Commercial Quality and Royalty Free at openphoto!
This week, I want to point out some really good royalty free stock photography and texture sites. Free as in no registration or subscription fees. Free as in free beer in fact. Not much banter this week, sorry – let’s just get right to the list. Shall we?
Number 5: Easy Elements Paper Textures has a nice small collection of high resolution paper textures and card stock – a great place to get elements for those “scrappy” layouts
Number 4: The Library of Congress’ photostream on flickr with over 5000 photos to chose from, mostly vintage, you are likely to find something interesting for that unique design.
Number 3: The openphoto Project has tens of thousands of quality images with various licensing models in place, depending on the contributor. With categories like Macro, Nature, Landscapes, Colors, and more, whether you design web sites, print materials, UI’s, or desktop themes, you’re sure to find just the right shot on openphoto. Continue reading
This baby is high tech!
Back in the day, Quantum came out with their innovative Bigfoot drive series. We used to make fun of them because of their size and speed, but there was a method to the madness – I’m not sure what this method was, but I’m sure the good folks at Quantum had one. This particular model has a 19.2 GB capacity, which, in 1998 was huge. With an average 7.7 MB/sec throughput on NTFS, 4000 RPM, a 10.5 ms seek time, and a 512 KB buffer, these were some sweet drives for the price – around $400.00… my how times have changed. Long Live Moore’s Law!
Have a look at this period review on storagereview.com for more about this drive as well as comparisons with other drives. Apparently, the 19.2 GB Quantum Bigfoot was the largest capacity drive to be in their testbeds at the time the review was written.
Larabie's Airmole font. It's Chunky!
Larabie strikes again with Airmole, a chunky sort of font with some interesting lines. Looks like a coffee house font to me. Download it here – view the Airmole Sample PDF for a better look.
It’s time again for another installment of Week Link Wednesday. It’s really the first installment of Week Link Wednesday, since the post used to be on Friday – Friday now features “Free Font Friday“. This change of days occurred mainly for the opportunity to use alliteration twice weekly. As a rule, alliteration almost always annoys.
So, once again, I’ve scoured my imense and ever-dynamic bookmark collection to bring you a few tidbits of the internet that you may not have been aware of. StumbleUpon is better suited to charting previously unknown-to-you parts of the web, but the tangential banter and stellar wit (not to mention the driest of sarcasm) is only available here. Continue reading