Sep 17

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-17

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Sep 10

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-10

  • The new Twitter app for iPhone is interesting. #
  • @hci_unsw seems sushi is also closed. Satay delight. Indian finger food place and kebab open #
  • @tanya_gray I heard about the quake. I hope your safe. in reply to tanya_gray #
  • @tanya_gray Yay the flex ninja lives:) in reply to tanya_gray #
  • Should you be able to buy everything? http://bit.ly/9Lgwil #
  • Saw Tomorrow, When the War Began. Must say its a pretty good movie! Makes you want to read the books. #
  • Why is google toolbar a virus for firefox. It kills so many extensions! Yet at the same time its so farken awesome! #
  • What a whiskey… http://bit.ly/bq2iFu #
  • #transmit4 is the best FTP client i have ever used. #
  • pretty good link on decoding htmlentities http://bit.ly/a6cYV5 #
  • Rendering fonts for different browsers? This is quite handy… http://css-tricks.com/font-rendering-differences-firefox-vs-ie-vs-safari/ #
  • Note to self. Font-weight: bold doesnt work in safari! have to give a number. 800 looks about right:) #
  • I wanna pull Chandni's nose #
  • @pamelafox seems Google UK they got rid of the interactive balls logo. in reply to pamelafox #
  • I wonder if apple has a cocoa framework for Windows that they use to compile iTunes! #
  • Plumbers at my house singing while working on my bathroom. Very Entertaining… dont need #iTunes #
  • I want GPU acceleration in firefox!…. http://bit.ly/9EPPiq #
  • #google .. pweaaase enable Instant search on my account. #
  • VLC coming to the iPad! http://bit.ly/aZd8Xv … Awaiting review! #

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Sep 06

What were they thinking: Gmail's lonely button

I noticed that my “What were they thinking” line of posts have been me making fun of apple products. Today I thought I’d post something about Gmail’s lonely button. Here it is in all its glory!…

Picture of lonely compose button.Right there in the centre of the screenshot is Gmail’s loanly “Compose mail” button. Hiding in the sidebar between the text based html links. I don’t see why that button deserves to steal so much of the users attention. I would think that a prominent text link would be more suited to the role. But wait! It turns out that the button isnt alone. The address book functionality has a “New Contact” button in the same place. Yea sure its consistent across apps. But does it steal users attention unnecessarily? I think it does. Im not a regular user of the web interface, let me know what you think in the comments.