Apple TV aerial video screensavers →

Benjamin Mayo:

The new Apple TV includes several choices of screensaver, including Aerial, an exclusive set of slow-moving HD video of various landmarks and places in the world. What’s most interesting is that the displayed video actually changes over time, as the Apple TV downloads new videos periodically from an online location.

He’s parsed the data coming from Apple, hijacking it to show on this page instead of an Apple TV. I love that someone at Apple has the job to source these things. Beautiful stuff.

via Paul Mayne

Panic opens a Pippin 

Remember the Pippin, Apple’s ill-fated gaming console from the mid 1990s? It looks like the crew over at Panic Software have gotten their hands on one:

Don’t miss the “Usage Guidelines for the Pippin Logo and CD-ROM Packaging” document Cabel Sasser posted, either.

More NASA logo history stuff 

Remember that Kickstarter the other day to reprint 1975’s NASA Graphics Standards Manual? It’s been funded, but if you want to get your hands on the content now, NASA has released the book as a PDF.

If you’re looking for more NASA logo history, the agency has also published Emblems of Exploration:

This publication concentrates on the rich and interesting history of the conception and implementation of the world-famous NACA and NASA seals and insignias that have been displayed for decades on aeronautics and space research vehicles and facilities, as well as those proudly worn by flight research pilots, astronauts, and the dedicated employees of these two world-class organizations.

I know how I’m spending my afternoon.