play with vintage technology, make you feel old.
- NES electric guitar.
- StarWars Miniland coming to Legoland, California.
- xkcd has a flowchart on how to write good code.
- Mark your calendars. January 19th is boycott a meeting day,
because every minute you avoid in a meeting is a minute you can get real work done.