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Improving the chopping board

Some time ago I was using my beloved big-arse wooden chopping board and I had an idea to improve it, and not by a trivial amount. How to you improve on a chopping board? Well, I’ve seen many attempts in my relatively short travels. Some have been small and non-essential but genuine, while many have […]

UX goofs (vol 1)

Sometimes I get annoyed by usability/UX glitches — well, more than sometimes actually — but sometimes I get annoyed enough to take 30 mins of my time to document them on this website. Why? Because it should work better. So here we go, UX goofs, vol.1. Adobe Flash Player version checker flat-out lies I use […]

Website: MANZA

While living in Malaysia from 2010–2012, I designed a replacement website for the Malaysian Australian New Zealand Association. MANZA is a volunteer-run association whose main purpose is to help newly arrives expats ease into Malaysian life. The MANZA website was my first practical application of Information Architecture and content...

No Flash

Prelude I’ve recently reinstalled the OS and all software on my MacBook Air. This time I’m going to really try and not install Flash Player. Last time I did this, I eventually folded and installed it, even after trying ClickToFlash. It was simply easier to have Flash Player installed and not deal with clicking all […]

Instagram feature requests x2 x1.25

Update Instagram have improved the filter selection in the 2.0.1 update. It’s not what I suggested, but it works a helluva lot better. I suggested removing inertia scrolling from the filter list, but instead, they’ve removed the looping scroll. The filter list is now finite, meaning you can quickly get to the end of the...