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Mar
7
comment Why do most public toilet doors open inwards?
hadn't we invented a door that can swing both ways two million years ago?
Jan
17
comment Pagination urls
@DA01: Have you never had to type a URL? Almost never except when typing domain name-only URL; when typing a URL that have other parts, 95% of the time I clicked on them and the remaining 5% I copy-pasted.
Jan
17
revised Designing blog URLs
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Jan
17
revised Designing blog URLs
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Jan
17
answered Designing blog URLs
Jan
17
comment Android back button - Global history back, or menu back?
@marcintreder: The back button normally should never terminate the app, Android apps should never bother the user about starting or terminating the app, instead it should give the illusion that the app is never terminated. If an app still has activities that requires any user input, and the OS decides to terminate your app, the app should save its current state and automatically restore it when the user comes back to the application later. Android fans do not know about the function of back as a close app because that's not the normal, expected behavior of apps.
Jan
17
comment Buttons and links for website navigation
@MichaelZuschlag: the way I see it, it is no gray area; the Ask Question button navigates to the question asking form, it does not modify the website in any way. Clicking on the Ask Question button is idempotent; only when you click on the "Post Your Question" is when the website is visibly modified.
Dec
31
comment What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
I'm not too worried since it's not my regular password and I don't store anything more important than cat videos on my phone (not that I store any cat videos in my phone or anywhere); but that's beside the point.
Dec
31
comment What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
"all phones are not touch screens" have a totally different meaning than "not all phones are touch screen".
Dec
31
comment What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
My pattern are quite simple, no inter-crossing lines (e.g. 1524) or cross-diagonals (e.g. 18 or 29), there is only straight lines and adjacent diagonals. But it always took them a few retries and repeat to finally get the right pattern. In any case, it's much harder for people to remember abstract shapes than to remember numbers that have well-defined symbols and names.
Dec
31
comment What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
Why are they less abstract? Say I'm trying to describe over to my friend over the phone that my password pattern is in the shape of "inverted triangle that starts with the top-left and end in the middle left" (FYI, not my real pattern), that takes so many words, alternatively I can describe that same pattern as 1384 but that brings us back to remembering numbers. Several times, I've shown my screen to my friends and draw my pattern, nobody can remember how I draw it even after giving them a description of what I was trying to draw.
Dec
31
comment What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
IMO patterns are even more abstract than numbers, how do you describe pattern over the phone? With PIN you can name the numbers, with patterns that's slightly more difficult. Although I agree that pattern is easier to remember, I don't think that it's because pattern is less abstract.
Dec
31
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
@djeidot: that means you'll have to be fully concentrating at the light the whole time or you have to be familiar with the light timing on the intersection. If you have yellow (amber) between red->green light, you have time to relax for a while with your hands away from the wheel and your breaks engaged; with sudden green you have to be prepared all the time (lest you be caught surprised by the sudden change).
Dec
31
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
-0, for lame abbreviations.
Dec
31
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
it's more like 'Halt, Go' vs 'Halt, Ready, Go'
Dec
28
comment Any actual reason for complicated UIs?
IMO calls were lasting longer than the old UI is the worst metric you could choose for evaluating an application, the optimal solution for that metric is a single button on the screen that plays the soundclip "f* you" to the customer.
Dec
28
comment Any actual reason for complicated UIs?
Google is not a workplace tool tell me a workplace that have Internet connection that banned people from accessing Google search.
Oct
8
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Sep
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