Friday, August 15, 2008

AirBed & Breakfast

So, you're going on a weekend getaway and you don't know where you're staying. You could A) stay on a friend's couch, but you have to take them out to dinner (or do something nice), B) pay for an expensive (yet comfortable) hotel, or C) book a stranger's couch for real cheap.


That's right, now you can pay to stay with a stranger in a strange city. Simply head to AirBed & Breakfast, plug in the city and dates you need a room for, and get a Google mash-up with different faces and prices of who you could stay with. Prices are set by the users, so they range, but most of them are about 15-75 bucks a night.

I know you're all rushing to sign up your very own couch.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


It's "refreshing money management." Cute. But cuteness aside, Mint is seriously helping me get my finances in order. It's seriously easy to use, it's free, and it helps you stay on top of your budgets. I spent about 5 minutes plotting in a couple different screen names and passwords yesterday, and all of a sudden my financial life was in front of me. Since I was at work I didn't have all my account numbers in front of me, so i'll be getting to those this weekend, but let me tell you: I am completely impressed by how easy this program is to use. Plus I'm a sucker for statistics, and Mint is full of useful analytics. You can also set email and mobile alerts for when you're exceeding your personal budgets, have a low balance, need to pay a bill, etc.

The only downside: you're reminded you're spending way too much on wine.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Blue Whale

Ever want to look a life-size blue whale? no? well, you can anyway! just go here.

Flickr Blow Up

When developers get bored at work, we get some cool new applications. Blow Up is just such an example. It's a Flickr viewing tool to help you browse through albums a lot quicker, and maybe even in a more aesthetically pleasing manner. I haven't played with it that much, so I'm not necessarily endorsing it quite yet. But I'm down to give it a go. How about you?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Internet Memes

Remember that YouTube video that was going around three years ago? Me neither. Until I saw this website. Have a look around, and have a walk down interweb lane.

I can't believe I forgot about Hatt-baby.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Daily Color Scheme

Here’s a new tool to create color combos that won’t make your client cringe. Daily Color Scheme offers up new schemes each day, and a really thorough package of downloading options. The hex, rgb and hsb codes are featured on each swatch and are copied with a single click of you don’t want to download them. I love it when tools are simple to use.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Today is apparently inspiration day. If you're looking for some nice animation and motion graphics, have a gander at Animatorio, a rather new company based in Brazil. I also like their site design, so hell, just go look around in general.


Just a random personal website I stumbled upon. Some nice work by Joakim Jansson.