- Intelligence Officers Read Between the Enemy Lines
A great headline for an LA Times story about interrogation and document analysis during the military campaign in Afghanistan.
- Weblogs: Put Them to Work in Your Newsroom Journalism was still a print-first medium at the time, and local TV reporters were regularly falling for Internet hoaxes without basic fact-checking.
- Emotion and Design: Attractive Things Work Better UX evangelism by Don Norman. He and Jakob Nielsen were instrumental in helping me translate my self-taught HTML skills and my English Lit PhD training into my first tenure-track job in technical writing,
- Links and Power
Jill Walker’s excellent formulation was foremost in my mind as I taught writing for the web two decades ago. Recently I was just thinking about how chat-based search will change the economy of web links, even more disruptively than social media algorithms)
- Good Definition of a “Realistic” War Game
James Lileks describes a WWII Normandy simulation that sells only 45,000 copies “and only 15,000 of the games allow you to proceed to the beach,” while the other copies frag your computer.
- The QWERTY Myth
I took a typing class in high school specifically because I wanted to be a faster typist. Imagine if I had put that time into mastering a different, more efficient keyboard. The Economists explores the arguments of the Dvorak keyboard evangelizers and the QWERTY purists.
Steampunk officer uniforms -- test #Blender3D #Unity3D
Jumpsuit for a female mechanic in my #neovictorian #steampunk project. #blender3d #unity3d
Finished the female officers for my neovictorian steampunk personal project. #blender3d, #...
Chess with my son. As usual, it didn't go well for me.
A big day for our first year writing students! So much energy in the room!
My Shakespeare students are off peer reviewing their term paper rough drafts. I’m official...