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Archive for September, 2011

Political Things I Actually Care About

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

There’s lots of political things that I know I should care about, but it’s nearly impossible to force yourself to care about something. I thought I’d do an honest review of my opinions and catalog the few issues that I really do feel something for. (more…)

It’s easier…

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

It’s easier to critique an already-pretty-good design.

It’s easier to repair a nice bicycle with a small problem than a crappy bicycle with the same problem.

It’s easier to tell your friend his fly is unzipped than a stranger.

I feel like all these things are related somehow.

That’s News

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Me: R.E.M. broke up huh? That’s news!
My brain: Name me one R.E.M. song.
Me: Red Red Wine
My brain: Nope, UB40.
Me: Imagine
My brain: John Lennon, idiot.
Me: Automatic for the People
My brain: That’s an ALBUM
Me: Whatever

Why A/B Testing is Confusing to Me

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Let’s say you have two versions of a design and you want to see which design converts users better. You show “Design A” half the users and “Design B” to the other half. Say “Design B” does better. Now you have your answer: use “Design B”. (more…)

=P

Monday, September 5th, 2011

This is my most despised emoticon. (more…)