Jared Sinclair: Wrestling with Status Bars and Navigation Bars on iOS 7

Jared Sinclair: Wrestling with Status Bars and Navigation Bars on iOS 7

jaredsinclair:

[..] there is no way to return to iOS 6 style status bar layout logic. In order to approximate this, you have to move all the view controllers of your app into a container view that is offset by 20 points from the top of the screen, leaving an intentionally black view behind the status bar to simulate the old appearance. [..] Apple is pushing very hard to ensure that you don’t try to do [this].

La La La (Naughty Boy song)

La La La (Naughty Boy song)

The music video revolves around an oral Bolivian legend, dating to the early 20th century, which concerns a deaf boy who fled from his abusive home and found a stray dog that accompanied him since then [..] The music video deliberately alludes to the story of the Wizard of Oz in an effort to conceal the legend from those unfamiliar with it.

The empire on which the sun never sets – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The empire on which the sun never sets – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The phrase “the empire on which the sun never sets” has been used with variations to describe certain global empires that were so extensive that there was always at least one part of their territory in daylight. [..] originally used for the Spanish Empire, mainly in the 16th and 17th centuries, and for the British Empire, mainly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Economist explains: How does copyright work in space? | The Economist

The Economist explains: How does copyright work in space? | The Economist

[T]he space station consists of multiple modules and other pieces (called “elements”) under the registration of the United States, the European Space Agency (ESA) consortium, Russia and Japan. The agreement governing the ISS makes it clear (in Article 5) that the applicable laws, including those governing IP rights, depend on which part of it an astronaut is in. This is most relevant when astronauts conduct science or write accounts of their work, whether for public or private parties, although equally true during their off hours.

Everything Apple Needs to Introduce at WWDC to Appease the Internet

Everything Apple Needs to Introduce at WWDC to Appease the Internet

It’s funny! Because the list is really really long and of course Apple can’t release all of that, it would be ridiculous! hahaha.

But I’m increasingly coming to believe that this is, in fact, the problem. Apple have one developer event a year, at which they do pretty much all their releases. (Sure, there are other events. But this is the big one.) Because there’s a limit to the amount of stuff you can put out at one conference, Apple are limited in the rate at which they can release new things. It doesn’t matter how fast they can make stuff internally if the culture of secrecy and big announcements means that it never ships.

They don’t need to release everything on that list, but it would all be nice, and if something on the list doesn’t happen next month, do we all have to wait another 12 months in silence and maybe not get it then either?

Cinemetrics

Cinemetrics

“Much like martial arts, or like poetry and music, cinema is the art of timing.” A lovely database of movies with average shot lengths. Kinda noisy data, but interesting nonetheless.