Archive for November, 2006

Where's my negation?

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Anybody interested in a programming puzzle? Des? Warning: This post is full of seemingly incomprehensible strings of symbols that programmers call regular expressions, which actually do something very useful. If that doesn’t turn you on, better to quit now. If you’re still here, consider this… Have you ever wondered why programming languages that have good […]

Joel on the "Off" button

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

I like it.  Joel tackles a pet peeve of mine, the myriad of ways to end your Windows session, as an instance of the general principle of less options == better UI.

A quick reminder about meta-ideas

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Doc Searls echos the meta-idea that I started this blog with.

More on right-clicks and good spelling

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Just experienced: a reason that web sites hacking the right-click is bad. It’s the same as the usual problems with overriding browser behavior. In Writely, Firefox 2.0 is now very kindly underlining spelling mistakes for me. But when I go to right-click and change the spelling, Writely has very unkindly got rid of my standard […]