Saturday, February 25, 2006

Filling your Ipod | The da Vinci Code

Someone has left the backdoor open ;o)
Check here for an Open directory with the audiobook "The da Vinci Code" from Dan Brown (english version).

Photography | Gunkanjima Island Japan

quote "...Off the westernmost coast of Japan, is an island called "Gunkanjima" that is hardly known even to the Japanese. Long ago, the island was nothing more than a small reef. Then in 1810, the chance discovery of coal drastically changed the fate of this reef. As reclamation began, people came to live here, and through coal mining the reef started to expand continuously. Befor long, the reef had grown into an artificial island of one kilometer (three quarters of a mile) in perimeter, with a population of 5300. Looming above the ocean, it appeared a concrete labyrinth of many-storied apartment houses and mining structures built closely together. Seen from the ocean, the silhouette of the island closely resembled a battleship - so, the island came to be called Gunkanjima, or Battleship island...[read more]" Check the photographs here! Urban photography at its best. (link found on Retecool)

Friday, February 24, 2006

Photography | the secret of glamour photos

Check the portfolio of Glen Feron. Click on a thumb and move your cursor over the photo and get your Photoshop blur-, stamp-, clone-, and tonetools ready.
Update: check more examples here (interface with some nifty java-applet)

Tech | Coverart from Itunes Store database

Here you can find a clever handy online script where you can search for album cover art, directly from the Itunes Store server. Very handy when you are looking for a specific cover for your Itunes library. More nifty scripts that communicate with the Itunes Store database can be found here.