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I wish I were going to UX Hong Kong!

Last weekend I had a Skype catch-up session with my good friend Dan Szuc. Dan runs the usability consultancy Apogee HK, and his team is producing the first ever UX Hong Kong on February 18, 2011. Apogee HK started at the end of 1999, and by 2003 Dan realized that there was a need for [Keep Reading…]

Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

I’m a Tweetie fanatic — even if they haven’t updated Tweetie for Mac in ages and probably never will again — so I don’t use the #newtwitter web app very much at all. The other day I just happened to look at the footer and notice a link labeled Shortcuts. It opens the following layer: [Keep Reading…]

My 10 Favorite Tools of 2010

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but think of all the ways my life has gotten even better over the past 12 months. I’ve met incredible new people, I’ve opened myself up to new experiences, I’ve taken new risks, and I’ve found new loves. The most significant behavioral change that comes [Keep Reading…]

Recent Reads – 12/8/2010

Here are the most recent additions to my Delicious bookmarks. Hope you enjoy, and please share your thoughts in the comments. 6 Cool Laptop BagsGorgeous! Limitless or limited resources. | IndexedI really couldn't agree more Seth’s Blog: The world’s worst boss Weight Watchers Upends Its Points System – NYTimes.comThe delicate balance between truth and ease [Keep Reading…]

OpenTable has a brain. Does your product?

If you’ve never heard of OpenTable, I’m guessing you don’t live anywhere near a city. It’s the real-time online reservation system that lets you book a table without having to call the restaurant. I dine out a lot and I tend to be the planner in my group of friends, so OpenTable and I know [Keep Reading…]

Awesome Email of the Day: I write to you, thanks to Google Translator

Passion knows no bounds. Thanks never gets lost in translation. From: Bruno Chaves To: Whitney Hess Subject: hello from brazil Date: August 4, 2010 9:04:13 AM EDT I do not know write in English. my English is very bad. But you can read;) I write to you, thanks to google translator:) I met his blog, [Keep Reading…]

Awesome Email of the Day: Increasingly dissatisfied by how little influence I feel I have

I am a very fortunate person. I feel it every day. Some days I get the most incredible emails that make me realize it even more deeply. A few months ago I got this one, and I was given the permission to reprint it. This is why I do what I do. I know so [Keep Reading…]