When I opened my monthly FontShop newsletter this morning, I swear I heard angels singing. FontShop has released over 30 of it’s most popular faces in WOFF and EOT Lite format.

The task is simple: how to go about a motion blur of a fast-spinning OpenGL ES sphere on the iPhone? That is, how to achieve the following effect…

This is a follow-up to the first article about training creatures to walk using neural networks and genetic algorithms. The next creature I decided to train is a worm. Here’s the result (generation ~200).

I remember seeing Karl Sims’ video Evolved Virtual Creatures a long time ago. I was completely stunned but unfortunately forgot about it for many years. I was reminded of it again last year when reading about training neural networks using genetic algorithms and decided to evolve my own creatures.

One of the most annoying things in Photoshop that semi-organized users need to deal with, is the fact that “copy” is added to every duplicated layer, leaving you with a mess of “layer copy 1, layer copy 2, layer copy 3, etc. etc.” Luckily, there’s an app script for that.

Gmail is my holy grail. It’s my online quiet place. And yesterday Google Buzz came and crashed my pad like an old friend looking for a couch. It’s noisy, distracting and appears to be duplicating existing services that serve me quite well.

This topic is obviously trending and nothing new but the more I hear about it, the more it irks me. There has been a huge uproar over Apple’s blog post last week regarding rejecting apps with location-based advertising…

This first person 3D ski game is an office favorite. Collect time, speed and jump bonuses and avoid the sun flares, blizzard and slow motion items to maximize your track times. Take to the slopes of Mt. Saint Junior and challenge its five tracks.

“The only things certain in life are death and taxes.”

We can thank Ben Franklin for penning that truism. However, if Benny were alive today, he might have modified it to read “The only things certain in life are death and taxes and increased interactive marketing budgets.”