I recently read FastCompany’s interview with John Lilly. I knew John from my time at Mozilla1, so it was interesting to hear him talk about the developments after my tenure at the Corporation. One thing he said stood out to me: [W]hen I was at Mozilla the activity I did mostly was to tell the Read More
Editor’s note: if you don’t plan on installing TweetDeck on your Gentoo box anytime soon, you can probably skip this post… Ever since I’d started using Twitter, Echofon or the Twitter website itself had sufficed for my needs. But recently, I found myself using Twitter in different ways—separate accounts, mostly1—than I had in the past Read More
I wasn’t going to even bother saying anything, but raccettura’s post goaded me into it. Let’s put this in some perspective:Apple—user experience and design queen Apple—is to the rightof Mozilla’s position on this issue! Allow me to succinctly cut through all the cacophony on this: version numbers matter1. They’ve always mattered. And they will continue Read More
An OH: When you make your users feel like this, you’re doing it wrong. When you’re driving your users toward something they don’t want such that they just go grab the “original” version of what they don’t want, you’re doing it wrong. And when you’re telling your users they’re wrong for wanting what they want, Read More
When Mindsight was recommended to me, I immediately bought it. It arrived a couple of days later, and promptly sat on my bookshelf—through a move—for months.
It was the quintessential Twit-versationTM. Mike Shaver tweeted a couple of weeks ago “you can make a surprising amount of stuff happen just by making people believe it’ll happen, and that it’ll be fun to make it so.” I replied—admittedly sarcastically—that he, “clearly [had] never been a build engineer.” Shaver corrected me, but didn’t address Read More