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BigMac

Denis Kortunov, 10 December 2008 Comments (0)

BigMacWe have dreamt about our own music Turboserver for quite a while. Dreams come true as you know! We have finally made ourselves a luxurious music storage available to all employees via LAN and iTunes. It would take a month of continuous listening to appreciate the entire music collection! But that’s not all…

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Our Clients is all we got

Denis Kortunov, 31 October 2008 Comments (0)

Our clients are the most wonderful people. We are grateful to them for becoming what we are in our market arena. As a token of appreciation we made this page devoted to them. (Frankly, we that page before but we have completely reworked it and while doing that we felt kind of nostalgic.)

Apple gave up – the new Mac OS will have the same gamma correction as Windows

Denis Kortunov, 28 October 2008 Comments (0)

Apple gamma 2.2It rumored that Apple is intended to change its default gamma correction value in Mac OS Snow Leopard. From the ancient times this value was set to 1.8 and it will be replaced with 2.2 (exactly the same value as in Microsoft Windows). What does that mean to us? Images will look the same in both operating systems (right now the difference can be spotted in dark areas). And the operating system [Mac OS] itself will look different — GUI elements well get darker and more contrast. We are curious if they redraw Mac OS to meet the new gamma value? And what would happen to the icons that have been already created?

How much?

Denis Kortunov, 23 October 2008 Comments (0)

They revealed the rates! Madness!We keep hearing from many people: “Why don’t you display anywhere on your site how much your icons cost?” And we depress our eyes and mildly ask to send us an email for quoting in response. But everything changes. Turbomilk wants to be a simple and clear service. We have finally published a page with prices for our services. And we also made an FAQ page to address any issues you may have.

iPhone wallpapers

Denis Kortunov, 7 October 2008 Comments (0)

iPhoneWe are unbelievably happy that Apple has finally launched iPhone sales in Russia. “Better late than never”, so to speak. To mark this occasion we created wallpaper for the iPhone in Turbomilk style.

Microsoft MVP

Alex Stenshin, 3 October 2008 Comments (0)

Microsoft Most Valuable ProfessionalAs it happens Microsoft has awarded Turbomilker Denis Kortunov the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional title in Expression. Now we will gain access to the knowledge from the secret Redmond’s labs and the supporters of “Turbomilk was sold to Microsoft” theory got another trump up their sleeves. Everyone is happy!

Homepage.ru

Denis Kortunov, 1 October 2008 Comments (0)

Homepage.ruThe staff of our little but proud icon-making company would love to congratulate with all its heart the site about “how to live in Moscow” on its launch. Frankly speaking we never expected that everything would turn out as cool as it did. Long live Homepage.ru with many visitors roaming your pages! Besides, Turbomilkers were also involved in production of this site.

Tornado in the bottle

Dmitri Joukov, 19 September 2008 Comments (0)

You might have already noticed that we here at Turbomilk promote creative thinking with regards to everything including simple things. Take, for instance, our long-suffering bottle! It appears that with some knack you can create a real tornado or gobbling twister inside the bottle. Such harmless tricks brighten up our working days. And what kind of office entertainment do you promote?

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Conquer Facebook

Dmitri Joukov, 30 July 2008 Comments (0)

FacebookWe have clearly decided that we need to conquer absolutely all social networks. The first one in our list is Facebook. You cannot escape it! Please do not forget to add yourself as our fan.

Friday game

Dmitri Joukov, 25 July 2008 Comments (0)

Today is a Friday. This means it’s time to shoot some bugs.

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Post about our new site

Dmitri Joukov, 23 July 2008 Comments (0)

Many of our subscribers witnessed some fluctuations in our RSS feed yesterday. This was caused by the launch of a new version of our site. “So, what’s really new!?”— some careless users may quip. In fact there is a lot new about it.

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Dribbler

Denis Kortunov, 10 June 2008 Comments (0)

dribbler.pngToday our Russian football team is going to play its first match in the Euro 2008. We truly hope that our guys will win! By the way, our friends from Thematic Media have recently launched a social utility for football fans called Dribbler. Almost all graphics for this project was created by our precious hands, which makes us very proud.

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Denis Kortunov, 3 June 2008 Comments (0)

SUP
Some time ago we paid a social visit to the office of SUP — the company famous for managing and developing the fabled LiveJournal. The office is unique for being located in penthouse of a tower building and the view from its windows on Moscow is just awesome. Pictures, as always, are available for your viewing pleasure at Turboflikr.

Photos from ReMix

Denis Kortunov, 28 May 2008 Comments (0)

We have recently come back from ReMix the web developers’ conference. Thankfully in one piece, safe and sound. We also managed to cram all the exciting images into our Turboflickr. Steve Balmer happened to be an extremely energetic man and told us very interesting stuff about out bright digital future. BTW, I managed to be one of those lucky whose questions had been posed to Steven in public. My question was about the interfaces. Check out the photo proof.

REMIX’08

Denis Kortunov, 12 May 2008 Comments (0)

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I have dreamt for so long to visit the Hall of Columns at the House of Trade Union in Moscow, do the tough guy catwalk on the red carpet, and gaze at the magnificent chandeliers. Besides, meeting Steve Balmer in person would not be an unpleasant experience, however a bit frightening. The dreams come true. We are going to REMIX’08!

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7 Principles of Effective Icon Design

Denis Kortunov, 15 April 2008 Comments (0)

Pretty cool article on icon design by Sean Hodge “7 Principles of Effective Icon Design“. Also we like the design of PSDTuts where article is posted.

Ten

Denis Kortunov, 15 April 2008 Comments (0)

Starting with today the number of Turbomilkers is a two-digit figure! The staff of our modest company (but with intergalactic ambitions) reached ten! It means that during the last two years the company grew twofold. What does that really mean? It means that more cool icons, fancy interfaces and smart posts are coming out anytime soon!

GTDInbox 2.0 is out

Yegor Gilyov, 7 April 2008 Comments (0)

Two month ago I wrote about my experience with GTDInbox. Now it is my pleasure to announce that Andy Mitchell has released GTDInbox 2.0!

Correcting mistakes

Denis Kortunov, 2 March 2008 Comments (0)

When I wrote the article 10 mistakes in icon design, I did not expect it would arouse so much interest. Clearly, who would want to read about icons?! But I was wrong. Visitor statistics that usually make for somewhat dry and boring reading suddenly erupted: 93,386 visitors in a day!

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Olympic icons

Denis Kortunov, 30 January 2008 Comments (3)

Fuwa Icons

Fish, Giant Panda, Flame, Tibetan Antelope and Swallow are the heroes of our new free set of icons. No, we have not gone mad. These are the mascots of the Olympic Games, to be held in Beijing this summer. And also these characters represent the five Olympic Rings, hence their corresponding coloring.

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