Upgrade to Windows Vista 64bit

Something went wrong with my machine at home.  A popup started saying things like, “Your license is about to expire, backup your stuff because this machine is about to become a paper-weight.”  I was really … Continue reading Upgrade to Windows Vista 64bit

New WordPress theme

I was working on a friend’s wedding site using WordPress as the base.  He is a graphic designer and has excellent taste for these things.  At first, I started with a theme that was close … Continue reading New WordPress theme

The UX of Google Street View

Google Maps and street view is getting scary.  For a while, Microsoft’s Maps, was the closest look at my house.  But the Street View for Google is just crazy.  It’s a digital photo from the … Continue reading The UX of Google Street View

WordPress 2.6

WordPress 2.6 is getting ready to go into beta.  I’ve said this beofre, but WordPress to me is just a fantastic program.  The design of the UX including the UI, IA, upgrade process, plugin process, … Continue reading WordPress 2.6

Microsoft Office 2007 Menu Fonts

This might sound stupid, but I was struggling to find out what font Microsoft used in their menus in Office 2007.  I thought it was Calibri, but that was incorrect.  It turns out to be … Continue reading Microsoft Office 2007 Menu Fonts

300 Million Prize for Better Battery

John McCain has proposed a 300 million dollar prize for a better battery.  Although I certainly am in favor of a significant increase in funding for batteries, I don’t understand why this is a prize.  … Continue reading 300 Million Prize for Better Battery

The UX of DirecTV

I recently upgraded my DirecTV so that I get HD and DVR in one box.  It took a week to get it actually working.  Some technical problem, lets skip that.  The device has an ethernet … Continue reading The UX of DirecTV

The UX of watching a crackberry addict

I don’t have a Blackberry.  I appreciate it’s UX very much for the primary user.  It’s downright addicting.  However, the UX of the person WATCHING the person using the Blackberry isn’t nearly as good. Hold … Continue reading The UX of watching a crackberry addict

From A to Z

I just noticed something this morning.  I always knew the arrow was sort of a smile.  The M and the A were the eyes and the arrow was the smile.  However, I didn’t notice that … Continue reading From A to Z

Internet Advertising

Check out the chart showing history of online advertising spend.  It’s fascinating.  This is why Yahoo still exists, even though they are getting clobbered by Google.