Insight, in comments: You would think these guys have the final word about the internet. It helps to sound authoritative when issuing opinions, and good ones tend to sound condescending. What do people expect, equivocation and coddling? “Maybe the sky is blue … I can see how others might think it’s a greenish-gray, I don’t […]
I just found slides from the SXSW Interactive Panel I moderated back in 2007. Making software predictable and consistent makes it much easier to use. This session will explain UI consistency and point out examples of failures and their consequences. We’ll discuss when it’s appropriate to break consistency, and how to build tools and process […]
Jeff Potter, author of the forthcoming (O’Reilly, June 2010) Cooking for Geeks and creator of out of service now has his own web site. (Yes, This post is mostly for Google.)
Last year, I stayed with a friend in north Austin during SXSW. A bike was the best way to make the three-mile journey downtown. I had a few options: Renting I called Bicycle Sport Shop and a couple other stores. The problem is that people rent bicycles as entertainment, not transportation, and they’re priced accordingly. […]
Last fall, Continental Airlines joined Star Alliance. Since I have most of my points/miles with Air Canada’s Aeroplan—also a member of Star Alliance—I thought that would be good news. It’s not. There’s no way to combine points from both programs to get an award, and no way to move points from from one Star Alliance […]
No, I’m not going to tell you when during the year to buy a Mac (“not the week before WWDC”), but I am going to share a neat trick. Tragedy of the commons, here we go. Apple’s online store has refurbished Macs for sale. These are often a very good dealÂ â€” today’s selections range from […]
“She would only have sex with me when her ex-boyfriend was taking pictures.” “It wasn’t cheating as long as someone was taking pictures.” From Porchlight‘s La Petite Mort, February 19, 2010.