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Things We Like: The Friday Five for June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011 by John Suder

Here in the East Coast of the US, we’re in the middle of a heatwave, so I have a few things I’d like to say:

• Yes, it is hot

• Yea, how about the weather

• You’re right, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity

• Yes, I wish I had a pool too.

Thanks. And now, the Friday Five:

A Moving Timeline of Bold’s First Hire
A cleverly done timeline created in HTML 5 documenting the design and development firm Bold’s first hire. (No spoilers, but watch until the end. )

Bold's First Hire

Reckless NYC: 3 Way Street
A student has produced this video for his masters thesis project, showing the interconnection between cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles:

By summer 2010, the expansion of bike lanes in NYC exposed a clash of long-standing bad habits — such as pedestrians jaywalking, cyclists running red lights, and motorists plowing through crosswalks.
By focusing on one intersection as a case study, my video aims to show our interconnection and shared role in improving the safety and usability of our streets.

The video is part of a larger campaign created called ‘3-Way Street’.
See more at ronconcocacola.

iOpener: The Perfect Summer iPhone Case

iOpenerThe iOpener not only combines the functionality of a rugged case and bevergae opener, but the app can even tweet or share on your Facebook page when you cracked your lats brew.
(Not good for when you play hookey on Thursday…)






When the Apocalypse Hits, At Least We’ll Have Bacon
When the zombies come, you’ll need survival foods like Tactical Sammiches, shelf stable for up to 2 years, and Tac Bacon; canned bacon that stores for up to 10 years.

Available at ThinkGeek.

Hackers Plant a Windows Logo on an Apple Store
A group calling themselves the .WAV Collective strolled up to an Apple store under construction in Hamburg, Germany and planted a Windows logo on the side of the building.
They were caught when they had to come back and install a Service Pack (Ok, I made that last part up).