Suppose you were
a tool for anonymously capture the (public) websites that a user
visited. What would the UI requirements be?
The basic experience would be a perfectly normal browsing experience:
users would launch their favorite web browser normally, would browse
around the web normally and everything would "just …
Posted Mon 05 March 2012
Do you remember Google Web Accelerator? The idea was that you downloaded
all your pages through Google's servers. For content that was static,
Google could just load it once, then cache it and serve up the same page
to every user. The advantage to the user was that they got …
Posted Sun 04 March 2012
Another posting on how to understand Profile errors.
If you ever see "Host error number XXX", it means that this was the
XXX'th error of the day that this Profile instance wrote to the logs.
Get someone to look it up in the Profile logs.
Also, Calling mrpc ZWRAP with …
Posted Fri 03 February 2012
When you open any PowerPoint presentation made by my company's default
presentation format, you get a warning that it contains macros and
asking whether the macros should be disabled. The macros are useless,
but removing this is somewhat awkward and difficult to remember so I'm
writing down the instructions.
- Launch …
Posted Mon 30 January 2012
Suppose that your bank offers currency conversion as a service: give
them a deposit or make a withdrawal in euros and they'll adjust your
balance in dollars. They don't do this out of the goodness of their
hearts: today's conversion rate is around 1.28 $ / €, so they'd give you
Posted Tue 10 January 2012