From an era forgotten. Limited edition Atari t-shirts from James Bit.
iOS 7’s toggle switch.
(recorded on screen for maximum clarity. The circle around the cursor signifies that contact is maintained)
So many good details here.
The drawings offer a glimpse of the challenges facing arcade game makers and cabinet designers through this period. Few are as illuminating as the story of Gauntlet, a four-player role-playing, top-down dungeon-crawl, and an early attempt to create a multi-player cooperative game in arcades.
Loved this game, and they have it at barcade!
a.ok cucumber mint candle Oak
The problem with Google Hangouts: Intent
I was psyched to see a new version of Google Hangouts announced yesterday. I’ve been trying to use the web version of hangouts with people for months, it’s better that Skype when you finally get everybody in there. That’s the problem though, it was never clear how to get people into the hangout - G+? Email? Phone notification Does it have to be a Google Account? And so on. It’s enough that you just give up. (Pro tip: The best way ends up being to attach a hangout to a calendar appointment. Say goodbye to conference dial ins and webex).
So I got the new hangout app right away and started using it, and it does indeed merge GTalk and Hangouts into one place. However, there’s a new problem: I don’t know what’s going to happen to my message when it’s received. It might just show up in an IM window, or it might buzz someone’s phone, so I’m not sure what priority I’m assigning the message when I send it.
For me, communication priority goes in this order: phone call > text message > IM > email > raven. Which one of these is hangouts? I don’t know anymore, so I found myself switching to text message when the priority of my message went up. I don’t know if a solution will become obvious as I use it more, but for now I’m not sure where it fits in.
The GIFs might be the best part of this article on IX animations.
These are the wins hidden in flat design, the things that don’t show up in screenshots.
“Positive and negative. You’re a bit, aren’t you?”
“On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy.”
Can the Bitcoin blockchain be compromised for $1.2M?
John wrote up a great, simple description of Bitcoin yesterday and since I finally understand how Bitcoin works (do I?) I wondered what the cost would be to take control of the longest blockchain and compromise Bitcoin. This is also in the comments of John’s G+ post, but the two options I thought of are: a big botnet, and a bunch of ASIC hardware. Here’s a spreadsheet showing my calculations and the result is that you could buy ~$1.2M of ASIC hardware and control ~50% of the compute power going into Bitcoin. John estimates that even controlling as little as 20% of the computer power could cause serious problems, meaning you could do some real damage with $300K.
Does this make sense or have I misunderstood? Happy to hear criticisms in the comments over on John’s G+ post.