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I enjoy building stuff, that's my hobby and sometime my work:


Jun
29
comment How many clicks is too few?
Relevant xkcd - xkcd.com/937
Dec
5
comment Why don't ATMs give you cash before your card?
@NicolasBarbulesco, I'm not from the US and I've never been there but it's a useful reference for the sake of discussion (and because most users are from there). The rules are similar in other countries I lived in.
Jan
26
comment Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
@MichaelKjörling, he said IPv4.
Jan
3
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
Just thought I'd mention there's some interesting discussion going on on Hacker News about this question - news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5001308
Dec
13
comment Why is Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky” button still next to the search bar?
The article mentioned by Tom also has this statement from Google Search boss: "It's possible to become too dry, too corporate, too much about making money." She said, "I think what's delightful about 'I'm Feeling Lucky' is that it reminds you there are real people here."
Aug
13
comment Why are there three (3) default worksheets in MS Office Excel?
This kind of answer is what makes the Stackexchange sites so great. I just typed "excel why 3 default sheets" on Google and find an answer from the Excel team itself. Brilliant.
Jul
19
comment Why don't ATMs give you cash before your card?
Since you put a smiley after "its a human behavior that we never forget to take the money", you probably mean that, in fact, we sometime do forget the money. That makes the rest of the answer a bit weak.
Jul
19
comment Why don't ATMs give you cash before your card?
@Chad, it depends where you are from - in the US and Europe, most banks will refund your account if you lose your card and it's used illegally. See updated post.
Jul
11
comment Why don't ATMs give you cash before your card?
@JonW, if you lose $10,000 just because you forgot your card, your bank must have some serious security issues. In mine, you'll need the PIN to pay in a shop, or the 3D-Secure password if you order online. Even if you have this they won't allow withdrawing that kind of amount without checking your identity first.
Jul
11
comment Why don't ATMs give you cash before your card?
I doubt banks would admit they changed ATMs for their own benefit, and to the detriment of their customers. They will most likely come up with excuses like, indeed, "many people forget their cards". From a customer perspective it's obvious that forgetting the cash can be much more costly than forgetting a card.
Dec
23
comment How different should two colors be to appear distinct to the human eye?
This is a good resource, but I agree with @rogerAttrill, the tool cannot be used to evaluate two adjacent background colors. I just tried it and my colors don't pass the test since, of course, light yellow text on white background would be unreadable.
Oct
22
comment Why people tend to go traditional instead of using their cool reminder phone app?
I'm sure many people use their phone for reminders and calendars. Could you provide a link to the review you are mentioning?
Aug
19
comment Using color range to make votes and replies stand out (without confusing the user in the process)?
I think you should keep it flexible so that you can change the ranges when your site go live. I think three colors should be enough - it would match "new post", "active post" and "hot post".
Aug
13
comment Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
@Rahul, by verbose I meant that the buttons seem to repeat the alert's message. The total text is: "Delete this row?" / "Delete this row" / "Don't delete anything". In that particular case, I think that "Delete this row?" / "Yes" / "No" would be faster to scan and would be clear enough. Also if I click delete on something and there's an alert with Yes/No, no matter the message, I except that Yes = Delete, No = Don't delete. I'm mostly talking about the "delete row" example here, but in the general case I think I agree with you.
Aug
12
comment Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
But isn't "Delete this row"/"Don't delete anything" unnecessary verbose? I would understand to use this kind of wording for something really important ("Delete your account", etc.) or ambiguous like your example. But when there's no ambiguity, a simple ok/cancel or yes/no seems enough. Thanks for the links, I'm going to check that.