The Great Flying Tortoise

A hard-boiled look at Win32 C++ programming and the property system

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  • Blog Post: The fickle critic

    Personally, I have trouble using the "I liked it" scale ala Netflix. A movie that garners 5 stars one week only finds 4 another week. In a way, this arises from ambiguity present even within the "I liked it" scale. Did I like it because I was in the mood for a happy film? Or it an enjoyable serious film...
  • Blog Post: The split personality critic

    The 5 star rating control is misused in most applications today. How can I say that? What's more natural than selecting 5 stars for a movie or song? Actually, the intuitive nature of the rating star control is the cause of this subtle usability issue. Ratings have multiple interpretations. Does 5...
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