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  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    Pixel Envy

    People care about the pixels a lot. And why not? Few things elicit as deep of an emotional response than how something looks. Is the design pleasing? Does it fit my style? Does it fit its purpose? Is it beautiful? Is it practical? Will it wear well...
  • o-LIVE-r

    Auf zur CeBIT

    Entgegen aller Gerüchte und Warnungen freue ich mich richtig gleich zur CeBIT aufzubrechen. Ich war schon wieder zu lange im Büro, da freut man sich wieder in die freie Wildbahn raus zu dürfen. Wie die Tiere im Zoo, die dürfen im Frühling (ja, ich habe...
  • Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

    Behind the Code: Jim Gray

    Jim Gray is a pretty amazing guy. An amazing list of awards including the Turning Award (think Nobel Prize for Computer Science) and database expert. Jim has worked for some impressive companies in the computer industry including IBM, Digital Equipment...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Microformats Panel

    I still haven’t seen a good general session on microformats . I’m thinking it’s because any one given microformat is so simple that you can’t really fill more than about ten minutes talking about it. So this panel was about six or seven different microformats...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Michael Kunivsky and Matt Cottam on Sketching in Hardware

    For a while, I really didn’t understand where this session was going. Michael spent a bunch of time on the issues of user experience design that I’m not familiar with. I still don’t know why he was talking about the Cuddle Chimp . But then he started...
  • NikolajW

    Data Templates i Presentation Foundation

    En af allerlækreste nye features i Windows Presentation Foundation er klart muligheden for at opbygge de såkaldte data templates. Data Templates er muligheden for at layoute og style data så resultatet præsenterer sig bedst muligt. På MSDN TV viser...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Rod Smith on Do It Yourself IT

    This post is a combination of Rod’s short keynote and his breakout session I went to right after lunch. Rod’s meta point is that lots of enterprise applications don’t get built because they aren’t affordable to write. Chris Anderson would call this the...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Assorted Remaining ETech Day Two Keynotes & Sessions

    Jeff Han on Multi-Touch Interfaces This was a cool demo, but was basically a live version of the associated video that made the rounds on the web a few weeks ago. There’s huge potential here, but he kept doing the same zoom in and out demo over an over...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    The So-Called Attention Economy

    I’m just going to come right out and say I don’t “get” this attention economy. I mean, I understand the problem of information overload which seems to be at the root of this attention stuff. But is it an economy? Whenever someone gets going on attention...
  • David Wang

    Thoughts on IIS Security vs Apache, Part 3

    Ok... I'm sure the zealots will eventually come tar and feather me and distort the conversation I started in this blog entry , but I will risk it anyways... I dislike biased and incomplete rationales. Comment: I've worked with both and while I haven...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Felix Miller on The Musical myware

    Felix is from , which I haven’t used. However, I’m definitely going to give it a try after seeing Felix’s talk. is all about harnessing collective intelligence for music. The basic idea is that you install a plugin to your music player...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Dick Hardt on Who is the Dick on My Site

    This is a sequel to Dick’s now-famous Identity 2.0 talk. He’s definitely had an influence on this crowd – the two speakers after Dick used a similar presentation style. However, what I didn’t realize from watching the Identity 2.0 talk is that it’s much...
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