It’s an amazing feeling when the examiner yells, “TIME’S UP, PENS DOWN!”, and you’re ready for the school semester break to begin. It’s an even better feeling when you realise there aren’t any more semesters ahead, nodding to your nearest neighbour in acknowledgement that soon it’ll be time to don your graduation gown and walk on stage.
G-Day arrived for Malisa on Friday, 6th March to step onto the stage, after completing her Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. It was a beautiful Friday morning graduation, in contrast to the awful weather Sydney’s been experiencing this past week (#sydneystorm). It was the perfect occasion to dust off the old photography gear—actually I’ve sold all of my SLR gear except for the 24-70mm f/2.8L so I had to borrow a Canon body from a mate—and get some happy snaps.
When Apple announced iOS 7 back in June at WWDC 2013 Tweetbot fans were excited to see what the Tapbots developers had planned, but as the iOS 7 launch day arrived there was still no update in sight. After 4 months of hard work Tapbots answered with Tweetbot 3 for iPhone, a full-featured Twitter app re-designed from the ground up for iOS 7, priced at $2.99.
Tweetbot 3 has been re-imagined for iOS 7 and feels right at home thanks to its integration of icon outlines, the Helvetica Neue font, and circular avatars. With all Tapbots apps the amount of detail the developers have put in is clear with each perfectly placed pixel.
YouTube has come a long way since the day I first stumbled upon it. My first favourited video when YouTube launched in 2005 was of a pair of Korean girls that appeared on a Korean game show for laughs (aptly titled korean madness). Back then I had to sit at the desktop while lo-res YouTube videos slowly—and I mean slowly—loaded on our 33.6kbps dial-up modem connection. I know…we were behind. It slowly became a central hub for all the viral email chain videos going around (do these still exist?) and channels began to emerge for content-creators to get their message out there.
Today, we stream HD content across multiple devices within a single household or even on the go. There are now millions of channels that we can subscribe to for content on any particular topic or genre. Artists and comedians have been able to use avenues like YouTube to amass a huge following, catapulting them into Internet stardom. Businesses have discovered that avenues like YouTube can raise brand awareness.
YouTube sensations from across the globe and digital marketing experts were gathered for one day of madness on 18 August 2013: Boom Video presents VIDinc.
What if you could choose 1 second out of everyday to remember it by—which second would you choose?
This is where 1 Second Everyday (1SE), a project by Cesar Kuriyama, comes into play.
For over 2 years, I’ve been recording 1 second every day, so I’ll never forget another day ever again. This project has had such a profoundly positive impact on my life, that I’ve passionately developed an App that will make it extraordinarily easy for anyone to do this too.
— Cesar Kuriyama
Injured. I’m injured again.
It’s like a never-ending cycle where the gods have decided that I’m not fit for physical activity. I can’t even be angry about it anymore because it has happened countless times. I’m more sad and disappointed, but that’s where you have to dig deep and channel that motivation. It’s from these injuries that fuels the desire to get better, faster, stronger. What’s the point of feeling sorry for yourself? Nothing improves as a result of pity.