Buggin' My Life Away

Musings of a Mad Mac Maven

May, 2010

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    John Gruber Makes a Mistake

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    Over on DaringFireball, John Gruber points out an annoyance he has with icons used for "Save". Specifically, he doesn't like the idea of using a floppy disk as the icon, and he, rather snarkily, suggests using "S-a-v-e" to mean "Save". Couple of problems...
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    Usability and Styles

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    According to Pierre , I'm too ossified to discuss this subject. On the other hand, when Pierre uses the word "usability," it's very much like the way Vizzini uses the word "inconceivable" in The Princess Bride , and I'm often moved to quote Inigo Montoya...
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    UX Design: Context is Everything

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    Well, that didn't take long, did it? My second post after a lengthy hiatus, and I end up on the front page of Daring Fireball . Clearly my talent for stirring the pot hasn't waned in the least over the past couple of years. I'm also amused at a number...
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    Am I Back?

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    OK, so Nadyne , after posting a nice article about using PowerPoint on Mac Mojo ,  spilled the beans , so I suppose I should say something. Though, the fact that I wanted to title a blog post with, "Use the Right Tool for the Job and You won't become...
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    Managing Shared Code

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    Brent Simmons has some thoughts on managing shared code . Those ideas are a good start, the most important being that this code needs to be under some kind of source code management tool, preferably one with good branching/merging facilities. There...
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