Thursday, September 17, 2009

The complexity has to go somewhere

The complexity has to go somewhere, either in the language, in libraries, or in application code.

One of my favourite posts from John D. Cook - Conservation of complexity.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Google reader on Opera glitch?

I've been using Opera (9.64, Linux) for a couple of days and I noticed something a bit annoying about the Google reader interface. A few seconds after I share an item and add a comment, the comment view turns bold - new comments have been made... But it's MY comment. I get excited over nothing :(. AFAIK, this doesn't happen with Firefox. I really need to check out google reader groups / support.

Later: It just happened under Firefox too. How to reproduce, how to reproduce...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Google Calendar oops

Although I find their "oops" endearing at times, it looks a bit annoying and unprofessional the moment it happens.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lisa Kokin

Impressive. I don't get it :((, but it looks amazing.

{via design milk}

Thursday, August 27, 2009

GMail labels glitch. Sad.

I can't apply a label to multiple elements if at least one already has that label. I deselect the items that are already labeled, apply the label and then carry on (reselecting "All", and archiving in this case). Sad.

[using Firefox]

LE: THERE'S AN "APPLY" BUTTON!! Just noticed it, and it does the job right...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Walk with Me

The city sometimes feels bright, and clean.

Last weekend's walk was pretty boring.
It had a promising start though:

I saw that in front of a block of flats near where I live, and on the way to the park. Someone planted flowers, made bird houses, turned the area into a nice little garden... and had *that thing* to watch over it.

The rest of the walk was boring.

But it ended with a smile:

The following day holds more photos from the road...

Belonging to a series of more "Missing Ones":

And something else of an "All around commercial" theme:

I am so tempted to make comments on it. Ah, the pectorals and that skull! 

On the way back this caught my eye:

The following week is my birthday weekend, which starts with a walk that took me around campus.

It's hard to enjoy it when you're a student there, and I always assumed that people like these never went to school here:

I love the photo, esp. desaturated like this.

And then I move on and get amused and inspired by these:

I love all things that feel Broken:

Passing one dorm building:

No, I don't usually see flags around unless it's National Day.

And the horror continues. I have no decent sense of fashion whatsoever, but this has got to be wrong:

Who knows why we do the things we do.


I don't get this:

Ah, more inspirational stuff:

One in my Windows series:

Surprising colours:

Another broken home:

And this looks like it had been there for ages:

And then there's the walk next day. I'll leave that to another time.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Firefox Segmentation Fault

Firefox exits with a segmentation fault when my home folder is full. Ugh.