From a usability standpoint, well any standpoint for that matter, treating links as if they were footnotes makes absolutely no sense. It defeats the whole point. The website for the Chicago Recycling Coalition uses this approach in full force: Dates and locations for collections in the Chicago area can be found on the IEPA website
I am pretty good at remembering to quiet my mobile whenever I go to a movie or any where else I need my phone silenced. What I am not good at is remembering to turn the ringer back on. I’d love the profiles on my Blackberry to be more dynamic, so when I am switching
Something we all feel we’re plagued with at times… “If you focus on what’s going wrong in your life—especially if you see it as ‘bad luck’ you can do nothing about—it will seem blacker and more malevolent. In a short time, you’ll become so convinced that everything is against you that you’ll notice more and
Fantastic clip from Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares where chef Gordon Ramsay visits failing Indian restaurant, The Curry Lounge. Why is it failing? With 100+ pick-n-mix items on the menu, the owner is afraid he’ll not be able to please everyone. By offering something for everyone, even chips at an Indian restaurant, they end up with something
This has to be one of the greatest scenes in movie history…
Um… Yeah… So early this morning, around 4-5am, I woke up feeling nausious, sick to my stomach, my hold body shaking. I thought it was me, symptoms of insomnia I’ve felt in the past. Nope. Turns out an earthquake, 2nd largest in midwest history, struck downstate Illinois and the tremors spread up to Chicago. The
Wedged between books and other such things I found some old photos I had taken some time ago. Thought I’d scan and share. Doyle jumping off our TV (1998) View Camera test (similar to Toyo 45CX View Camera) (1998)
Seth Godin’s post, George Clooney is not normal, hits on the idea of expectations in relation to the people we chose to surrounds ourselves with. You can’t hire that guy because he’s not as good looking as George. And you can’t believe that speaker because he doesn’t present as well as George. And that guy?
I truly believe this. I cannot think of a single good reason not to. And the CEO’s obsession with Microsoft Outlook does not count! I have helped a few business move to Apple’s Mac OS X and I repeatedly receive praise for the encouragement. So it was fantastic to hear the IBM is testing such
Via http://www.youtube.com/user/boingboingtv I’ve never been scared of security or identity theft issues before, but this just seems way too easy.
…at least to see where they could lead. Sure ads suck, but I think marketers will eventually come around and realize what a good ad can be and do for every party. It is not about doing the same thing that has been done for 75+ years. Twitter offers some really unique advertisement opportunities that
Russell Beattie announced the End of Mowser (mowser converted any website into a mobile friendly version) yesterday was not a huge shock. Russell said in his blog post that “growth has been flat or falling for the past couple months”, but it seemed more like an indicator to abandon the project than anything else. Now
Imagine taking a snapshot with your camera phone, cropping it, tagging it, maybe even adding a bubble quote, then being able to send it to all your friends without using any built-in software or having to install a 3rd party app – Every piece of software you use can live elsewhere and you can jump
There are hundreds of little home DIY projects that homeowners need to tackle. Installing a new faucet, fixing holes in drywall, painting, the list goes on. The annoying part is not the the actual act of repair, but going to Home Depot or Menards and not knowing exactly what tools you need. Or the pain
Browsing the internet on my blackberry via an EDGE network is slow. It’s damn slow. But I love it! It actually helps me get more done! Because of the speed restrictions I think about and question every link I encounter. It is like the anti-stumbleupon. I am more considerate when reading articles and blogs, making
Michael Arrington on TechCrunch writes: For most early adopters (and all Mac users), the browser is increasingly the only operating system that matters anyway. Windows isn’t really that relevant any more just because of the increasing utility of online applications like Google Docs, which competes with Microsoft Office. – Gartner Says Vista Will Collapse. And
Seth Godin points out today in a blog post entitled Why downloading Firefox is like getting into college that the act of going to college does not guarantee success, but it is rather a symptom of someone who will succeed at other things. He continues his argument with reference to Firefox users: …if someone is
What is it about places of fleet, airports, train stations, etc., that help trash novels sell through the roof? It’s not that the customer is different, that trash novel readers can only be found at airports, but that they’re in a different state of mind. Whenever I travel I am more willing to alter my
One of the things I hate most about ordering chinese food is the plethora of plastic utensils, napkins and soy sauce and mustard packs they give you. What do I need with eight knives, five forks and one spoon? It is as if I’ve ordered for a family of ten. It is not so much
Finding newly created folders is cumbersome. Finding re-named folders and files is a pain. File and keyboard actions are not carried across all tools, such as the save dialog. Files are re-associated to different apps too presumptuously. There is also a real lack of built-in file and folder actions. These are the things I do
While The Office keeps getting better and better, the pilot episode, An American Workplace, is still my favorite by far. It is pretty rare for a TV show to get things right from the start, the writers effectively define who their characters are, etc. Fantastic!