Monthly Archives: February 2010

Software is all about Context

Context is a very important factor in software development. Knowing the conditions under which your software will be used is an integral part of crafting a positive experience for your users. Many companies take this to heart and create truly engaging software that really connects with its users, but the vast majority miss the mark. […]

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New Page: Why I Blog

When I have something I want to write about that I’d like to be able to keep up-to-date, I put it on its own page rather than a new post. The first such page was a rundown of what I do with OCRI to help introduce high-school students to careers in high-tech, and today I’m […]

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The Present and Future of Flash

Adobe Flash is at an interesting point in its existence. For about a decade, it was the only way to get rich, dynamic content onto the web. If it was the year 2001 and you wanted a really sleek UI, or video, or any kind of animation, Flash was your best bet — it was […]

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The iPad Dilemma

Up until very recently, I was seriously considering getting a Macbook. I have a desktop PC that covers my day-to-day tasks, but I want something I can use from my couch, and in particular I’ve started to really miss OSX (I used an iBook as my primary machine up until more recently than I’m willing […]

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Design Blogs I Follow

Back in January I wrote a post about how I’m going to try to update every Monday for the entire year, and keep track of how many weeks work and how many weeks don’t. For the first time all year, I missed a week. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been busy (I have) […]

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