KIMBLE rulez!
March 2, 2001 10:19 AM   Subscribe

KIMBLE rulez! There's nothing like a good old, humble home page. Now I've heard that overuse of the flash plugin is a no-no, but this site makes me say yes-yes! Be sure to view on a good multimedia system on a really PHAT pipe.
posted by muppetboy (16 comments total)
I remember being shown this site a couple years ago and absolutely losing my shit. I guess it was obvious that I would become a Flash junky... and I blame Kimble for that. The site hasn't changed much in years - and it still rules!

Meanwhile, have you seen this guy's bio?! His offices in Hong Kong are sick - massive, golden desk in golden hall, looking like the devil. Not to mention Mega-car, another one of his companies...

Some guys have all the luck...
posted by J. R. Hughto at 10:36 AM on March 2, 2001

Hmm... this is why I hate, I absolutely positively hate flash. I mean there are good uses, but this is horrible, it was when I first saw it years ago on the now changed and it is now. I have this weird urge to just kill the voice-over guy, I can not imagine anything worse! I think I'll go over to Jakob's site to cleanse myself.

The other thing is why does he keep on posing in front of everything? Are those *his* offices? All of the photos looks kinda fishy.
posted by tiaka at 10:50 AM on March 2, 2001

Umm, you mean kimble is a hotel door man? Looks like a hotel lobby to me.
posted by bryanboyer at 10:57 AM on March 2, 2001

This and this are the only Flash I’ve ever liked. But they’re soooo cooool.
posted by gleemax at 11:27 AM on March 2, 2001

Umm, you mean kimble is a hotel door man? Looks like a hotel lobby to me.

Yeah, that was my thought.

Here's the REAL scoop on Kimball.
posted by bkdelong at 11:49 AM on March 2, 2001

Muppetboy, I'm sorry to be predictable, but ... ehhh. I mean, it's okay. But, again, again, you you just sit and watch it. It has a couple of interactive touches, but, for the most part, you just look at it -- you can't push it, you can't tweak it, it's just a little movie.

Now this is good Flash (or at least Shockwave), if you just like the artsy (as opposed to interface) stuff. And take the time to find the extraordinary stuff here.
posted by argybarg at 11:53 AM on March 2, 2001

And here I thought he really had a car that turned into a boat ... just by being a great programmer! My career dreams are shattered!
posted by dhartung at 12:02 PM on March 2, 2001

A "Boat of Car"?
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:13 PM on March 2, 2001

God, do I really need to develop an irony emoticon?
posted by muppetboy at 12:37 PM on March 2, 2001

Ha! I knew it! I never read those articles. I remember talking over at, where the nrg guy and kimble both were posting. When the kimble site first broke I commented on how fishy it all looked. Kimble sent me a 5 paragraph e-mail which basically said I was a jealous idiot that would never gain the wealth and respect as he had.
posted by tiaka at 12:45 PM on March 2, 2001

Kimble is the kind of schmuck that masturbates to pictures of himself.

He tries so hard to be cool, that you can be 100% sure he's not. The only bad thing about him is that he's SO easy to make fun of, it's not a challenge....
posted by Capn_Stuby at 12:53 PM on March 2, 2001

“Kimble is the kind of schmuck that masturbates to pictures of himself.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
posted by gleemax at 2:16 PM on March 2, 2001

The only things Herr Schmitz needs to land the role as the next James Bond villain is an eyepatch, a wheelchair, and a black cat. "Dr. Kimble" already has the white suit, 400 pound bulk, and fantasies of world domination down pat.
posted by Chairman_MaoXian at 6:01 PM on March 2, 2001

Type on the web bites. The only thing I've seen that does typography any justice is Macromedia stuff, not some lame CSS-engineer-made-typographic-hack. Jakob is a bright guy, but he ain't no typographer. check,,,,
posted by greyscale at 7:42 PM on March 2, 2001

Not everyone is jimmy chen though. Next thing is you have to understand that the internet is made for information, and passing, design should be secondary, unless it is on design (design on design) and such, until our technology improves that is. Typography and design does not have to mean flash, the same can be an image. 2-3 site you mentioned above use html and they're good. Flash is 99.9% evil.
posted by tiaka at 8:11 PM on March 2, 2001

I find it quite amusing that Kimble's company dataprotect features an archive of Nielsen articles (top right), translated into German... Hey, even the one on flash made it. Guess it just shows the paradox that Kimble is.
posted by noom at 11:03 PM on March 2, 2001

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