The surprising truth about what motivates us

So funny… I can confirm this 100%! People who earn too much money tend to behave like retards at work and people who really believe in something are the best performers and really make a difference.

BTW: I also contribute in community software projects (for free of course) – this my website: http://www.pazurmapping.com/

More: http://www.cognitivemedia.co.uk/

Author of the book about this topic: http://www.danpink.com/

HTC EVO vs iPhone4

Hilarious! πŸ˜€ The guy who made this video nearly lost his job at Best Buy although he didn’t say anything about it in his video.

Personally I don’t like Google Android (that the HTC EVO runs for example) but I think it will continue to grow market-share as phone makers just need some fancy OS on their smart-phones or tablet computers. I think Google will discontinue their Nexus One bullshit thingy at some point. They already closed the online-ordering site for it. What should I say about the iPhone? For me the iPhone is still the coolest smart-phone ever built and as with all other Apple hardware or software (like the Mac and Mac OS) it was clear that some competitor will copy them one day and try to take away their business. It’s pretty weird it’s Google though. I don’t think Microsoft is really out of the game either… Windows Mobile is still a great mobile OS and the new Windows Phone 7 just looks cool. Where is Yahoo! in this mobile game BTW? Well, Yahoo! does now Apps for both platforms:

http://ycorpblog.com/2010/06/30/androidhtml/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+yodelanecdotal+%28Yodel+Anecdotal%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

VHS

Today I connected an old VHS recorder to our TV. We got it from my mother in law as they didn’t use it anymore and we have a lot of VHS tapes and wanted to show them our daughter (our old VCR broke btw). It’s rally amazing how I got used to the good quality of DVDs on my LCD TV. VHS tapes look blurry and the colors are weak and everything is 4:3. Eeek! Remember the VHS copy generation quality loss? Check out this video show it in an extreme way:Β http://www.cinemassacre.com/2010/05/26/vhs-generation-loss/

ASCII art

ASCII art is something that I never got into but always fascinated me… now I found this “ASCII art” from 1934 created on a typewriter:

Wikipedia definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_art)

ASCII art is a graphic design technique that utilizes computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII). The term is also loosely used to refer to text based art in general. ASCII art can be created with any text editor, and is often used with free-form languages. Most examples of ASCII art require a fixed-width font (non-proportional fonts, like on a traditional typewriter) such as Courier for presentation.

This is how ASCII are usually looks like:


Found at: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/12/02/ascii-art-from-1934.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

Lego

Lego is part of pop culture and people go crazy about it… or they just have too much time. Check out these videos:

Matrix:

Michael Jackson’s Thriller:

8-bit homecomputer chip-sound tribute:

D-Day (CG animated):

Lego photo by miwaza

The James-Bond-like car remote control with an iPhone

Here the original Nokia James Bond car remote control for his BMW in “Tomorrow never dies”:

Now possible with an iPhone! Nice πŸ™‚

Amazon keyword fail

Enter “pc vernetzen” (meaning”connect your pc”) at amazon.de – now look – isn’t this proving that paid keywords are evil? πŸ˜€ … but maybe this is some kind of “not deleted” easter egg? Or some evil intern put this online? Who knows… maybe even the Product Manger for keyword search at Amazon doesn’t know… really a mystery! Pahh… πŸ˜‰

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Original Amazon-Fail-URL: http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss_w?__mk_de_DE=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pc+vernetzen&x=0&y=0

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