The UX of the Great Depression and Now

UX is all about human psychology.  Here are some key truths. People are dillusional optimists.  Whether it’s estimating how much work something will take, stock market speculation, gambling, or any other predictive test, people will … Continue reading The UX of the Great Depression and Now

WTF per Minute

I saw this image on Coding Horror by Jeff Atwood, which borrowed it from Thom Holwerda. on this page.  I redrew the image using Balsamiq. Since, I saw it, I have been internally using this metric … Continue reading WTF per Minute

MediaTemple – Moving Clusters

We have been using MediaTemple for a while to host Marketo’s public website. They have a great design sense and cost twice as much as Bluehost, but we hoped that the added expense would mean … Continue reading MediaTemple – Moving Clusters

What are you arguing about?

I love watching/analyzing people argue, including with myself.  It is the key attribute of human civilization.  We all have points of view and opinions. I have thought deeply about the key differences people have and … Continue reading What are you arguing about?

Custom Fonts on your Site

Lately, I have been itching to use a custom font for my headers.  One of my unwritten rules of powerpoint presentations is to use an interesting font.  Times New Roman and Arial are just saying … Continue reading Custom Fonts on your Site

PNG-8 that acts like PNG-24 without Fireworks

I have been looking for a solution to turn PNG-24 with alpha transparency into a PNG-8 WITH alpha transparency for a while.  This possible with Fireworks, but I didn’t really want to install, buy or … Continue reading PNG-8 that acts like PNG-24 without Fireworks

The UX of Threatfire

I switched over to Threatfire for my anti-virus/malware protection.  I had been an evangelist for Avast for quite some time, but the registration process was just a little too annoying.  It seemed that every time I … Continue reading The UX of Threatfire

Free WordPress Theme – commadot Clouds

By request, here is a zip of my cloud theme.  I don’t feel like it was perfect, but I liked it for my first try.  Feel free to use it and modify it.  I can’t … Continue reading Free WordPress Theme – commadot Clouds

Digsby Instant Messenger

Kevin at work pointed me at a new Instant Messenger on the block called Digsby. Installation was a little scary because it asks you if you want to install all this other junk.  I guess … Continue reading Digsby Instant Messenger

The dilema of the undecided

Playing around with this theme.  Why do I change themes all the time?  It’s bad user experience to switch that much.  I just can’t help myself.  I get so bored with the same look.  This … Continue reading The dilema of the undecided