Tim Burks / @timburks: “In Auden’s interpretation, the Prolific are those who produce… Devourers are the political types who depend on what is already produced.” For many, creation is an addiction. The unaffected will always have leverage over the addicted.
Apple Disables Safari Extensions
Handoff’s FAQ: 5. Why doesn’t Handoff work well on some Apple sites? Apple disables Safari extension access to their site, so we can Handoff the URL but no other information. This causes Handoff of some Apple sites to be more incomplete than we would like. Interesting. It appears Apple doesn’t disable Safari Extensions across their entire site, but does block...
Analysing a Touch-to-Desktop UI port using Fitts’s...
Daniel Kennett: It’s finally happened. Someone came out with a Mac OS application that’s clearly a touch UI crowbarred into a point-and-click universe. And it doesn’t work. Great write-up. Unfortunately I fear it doesn’t matter — I can’t think of a single example where adherence to Fitt’s Law had any market impact. However I can come up with plenty examples of...
UUID Encoding Usability
UUIDs encode 124 unique bits with one nibble (4 bits) reserved as a version field. 128 bits total. They look something like this: E07F95D8-7187-4096-8E73-948606804B92 That’s kind of long: 36 characters. But that’s hexadecimal-encoded, which is rather inefficient: 4 bits/character. Jumping to Base32 encoding (5 bits/character) with similar separator spacing is 30 characters...
JSTalk Shell Scripts
Daniel Jalkut / @danielpunkass: @rentzsch Can you please write a bug: “FastScripts is too good.” ? Daniel Jalkut / @danielpunkass: @rentzsch Currently scratching my head as to how FastScripts is running your .jstalk ;) I tweeted back at Jalkut, but I probably should document the magic here as well. ※ ※ ※ Install the jstalk command-line tool: http://jstalk.org...