Tag: Technology

  • Tesla FSD Trial

    I received this email from Tesla. This came a total surprise to me. They price this package at about $10,000 per car. They also have a month-to-month subscription for it. Needless to say, I had to try it out. I drove to Berkeley and back using complete FSD. Supervision The best way to describe it…

  • Customizing WordPress Twenty Twenty Four

    I have a particular look and feel that I want on my blog. Every time there is a new theme, I try to recreate the same look and feel in the new theme. I suppose I believe that the new theme will be faster and better than the previous. However, my customizations are not always…

  • Post Covid Observations

    Lots of random thoughts. These are in no particular order. Look at my screen Some of the best work I have done was with a partner (designer, pm, or engineer) sitting right next to me. There are moments when you are designing when its appropriate to say “Look at this” and get a quick reaction.…

  • Disruptions in Tech

    “Disruptive technology is an innovation that significantly alters the way that consumers, industries, or businesses operate. A disruptive technology sweeps away the systems or habits it replaces because it has attributes that are recognizably superior.” – Source: Investopedia In my lifetime, I have seen many sea changes in the world. Computers, television, job Hunting, consumerism,…

  • WordPress 6.4

    Update Part 2: I tried again. I find the way the editor works sometimes difficult to manage. Ultimately, I think I am close. If you see a bug, let me know. UPDATE: The Twenty Twenty Four theme is causing me many problems. I had to revert it to Twenty Twenty Three. The theme looked drastically…

  • Website and Desktop Pattern History

    Once upon a time, in the late 20th century, we had rich desktop software patterns. Each program was creative and interesting in its structure and design. Programs like Winamp, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, Quicken, Act, and more all were as different as can be. There were designers specializing in “human factors”, but mostly these…

  • Who is in my brain?

    Hold your breathe for as long as you can. I assume it is your brain that decides to do that. Eventually, you can’t continue and you are forced to breathe. What decided it was time to stop? Again, your brain, right? So clearly at least 2 different things were happening in your brain at the…

  • Beeper Refer Code

    I use Beeper to consolidate all of my messaging apps. Here are the supported networks. It’s now free! (I paid, silly me) Anyway, if you want to give it a whirl, please use my refer code. It works pretty well and supports mobile, desktop, tablet, and web. The last tool like this I had was…

  • Bluesky Social

    I was recently invited to try Bluesky Social, the Twitter competitor founded by the original Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. It seems pretty early days. There is no iPad app or WordPress Plug-in. Not many influencers have accounts yet. My account here. I need to try putting up some posts and see if it devolves into…

  • Brand Destruction

    Lately, I have seen some examples of brands being obliterated. The two that stand out are HBO and Twitter. HBO Home Box Office has been around for half a century. It existed at the dawn of the “cable” revolution. Before cable, we had only broadcast television and movies. Cable expanded our puny list of 5-6…

  • Apple should acquire Lucid Air

    I was thinking about the new Visio Pro goggles from Apple. I can not, for the life of me, understand why Apple thinks business people are going to strap a computer to their faces to have a zoom call. It seems ok for gaming, but nothing special to me. This does not seem like a…

  • UX Design Challenge v6

    I am building design and docs teams right now in Prague and Bangalore as well as on-boarding a large team in Tel Aviv. Because of time zones and the poor location of California, I am forced to change my normal process. For certain candidates, I am pointing them to this post and asking them to…

  • GMail Settings

    Have you looked at GMail settings recently? I noticed they haven’t changed in about 20 years. Now take a look at Chrome settings. It’s pretty clear that Google has a pattern using Material Design to make these kinds of settings. The Chrome example look just good. So why in the world haven’t they updated the…

  • Farewell Twitter?

    The truth is that I hardly ever use Twitter these days. It’s not a source of news for me (NYTimes, John Oliver). It’s not a source of joy or information (YouTube). It’s not a place to gain reputation for answering questions (Quora) or mentoring people (ADPList). It’s not addictive fun (TikTok). It’s not a marketplace…