Monday, December 04, 2006

I want the terrorists to win!

It seems that by US standards, I'm a liberal of the smelliest variety...

Your 'Do You Want the Terrorists to Win' Score: 98%

You are a terrorist-loving, Bush-bashing, "blame America first"-crowd traitor. You are in league with evil-doers who hate our freedoms. By all counts you are a liberal, and as such cleary desire the terrorists to succeed and impose their harsh theocratic restrictions on us all. You are fit to be hung for treason! Luckily George Bush is tapping your internet connection and is now aware of your thought-crime. Have a nice day.... in Guantanamo!

Do You Want the Terrorists to Win?
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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Pet Peeve

I'm grumpy this weekend, so I'm going to post a pet peeve.

Something that I'm seeing increasingly often online that bugs the hell out of me is windows that don't move.

Today's Offender:
Got to and click on the about button. Looks like a window, right? In FireFox, I tried to move it, and ended up selecting a bunch of text. Grrr. Arrgh.

This is basic UI stuff. It has to be, as I'm not a UI guy, but I've heard this so many times :-) If your new thingimijig doesn't work like a <common thing X>, then please don't make it look like a <common thing X>. Find another common thing Y that should be expected to work like your thingimijig.

I realise I've offered a problem rather than a solution here, so I'll offer a better way for this example. I can understand the intent to keep the user immersed in the gorgeous web app. I suggest that they just get rid of the top bar on that window (making it no longer look like a window), keeping the close button where it is. This also gets rid of one of the two identical "About" titles that are back to back.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Bye Bye Mouse!

An amazing demo of what you can do with a multi-touch-sensitive display.

Watch online here, or download the video here.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Firefox 2.0 tip

Accidentally close a tab in Firefox 2.0?

ctrl-shift-t reopens it. It keeps working for all previously closed tabs.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Awsome sign-up page

I've seen hundreds of signup pages. This one impressed me. Props.