Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Mimsy Were the Technocrats: As long as we keep talking about it, it’s technology.

42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh

Work faster and more reliably. Add actions to the services menu and the menu bar, and create drag-and-drop apps to make your Macintosh play music, roll dice, and talk to you. Create ASCII art from your photos. There’s a script for all of that in my new book, 42 Astounding Scripts for the Macintosh.

Packaging design spoof

Jerry Stratton, March 1, 2006

Microsoft designs the iPod package doesn’t just spoof Microsoft. It isn’t that Microsoft’s design skills are particularly bad, it’s that Apple’s are so far above average. This parody applies just as well to how most organizations design their web sites: obfuscate the content by filling up all available space.

I think that this is why WordPress has become so popular compared to other blogging software such as Geeklog: their layouts are designed for people to read, whereas other blogging software seem to have layouts designed to fill up all available space on the screen. (As far as I know, Geeklog is still tied to a three-column format.)

YouTube really ought to require some sort of source information. I’d love to know who made this. I’d also love to be able to save a copy to show to future web designers.

March 15, 2006: Microsoft spoofed Microsoft

Looks like there’s an insurgency in Redmond. The spoof was made internally at Microsoft. Now I wonder who leaked it and how deliberate it was?

Looks like you can now download it from Google as well. The quality doesn’t seem as good as it was on YouTube, however.

  1. <- Google vs. Users
  2. Losing the Point ->