Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Daniel Bushman
373 followers -
For the love of software
For the love of software

373 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
So sad. Criminal.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

‎"Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night" Phillip K. Dick
Add a comment...

Discovered an obscure, but very helpful, iTunes feature, and thought I'd share. I knew that you could show duplicate songs (File > Display Duplicates), but it still took awhile to sort out which "duplicates" were different versions of the same song (which I would like to keep). Well, if you hold down the Option key (Shift on WIndows), before clicking the menu, it changes (File > Display Exact Duplicates). It only lists duplicates where the music is actually the same.

I personally still keep multiple copies if they are on different albums, even if they are exactly the same music, because I don't like incomplete albums. But this feature makes it incredibly easy to sort that out.
Add a comment...

The end date for Google Wave has been announced: 1/31/2012. Google offered us the technological secret sauce for free, but chose a horribly unusable bottle to put it in, with no consumer labeling. It's true brilliance will only be known by a few.

There is still Apache Wave and Walkaround for the DIY crowd. All Wave still needs is some serious UX work and some deep legacy protocol integration.

For now, there is Google Plus for those who like that particular proprietary blend of Wave. And we're stuck with clunky old email as the only truly free, open, federated, and universal social communication platform.

Watch this space.
Add a comment...

Dear Elance, there are lots of great independent contractors on the Internet that could help you create a decent mobile experience.
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Landscapes made of food. Very clever.
Add a comment...

This is the UX question I asked Facebook, which was quickly dismissed:

When I posted things on Facebook in 2007, I didn't intend the posts to tell the story of my life. The user experience reinforced the idea that it was a casual conversation between friends. Facebook has changed over time, and the relationships I keep on Facebook have expanded and changed, sometimes dramatically. And now, timeline is a different application from profiles entirely--as was said previously, the user is telling their life story. What I posted publicly or to my network in 2007 wasn't intended for the network I've developed since then. Now, if I've been an active Facebook user, posting hundreds of pictures, in order to represent myself the way I would like to, I must spend a lot of time changing privacy settings on posts. While the privacy settings have technically allowed people with permissions to dig back in time, it was difficult to do so, and socially, was kinda considered stalking. It's like when my office is open for business, sure someone could walk in the door and start digging through my unlocked desk. I don't lock it because the configuration of the room, and social convention, give the the average visitor a clue that that would be inappropriate, and a violation of trust. Timeline is like taking the contents of my desk, and putting them on the top of my desk without giving me an EASY way to keep total control of how that exposure happens. There's something that's not apparent. Is there an DEAD SIMPLE way for the user to switch to timeline, while maintaining complete control over this exposure, other than deleting their profile and starting over? If I delete my profile, doesn't Facebook loose a lot of it's advantage over newer social networks?

The answer was essentially: there's probably a way to do that.
Add a comment...

Increase your cursor size and see if it increases your productivity—especially on hi-res laptops (I'm miserly about the microseconds I constantly squander on user interfaces).

Here's how on a Mac:
Apple Menu > System Preferences > Universal Access > Cursor Size
Comfy or no?
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Untitled Album
Photo
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded