Nearly twenty days after the last issue, here I am again putting some emphasis on meaningful posts / articles I’ve found on-line in my readings.
So here’s today 5 posts’ selections…
Discovered by chance this morning, ExpanDrive seems to be like to become one of my favorite tools:
ExpanDrive creates a virtual USB drive that connects to all major cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, Openstack Swift, Amazon S3 or your own SFTP, FTP or WebDAV server.
It’s available for Mac and Windows. Basic licence is per user, so if you have multiple machines with different OS you’ll need just one licence. Now excuse me, back to testing for my free 7-days full features trial period…
Today something different … enjoy!
Over the pages of Printsome‘s blog we can read the second installment of a color swapping experiment they took, switching the main colors for some of the Brands we all know and are used to.
After watching at some examples it’s clear that there’s more than a font and a shape to help us to feel ‘right’ a logo. In fact, as in the example I’ve reported here, with other color combination the message of it is entirely lost. Isn’t it?
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
… via Kai Brach @ The Modern Desk
Yesterday in my feed reader suggestions an interesting, and long, article on the state and the illness of many music’ streaming services – like Spotify or Apple Music – came to my attention.
Streaming Music is Ripping You Off is this article by Cuepoint – a musical magazine inside the pages of Medium.com – that unfolds explaining in details how the royalties paid to the artists you listen are calculated and how much of them are actually given to those artists and not some other chosen by the system…
They make clear, and show why, that there’s something broken (can we dare to say rotten?) in the algorithms chosen by those services. Then proposes to fight back all of this with a simple hack.
Have you read it? What do you think about it? Personally I’ve already choose some young and talented italian artists to support that way…
Loose Leaves for Mac lets you instantly create lightweight, beautiful, hosted pages from the Markdown you write.
Just select the Markdown you want to share, use the keyboard shortcut (⇧⌘C), and you instantly get back a secure link you can pass around.
Not exactly my kind of app, but could be interesting if you are always writing in MarkDown. Oh, and even if it’s a brand new app you can use it with OS X 10.8 or later … You can get the app from the Mac App Store.
“After 16 years online, divisare is the leading Italian architecture website and one of the most important in the world.
We have always had productive commercial relations with architectural associations. Our job is to provide useful information to their professional members.
Our database is composed of 160,000 registered users. 120,000 subscribe to our newsletter. 70,000 freelance professional architects.
With almost 100,000 projects published, divisare is the biggest existing contemporary architectural archive.”
Since the last year they have chosen to modify their strategy, moving from EuropaConcorsi to a new family of products, each aimed at different scopes…
Click on the image above to learn, in the sponsoring page, how profound the editorial change is and how firmly they believe in the new projects. I wish them all the best of luck!!!