Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that made my day this week:

Interesting take on naval architecture from Cesar Harada. It could be interesting for wave derived alternative power projects.

The big challenges would include:

  • Materials due to the mechanical movement which would require very different properties to normal hull designs
  • Efficient use of capacity on board the ship given this shape-changing design
  • Marine insurance: as this design will alter risk profiles

Ze Frank’s set of films: Sad Cat Diary and Sad Dog Diary had me in stitches:

Apple’s WWDC keynote showed some interesting directions and features to both iOS 7 and OSX Mavericks. Apple’s core technology review document for Mavericks makes for interesting reading (if you are that way inclined).

Adobe had partnered with Forrester Research to come up with a whitepaper highlighting ways of improving digital experience (reg wall).

The Becks New Zealand project to make an Edison cylinder from a beer bottle is really interesting, more here: