When there’s an idea mooted, a lot needs to be considered before going to market. But if you were to write a detailed spec for everything — including mockups for every screen and functional detail for every action — without discussing the basic concept with every stake holder, you’d often waste a lot of time.
We hired a new guy at work a couple of years back (how time flies!) who started trying to give everyone a ‘high five‘. It was rather strange an uncomfortable — after all we’d never had deliberate physical contact with each other before — but the intention was pure so I joined in and high-fived
(If you don’t write HTML, you can skip this post. It doesn’t concern you and will just confuse you. Basically: there’s a weird bunch of people who want to avoid a particularly useful way to lay out a web page just because they hold to this notion that “tables are for data”, and the fact
What Black Triangles can you celebrate this week? When you find one, savor it and celebrate it. Even if nobody else understands.
Note: There are a lot of numbers in this post, so I’ve rounded a lot of them off, and included some footnotes. If you don’t like numbers, then consider yourself warned. It’s been said* that “Lotteries are a tax on the stupid”. The premise being that anyone who spends money on a lottery ticket is
OK, so it’s the eve of the US Presidential election so I thought it was worth taking a minute to rant about how screwed up the US has gotten their implementation of ballot casting. At first I just couldn’t understand how they made it so damned hard. Then I saw a ballot paper. For my
I watch a bit of TV, and often voraciously consume any new program that grabs my interest. On the Discovery Channel a couple of years back I “discovered” American Hot Rod. I think they were having an episode-per-night month of repeats. So I watched them all and then kept watching for new episodes coming out.
I’m a big fan of Penny Arcade, a comic strip about gaming — even though I’m not into gaming that much. Gabe, the artist, is just fantastic. They recently released a game that features the characters from their comic strip called “On the rain slick precipice of darkness” which I’ve never played, but when I
Yesterday, we tried something new. We cut up some pear into small chunks to see how Jack would go with it. Watch the video. A big thanks to the guys in #mplayer on freenode for helping me work out how to rotate, reduce, reencode this vid
Anyone who knows me well will know that I’ve been ‘involved’ with hand-puppets since I was about 16. I’ve built my own over the years, but these days just use one of my own and a pile from a New Zealand group “Personality Puppets” (who still have no website) Puppets are a great way to