rel.me has got to be the best domain name evar! Also, while you’re paying rel.me a visit and feeling bad for not having though about it first, check out s3hub, a Mac client for S3. I played with it for a few minutes, pretty cool.
Also worth checking out, Silverback. $49.95 turns your Mac into a usability lab, capturing a video of the screen and the participant, so you can analyze it later on.
U gotta walk with ur chin @ about 45 degree angle As if you didn’t already know:
Texting-on-the-go is just the latest tech-created public nuisance one that’s spreading quickly across a world still grappling with cellphone-addled drivers and wireless-headset users who appear to be speaking too loudly to no one in particular. … But most of the time the victims are the texters, who wind up with bumps and bruises.
That’s so me! Fortunately, no doors were harmed in the writing of this post.
WSJ (above) gets a special demerit point for using text as a verb. As the NYT reminds us:
The writing is, at best, informal. For instance, the last time I checked the American Heritage Dictionary, in spite of how computer trade journalists might choose to use the word, “architect” was not recognized as a verb, to say nothing of “rearchitect.”
I was curious so I googled for “architect verb“. Lots of people complaining about this “off dictionary” use. I searched some more, and found out recent words, like e-mail or blog — which come from the same vernacular as architect(v) — can be used as either noun or verb. I think it’s safe to assume our vernacular is right, but dictionaries unlike wikipedia like to keep their old entries intact.
Thankfully the American Heritage Dictionary officialized blog for its 2007 edition, but states that blog is intransitive. Therefore I will be blogging, but no longer blogging rounded corners. That’s just bad syntaxing.
Comic relief. “Dude, I can’t talk, I’m being chased by the police.”