The world's flags given letter grades edit / delete

Highly entertaining.

to amusements design flags ... on 27 January

New GIMP Save/Export plug-in: Saver (Shallow Thoughts) edit / delete

If people are making plugins to replace the Save dialogue in your application, that suggests your design was probably fundamentally broken to start with.

to design gimp ui ... on 10 December 2016

The Website Obesity Crisis edit / delete

"This talk [is] about mostly-text sites that, for unfathomable reasons, are growing bigger with every passing year." Quite.

to design efficiency web ... on 28 February 2016

The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security edit / delete

Probably best viewed as starting points for discussion...

to design philosophy security software-engineering ... on 31 December 2015

Loper OS » Seven Laws of Sane Personal Computing edit / delete

One viewpoint -- somewhere between the Unix and Lisp philosophies. (I have a draft set of similar principles for GARStow somewhere...)

to design interface os philosophy ... on 31 December 2015

Collected advice on Unix CLI Design & Implementation (Alan Coopersmith's Weblog) edit / delete

A Solaris-specific view on Unix tool design. (Not always followed in the past -- I have not-very-fond memories of a Sun disk array where the admin command was "rm6".)

to design patterns solaris toolbox unix ... on 23 March 2015

Hints for writing Unix tools edit / delete

Another set of advice on Unix tool design.

to design patterns pipeline toolbox unix ... on 22 March 2015

Game Programming Patterns edit / delete

A relatively small collection of design patterns for games implementation, including reevaluation of some of the Gang of Four patterns. Good content; students will probably find this an interesting read. (The writing style is a bit cutesy, though!)

to ag0700 design design-patterns games patterns software-engineering ... on 13 March 2015

Butterick’s Practical Typography edit / delete

I don't agree with all of this (especially the ludicrously huge font sizes it recommends for the web), but there's some good stuff here.

to design font text typography web ... on 13 March 2015

Rich User Experience, UX and Desktopization of War edit / delete

"Experience design prevents from thinking and valuing computers as computers, and interfaces as interfaces. It makes us helpless." I agree with the point the author is making here, although it's hard to find a single quotation that summarises it; the Tumblr screenshot is pretty much a perfect encapsulation of what I dislike about the "UX" approach. (I also find the picture of the drone control workstations particularly upsetting, because the GNOME desktop in the top right is running a bit of software I've contributed to in the past. I don't like tools I've built being used to kill people.)

to design ui web ... on 19 January 2015

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