Archive for March, 2009

Daily Digest for 2009-03-31

// March 31st, 2009 // No Comments » // Today's happenings from LifeStream

So, here’s a quick rundown of everything my LifeStream picked up about my online activities today…

delicious (feed #5) 10:02am Bookmarked a link on Delicious.
twitter (feed #4) 9:42pm Preparing for conference call with a US firm. I might use the new Skype for iPhone.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:06am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:07am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:09am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:10am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:12am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:20am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
delicious (feed #5) 1:22am Bookmarked a link on Delicious.
blog (feed #1) 3:01am There Are Many Reasons to be Rich, The Hotelicopter is Not One of Them
twitter (feed #4) 3:09am There are many reasons to be rich, this isn’t one of them… http://bit.ly/PHmHf
twitter (feed #4) 3:16am @ShaunJeffrey Perhaps I can help. www.themancuniancandidate.com

Daily Digest for 2009-03-31

// March 31st, 2009 // No Comments » // Today's happenings from LifeStream

So, here’s a quick rundown of everything my LifeStream picked up about my online activities today…

twitter (feed #4) 2:42pm Preparing for conference call with a US firm. I might use the new Skype for iPhone.
lastfm (feed #3) 5:06pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 5:07pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 5:09pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 5:10pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 5:12pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 5:20pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
delicious (feed #5) 6:22pm Bookmarked a link on Delicious.
blog (feed #1) 8:01pm There Are Many Reasons to be Rich, The Hotelicopter is Not One of Them
twitter (feed #4) 8:09pm There are many reasons to be rich, this isn’t one of them… http://bit.ly/PHmHf
twitter (feed #4) 8:16pm @ShaunJeffrey Perhaps I can help. www.themancuniancandidate.com
delicious (feed #5) 2:54am Bookmarked a link on Delicious.
delicious (feed #5) 2:55am Bookmarked a link on Delicious.
delicious (feed #5) 3:30am Bookmarked a link on Delicious.

There Are Many Reasons to be Rich, The Hotelicopter is Not One of Them

// March 31st, 2009 // No Comments » // Design, General, Technology and Gadgets

Like many others before me I have often pondered what amazing and exclusive doors would be opened should I happen to find an extra million pounds in my pocket.  Should I find myself in that position I might for instance buy myself a Lamborghini Gallardo, this house and perhaps if I was feeling particularly flush a nice Rothko to adorn my huge new pristine walls.

I’ve also often thought about the benefits of owning one of the ridiculously impractical, but jaw-droppingly beautiful WallyPower boats.  But even during my most extravagant travel fantasies I can’t recall imagining cruising in a flying machine such as this thing…

No, no, no, no no.

No, no, no, no no.

Not only is it obscenely ugly it’s based on a 40 year old design that was rejected by the old Soviet Military which leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to feeling reassured by the latest technology and highest build quality.

The makers of the Hotelicopter are promising to take up to 18 “lucky” (they’d probably have to be if they expected to survive the trip) passengers on short stop cruises across the US beginning on June 26th.

Thankfully though, this abomination is just a clever hoax.  It’s actually part of a little viral campaign to generate buzz around the new Yotel chain.  This imaginary sasquatch of the skies gained coverage on all of the leading tech and lux blogs picking up thousands of comments, a few hundred Twitter followers and a couple of thousand Facebook Fans along the way.

The clever part of this campaign is that the first time people saw pictures of the Hotelicopter rooms, they did so expecting to see rooms fit for the rich and famous, the fact they were in a helicopter explained why you were only seeing a plasticy, but funky little cabin.

By looking at these exclusive but tiny rooms you were unconsciously convincing yourself that these rooms were cool and luxurious despite their small size.

Now the news has broken that this was just a hoax, the real Yotel cabins don’t look so bad all of a sudden, in fact they look positively inviting.

Overall, this is an amazingly well thought out and executed viral campaign that goes well beyond the typical and run-of-the-mill loopy advertising that is the norm for less creative agencies.  Maximum kudos to the creators.  One small suggestion though…  the Yotel site itself should be next on the agenda.

Daily Digest for 2009-03-30

// March 30th, 2009 // No Comments » // Today's happenings from LifeStream

So, here’s a quick rundown of everything my LifeStream picked up about my online activities today…

delicious (feed #5) 2:02am Bookmarked a link on Delicious.

Daily Digest for 2009-03-29

// March 29th, 2009 // No Comments » // Today's happenings from LifeStream

So, here’s a quick rundown of everything my LifeStream picked up about my online activities today…

lastfm (feed #3) 9:29am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:38am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:31am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
twitter (feed #4) 10:33am In bed trying to sleep. Feels earlier than it is. :(
lastfm (feed #3) 10:37am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:46am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:56am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:59am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:08am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:12am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:22am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:25am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:35am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:42am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.

Daily Digest for 2009-03-28

// March 28th, 2009 // No Comments » // Today's happenings from LifeStream

So, here’s a quick rundown of everything my LifeStream picked up about my online activities today…

twitter (feed #4) 12:32am @dave_roach Hello. Like that CA logo on your portfolio. Cheers
blog (feed #1) 12:52am My Own Little iPhone Background
twitter (feed #4) 1:43am @melaverty There’s a good plugin for wp called lifestream that ties blogs to twit. Example on my site. http://www.themancuniancandidate.com
lastfm (feed #3) 2:27am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 2:30am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 2:32am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 2:36am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 2:39am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 4:14am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 4:16am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 4:18am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 4:24am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 4:26am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 4:28am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 4:35am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
twitter (feed #4) 6:32am @skinnermike you are lucky then. I have plenty of times. I’ll probably even regret this one tomorrow.

My Own Little iPhone Background

// March 28th, 2009 // No Comments » // Today's happenings from LifeStream

I’m not really sure if anyone else would want to download this, but putting it on my blog is a quick way to add it to my iPhone without syncing it.

Feel free to grab it if you like though, I’ll not complain!

iPhone Background

Daily Digest for 2009-03-27

// March 27th, 2009 // No Comments » // Today's happenings from LifeStream

So, here’s a quick rundown of everything my LifeStream picked up about my online activities today…

lastfm (feed #3) 7:45am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 7:48am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
blog (feed #1) 7:57am Tesla Model S Electric Saloon Prototype is Sexy
lastfm (feed #3) 8:18am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 8:22am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 8:26am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 8:29am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 8:32am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 8:34am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
twitter (feed #4) 8:57am @mflmusic interested in your project. Take a look at my site http://www.themancuniancandidate.com I’m sure I can help.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:00am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
twitter (feed #4) 9:00am @jtroche 2.0 type person here. http://www.themancuniancandidate.com
lastfm (feed #3) 9:02am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
twitter (feed #4) 9:09am Still up, working on a client request that was heartily unrecommended. Oh well, customer is king and all that…
lastfm (feed #3) 9:10am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:14am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:18am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:20am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:23am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:25am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:34am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:38am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:40am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:45am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:49am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:52am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:54am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:56am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 9:59am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:03am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:05am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:06am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:09am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:13am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:17am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:20am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:24am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:29am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:33am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:37am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:41am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:44am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:47am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:51am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:54am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 10:58am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:01am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:05am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:12am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:16am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:22am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
twitter (feed #4) 11:29am @SkinnyInnuit Not to bad ta. BrightSale gone a little quiet so doing other things at the moment. Tons of freelance work at the mo though…
twitter (feed #4) 11:29am @SkinnyInnuit moving to London mid-April so looking for something proper down there too. Hope you’re well. Must catch up before we go!
lastfm (feed #3) 11:30am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
twitter (feed #4) 11:31am Rediscovered Neutral Milk Hotel whilst working tonight. Good stuff.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:42am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:50am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 11:54am Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:01pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
delicious (feed #5) 12:18pm Bookmarked a link on Delicious.
blog (feed #1) 12:20pm Bookmarks for March 26th through March 27th
lastfm (feed #3) 12:36pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:41pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:45pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:51pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:56pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 12:59pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:04pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:07pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:11pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:17pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:22pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:29pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:35pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:38pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:41pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:48pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:51pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:54pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 1:57pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
lastfm (feed #3) 2:00pm Scrobbled a song on Last.fm.
twitter (feed #4) 4:31pm Tired.
delicious (feed #5) 3:37am Bookmarked a link on Delicious.

Bookmarks for March 26th through June 8th

// March 27th, 2009 // No Comments » // Today's happenings from LifeStream

These are my del.icio.us links for March 26th through June 8th:

Tesla Model S Electric Saloon Prototype is Sexy

// March 27th, 2009 // No Comments » // Design, Do Want

I think it’s quite hard to express just how much I want one of the Tesla Roadsters, let’s just say it’s quite a lot.  I have a bit of a problem now though as today Tesla unveiled their first saloon prototype and it is gorgeous – and half the price of the roadster!

A beautiful car, with obvious nods to the Maserati Quattroporte, Lexus IS250 and the new Jaguar XF.  Whereever they are picking up their influence, they have got it completely right and I want one, now.

Gizmodo has the full scoop.