Well, contrary to popular belief, they don’t really work like bags that capture the wind, but more like plane wings. Look at the following clips about sails, sailing and modern sailing for more details.
Archive for April, 2011
I’ve been using SVN in the command line for a while now, in multiple OS’s. But usually, for major coding projects, I prefer something lighter, more integrated… basically a plug-in for an IDE or a simple GUI-based SVN client. So recently I go to look over the available SVN clients that also offer a GUI in MacOS… and there are actually a couple of them!
So, I like to keep it short. Commercial SVN clients for Mac: Cornerstone, Versions, SmartSVN. Freeware alternative: svnX. Based on the tests I’ve done up until now with the demo versions and freeware, I’d have to say that Cornerstone and SmartSVN seem to be worth their money. While Versions works nicely and has a very appealing design, I simply can’t work with it the way I’d expect to. As for svnX, it’s quite simple and lite, which isn’t bad, but there still are some issues with it—I managed to freeze it up multiple times.
We talked previously about the laws of simplicity, now we move on to marketing. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing (1993) is a book by Al Ries and Jack Trout.
And here are the main ideas that you need to think about, analyze and interpret:
1. THE LAW OF LEADERSHIP. It is better to be first than it is to be better.
Who knows, maybe next I’ll talk about the laws of simple marketing 🙂
…or why wouldn’t it? What are the criteria, the reasons, the elements that affect it’s functionality? Is it really that important whom you pick? Is it really that important if you pick? These are just a couple of questions that get born in ones mind when you watch such a clip.
But I think what strikes me the most is the positive attitude of the future partners. Or, in other words, my interpretation of this is you have that what you make of it. And I guess this is valid in most aspect of our lives.
So what’s the big difference? Select a person or have the selection made for you. If you accept such a given, such a tradition, and embrace it with the right attitude… well… Lets just say that I can imagine that an arranged marriage, where the couple accepts the tradition and works towards making the best of their relationship, as well as overcome their differences, should most likely have a better chance to succeed than one between people that have chosen themselves, but which, for one reason or another, might later doubt their decision.
This is not the only field where lack of decision, control, can have a happier result, an outcome that’s better accepted and incorporated in the individual’s life.
… my mood, as I’m struggling with a cold.
These animations highlight the inner life of cells, as well as other aspects of microbiology.
This is a really nice idea, combined with a simple video projection technique, that together have the potential to impress your target audience.