‘Here’s for the crazy ones’ in Mac OS X

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? We make tools for these kinds of people. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
~ Steve Jobs

You know these words, don’t you? They were used in Apple ‘Think Different’ advertising campaign created by TBWA\Chiat\Day agency. It was used in a television commercial, several print advertisements and a number of TV promos for Apple products.

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But did you know that the truncated versions of ‘Crazy Ones’ have been reused in several OSX icons? These are: TextEdit icon, All My Files icon (introduced in OSX Lion) and Mail document icon. Click the images for full size.

Comments Off

Today I decided to turn the comments off. I have been wondering about that for a long time, so don’t think it’s an unconsidered action. I realized that I have written more than 30 posts and I have only 27 comments in my whole site. That is a very, very low number. I don’t want to write here any long poem, but I pretty much like the Matt Gemmell’s article. He has some strong arguments against comments which I agree with:

  1. They’re for a tiny minority.
  2. Comments on the web don’t contribute very much.
  3. Comments encourage unconsidered responses.
  4. Comments allow anonymity and separation of your words from your identity.
  5. Comments create a burden of moderation on the blog owner.

Still, I don’t want to lose contact with my viewers, consumers and users. If you want co contact me, you can find me (@akashivskyy or @kashivcom) on Twitter or contact me in another way. Click here for more info.

“I look forward to continuing the conversation with you.” ~Matt Gemmell

iRachunek – proste wystawianie rachunków

iRachunek jest dostępny w App Store za 1,79€.

Przejdź do App Store Przejdź do strony aplikacji

Poprzedni rok był dla nas wspaniały. We wrześniu zrobiliśmy nową aplikację dla osób prowadzących działalność gospodarczą – iFaktura. Aplikacja odniosła wielki (jak na swój rynek) sukces i od momentu ostatniej aktualizacji prawie nigdy nie zniknęła z polskiego Top 25 w kategorii Business, a w pewnym momencie była aplikacją #3 w całym polskim App Store. W styczniu tego roku zrobiliśmy aktualizację Komixxów do wersji 2.0, w której cały program był napisany od zera. Na chwilę obecną w planach mamy zrobienie tego samego z Mistrzami i wrzucić jeszcze parę aplikacji, o których teraz jeszcze nie mogę powiedzieć. :)

Wracając do iFaktury: wspomniawszy o sukcesie chcę przejść do recenzji. Większość z nich była pozytywna i 5-gwiazdkowa, lecz zdarzały się także przeciwieństwa. Przeważnie były to raporty błędów lub prośby o dodatkowe funkcje. Jedną z nich była możliwość wystawienia rachunku. Przyjrzeliśmy się tej opcji i doszliśmy do wniosku, że dorabianie nowej funkcji do i tak już doskonale działającego programu mogłoby wprowadzić niemałe zamieszanie i stworzyć mnóstwo nowych błędów. Co więc zrobiliśmy? Nową aplikację.

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Dock bug in Mountain Lion

Just a second ago I logged in as guest in my mom’s 13″ 2009 MacBook (model MacBook6,1) and I noticed that Dock is missing its background.

Missing Dock background in OSX Mountain Lion [click for full size]

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Happy 2nd birthday, Kashiv.com!

I am happy to announce, that today, August 4, 2012, we’re celebrating our 2rd birthday (the first post was created on Aug 4, 2010)! I think it’s a great opportunity to change something… That’s it – you’re right! It’s the new logo you see in the header (also on twitter and facebook). It’s a brand new colorful design on which we were working on past week. Beautiful, isn’t it? It’s also a great time to talk about history of kashiv.com’s original square ‘K’ logo design.

The ‘K’ logo of kashiv.com has a long history. Everything started in 2009, when I was in Croatia. I wanted to create a tech website, which provides great Flash development resources (I didn’t know anything about Obj-C or iPhone OS in ’09). I was wondering about the website design and, of course, the logo design. I’m was a bad web designer with a little experience, but I wanted to do it. I started by sketching some concepts. One of them has won. Read the rest after the break.

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