...Is that my brain hasn't quite caught up. The transition from IE was effortless in some ways, but I seem to be "challenged" by the tabbed interface. I exhibit great skill creating new tabs (ctrl + t), but when my intention is to go to another browser window, I still waste time looking at the bottom of the screen, like I would with IE. I'm dedicated to changing this behavior because tabs are better and faster (like so many things with Firefox). I have been trained for years that new... Continue Reading
I was thinking back about all the things I learned this year and something popped into my head that made be cringe, and laugh a little. A few weeks ago, I ran my first focus group. My teammates and I were sharing a concept with a group of managers and looking for their perceptions, ideas, thoughts etc. I was the lead and really wanted to make a connection with the group as I described the process. Then, a phrase came out of my mouth that I would later regret. I didnâ€™t plan on it and... Continue Reading
Seblogging: Reactions to technologies After the recent discussion on the last post, I thought this was interesting and a little funny. It's Douglas Adams personal theory about why different people react so differently to technology: I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and... Continue Reading
My vacation doesn't officially end until I go to sleep tonight. So, I thought it was appropriate to post something a little funny. If You Could See Into the Future Via: Jeff Veen
More XML icons than you can shake a stick at Disclaimer: The page linked above may cause seizures. Just a little fun here. Do you think that one day, we'll all sit around and say "I remember the day when the buttons we used to subscribe to RSS feeds said to 'XML' on them! Those were the early days!" ? Link via: Scoble
It's exciting to see some folks tracking-back and talking about the contest. I'm reminded of the movie "The Jerk", with Steve Martin as Navin R. Johnson. Particularly, I laugh about the part where he's trying to make it on his own by working at Hartounian's service station- and the new phone books are delivered. To quote Navin: The new phone book's here! The new phone book's here! I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this book every day! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity,... Continue Reading
It's Friday afternoon- take a break and read something funny. The Onion comments on the blogs with the article: Mom Finds out About Blog "With the raw materials in my blog, she could actually construct an accurate picture of who I am. This is (edited) serious." "Really, the blog is just a record of what I think about the world and how I spend my free time," Widmar said. "In other words, exactly the sort of information that no 30-year-old wants his mom to have access to." The Onion rocks.
I've been looking at some online community platforms and ran across a Poerty Live, which is part of the Learning Times Network. On the Poerty Live home page, there is a cool little window that has what looks like a bunch of refrigerator magnets and anyone who visits can arrange the magnets into poetry by dragging them into place. Just thought it was a fun little application for a poerty site...