May 2012

May 22, 2012

May 17, 2012

  • Norwegian medieval tech support. New tech can be confounding, as this situation portrays. Ironically, it evinces how it’s the immaterial nature of interfaces that causes problems (the fear of breaking things, the lack of affordances, the arbitrariness of causality).

May 14, 2012

May 5, 2012

Hello Smultron

When looking around for a text editor for Roosa’s new iMac, I came across Smultron. Free until version 3.8, version 4 is available in the Mac App Store for $5. I’m trying out the free version 3.5.1 before splurging on it. It appears not everyone’s been happy with progress: version 4 has quite a few negative reviews over the loss of a tabbed interface.


May 1, 2012

Everything that’s wrong with PHP

PHP: a fractal of bad design. A well-researched article on everything that’s wrong with PHP. Am I going to stop using PHP over night over this? No. But that doesn’t mean there’s isn’t a lot to learn fromn it. And, as always, sometimes worse is better.