After you watch this, please, please refrain from picking up a blugeon and heading out to find the people responsible for CSI: Cyber. Their shame will be punishment enough.
I feel frustrated that much of the public doesn't understand or appreciate UX design. I often hear people complaining about Google changes that are actually good changes: they're logical, they have strong HCI research justification, they test well -- but they're new, and new takes adjustment and is bad. Then there are bad changes that get made, and people complain about those too, but they have no idea of how or why the bad changes they don't like are different from the good changes they don't like. Instead, it's a simple binary question: do I like it immediately, or not? If no, then the designers are idiots changing things just to change them, the product is getting worse every revision, and all the people involved should be fired. (I've heard all of these -- and had a petition started for one of them -- before.)
Whereas, if you actually look hard at these questions, you realize that good design is difficult, and it's full of tradeoffs, so it's impossible to do everything for everyone. I think the answers here do a good job of capturing some of that, while still acknowledging that some choices really are objectively worse.
But Win8 nags me in a few points: - Less configurability. I mean, less obvious configurability, and a cleaner interface – ok. But removing options with no sense at all (like AdHoc network). Also it is getting on my nerves that you need to search the options as some options are only available in Metro, some only in pre-Metro. This is dumb.
But some stuff I really do like on the other hand.
I just blew my mind. Tabs don't have to be 8 spaces wide when using cat etc.
Refreshing to watch tv procedurals not sucking up to the govt.
But ZSH isn't easy to dive into - the default shells kind of suck. That's why I've spent a lot of time and care on mine and make it available on Github. My zshrc is very generic, straightforward and well-documented. It's a solid file to use as-is or to build upon.
I've recently updated it to show git stashes if there are any. It's really unbelievable how useful this stuff is.
Screenshot and documentation available here:
- LXDE (LXQt)UX designer, 2012 - present
- AnthillDeveloper, 2013 - 2013
- MMO-ChampionDeveloper, 2007 - 2011
- Wowhead / ZamConsultant, 2006 - 2008
The Humble Indie Bundle #3 (pay what you want for five awesome indie games)
Pay what you want for some awesome games and help support two charities. All of the games are DRM-free and support Mac, Windows, and Linux.
So, um. I think my syslog is threatening me? : linux
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