MacBook Pro… in Black

Colorware: Black MacBook Pro

Who wants a black MacBook Pro? If you raised your hand, than today is your lucky day. Colorware is offering the 15″ MacBook Pro in 20 different colors, including black.

Personally, I don’t care much for the colored versions, but I think black looks pretty hot. I’d like to see Apple do that.

Colorware also offers a Variety of other Apple Computers and iPods in various flavors. You can even send in you current computer and have them paint it.

Found via the apple blog

Battlestar Galactica Spinoff

Cylons

The SciFi channel has announced they will be doing a spinoff of the new Battlestar Galactica called ‘Caprica’.

In the original series, the Cylons were all that were left of the, now extinct, reptilian race that created them. They had nothing to do with humans. In the new series, the Cylons were the creations of humans, who wised up and decided they didn’t need us anymore. Caprica, will follow that story-line…

“Caprica would take place more than half a century before the events that play out in Battlestar Galactica. The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better. But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot: a Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the commander of the Battlestar Galactica), Caprica will weave together corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television’s first science fiction family saga, the channel announced.”

Found via Binary Bonsai

How Advertising Spoiled Me

PS2

As a designer I have a lot of respect for advertising that is done well… whether it be an ad that pushes the limit in some way, executes a brilliantly simple idea, or is just beautifully done.

I’m obviously not alone, Arvind R shares the same passion. He runs a web site called How Advertising Spoiled Me… confession by a creative criminal. The site specializes in collecting well done ads from around the world. It’s one of my favorite sites.

Link: How Advertising Spoiled Me

Tiny Food People?

Tiny Food People

I came across this great collection of photographs of tiny little food people. Unfortunately, the site appears to be written in Russian, so I have no idea what they are for, or who made them.

If anyone has any information about these, leave a comment and let me know the story.

Link: Tiny Food People

Found via Octopus Dropkick

UPDATE: A quick look in the comments on Octopus Dropkick revealed the creators of these little gems. It’s a french firm called minimiam. They have some additional images on their site.

Wrap static content in your WordPress theme

If you use WordPress for your blog, you probably already know that you can create “static” pages for your site from within the WordPress admin area. The only problem is these pages aren’t really static, they are still drawn from the database, and it can sometimes be a little tricky to add complicated code.

Luckily, I came across an awesome plugin today that allows you to wrap just about any kind of html, php, cgi, etc… in your WordPress theme. It’s called Static Jack, and it is awesome. It works with WordPress 1.5+, but it really shines under WordPress 2.0+, as it requires virtually no configuration.

This plugin can be extremely useful for a variety of reasons. If you want to add static pages to your site, but you don’t want them to be part of the overall site navigation, you can build yourself a mini-site, and simply wrap your theme around it. Or, if you have been wanting to add a certain function that can be achieved with scripts, but there is no existing WordPress plugin to do it, now you can just build your own pages, and they will be indistinguishable from the rest of your site.

Links: WordPress | Static Jack

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