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Archive for June, 2009

Annoyingness Rating Scale

Monday, June 29th, 2009

  1. Meh.
  2. Pf.
  3. Meh.
  4. Tuh.
  5. Kuh.

If You Say You’re Gonna Play Nice, Play Nice!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Campaign Monitor:

Outlook is broken, let’s fix it.

Microsoft:

There is no widely-recognized consensus in the industry about what subset of HTML is appropriate for use in e-mail for interoperability. The “Email Standards Project” does not represent a sanctioned standard or an industry consensus in this area.

Dave Greiner:

The only problem is that “broadly adopted standards” already exist for HTML email. They are called web standards, and almost every email client on the market meets these standards.

Dave Dudley (is Awesome)

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Who Cares

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Kim Krause:

People always ask, “What do you think of my site?” I want to say back to them, “Who cares what I think. Does it meet your site requirements? Has it been tested? Has each requirement been validated? Are your site guidelines being adhered to? Have you checked your logs? Do you have it set up for data analysis and tracking so you know for sure what’s not working as per your requirements?”

Bullhonkey on AT&T

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I just wanted to help fuel the flames a little bit in the general internet atmosphere of being pissed at AT&T and their dropping the ball with the new iPhone 3GS.

Apple goes and throws out $199 and $299 price points on the new models and we ooooh and ahhhh and start dreaming of standing in line. Then the fanfare is over, the new phones are up on Apple.com, and we are able to check our plans to get ready to buy them. This is when we all find out that if we already had an iPhone 3G, we were ineligible for the upgrade pricing. In my particular scenario, It gave me price points of $399 and $499 with an upgrade date of 12/13/2009.

So this means that any old customer off the street can walk in and get a phone for 3/5 of the price that me, a loyal customer for years and years can. That just doesn’t feel right.

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Design Trend: Random Lines

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Mental Models

Sounds of the Universe

You Never Know

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Chris: It was great, it’s all real muscians, no drum circles. Not that there is anything wrong with that…
Sarah: Oh, yes there is. Especially if you are trying to nap.

It Changes People

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Amy: Since I’ve moved to Brooklyn I’ve turned into kind of a bitch.
Chris: What do you mean, do you like shake newspapers and yell at cabbies and shit?
Amy (slowly and surely): I go out of my way to ruin other people’s good times.

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