mindtangle

September, 2009

Weekly Digest for September 29th

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Some quick design patterns for making interfaces usable by the color blind (e.g. me.) The Quick Tips page is what you want if you need to consume the essentials in 60 seconds.
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Looks like Palm is making the same mistakes that Apple did regarding its App Catalog/Store. I like JWZ’s warning: "Don’t screw this up. If you try to maintain as much control as [Apple] do over the applications available, you are going to be a footnote."
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Ew. 100 squick points to this artist.
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Liked 2 videos.
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Weekly Digest for September 28th

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An interesting approach to moderating comments and establishing reputation.
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Nice. iPhoto, and now Picasa both have face tagging. When are Flickr and Facebook finally going to start doing this for me?
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I wonder how this feels to the touch, how heavy it is, how it drapes. (via Chloe)
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Wild, computationally-generated architecture and abstract shapes. I wish there were some source code to play with.
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Shared Apple Juice.
Sadly, this is not the worst instructable of all time. But it is quite bad.
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I dig the subtle, grayscale effects that can be achieved with this technique.
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know your devices.via nicoles
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Here’s a great presentation on how to approach security if you’re a developer who doesn’t think she has the know-how or resou…
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On ecological disaster: "[W]e must start to talk not about doing things differently, but about doing different things." http://bit.ly/V7Gg0 [nagutron]
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Beautiful sculptures (via Calli)
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Shared 4 photos.
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Intro to HTML 5: http://bit.ly/2khrEQ Geolocation, Canvas/SVG, Offline data, Native video, and Web workers. The future looks good. [nagutron]
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I’ve come up with this vertically-staggered layout so many times in my head while cramped in planes. Click around to other po…
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Shared 360.
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It’s telling that iPhone users go ga-ga over this behavior. iPhone developers have to do all kinds of gymnastics to get their…

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Weekly Digest for September 21st

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Shared Salad bowl.
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On the importance of being able to "see the design problem in the design solution."

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Weekly Digest for September 18th

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Re-listening to Logan and I podcasting about The Dark Night Returns. We are such geeks… http://bit.ly/1qGZwK [nagutron]
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Liked 2 videos.
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Shared Graf
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Shared 3 photos.

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iPhone Accessibility

This is pretty amazing. See how the iPhone can be navigated by the entirely blind.

The interactions are incredibly well-thought-out. There are competing platforms that have features that the iPhone doesn’t (I love my Pre’s multitasking and integration with my social networks) but you know a platform is mature and its conceptual foundations are solid when a whole new mode of interaction can be layered over the the same user interfaces.

Accessibility Win: Screenshot of iPhone using the ingenious sound-navigated keyboard.

Accessibility Win: Screenshot of iPhone using the ingenious sound-navigated keyboard.

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Weekly Digest for September 11th

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Every fleeting moment of compassion for another human deepens me. [nagutron]
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The fastest way to search for a contact on the @palm Pre is to type initials, separated by a space. Three characters, done. [nagutron]
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A good catchphrase to describe conversations (personal/professional) that I enjoy: "Passionate beliefs, loosely held." [nagutron]
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Shared Hyphy
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Liked 2 videos.
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Fantastic customer service from Microplace. They spent a lot of resources to make good one small, botched transaction that was Paypal’s bad. [nagutron]
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Weekly Digest for September 4th

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The ideal, stated: "No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick." [nagutron]

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Prototype Form Extensions

postedby on September4th,2009 tagged coding

I’ve been puzzled for some time as to why Prototype doesn’t allow us to set and get values from checkboxes and radio buttons. I finally needed this functionality at work and, with none of this obvious bit of functionality in the 1.6.1 release, I wrote my own extensions.

You can find them on GitHub. I added a bit of example code that you can check out here, too.

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Daily Digest for September 3rd

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False Profit uses a Futura variant. Maybe we should switch to Verdana, too <ducks> http://bit.ly/2GbTYR [nagutron]
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Daily Digest for September 2nd

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RT @someecards: I’d consider following Christ if he were on Twitter :) [nagutron]

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