Vivek’s The Shy Scientist resonates with the way I think about things— there are few things that one ever knows as absolute truth. I think this is why I tend to distrust the opinions of people who are certain— of anything.
No matter how cool your interface is, it would be better if there were less of...– Alan Cooper (via brianconnor)
Pale, nervous girls with black-rimmed glasses and blunt-cut hair lolled around...– The Whore of Mensa by Woody Allen I may have already blogged this, but it deserves a replay :F (via eyepool, frenchtwist)
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They're made out of Meat →
Expert teams need autonomy, not marching orders.
RFC 1925 - The Twelve Networking Truths →
Reminder to product people: you win by solving peoples problems- feature checklists are a trap.
url hunter →
Idiocracy comes true
First Second (via zach)
I'm a qwitter →
eyepool: I have backed up all the tweets from my Twitter account (@snej) to a local file, and am now mass-deleting all of them. This is a venerable form of protest that goes back to early BBSs like the WELL. Basically, I am no longer willing to donate my ‘valuable’ user-generated content to a centralized service that issues fuck-yous of this magnitude to its developers and users. …more…
Angry Bird’s “overnight success” only took 8... →
kirindave: Most startup successes have a quiet story of dedication and disappointment before success. If you’re coming into the industry, don’t be surprised.
async, fsync(), rsync, nsync :F
A user interface is like a dishwasher: you can always fit one more thing into...– Unknown (possibly Bruce Tognazzini?) I first heard this at Apple in the ’90s but can’t remember the source, and can’t find the quote online. Anyone know? (via eyepool)
In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating....– Steve Jobs (Really solid quote, but the iPad smart screen cover device is still goofy. Only Apple could get away with releasing a less-good laptop and then recieve praise and sales every time they bring it one step closer to a complete laptop.)