Code Is Cool. A Linux interface for Spotify

I like this. It takes me back to my days of messing around with DR-DOS and MS-DOS.

These guys are in a different league though.

What you’re actually seeing is despotify, an open source Spotify client and gateway to their service.

The client features a text based user interface as a proof of concept of the underlying code.

Rock on.

YouTube link.

Web Advertising Hits Rock Bottom

I noticed this happening myself but hadn’t seen the entire evolution of the ad.

Some viewers may find the following scenes upsetting:

Online ads for the game Evony started out like this:

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Then they added a woman with a little boob showing:

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In case people weren’t noticing the cleavage, the ad evolved into one where the boobs are pointed out a bit more explicitly:

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Moving on to a slightly more realistic look:

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And then they realized they could just dispense with all subtlety and get to the important part:

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Players will be disappointed to find out there isn’t even a female queen to be saved in the game.

Gobsmacked.

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EDIT:

The madness continues here and here.

And here’s the last ad, live on the web with those CGI boobs in context.

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Interactive Window Display

This installation includes tracking devices and low-resolution LED displays which is capable of showing different visualisations based on the presence and movement of people.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5229770&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=c9ff23&fullscreen=1

La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.

Moment Factory developed the interactive system and content. Photonic Dreams created the LED video wall.