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Neobaroque user interface

What do you think. Brilliant steampunk parody? Or simply the funniest, most godawful, user interface design in the history of the planet? I can’t stop laughing! I keep expecting the Onceler to pop out and put a thneed on it! … Continue reading

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Lost my mind in PHP

The last few days I went a little nuts thinking about PHP and rewriting a very horrible messy script. I’d write something, make it work, write a little more, break the first bit, go back to look at the first … Continue reading

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My evil mastermind futuristic wheelchair golfcart thing

Okay, I totally want this, so I can zoom around wearing a sort of Servalan dress, like this, in it: Something more in black, with a ridiculous collar that looks like bat wings and that stands up about 2 feet … Continue reading

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Down with keyboards, down with pants!

I was thinking today about my silly invention of “smart pants” so that people could just type on their pants. Then I realized something crucial: Who needs pants! Seriously, to hell with pants! Down with pants! Not to mention down … Continue reading

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Keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird, and the failures of visual metaphors

This is so great, I’m feeling all bouncy! There is a Thunderbird extension, Nostalgy, for using keyboard shortcuts to do everything. I was just feeling super pissy that this didn’t exist, and wishing someone would write it, because I hate … Continue reading

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Better Firefox, and a free makeover

I’m still halfway with a toe in poet-y land where everything is made of words and reality is very thin. It’s like swimming around in beautiful chaos! I love getting into that state of mind. At the same time I’m … Continue reading

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Social Media Consensus Workshop, Liveblogged

I fell into this by accident because it was (surprise) happening in my office — Socialtext’s nascent co-working space, which is still under construction. So this morning I met Bronwen and Jim from Social Media Consensus. Other people: Stowe Boyd, … Continue reading

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SXSWi notes: High Class, Low Class Web Design

Notes on High Class and Low Class Web Design. Respecting your audience. Do you treat them as equals? Culturally, educationally? What if they’re not your peer group? People who call their audience “marks”. Fans officially, but the treatment in the … Continue reading

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SXSWi: Kathy Sierra’s opening remarks

Kathy Sierra‘s opening remarks has two or three overflow rooms full of people. We’re responding to the screen just as if Kathy were in the room – what a great speaker! Humanizing software and the net. Audience participation exercise: If … Continue reading

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