Miles: Sometimes you gotta say “What the F**k”, make your move. Joel, every now and then, saying “What the F**k”, brings freedom. Freedom brings opportunity, opportunity brings freedom. So your parents are going out of town. You got the place all to yourself. Joel Goodson: Yeah. Miles: What the f**k. Nothing is more difficult, and…Continue readingDecisions

Memories and Technology

Back when I had more hair.  Jared looks so happy.  Time flies. I got a new scanner, the CanoScan 4400F.  So far, it’s pretty impressive.  I am scanning Katie and my wedding album.  Ahh memories and new technology.  What more can I ask for?Continue readingMemories and Technology

Review: Designing the Obvious

I just finished the book, Designing the Obvious by Robert Hoekman, Jr.  Although I appreciated his overall view and the points he was making, I just thought the book fell a little flat for me.  In comparison, Don’t Make Me Think, was a much more enjoyable read.  Neither book really introduced me to any new…Continue readingReview: Designing the Obvious

WordPress 2.6 and Gravatar

Wow, that was fast.  WordPress 2.6 is released.  I actually had trouble with it for the first time ever.  I downloaded the ZIP file and it had errors.  I then tried the TAR file and it worked like normal, magically and instantly.  This is my first moment using it, so I haven’t seen specifics about…Continue readingWordpress 2.6 and Gravatar

Upgrades – Trillian/WordPress

I love upgrades. Trillian Astra just sent an update that allows me to see when someone is STARTING a message to me.  I love this feature.  I am so excited about it.  Whenever I see the “Joe Smith is preparing a message to you”, I get giddy!  I can’t believe how long Trillian Astra has…Continue readingUpgrades – Trillian/Wordpress

Theme Weekend

I’m definetely pissing Katie off this weekend.  I never have time during the week for this, so I have to do it now.  Plus, since I am by the computer, I am moving a bunch of files from a smaller external HD to a larger one.  This is taking alot of time. Anyway, here is…Continue readingTheme Weekend

Experimenting with New Theme

There is one thing I love more than anything else, and that’s Katie.  However, a close second runner-up is trying new software.  I love new software.  I love trying new things.  I am addicted to it.  My theme is no exception.  The newness of it is just intoxicating. As you can see, I have the…Continue readingExperimenting with New Theme

My WordPress theme

I have been getting tired of my WordPress theme. I have zero time to do anything about it.  However, I saw a theme that I kinda liked.  It’s called Lemon Twist.  It uses PNG files very nicely.  It’s got jQuery and jQuery UI built in.  The mouseover effect on the right is nice.  Rounded corners,…Continue readingMy Wordpress theme

Some UX Rules

I have been compiling some UX rules in my head getting ready for my AjaxExperience talk in October.  Here are some that I have.  Not too much detail here, I will expand on them at a later date. Don’t bend your users. Given 10 users, you will get 8 different ways they try to succeed…Continue readingSome UX Rules

Interface Driven Requirements Docs

I use Powerpoint 2007 to do all my prototyping and requirements.  It’s a great tool.  Much much better than PPT 2003.  Over the last 18 months, I have used this technique to great success.  Check out these two examples.  One is an older style and the other is newer.  The newer one has animation, so…Continue readingInterface Driven Requirements Docs