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Monday, April 25, 2011

thank you Amazon

You don't know how much you rely on something until it isn't there.

Thanks, Amazon: The Cloud Crash Reveals Your Importance

Monday, April 04, 2011

just because you can, doesn't mean you should

This is a powerful engineering maxim that I think needs more emphasis.

An illustration of it I saw today was when I downloaded LinuxLiveUsb creator for Windows. There's so much whiz-bang on this UI I was repulsed upon first seeing it.

Don't get me wrong- I love innovative new UIs more than the next guy. But you need to use effects judiciously, not all at once, on full blast, all the time.