"I’m not sure if this is professional or not. It’s very self motivated and ruthlessly lazy, but also requires experience in knowing what will be a pain later down the line." James sounds like he's being entirely professional to me; this is a good post about maintaining services in your spare time, amongst other things.
"Here there are feedback mechanisms that produce more affect and pleasure – for instance the feedback involved in tuning a musical instrument, sound system or a radio. Gardening also seems to be a rich area for examination – where there is frequent work, but the sensual and systemic rewards are tangible." Beautiful work, as ever: I really liked the rewards-for-effort they point out.
Gorgeous: light-painting in space with the Visible Human, its slices reassembled into new shapes.
"A service involving 8,500 GPS enabled busses and many servers is very impressive, but it really comes into it’s own when it doesn’t show off." Modest devices again. (This is very nice).
Vice Style launch
24 June 2010
James got a late invite to the Vice Style party (under our old office, and over the road from his house), and took his camera. I liked this.