I just noticed a [presumably fairly new] feature of the new CNN design: a given article can use part of a comment from a reader as a pullquote on the article itself. Pretty cool, since it raises the bar on … Continue reading
Category Archives: Aside
Word of the Day: extensional definition, noun. Defines the meaning of a concept or term by listing the whole set or part of the set of objects to which the concept or term applies.
I’d love to experiment with adding a simple form of operational transformation to my HCI chat app project, Chapple, but sadly I’m out of time. Operational transformation in Google Wave, as an example, is what prevents the simultaneous edits of … Continue reading
The Droid smartphone is coming. Unprecedented hardware coupled with a fantastic open source OS, on Verizon’s reliable network, and with a forceful ad campaign to boot. The best part? The word “droid” is actually a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. Dear … Continue reading
After a little bit of mucking around with the new-to-me WordPress template PHP scripts, I’ve got something similar to what I imagined set up, for notes not worthy of gradiose titles. This is especially important since I’ll rarely have time … Continue reading
Responsiveness is an absolute must in any UI, and it’s one must that the Google Wave client won’t have, until they implement better lazy loading practices. When marking something as read/unread (amongst other actions in your inbox), there is a … Continue reading
The old verb vs. noun vs. adjective problem crops up again in Google Wave’s buttons. Do those buttons called “Read” and “Unread” take me somewhere, or do they mark the message as read and unread?