Archive for October, 2006

PARC Life

Monday, October 30th, 2006

You walk into one of the hardware labs at PARC. You’re surrounded by scary machines with lasers and pointy bits. There are drawers and drawers of microprocessors, transistors, whatever you desire. Scalpels and screwdrivers in multiple shapes and sizes. There are three guys standing around something in the middle of the lab, pointing and discussing. […]

Firefox is edumucating me

Friday, October 27th, 2006

I think spellcheck in every textarea is going to do wonders for my spelling. I’ve almost got over the urge to spell definitely definately already.

Eh, Google, where's the search?

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

I just realized what’s missing from the Google Reader interface….Search! Why can’t I search inside all my subscriptions just like I can do with emails in Gmail? Come on, I’ve seen all the BigTable magic you Googlers have access to. I know you can do this.

The beginning of the end of the right-click menu

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Right-click menus are problematic for novice (and also experienced) computer users for several reasons: Discoverability Novice users are surprised when you tell them you can right click things to get extra options. Added complexity After discovering that their interface to the computer has another variable, they can become confused as to which button they should […]