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Where most of the users’ time will be spent in routine operation of the product, and where learning is only a small part of the picture, designing for productivity – even if it requires retraining- is often the correct decision.— Jef Raskin
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Category Archives: Navel Gazing
Most of my online presence has been in other venues recently, but I’ll at least make sure my semester before/after chain here remains unbroken. Taking CS571: Computer Networks I’m pleased with the general design of the course. There is nice … Continue reading
Continuing my habit of posting before and after notes on my courses, after notes for Spring 2014.
Following my habit of posting Before/After notes on my semesters, some impressions for Fall 2013 now that every class has met. I’m getting to the point where the bulk of coursework I can and would sign up for tends to … Continue reading
I lost this draft right after the semester ended, but spotted it while preparing to write up another project, and am now polishing and posting to continue my habit of posting before/after documentation for my semesters. I spent more of … Continue reading
I made an EDC post back in 2009 that is now woefully out of date. I’ve had the little pen case thing I carry come up a couple times recently, as people are more in to this sort of thing … Continue reading
We had to put down my parent’s ~19 year old cat, Pharoah today. We got him as an young adult, and have had him for about 16 years, so he has been a presence for more than half my life. … Continue reading
Since I’m in the habit of posting about classes I take at the beginning and end of the semester, and often find something interesting when I look at them later, some quick impressions for courses I’m involved in for the … Continue reading
Once again, a year older and largely unchanged. I sent out another round of Ph.D. applications, got another round of shitty responses, threw my hands up, and took an offer to stay at UK and do a Ph.D. with the … Continue reading
As a fun aside to the previous post, there is a story my parents like to tell from my childhood, which generalizes the kind of permissive learning objects learning computers are an instance of. When I was very little, I … Continue reading