Category Archives: work

Our Friend White.

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Our Friend White.
Our office in the Treme has a new admirer – this white cat with two different-colored eyes has been hanging out a lot on our stoop and mewing for food and attention.

Parkway POTUS

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Parkway POTUS
We were tickled to see that President Obama stopped in at one of our favorite lunch spots, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, while he was in town for the Katrina +5 anniversary. He apparently got the shrimp po-boy.

Hello Thelonius!

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Hello Thelonius!
Pleased to say that this blog has been updated to WordPress 3 – ‘Thelonius”.  So far so good.  We’re going to get the Annunciation Interactive site updated soon as well.  From what I’m seeing, WP3 continues the evolution of WordPress toward a more general content manager versus its blog-centric roots…

Flash Wars.

Written by Peter. Filed under advertising, annunciation, brand, business, consumer, design, flash, interactive, internet, pranks, technology, trend, user interface, work. No comments.
Flash Wars.
Kind of funny back & forth this past week from Apple and Adobe.  Adobe apparently debuted a strange passive-aggressive ‘We Heart Apple’ campaign – while conducting a flame war with Steve Jobs et al.  Apple’s (apparently fake) response is below.  Heh.

Peace Nerds.

Written by Peter. Filed under annunciation, signs, work. 3 Comments.
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Neat quickie shot of the stuff on our mantle at my office at Annunciation Interactive.  Photo by our friend and client David Guidry of Lakeside Photoworks.  The ‘Peace’ card was from our buddy Jake at PeopleMover last Xmas I think.

UI Realism.

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UI Realism.
I was a huge fan of Marvel Comics growing up, and love Scott McCloud’s books on comic art’s ability to communicate across languages via symbology, etc.  Found an article recently by Lukas Mathis of ignorethecode.net that applies cartoon principles to User Interface (UI) design.  Not quite ‘less is more’, but rather ‘just enough is correct’ [...]

Come On, Apple.

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Come On, Apple.
I saw this described as passive aggressive warfare this morning.  Adobe’s taking the gloves off re: Apple’s mobile Flash support (or lack thereof).  Seems they’re taking a lead from the ‘Death to IE6′ shame campaign also being waged very publicly.

CSS Fu.

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CSS Fu.
Our friend Travis in Breaux Bridge has released CSS Fu – a batch CSS Gallery submitter. It’s still in beta, and submissions are currently free – check it out!

Bon Voyage, Jonah.

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Bon Voyage, Jonah.
My business partner of more than two years, Jonah Langenbeck, is making a big career move, recently accepting the Interactive Media Manager position at the National WWII Museum. We partnered back in 2007 and spent the last two years working (sometimes frantically) on dozens of websites and interactive assets for various local and national clients. [...]

Ramen Profitable.

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Ramen Profitable.
Interesting article on Time.com titled The New Internet Start-Up Boom: Get Rich Slow that makes some good observations about new breed small businesses. I particularly like the concept of Noodleconomics. The term ramen profitable was coined by Paul Graham, a Silicon Valley start-up investor, essayist and muse to LILO (little in; lots out) entrepreneurs. It [...]