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Developing a Website

I am a designer and not a developer, but every now and then I like to tinker with code — you know, just to prove that I made the right career choice. I started out as a computer science major after all. Sometimes when I get a side job to design a website, I end [Keep Reading…]

Where’s Whitney?

It’s been four days since I’ve managed to spend more than 5 minutes at the computer. I caught a cold, and since it was the third one in just three weeks, it really knocked me sideways. I’ve been in bed for about 22 hours a day, subtracting time sitting on the couch just for a [Keep Reading…]

(In)Consistency in keyboard shortcuts

More and more I’ve been using web apps in lieu of the traditional desktop applications I used for years. Primarily it’s because, like many of you, I have a home computer and a work computer; storing information online makes it far easier to access from both locations, particularly when one’s a Mac and one’s a [Keep Reading…]

The catch-up obligation

I subscribe to one daily newspaper, two weekly magazines, three monthly magazines and 42 RSS feeds. I receive about 100 non-spam emails per day on my personal account and 50-75 on my work account. I have more than 50 books on my bookcase at home waiting to be read. I spend an inordinate amount of [Keep Reading…]

TwitterBerry was mean to me

I’ve got a thing for Twitter and I own a BlackBerry, so naturally I use TwitterBerry. It’s a downloadable BB app that lets me post updates, get replies, read my friends timeline and the public timeline — all without having to load Twitter in the mobile browser. It isn’t perfect, but it usually works pretty [Keep Reading…]

Auto-flush toilet has a mind of its own

I had the most ridiculous bathroom experience at the American Airlines terminal at LaGuardia Airport on Friday. I went into the stall, put down the protective paper, and sat down. Less than 10 seconds later, I leaned forward ever so slightly and the toilet’s auto-flush went off. Water sprayed all over me. I waited for [Keep Reading…]

Apple’s Most Notorious Flops

Failure isn’t the opposite of success. Failure is not trying at all. And no one is capable of success all of the time. With the good comes the bad, otherwise how would you be able to tell them apart? Apple is currently seen as the most innovative consumer electronics company in the world. Their products [Keep Reading…]