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I work as a product manager in Hamburg. I also like wakeboarding.

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themarysue:

Fallout… and Daria

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Sep 8
perfect win!parislemon:

A perfect example of just how much editorial oversight TechCrunch has — and the impact of “conflicts”. 
I get some info, and I publish it. Little do I know that it was being saved as an on-stage surprise for our own conference. Nor do I care.
Again, information is all that matters.

perfect win!

parislemon
:

A perfect example of just how much editorial oversight TechCrunch has — and the impact of “conflicts”. 

I get some info, and I publish it. Little do I know that it was being saved as an on-stage surprise for our own conference. Nor do I care.

Again, information is all that matters.


Aug 30
seldo:

This is genuinely Microsoft’s idea of a “streamlined”, “optimized” UI for Windows Explorer. They were so proud of it they wrote a blog post about it.
The post is a sort of masterpiece of crazy rationalization, but I think my favourite part may be this screenshot:

Here, they proudly overlay the UI with data from their research into how often various commands are used. They use this to show that “the commands that make up 84% of what users do in Explorer are now in one tab”. But the more important thing is that the remaining 50% of the bar is taken up by buttons that nobody will ever use, ever, even according to Microsoft’s own research. And yet somehow they remain smack bang in the middle of the interface. The insanity is further enriched by this graph:

Again, this is Microsoft’s own research, cited in the same post: nobody — almost literally 0% of users — uses the menu bar, and only 10% of users use the command bar. Nearly everybody is using the context menu or hotkeys. So the solution, obviously, is to make both the menu bar and the command bar bigger and more prominent. Right?
Microsoft UI has officially entered the realm of self-parody.

seldo:

This is genuinely Microsoft’s idea of a “streamlined”, “optimized” UI for Windows Explorer. They were so proud of it they wrote a blog post about it.

The post is a sort of masterpiece of crazy rationalization, but I think my favourite part may be this screenshot:

Here, they proudly overlay the UI with data from their research into how often various commands are used. They use this to show that “the commands that make up 84% of what users do in Explorer are now in one tab”. But the more important thing is that the remaining 50% of the bar is taken up by buttons that nobody will ever use, ever, even according to Microsoft’s own research. And yet somehow they remain smack bang in the middle of the interface. The insanity is further enriched by this graph:

Again, this is Microsoft’s own research, cited in the same post: nobody — almost literally 0% of users — uses the menu bar, and only 10% of users use the command bar. Nearly everybody is using the context menu or hotkeys. So the solution, obviously, is to make both the menu bar and the command bar bigger and more prominent. Right?

Microsoft UI has officially entered the realm of self-parody.


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omcap tickets for everyone

i wonder if +Andre Alpar and omcap.de, after raffling tickets on Xing, G+ and Facebook, will offer us losers a chance to win a ticket on LinkedIn… or maybe twitter, or Tumblr, or Reddit, or Posterous or even myspace MySpace! #wanttogo