- Banksy rendered in LEGO. I repeat, Banksy rendered in LEGO.
- Just one more game. . . Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’.
- Don’t forget to RSVP for one of next week’s Nerdery Webinars on supporting legacy browsers.
- The Line has a nice write up of this year’s Overnight Website Challenge.
- Yoda speaking correctly.
- The world’s sweetest Scrabble set is now a reality and it’ll cost you 199 bones.
- For those who aren’t afraid of profanity and like their ad-world blogging with a definite point of view the news that Copyranter is blogging fulltime for Buzzfeed was cause for much excited hand clapping.
- Also on BuzzFeed (which is rapidly gaining favor with this here blogger), gowns of the internet.
- The secret science behind memorable movie quotes.
- Why $7.99 beats $0.99.
- Weird advertising characters. The Oreo Middleman is pretty rad.
- Should you keep your personal and professional identities separate online? Sounds like a lot of work.
Tag Archives: Scrabble
The Chicago Webchallenge is this weekend and the Minnesota nerds are making their way down to the Windy City to join their Illini-brethren to make websites for needy nonprofits. Good luck to everyone involved!
- If this is your first time participating in the a webchallenge, here’s some advice from past participants. Also, take a look at a few videos so you know what you’ve gotten yourself into. If you want even more, you can read the entire Webchallenge category. Have fun!
- Meet the class of 2015: your future coworkers and customers.
- Scrabble Players ‘know’ more words, but not necessarily what they mean.
- How browsers work.
- Where’s WALL-E like Waldo, except with a ton of awesome robots.
- The questionable birth of Times New Roman
- How Marty and Doc became friends in Back to the Future. I always wondered why they were hanging out together.
- The Nike Swoosh turns 40.
On day 3, the Scrabble/Bananagrams nerds were up in a timed game of collective word making.
Mark Seemann from The Werd reports:
“Intense wordplay was at the center of the first attempt at the new game Tile Tornado. Two players per team in five minute rounds with three teams grabbed tiles to make three-letter or longer words. With each player having only one tile, teams needed to co-operate to make words. Longer words earned bonus points per tile – four-letter words earned one extra point per tile, and file-letter words earned three bonus points.
The first round had the InterNerds facing She! and Teh Awsumbs. After a painful wait while tiles were counted, Teh Awsumbs emerged with a one-point lead on She! with the Interns woefully behind. The second round had The Whom? up against Effortless and Nausea. With massive points in bigger words, Effortless walked away with a comfortable lead: 85 points. The Whom? struggled with game logistics, and chose to be part of the final round with Revenge of the InterNerds and Teh Awsumbs (who filled in pro-bono – earning no points). In the last round, The Whom? were able to better their score, averaged between the two rounds they played, and Revenge were able to put up a significant score, winning 13 points alone for a Q played on a five letter word.
Revenge fell only two points out from Effortless’ lead, placing second, with Teh Awsumbs holding on to a narrow third place with 76 points.
The overall standings after this event are:
3262 – Teh Awsumbs (event place: 3; event points: 1105)
3104 – The Whom? (6; 904)
3005 – Revenge (2; 1179)
2778 – InterNerds (7; 618)
2308 – Nausea (5; 914)
2294 – She! (4; 1094)
2060 – Effortless (1; 1200)”
- When Advertising Fails, Trust In Art – mediabistro.com: AgencySpy: “Trust In Art is a self-described stock market for cultural renewal. Ten artists have introduced their communities based art works to the online community.”
- MediaPost Publications Activating A Brand On Twitter 02/13/2009(via @balcomagency twitter)
- geeksugar: Robots as Home Decor
- Doomed: why Wikipedia will fail – Ars Technica: “A cyberlaw professor argues that Wikipedia is doomed. The online encyclopedia will need to choose between being "high quality" and "open," but both choices are fraught with risk.”
- Marketers: Don't Stop Innovating Because of Budget Cuts – Advertising Age – MediaWorks
- Requested Reading Recommendations — School of Visual Arts — MFA in Interaction Design: “Upon the request of readers, we asked faculty to recommend books for an interaction design reading list. These could be landmark texts, underdogs, or critical reads, or stepping stones to other fields. The following is what resulted from our request, comprising in part: a sneak preview of what will be assigned in courses; what some consider to be cornerstone interaction design texts; and what some consider important connections to other fields.”
- Going rogue inside a big company (a la Best Buy) – (37signals): “Words of wisdom there: “Listen, don’t be stupid and take care of each other.” Man, it’d be great to see more companies encourage employees to think that way.”
- Chip Kidd’s video tour of NYCC » Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog (via @caerickson)
- graphpaper.com – Are We Designing Interactions or Designing Software?: “One of the problems faced by designers trying to integrate their work with most software development processes, even (or possibly especially) with Agile development, is that the literature makes no distinction between software development and software design, or at least no distinction that makes any sense to dedicated user experience designers.”
- Flickr Celebrates Their 5th Anniversary + The Oldest Image On Flickr
- Wooster Collective: Was Shepard Fairey Arrested To Embarrass The Mayor Of Boston? – A First Hand Account
- 10 Harsh Truths About Corporate Websites | How-To | Smashing Magazine
- Clips: The iPhone Is That Guy at Your High School Reunion
- [ws] Color Scheme Designer
- 10 Web Typography Rules Every Designer Should Know | Webdesigner Depot
- Triple-Triple :: A blog for Scrabble nerds and word game geeks, featuring tips, strategies, hacks, links and much more
- adaptive path » blog » Henning Fischer » UX at Zappos: The Right People and the Right Mindset
We have an update on the contentious allegations leveled Monday at one of the Scrabble players here at The Nerdery. After what we can only assume was a rigorous and thorough investigation the Nerdery’s ScrabbleCam currently shows this:
There has been no confirmation or denial about the use of performance-enhancing anagrammers in this game, but we assure you that we will continue to update this story as it develops.
Sure this might look like a crappy cellphone picture of a Scrabble board, but it’s not. No, it’s a crappy screencap of a picture from the Scrabblecam. Even old school Scrabble has a nerdy twist here. At The Nerdery the Scrabble board gets its own webcam and players have to check in every once in awhile to see if it’s their turn (denoted by the Post-it on the side of the board).
Right now I am off to play a triple-letter V.
UPDATE: Now you too can watch the Nerd Scrabble action.