what is this "internet" you speak of?

Oct 18 2014
uxcritique:

In OS X Yosemite buttons and text input boxes on the toolbar are rendered similarly. As seen in the Safari screenshot above, borders of buttons and text boxes are identical. If there is an icon inside, it must be a button. If there is text inside it must be a text input box. But wait, in Xcode there is text inside one of those round rectangles, but it is neither a button nor a text input box. Also, Apple’s guidelines state that a toolbar button can contain either text or an image, so the presence of text cannot be used to determine if something is a button or a text input box.
So here’s a more reliable way to tell: Click on the widget. If its background momentarily turns gray it is a button. If a blinking caret appears it is a text input box. If it doesn’t seem to respond to the mouse that’s because it is a label.
This is a significant step backwards in usability. Compare this to OS X Mountain Lion. It is instantly obvious whether a control on the toolbar is a button, a text input box or a status label. There is no need to try to manipulate a control just to see what kind of control it is.

uxcritique:

In OS X Yosemite buttons and text input boxes on the toolbar are rendered similarly. As seen in the Safari screenshot above, borders of buttons and text boxes are identical. If there is an icon inside, it must be a button. If there is text inside it must be a text input box. But wait, in Xcode there is text inside one of those round rectangles, but it is neither a button nor a text input box. Also, Apple’s guidelines state that a toolbar button can contain either text or an image, so the presence of text cannot be used to determine if something is a button or a text input box.

So here’s a more reliable way to tell: Click on the widget. If its background momentarily turns gray it is a button. If a blinking caret appears it is a text input box. If it doesn’t seem to respond to the mouse that’s because it is a label.

This is a significant step backwards in usability. Compare this to OS X Mountain Lion. It is instantly obvious whether a control on the toolbar is a button, a text input box or a status label. There is no need to try to manipulate a control just to see what kind of control it is.

via uxcritique
Jan 25 2014
Macintosh ad from December 1983.


  …wouldn’t it make more sense to teach computers about people, instead of teaching people about computers?

Macintosh ad from December 1983.

…wouldn’t it make more sense to teach computers about people, instead of teaching people about computers?

Oct 1 2013

Grimes on Lauren Mayberry on sexual harrassment on the internet

actuallygrimes:

This is a piece in the Guardian written by Chvrches’ Lauryn Mayberry

It’s about something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I think most female performers have to deal with the issue of extreme online harassment that is primarily sexual and often violent in nature. whenever i hear about a new female artist blowing up i get super excited for them, but i also feel bad knowing they’ll be shortly dealing with a barrage of sexually explicit hate mail. it makes you lose faith in yourself as an artist when you are constantly reminded that you are nothing more than a fetish object to like, a startlingly large group of faceless aggressors.

Any way, this is really well written and really on point. Mad respect

I saw CHVRCHES perform a couple weeks ago and Lauren seems like a wonderful human being. She should not have to endure this kind of abuse. Nor should anyone else. Ever.

I encourage everyone to read this article.

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Aug 9 2013
"It’s just an accident that we happen to be on earth, enjoying our silly little moments, distracting ourselves as often as possible so we don’t have to really face up to the fact that, you know, we’re just temporary people with a very short time in a universe that will eventually be completely gone. And everything that you value, whether it’s Shakespeare, Beethoven, da Vinci, or whatever, will be gone. The earth will be gone. The sun will be gone. There’ll be nothing. The best you can do to get through life is distraction. Love works as a distraction. And work works as a distraction. You can distract yourself a billion different ways. But the key is to distract yourself."
Woody Allen  (via charlenekaye)
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