As usual, nice (classic?) chipmusic from 4mat. I find myself humming parts of it time to time. I was going to upload it as an .mp3 to tumblr, but fre:ac broke. Oh well. Sorry for the inconvenience and the lack of posts lately. (Not that anyone cares.)
I heard there’s a new album coming soon, titled Origins. You should buy it when it’s out!
'The Quest for Red Diamond' by nitro2k01. I think this is included on NitroTracker sample files, an XM music tracker for the Nintendo DS. (Hence, Nitro.) Anyway, the tune’s extremely catchy. He deserves more exposure!
If you thought that the Roboto font looked fugly, it’s probably because it wasn’t hinted properly for your operating system (Windows). Google released a TrueType-hinted version of the font (the full family, actually) on the new Android Design page. Now it doesn’t look awful anymore! It should be free to use and redistribute, so feel free to use it in your designs. (Don’t sue me if I’m wrong, Google.)
So: Click the title for a direct download link from Google. (1.4MB)
PS: If you’re planning to use it to replace your Android phone’s font, use the non-hinted version instead. It’s smaller. It should be floating around somewhere on the internet. Also, use the version from the Galaxy Nexus system dump. It’s newer.
PPS: But seriously, low-dpi screens (<240DPI) doesn’t do it justice. To compensate, use higher sizes or something. Looks awesome on print through.
[…] It blows my mind that Android phones are the majority of the market share when most people will never even scratch the surface of what the OS can do. Users are getting sucked into droids because they are put on sales like Motorola’s buy one get one endeavor on Droids a year or two ago.