Category: Venting

RCN HD-DVR Sad

This is a quick list of issues I found with the RCN HD-DVR (October 2004). From my understanding the Comcast HD-DVR uses similar if not the exact same software. Ports on the back of the DVR are not labeled at all Remote has a large number of buttons (62) many of these are modal and […]

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Computer Hell

I ordered a PC from Dell.com the experience was fast and friendly. I found a computer I liked, ordered it and it was delivered in just a week. This process was painless. The pain was felt after I received the PC. Day 1 – I open and install the PC and after booting up the […]

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Ten reasons why CSS sucks

CSS is certainly an improvement on plain old HTML but it’s limitations are staggering and the lack of industry support will continue to hold back designers for many years to come unless we begin to build and design something better. For all that CSS has been able to do it’s a technological failure. CSS just […]

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More on the CSS sucking

More on the CSS sucking A couple weeks ago I managed to get a bunch of people upset by saying that CSS sucks. The comments were A) I don’t know CSS B) The web and CSS isn’t about design. C) Don’t blame the CSS blame the browser and D) Back-up your claim by proposing something […]

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Things to Love & Hate about Vista

Love New start menu – In general the new start menu is easier to navigate. By typing a few letters you can quickly find an application. Alternativly you can navigate the menu structure without filling the screen with cascading menus. Better system searching. Finally. – You get relatively fast results without too much pain. It […]

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Photoshop can’t Copy Paste into Word

If you make a selection in Adobe Photoshop and try to paste it into Microsoft Word it won’t work well (and sometimes won’t work at all). Microsoft and Adobe are trying to use OLE (object linking and embeding) a novel concept from the 90’s that just doesn’t work very well. Once you paste the PhotoShop […]

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CSS Zen Garden of Dreams

A reader, Josh Weinberg, wrote in to comment on my CSS Sucks article. The article gets a ton of traffic mostly from people typing: “CSS Sucks” into google. I think I’m onto something. Josh put together a number of example of how broken CSS is by showing examples of the CSS Zen Garden with different […]

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Apple’s Secret

Apple is generally great at keeping secrets. They love to break the news and wow the audience. They are amazing at this and control the media experience with precision. The process starts with the invitation, carefully crafted with just a hint of what’s to come.  It has the exact effect that Apple wants. Everyone is […]

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