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Color of the bike shed

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Color of the bikeshed I’ve experienced this so many times it’s something I come to expect when I work on any upcoming project. The bigger – and more abstract – problem related to this is quite simply that a requirements grow, deliverables are behind and deadlines get missed. People stay quiet on technical issues, but [...]

Wii…. got one. And it’s sure wheee!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

As I posted earlier, I’ve been following the Wii console for a while now. I was in the local BestBuy the day prior to the Wii release, and the salesperson seemed quite confident that they would not sell out on the consoles. Well, it’s old news that they did in fact sell-out on the Wii [...]

It’s days like today that…

Monday, November 27th, 2006

For those that are not in the GVA or have not heard what the weather is like here; we’ve had approximately 20cm of snow fall across the city over the past 48 hours. What doesn’t sound like much for most Canadians’, this is a problem for a city that is both spoiled with good weather [...]

Progressive Enhancement Ignored

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Classic case of when Progressive Enhancement with client-side scripting is ignored. Right; I can understand that one might require JavaScript to be enabled for your site to function at it’s best, however, when it stops functioning due to a JavaScript error this is no good. So, who is the culprit? Get ready, Bank of Montreal. [...]

Property Managers, where are they?

Monday, October 16th, 2006

The condo I live at has recently changed property managers. The last company (Aragon) was next to impossible to get a hold of. One time I kept track and it was 14 phone calls, 3 voice messages left, 2 messages left with a co-worker and the rest I just hung up. Did I ever get [...]

Web2.0: the evolved web

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Ever find Web2.0 is actually beginning to piss you off? It is for me. You see; for me, Web2.0 is more about the evolved web and what new and cool user experiences are being provided out there. I’m sure each one of you out there reading this (let’s ignore the fact I can probably still [...]

ePost re-align… “that’s so web2.0″

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Enough already with all the rounded corners, gradients and drop shadows. No, they do not make your site better… and at some point it just makes you look more amateur.