January 2015

The UX of “Old”

I have a terrible affliction called “Old”.  It is fairly common for people born before 1975. The symptoms are fairly broad.  Weakness in the joints, inability to heal quickly, weight gain, hair loss and vision degradation, just to name a few.  Seriously, this thing is worse than any disease I have ever heard of.  Many people have died of “Old”!  Each year, more and more people are afflicted. So far,...

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Fledgling Designer Challenge

Are you a fledgling designer?  Just graduated from General Assembly or CMU?  Well, I am hiring.  But wait, I don’t want to hire you yet.  You don’t know what you are doing.  Here is a challenge to help you get off the starting blocks. First, Redesign your website. Check out these awesome UX portfolios. Or maybe these ones. So many to choose from. It’s nearly infinite.  These are GREAT UX...

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Sprained Wrist

I play alot of tennis. It is my favorite pastime and I feel I am pretty good at it. MY USTA level is 4.0. The best part of my game is my serve. This is virtually the only physical exercise I get on a weekly basis. Last September, I played mixed doubles one fateful night.  The next day, my wrist hurt.  I had to play again in the Sectional Playoffs,...

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CES and buying a Chromebook

Apparently CES, the big electronics show is happening today.  This means there are announcements all day about new great laptops.  I can’t buy one now.  I need to wait until they ship in February. In the meantime, I need to get something to replace the broken Samsung Series 9 that I bought in June 2011. (Which we loved for a long time) I decided to try out a Chromebook.  Specifically,...

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Which new ultraportable laptop? Jan-2015

Every few years, one of my various computing devices becomes old and breaks down. This is what happens to old things, like me. Getting old sucks. Anyway, in this case, it’s a lightweight ultrabook. I have narrowed it down to a few choices. I’ve made some little comparison tables way down below. It’s not comprehensive. There are tons of videos out there on the differences. I am feeling a bit...

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