Archive: November, 2006

Mac Blue-ish Screen of Death

I recently purchased one of the new MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo laptops. The laptop is well engineered and offers a great way for an interface designer to explore multiple operating systems with a single computer (or so I thought). I purchased Parallels software to allow me to run Windows, and as soon as I […]

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Building a better Digg Design

Many web designs have too much unorganized stuff on the screen. Much of this stuff is usually useful in some way but it’s unorganized and leads to a confusing page flow. When you read a book you have a very simple page flow. You start at the upper left hand corner and you scan across […]

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Firefox for the Mac

I’ve been using my Mac for a week now and I have to say that Firefox for OS X is simply not as good as it is for Windows. Load performance is slower. I’m using a faster computer then before so it’s not the CPU. Some pages don’t render quite right. This is rare but […]

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Our relationship with computers

Dear Computer, Enough with the pop-ups, the alerts, the toast notifications, the email dings, the buzzers, the bells the RSS notifications and messages. You do nothing but nag me all day. I’m done with your blinking battery indicator, and your endless yes / no questions. When did we lose sight of our direction? Don’t you […]

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When is a DVD not a DVD?

When you buy a DVD you expect that your DVD will play in every DVD player. Well it turns out that the some DVD’s aren’t normal. In fact it’s questionable if they can even be called DVD’s. I had a very annoying experience with the Matrix DVD. The Matrix DVD is not a normal DVD. […]

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How much do we really see?

How much do we really see? I came across an interesting video that asks us, how much do we really see? We all think we’re good observers and can watch closely and carefully but how often do our eyes really deceive us? For example, how many times do the people in the white shirts bounce […]

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Reading Spam

I’ve started reading spam. It’s not glamorous but there sure is a lot of it to read. When you start reading spam you quickly see some pattern. 98.9% of spam comes from people you don’t know. About .005% is from a friend who forwards me jokes or pyramid schemes. The remaining 1% is from websites […]

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