Monthly Archives: June 2005

Mac Image Viewing Software

I’ve got a new 12″ iBook G4. But that’s another story…
I went looking for a lightweight Mac image viewer (like SuperJPG on Windows), and found a couple to check out:
* CocoViewX, freeware
* FFView, freeware
* PhotoReviewer, $10
* ViewIt, $19.99
Special thanks to the Magyar Macintosh Wiki.

Culture Maps

"Culture Maps are brief sketches of the customs of various countries related to their business practices and social interaction. Each includes cross cultural comparisons on Hofstede’s dimensions of power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism, masculinity, and language contextualism. They are not intended to be inclusive stereotypes, rather they are intended to help the student of international [...]

Dual WAN SOHO/Home Routers

Everyone’s had the experience of an Internet connection going flaky at an inopportune time. If you had two Internet connections, though — especially through different upstream providers, like one on cable modem, and the other on DSL — it would be unlikely to have them both exhibit problems at the same time.
If you need [...]

Graphic Design: US Road Signs

How to make US traffic signs…
A comprehensive unofficial Manual of Traffic Signs
Highway Road Signs, US and other countries
Roadgeek fonts – free/noncommercial
Highway Gothic fonts – commercial
Shields Up! – online highway route sign generator
The official Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
tag: graphic design
tag: roads
tag: traffic
tag: signs
tag: fonts

Kawasaki’s Top Ten for Graduating Seniors

Guy Kawasaki has given the baccalaureate speech at Palo Alto High three times. He presents it in a “top ten” style. Here are his top ten pieces of advice from the 1995 version:
#10: Live off your parents as long as possible.
#9 Pursue joy, not happiness.
#8: Challenge the known and embrace the unknown.
#7: Learn [...]

Happiness

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
via Pam Omidyar’s onet page
tag: quotations
tag: quote
tag: gandhi
tag: pundits/mahatma_gandhi

MVC, GTD, etc.

Greg Elin asks, Why MVC? And how might GTD inform interaction architecture?
Here’s my response:
First, read these for general background on MVC:
http://c2.com/cgi-bin/wiki?ModelViewController
http://c2.com/cgi-bin/wiki?ModelViewControllerHistory
http://c2.com/cgi-bin/wiki?ModelModelViewController
One of the interesting things to note is that Trygve Reenskaug’s original conceptualization was apparently MVC+U, including the User.
Then, consider that at the time MVC was promulgated, the dominant paradigm was one screen, one [...]