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Web Development

Bad Web Design #1: Symantec MySupport

Update on 1/17/2007: There’s a follow-up to this post about a call I had with a Symantec employee and this issue. Having created web sites and applications for a number of years now, I’ve developed a pretty good nose for bad design. Sometimes I find little things that bug me, and other times they’re blatant […]

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Apple

Apple Announces iPhone – Cingular Only

I didn’t think it would actually happen, but Apple announced the iPhone at today’s Macworld Expo keynote in San Francisco. Apple’s website has all of the juicy details (QuickTime required), but here’s a preview: Apple calls this a combination mobile phone, widescreen iPod with touch controls, and an Internet communications device. It’s a testament to […]

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Design

Looking to Baby Toys for Design Inspiration

I recently began reading Robert Hoekman Jr.’s Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design, and can’t recommend it enough. As the title suggests, it’s all about creating web apps that are so easy to use that it seems like second nature. Reading about the concept of “obvious” design reminded me of […]

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Apple

Mac House

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been nine years since I bought my first computer before going to college at UND. It happened to be during the short, awkward part of Apple’s life when it was licensing the Mac OS to several third party Macintosh clone manufacturers. Apple’s PowerMac line was severly lacking, so […]

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Business

Wii!

Although it’s been months since I’ve played a videogame (the brilliant Katamari Damacy around Christmas time), I’ve been watching the coverage of the annual E3 Expo with much interest. Like everyone else, I’m watching the announcements of the upcoming next generation game consoles. It’s amusing to me how the console market appears to be heading […]

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Web Development

Google Web Authoring Statistics

On the heels of their year-end Zeitgeist, Google has released the results of an interesting web authoring analysis. By sampling over one billion web pages, a feat few others could accomplish, the company gives us a pretty good idea of how people are using HTML on their sites. While I’m sure most people could care […]

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Software

PeopleSoft: Worst Software. Ever.

I needed to hop onto my UND PeopleSoft account a few minutes ago to see how much money I owe the university this semester, and it only served to remind me that it is the single worst example of web-based software I have ever seen. Ever. I can feel my stress level rise and my […]