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for unless what we do is useful, the glory of it is vain

profile for Dan D.

For those that were wondering my picture is from the painting
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich (1818).


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
15
revised Why do call centers suck so much, and why do people hate them?
Link the title of the paper
Mar
15
suggested suggested edit on Why do call centers suck so much, and why do people hate them?
Mar
15
comment How can I improve this GUI interface?
I think it needs less "Enterprise". What does that even mean in this context?, distribution release or even source ISO.
Feb
27
comment What is the best way to display flashcards?
Those are called flashcards.
Feb
8
comment Where should the subtitle setting be in video games?
It can also appear like with DVD menus under language options. I think that location is apt.
Feb
2
comment Is this rebook/more button in my UI in the right place?
I would put the button on a detail screen for the item.
Nov
26
comment detect when 3 boolean variables are true at the same time?
So you are asking about how to have a signal be immediately noticed when it occurs? A loud siren? A flashing message? You just need something that gets around change blindness.
Nov
24
comment Should I use a single gradient or plain color background for my app?
Orange to golden wheat? It's too saturated for a background.
Oct
10
answered How obvious is it that an element that looks like a flick switch can be clicked?
Oct
5
answered Redirect to object's new location or display explanation?
Oct
3
comment wildcard * representations for non technical user (delimiter synonyms)
I see. With those the use of * in EJ*205 which matches those new examples is consistent with the use of it in other systems.
Oct
3
comment wildcard * representations for non technical user (delimiter synonyms)
Those examples EJ-205, EJ 205, EJ_205, EJ.205 would be matched by EJ?205 on most systems from DOS, Windows batch, Linux bash, etc. Why misuse * where ? is standard for a single character wildcard?
Sep
8
answered Do we really need the system tray, taskbar and “quick start” separate?
Sep
5
comment Venn Diagrams with lots of circles
Why not use something like parallel coordinates or parallel sets 1 2? These are more dense but require interactive manipulation to read.
Aug
18
comment Difference between interface design and GUI design
"interface design" is by definition broader than "GUI design" as it includes the design of interfaces that aren't graphical or for user use.
Aug
15
comment How to prevent users from losing direction while browsing between old and newer post?
But blogs are reverse chronological and as such the older link belongs on the right and the newer link on the left. Once you realize that their link order is the same as the paging on a SERP.
Jul
20
comment What is a layman's term for internet-enabled or web-enabled?
I would think that either of internet-enabled or web-enabled is fine if what you want to say is what they mean.
Jul
20
comment Why are soft drink bottles round, and milk cartons square?
Note that the coke is under pressure, whereas the milk is not. The roundness of the coke bottle helps equalize the pressure across the surface. If you where to package coke in a milk bottle, the bottle would deform due to the pressure.
Jul
17
comment Selecting root in 'save as'-style folder tree
Or an entry at the top of the list like my Samsung T359 does with "Paste here".