Adding Insight to Injury
August 24, 2006 3 Comments
The personal life is lacking lately. I’m just sitting around and lusting after items I have no business buying, anticipating going out on a boat this weekend, and missing my friends and family at home. I’ll be in KY in a week, though.
“B-b-but, what?” the woman sputtered. “How could you want so much money for this picture? It only took you a second to draw it!” To which Picasso responded, “Madame, it took me my entire life.”
Menus of state abbreviations, such as for U.S. mailing addresses. It is much faster for users to simply type, say, “NY,” than to select a state from a scrolling drop-down menu. Free-form input into fields with restricted options does require data validation on the backend, but from a usability perspective it’s often the best way to go. (This is guideline #178 for e-commerce usability because of the many errors we observed in check-out forms with state drop-downs.)
- FreeTDS enables a Linux server to connect to an external SQL server and perform queries.
- Drak’s Linux RAID Setup proves that Drak’s too smart for his own good.
- Apache Mod_Rewrite provides URLs that are easy to digest. The manual is not easy to digest.