One of my favorite tech writers (though we don't always agree on everything
) spells it out: companies who design software need to think
- not about what would be cool/easy/wonderful to sell but what would match the customers needs and make it easy for them
. The fact that, to this day, software companies don't have dedicated UX persons/team/evangelist(s) boggles. My. Mind.
Can't tell you how much I want this shirt. Love that the leading sucks, too... makes it even more wonderful. Want, want, want.
I don't know what gets me more excited; learning new shortcuts, or realizing that I know more than half already. Could it be that this behemoth program, which I have used for 10-odd years, is finally under my belt? It always seemed like there were so many new things I didn't know how to do with it. :)
Awesome time sucking quiz - can you identify the movie poster from a single letter of type? I got about half, but oh the time suckage. :)
Quote: "The next wave is here. Wireless is the new e-mail. Which was the new fax. Which was the new teletype. Which was the new snail mail. Which was the new Morse code. Which was the new Pony Express. Which was the new cave drawing. Which was the new voice of God in your prehistoric head. Which really isn't all that different than a call on a Bluetooth headset. Full circle, really." I love Mark Morford.
These gorgeous 50's-era-inspired rocket sculptures are just stunning. Cool.
Interesting bottle designs. I like the white wrapper. Not so sure about the animal prints, though the right one isn't bad, kind of Hollywood Regency
I love all the suggestions here, especially some of the "in jokes" that only hardcore BTVS fans would get - cookie dough, eye patch, Band Candy. Friends and family, are you listening? I'd totally LOVE a Buffy -themed birthday party. Yes, please. (I totally have to get a black leather getup just so I can say "I'm a blood-sucking fiend! Look at my outfit!")
Has to be one of my favorite flowcharts ever. And sooo true. :)
You know, I invariably end up feeling guilty if I explain to folks that sometimes I end up working just 30 to 32 hours a week. Particularly if they're in the US, since many companies I work with in the US don't even take national holidays off. But it is a flexibility in my life I've learned to love, it's helped my productivity and definitely my morale, and I love Jason for making me feel better about my choices.
Yes, I was one of those geeky kids who wanted the glow-in-the-dark stars and hell, even the full solar system on the ceiling in my room (not because I wanted to learn more about astronomy, unfortunately - but because it would be PRETTY) and I still pout that I never got it. And that is the twelve-year-old-girl part of me who aches for this sideboard with the moon painted on in glowing paint. Maybe it's not too late to add the stars to my room...
This sofa actually goes up the wall. That's just wicked cool. I'd love to have it in my house. Talk about yer conversation piece. Plus, using it as a prop for shoots would be wicked cool.
Fabulous PDF that covers how to access special characters on Mac, on PC, in HTML, and other tips on type. There are other options out there - I keep charmap on speed dial - but this is also pretty, and informative to boot.
Found on Etsy, this abso-adorable pouch. Perfect for cell phone or cash & change. Me wanty.
Somebody at DQ is thinking - with a sense of humour to boot. Excellent idea.
These are just brilliant. What a great set of ads! The still shots are superb, and the video - well, yeah, okay, it made me tear up, but that's just because I'm a girl. I cry at Bell ads at Christmastime, too. Shush.
Quote: "If multiple customers are repeatedly making the same mistake, maybe it's not a mistake on their part. Maybe it's a mistake on your
Amazing artwork. I so badly want a print of Chocolate Donut and Buttonmaker, it's killing me. :)