A List Apart: Articles: In Defense of Eye Candy →
Why aesthetics? For starters, aesthetics is concerned with anything that appeals to the senses—not just what we see, but what we hear, smell, taste, and feel. In short, how we perceive and interpret the world. As user experience professionals, we must consider every stimulus that might influence interactions.
Good interview with Director James McTeigue on... →
I think it sort of goes along the lines of graphic novels and comics. I guess one of those — the thing they used to be is subculture. But now … they are the culture. You got “Spider-Man,” “Iron Man,” “The Dark Knight” …. They all started out as comics. I think ninja is a part of that sort of folklore. They’re interspersed — especially in “The Dark...
Canadian woman loses benefits over Facebook photo... →
BROMONT, Quebec – A Canadian woman on long-term sick leave for depression says she lost her benefits because her insurance agent found photos of her on Facebook in which she appeared to be having fun.
Achilles: I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in...– Troy (2004) - Memorable quotes
Casio Exilim EX-G1 | Uncrate →
Why am I so addicted to electronics and cameras? I think I’m gonna get this…
America's Top College Professor - WSJ.com →
As much as he finds math fascinating, he realizes that most people will not use calculus after college. The utilitarian promise “is an empty one,” he notes. “You don’t need to know how to build a bridge to go over one.” He says that the hardest thing professors can ask themselves is “the 10-year question.” “What will my students retain from my class...
Ha, good one! →
xkcd - iPhone or Droid
RIT Graduate Arricka Nowland visits Korea Nazarene... →
From June 10-August 10, 2009, I participated in a cultural exchange to South Korea, supported by PEN-International and PEN-International partners, the Korea Employment Promotion Agency for the Disabled (KEPAD) and Korea Nazarene University.
Urban Dictionary: Febreze shower →
When you haven’t showered (and don’t have time to), but you don’t want to go out smelling bad, so you spray yourself with Febreze instead. Brandon was running late for class, so he settled for a Febreze shower.
Donaldson Institute Study Details Struggles of... →
“South Korea was the first country from which Americans adopted in significant numbers. From 1953 to 2007, an estimated 160,000 South Korean children were adopted by people from other countries, most of them in the United States. They make up the largest group of transracial adoptees in the United States and, by some estimates, are 10 percent of the nation’s Korean population.”
Golf Courses & Travel, A Golfer's Guide To San... →
When we were exchanging emails about our rendezvous, Gladwell told me that he does much of his writing in this restaurant, adding in explanation: “I am a public writer.” That seems a peculiar phrase, but when I quiz him about it, he says he only meant that he writes in public places. He rides around on a bicycle with his laptop, setting up office in cafes and restaurants around lower...
Author Malcolm Gladwell on New Book 'What the Dog... →
If you had a single piece of advice to offer young journalists, what would it be? The issue is not writing. It’s what you write about. One of my favorite columnists is Jonathan Weil, who writes for Bloomberg. He broke the Enron story, and he broke it because he’s one of the very few mainstream journalists in America who really knows how to read a balance sheet. That means Jonathan Weil...
“Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. Not the kind you’ll find in this book, anyway. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think.” On that basis, Gladwell surely succeeds.
Gestures as a language not a technology. →
Gestures should be treated as a language, like sign language for touch devices
Lessons from Rackspace's downtime →
Lessons from Rackspace’s downtime
South Koreans Struggle With Race - NYTimes.com →
South Koreans Struggle With Race