Archive | January, 2013

The Pinnacle of Bad Usability, Checkbox Edition

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Usability is always an interesting topic. In some cases, you are dealing with how difficult something is to complete. However, some people decide to make sure that a task is fundamentally difficult to use, no matter how simple it is supposed to be. Some of the worst offenders are the online education […]

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How To Handle An Identity Crisis.

Having a professional identity crisis the same time you are looking for a job is not the best of timing. In hindsight I could have seen the midlife crisis coming. Approaching 40 I was scheduled for one. But I was not getting bold and didn’t have the urge to buy a red corvette, so I […]

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Selecting the Right User Role

When writing user stories, one of the first considerations is who to write the user story for. Despite the name–user stories–it is sometimes beneficial to write stories for someone other than the user. No, I don’t necessarily mean we want a bunch of “programmer stories.” Those are generally best avoided. Rather, I’m referring to writing […]

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Geek Reading January 11, 2013

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my Google Reader feeds. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. Using Redis for Monitoring Systems ( myNoSQL) Defining the […]

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