2009 Apr 1, 9:26
"Open source code will contain text ads in comments and variable names, and Google and other text ad companies will scan the open source code repositories and fund the projects based on what they
find in the code"
2009 Mar 20, 10:10
Its IE8 advertising that doesn't make me cringe. On the contrary it has Ask a Ninja, Janeane Garofalo, and several comedians I recall collectively from either 'I Love the [decade]' or 'Best Week
2009 Mar 20, 6:18
IE8, the software I've been working on for some time now, has finally been released at MIX09.
As I mentioned previously, I worked on accelerators
Activities) in IE8. Looking at the kinds of things I blog
about on the IE Blog, you might also
correctly guess that I work on the networking stack. Ask me about what else I worked on during IE8 development. The past few months were very busy for me and I'm happy this is finally out.
2009 Feb 26, 11:52
This is what I'd like in a newspaper: "1: Focus on original content, do not rewrite wire stories or press releases." and "2: Focus on hyper-local coverage, newspapers should "own" their regional beat
because they have the best contacts and the best understanding of local companies and issues."
2009 Jan 13, 6:20
"So we've progressed now from having just a Registry key entry, to having an executable, to having a randomly-named executable, to having an executable which is shuffled around a little bit on each
machine, to one that's encrypted - really more just obfuscated - to an executable that doesn't even run as an executable. It runs merely as a series of threads."
2009 Jan 13, 1:31
More photos of the ad attacked with Photoshop windows.
2009 Jan 13, 1:29
"A crew of artists (Mr. Tailon, Baveux Prod., Kone & Epoxy) have done up a slick pop music advertisement with a Photoshop makeover. Typical Photoshop windows have been wheatpasted over the faces of
three ubiquitous top 40 music stars."
2008 Nov 25, 2:48 2008 Nov 23, 9:34
The folks who made the awesome inforgraphic music video for Royksopp's 'Remind Me' has it as well as a bunch of their other videos on the site.
2008 Nov 16, 10:13
"Imagine my mild surprise when I discovered that the woman who terrorized me in my final days in high school is the face of Proposition 8. Sonja Eddings Brown is everything you would expect a
Proposition 8 supporter to be: someone with misplaced values and a knack for being a big bully. Yes, a middle-aged mother of three went out of her way to threaten to kick a high school senior out of
her valedictory speaking position simply because the student refused to have (strange) words placed her mouth and to be used as a propagandistic advertising vehicle."
2008 Nov 6, 6:27
Examination of the who and why behind those 'Single?' lawn signs: 'At this point, I came to the realization that every question I answered seemed to introduce two more. In this case, they were "did
someone hire these firms or are they acting on their own?" and, more confusingly, "how did a web design firm in Panama or India get a lawn sign physically planted in the front lawn of my high school
in South Jersey?"'
2008 Oct 15, 2:53
Stylish blog that looks like it has interesting cultural and business related articles and links (not just weird/humorous).
2008 Oct 14, 12:50
Cardboard filter that turns video monitors into an array of large color-changing boxes applied to public video billboard ads: "Pixelator turns those ugly, blinding video billboard ads into art."
2008 Sep 5, 2:15
"Do a commercial, there's a price on your head, everything you say is suspect..." Bill Hicks quotes about actors who do commercials mixed with music laid on top of video of famous actors in cheesy
commericials makes for a surprisingly catchy video. (Lyrics NSFW)
2008 Sep 4, 6:08
The new Windows ad campaign begins. I thought it was funny. I thought it'd be more directly aimed at the Mac ads and have something about Vista. I'm no ad expert though so what do I know? "The ad to
air tonight is the first of a series and is meant to be humorous, said a company spokeswoman. She would provide no additional details about the campaign." Oh, jokes! I get jokes. Thanks for the tip
2008 Aug 26, 3:32
A collection of ads featuring "food so good that it actually eats itself". I really like the hat wearing slice of bread carrying a baguette.
2008 Jul 11, 1:39
The ad agency that Microsoft has a new deal with has done all of the interesting or weird ad campaigns I can think of: crazy BK commercials, f'd up Sprite commercials, the KNOW HIV dancing people...
Of course their site is Flash.
2008 Jul 11, 1:35
Furious George comments: "Extensive focus group testing shows that having Seth Rogen present as a relatable everyman enhances positive feelings about the possibility of having sex with Megan Fox, and
hence, using Windows."
2008 Jun 19, 4:21
Funny quotes + Billy Mays coverage! "He appears to be saying 'I am a carnie huckster, you know it and I know it, but that's OK because this product is that good.'"
2008 May 12, 5:13
Finally, geez! "Airship Ventures is a corporation formed with the objective of bringing Zeppelin NT airships to the USA for commercial air tours, media and advertising operations, scientific
research, and special missions."