Posts Tagged ‘crowdspring’

Forget Rock Star and Ninja – How About Warewolf?

Ross | July 23rd, 2008

The labels “rock star” and “ninja” are overused in software development.  After all, even the late Chris Farley was a ninja but he couldn’t even spell CSS. I’m suggesting a new label: warewolf. Hear me out. At the start of a complicated project, a developer usually starts out clean shaven and proper. Here is Chad, […]

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Ideals and Reality

Ross | July 22nd, 2008

The 4-day workweek. The 4-hour work week. Sounds really nice, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to work 4 days every week and then play for 3 days? It’s not surprising that tens of thousands of books have been written about efficiency, about working less, about being more productive, about getting more out of your day, […]

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Typography is Sexy: Part 1

Angeline | July 21st, 2008

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been brainstorming at the crowdSPRING office on ways we can provide more resources for our creatives. One of the ideas we came up with is having guest bloggers spotlight topics of interest to our community. We are very happy to welcome our first guest blogger, Adelle Charles, who runs […]

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Rockin the House (er, office)

Mike | July 19th, 2008

The Wii has invaded the shores of crowdSPRING HQ and like all things “game” the response from the team was immediate and visceral. After some argument over the playground rules governing the choosing of teams, it was Ross vs. Chad in Guitar Hero: Those of us with teenage children, and others of us not far […]

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Not-So-Creative Design: EcoGeek vs. Intel

Angeline | July 17th, 2008

A while ago, Ross began an interesting primer on Concept Copying, an issue which often comes up in the design world (Look for him to finish up Part 3 shortly). Regardless of whether creatives are graphic designers, musicians, or filmmakers, they all draw inspiration from other works. Take a band like British rock act Oasis, […]

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We’re Ready For Mixed Doubles in Ping-Pong

Ross | July 17th, 2008

Only a very small percentage of developers are women. This already tiny number is even smaller in the open source community. Google – one of the most successful companies on this planet – has one of the best educated group of employees in the world. And Google credits much of its success to its emphasis […]

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Hello From Your New Community Manager…

Angeline | July 16th, 2008

Hi everyone! I’m Angeline, your new Community Manager. I feel very special since Ross dedicated TWO blog entries to my arrival, but I also wanted to personally introduce myself to all of you crowdSPRINGers! (crowdSPRINGians, crowdSPRINGites? You choose.) Over the next couple of days, you’ll see me posting more in the forum and the blog, […]

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Creative Video: Radiohead's "House of Cards"

Ross | July 16th, 2008

Radiohead’s music video for its song “House of Cards” (from the Rainbows album) was made without cameras or lights. Instead, Geometric Informatics (structured light) and Velodyne LIDAR (multiple lasers) were used to produce the video. Some interesting information at the following link, with both the video and the making-of video to explain the technologies that […]

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12 Questions: Meet Chrissy Richards (USA)

Ross | July 15th, 2008

This is the third in what will be a regular series in our blog where we’ll feature interviews with someone (a creative and/or a buyer) from the crowdSPRING community. We’ll pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a […]

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Angelineasaurus sighted…

Ross | July 14th, 2008

Almost forgot – photo of Angeline Vuong – our new community manager (see post below this one). I am thinking about blue hair too – perhaps a slightly darker shade for me.

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