The Currency Cloud Secures $4M To Disrupt The Trillion Dollar Foreign Exchange Market The Currency Cloud has developed a Foreign Exchange (FX) payments automation platform which supercharges the tired old world of cross-border business payments, aiming to reduce costs for business and make multi-currency payments more frictionless. Since FX is one of the last great ...
You can now register with Swipestudy using your facebook account, less user IDs and passwords to remember … now thats a good thing! Swipestudy is a flash-card study tool for the smartphone age, very useful for studying foreign languages and preparing for exams and best of all its all free. You can see what people ...
Good to see Facebook putting pressure on the mobile manufacturers to standardise their HTML5 implementations Try it here http://rng.it Facebook today addressed three challenge areas that make it hard for developers to build apps on the mobile web: app discovery, browser fragmentation, and payments. As part of the second one, Facebook released Ringmark, a new ...
Manage & control your CVs in the cloud, elegantly. http://cvcloud.me
This is how I discovered Pinterest… I already new that only google employees post to G+ TheAtlantic: Abysmal Google+ Numbers: Users Spending 3 Minutes per Month on the Site
Good to see a euro splash of colour amongst the usual drab boring inner city Sydney ‘architecture’
http://bestexchangerates.net now available in 5 countries, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and UK!
The Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani near Shiga Kogen, Nagano. After two kilometers of very snowy forest trail we came upon this amazing scene. It’s good to be the king, but judging by the missing finger he’s had to fight for the right to sit in the sauna and been attended to by the gang.
Hong Kong buildings remind of some type of coral-like organic life form. A good example of the ‘Porosity’ of Asian city living…
Original post from April 18, updated for the 1 year anniversary of apple web-apps going dark! Being a developer of several web-apps for both pc and mobile phones, I read with interest way back in March the brouhaha regarding whether Apple had intentionally hamstrung web-apps performance on the iPhone by preventing their use of its ...
So I was off to Darling Harbour for the annual Geek-fest that is #gdd11, and was pretty impressed with the quality of the lunch boxes…the talks weren’t bad either. Actually the highlights were Timothy Jordan & Julia Ferraioli’s presentation on Using the Google+ APIs and also Eric Bidelman’s Bleeding Edge HTML5. I even managed to ...
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This Hong Kong street-scene snapped while rolling along up the soho escalator looks like a crazy UX drop down menu design
But I think there’s actually a very good reason why we should, in fact, embrace the term “HTML5” as an overarching buzzword for this latest round of web standards and specifications. Our industry has proven on several occasions that we don’t get excited about new, interesting, and useful technologies and concepts until such a buzzword is in place.
According to a dispatch in the Cablegate Wikileaks treasure trove, American Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Tatiana Gfoeller attended a two-hour brunch to brief HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York ahead of his meetings with the Kyrgyz Prime Minister. Much of the banter is actually quite amusing and a rare peek into the attitudes of the British royal family.
“The crowd practically clapped. He then capped this off with a zinger: castigating “our stupid (sic) British and American governments which plan at best for ten years whereas people in this part of the world plan for centuries.” There were calls of “hear, hear” in the private brunch hall. Unfortunately for the assembled British subjects, their cherished Prince was now late to the Prime Minister’s. He regretfully tore himself away from them and they from him.”
Two social media videos…one inspiring, one impressive yet slightly scary
Just put the finishing touches on CurrencyConvert.biz – A quick and easy Web 2.0 currency converter. Please leave any comments, bugs or feedback as a comment here. thx David
Last week I realised the internet wants to kill me. I was trying to write a script in a small room with nothing but a laptop for company. Perfect conditions for quiet contemplation – but thanks to the accompanying net connection, I may as well have been sharing the space with a 200-piece marching band. ...
I agree with the posit that excessive hyperlinking can be very distracting, I’d love to see some scientific data on the effect of hyperlinks on comprehension
While slogging my way to Bondi beach yesterday in the annual city to surf amongst the world-record 80,000 strong throng I was reminded of this article on how the ability to run long-distance had a big influence on the development of the human form and brain. At least it helped keep my mind off the ...
I’m glad I don’t work in a phone shop…
Scenario planning derives from the observation that, given the impossibility of knowing precisely how the future will play out, a good decision or strategy to adopt is one that plays out well across several possible futures. To find that “robust” strategy, scenarios are created in plural, such that each scenario diverges markedly from the others. ...
Interesting thoughts on hierarchies vs networks in this influential paper by Anne-Marie Slaughter, America’s Edge: Power in the Networked Century. In this world, the measure of power is connectedness. Almost 30 years ago, the psychologist Carol Gilligan wrote about differences between the genders in their modes of thinking. She observed that men tend to see ...
Interesting application of Darwinian theory to social networks from Justin Milne until recently head of broadband at Telstra.
The net in all its forms, wired or wireless, fixed or mobile has become the greatest contributor to the spread of memes the world has ever seen. Never have so many people been able to share so many ideas or concentrate their intelligence so rapidly.
Looks like the u.s. state department is ‘getting IT’
The underpinning philosophy of 21st-century statecraft is that the networked world ‘exists above the state, below the state and through the state’
A Short Footnote on the Grape and the Grain
Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing. The only worthwhile miracle in the New Testament—the transmutation of water into wine during the wedding at Cana—is a tribute to the persistence of Hellenism in an otherwise austere Judaea.
HAL in “2001: A Space Odyssey” the machine is being dismantled, its wires unplugged: “My mind is going,” HAL says. “I can feel it.”
For Carr, the analogy is obvious: The modern mind is like the fictional computer. “I can feel it too,” he writes. “Over the last few years, I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory.”
Don’t forget to add the additional bull$%^* factor…
Hidden behind a non-descript hole in the wall was this cavernous venue
Their new three social plugins, Open Graph, and Open Graph API, make Facebook’s intentions very clear: they want to be the fabric of the web.
Eric Schmidt: Mobile Is The Future, And There’s No Such Thing As Communication Overload
Eric Schmidt Is the Nicest Guy in Tech…does that mean Google is doomed to lose to Apple?
Am enjoying the Multi-tasking and folders but my beloved nytimes app is crashing boohoo
It’s hard to grasp the breathtaking scale of the epic war between Microsoft, Google and Apple. Billions upon billions of dollars. Entire industries at stake. This is the board. These are the pieces.
As if on cue, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in the same week as the release of a long-awaited report from the investigation into the country’s financial collapse.
Perhaps maybe we should put more thought into our tweets now that they’ll be history
Discovering the AGNSW collection of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood art
Amazing winter storm sunset along Martin Place Sydney
Could this be the end of ‘freemium’?
The 33 ton bronze statue was erected in Hyde Park 1822 by the swooning “Women of England”
Clifton Pugh’s portrait of Gough Whitlam in Parliament House in Canberra.
The Cricketers Arms, Foveaux St, Surry Hills, Sydney
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Cricketers Arms, Fouveaux st, Sydney.
My daily walk into town through some sydney history
Saw this interesting quote attributed to Dante Gabriel Rossetti,
Just discovered these guys… a very interesting bunch! Proserpine, 1873-1877, at Tate Gallery, London. Painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Westminster abbey College garden …u can’t get much more English than that. College Garden occupies a site that has been under continuous cultivation for more than 900 years. It was here that the Abbey’s first Infirmary garden was established in the eleventh century.
3200 metres from Cime de Caron peak, Val Thorens French Alps.
A slow-moving tram, through a comically low-tech tunnel of antiquated 80′s era rope lights, lasers and car dealership ilk inflatables — narrated only by a psychotic stream of random words. Something that might have been interesting at the 1964 World’s Fair, or a quarter-operated Chuck E. Cheese, but would bore even the most provincial child ...
Woke up to this view! Thought it was a great sunrise, then perhaps fog…then i saw footprints… http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/23/2693643.htm