Tag Archives: 2008

How the world changes

(Image from Amber Mac)

In 2005, the first website I’d point my browser to after booting up Firefox would have been Gmail.

It didn’t matter whether I was at work or at home on a Sunday, first things first, I’d check my email. It’s one of those compulsive things that I’m sure everyone else does when they switch on their computer.

In 2008, the first thing I do every day is Tweet.

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There goes the Kancils

(Image from Arizona Dry Bones)

The bad news: We won’t be submitting any work for the Kancil Awards, this year.

That’s because we’re not a 4As agency.

The good news: We’ve got the go-ahead for submissions for the Webby Awards.

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Kancil Awards 2008 – Change the Game

It’s amazing how much the industry has changed over the period of a year.

Why, just look at the new Kancil Awards website. It’s so much better than that piece of crap they did last year. Honestly, guys, well done! And welcome to the World Wide Web.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to this year’s festival. There’s some really good speakers including CP + B’s Alex Burnard and of course, Iain Tate from Poke London. And, fingers-crossed, there should be even better interactive work this time around.

I really hope I can make it for the talks. And if I win anything again, well, that would be nice, too.

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Proton is down kthnxbye

Life’s funny. I was just talking to some peeps yesterday about the wisdom of getting ample hosting plans for websites and today Proton’s website is down because of the surge in traffic from their latest advertising campaign, the Proton MPV Naming Contest.

I guess it’s better to have too much bandwidth than too little (who you gonna call: Media Temple).

Now, their corporate site is just a bunch of text-links. Sorta like Jakob Neilsen’s website. Now, that’s funny.

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Kembali

This is quite possibly the best Butterfingers album ever.

Seven years ago, I’d never have thought that I’d ever hear Emmett sing in Malay, let alone release a whole album of Malay songs.

But a lot of things can happen in seven years. I am glad their music has turned out the way it has.

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The Survey, 2008

I took the survey.

If you’re a full-time web worker, so should you.

And that means you, too:

Danny

Ari

Bel

Khairul

Kai Loon

Alexis

Syed

Arun

Joanne

Mark

John

James

Khailee

David

Agnes

Alan Bernard

Tommy Ng

And the good folks at Stampede Design.

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Console Games I Need to Play

Sporadic play on the Xbox360 in the office is just not cutting it, anymore.

I need to get my own console, damn it.

And I will play these games until my thumbs are sore, my throat runs dry and the (wireless) controller feels like putty in my hands:

Afro Samurai

Samuel L. Jackson‘s voice in a game. Do I really need any other incentive to play this?

Gears of War 2

I’ve been waiting for this sequel as much as the next 11 year-old on Xbox LIVE. I’m a huge fan of third-person perspective shooters. And blowing shit up on screen.

Killzone 2

It was fun on PS2. I’m betting it will be even more fun on PS3.

Soulcalibur IV

Who really doesn’t want to play as Darth Vader?

Halo Wars

The folks at Ensemble, the developers of Halo Wars, pretty much summed it up for me:

Warthogs are cool. Scorpions are cool. Controlling lots of Warthogs and Scorpions and sending them into battle is really, really cool.

It’s a perfect match: Halo and real-time strategy.

What else is there?

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