Yearly Archives: 2010

Snow Cleanup Fail

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As you all may or may not have heard, NYC got hit by a snowstorm pretty hard right after Christmas. The storm came quickly and dumped about 20 inches of snow, leaving the city stranded. Cars, buses, and above-ground subway trains were stuck in the snow, and many still remain stuck that way as of this writing. Trouble is, this is the end of the second day after the storm, I shouldn’t still be seeing streets completely unplowed at this point, especially not in NYC.
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Solution To Android Fragmentation

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Engadget’s “recently highlighted”:http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/07/visualized-the-real-android-fragmentation/ just how fragmented Android is. Every single Android device has the buttons in different places. It’s impossible to provide a consistent experience if every single handset is different. The solution?
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The Danger Of The Cloud

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Tumblr’s most recent outage lasted for over a day, and while that may not seem to be very long, a day on the internet is an eternity of bad PR. It highlights the main problem with a _”cloud”_ system— it’s *quite vulnerable* and can screw everyone over if not managed properly.
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Recent Happenings

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Seems I’ve lapsed in posting once again. Oh well. Here’s what’s up:

* I got a job, fixing watches in Macy’s. Much better than McDonald’s I think. It’s pretty easy and the Herald Square flagship store where I work is quite nice. Finally, I’ll be able to pay for my phone and metrocard, and I’ll even be able to have some savings. I also get 20% off most stuff and food within the Macy’s, so I’m digging it so far. It’s a pretty busy job, but that makes the hours melt away really fast.
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Small Text Strikes Again

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In one of Facebook’s recent design tweaks, the text for the statuses has been bumped down a size or two. I’m still puzzled as to why the designers at Facebook chose to do this. They *do* realize that users know how to scroll, that it’s not necessary to cram lots of information above the fold. I’m thinking it was one of those cases of using small text just because it looks “prettier,” and I thought we designers have agreed that we’re all past that stage?
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Freebie: Sleek Navigation

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While working on “TechBase”:http://thetechbase.com, I spent a lot of time crafting a nice sleek nav for the site, all in CSS3. However after finishing it, I realized it looked sorely out of place with the more simplistic design I had started implementing, so I canned it. But I put so much work into it, it would be a shame to just throw it away, so I decided to give it to you guys.
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