Feb 06

The Simpsonmaker

Very cool. Create a Simpson character of yourself. Here’s my attempt to portrait myself:
(Via Bob Congdon).

Feb 06

On Marriage…

…hitting the nail right on the head: Sunday Morning and Married

Feb 06

Another great take on error messages…

Another great post on Coding Horror: Error Codes Must Die.

Feb 06

On Getters

Martin Fowler on Getters.

Feb 06

Making technology simple

Excellent post: Making technology simple.
Kind of resonates with my thoughts on lacking advances in UI design.

Feb 06

Brown Numbers

Here’s a good one: Brown Numbers.
I like it. We have lots of brown numbers, brown schedules and brown ship dates over here.

Feb 06

Campfire – I don’t get it

There’s a new, slick service by 37signals: Campfire. As expected, a very nice piece of web software.
But….I don’t get it.
Home vs. homeless
They have a point that the invitation process of existing chat clients is cumbersome.
Network compatibility
Well, this translates into having a chat client running (for communicating with all those traditionals like me) plus having an open web-page for group chats. Not very appealing.
File sharing
Well, for most businesses, it doesn’t matter. Because everyone uses the same chat client anyway.
History and transcripts
I’m using iChat, which logs each and every chat incident. Plus, there’s a tool to search these logs.
That’s a nice feature.
Well, yeah. But do you send each and every business e-mail encrypted? I don’t think so.
Plus, my chat client is free. No cost. Zero. I don’t think they have enough compelling arguments for businesses to switch.

Feb 06

Ahhh, sweet bird of youth

Sinclair/ZX81 (there was a chess program fitting in 1K of main memory – of course, real men used the 16K memory module to create huge pieces of software):


(Via The Tao of Mac.)

Feb 06

The Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming

The Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming.
(Via Software by Rob)

Feb 06

While I’m at it…

…here’s a great post by Dare Obasanjo on Democracy.