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  Why are ugly websites so successful?


“Techmeme has redesigned,” Gabe Rivera founder of the popular technology news site wrote in January 2012. “Drudge Report is now indisputably the web’s ugliest news site.” I use Techmeme all the time. I find it an excellent news website. It’s a collection of well-selected links to important issues in the technology industry. It doesn’t look pretty but it works fine for me. Asides from the quality of its stories it also has black text on white background and a fairly large size...

   Website design,Ugly,Success,Analysis     2012-02-13 05:27:56


  Sundar Pichai : Excited to try out iOS 7


Google Android business executives Sundar Pichai said on Twitter that he was excited to try out iOS7 beta and he would like to register as a Apple developer in order to experience iOS 7 early.The real reason why Sundar Pichai expresses interest on iOS 7 is not yet known, but at least "Know thyself, ever-victorious" is correct. Because as a person who is in charge of Android, he should grasp the status of competitors in order to know what the Android system can improve.However, Apple's iOS 7 appl...

   iOS 7,Google,Sundar Pichai     2013-06-12 00:57:30


  The ugliest C feature:


<tgmath.h> is a header provided by the standard C library, introduced in C99 to allow easier porting of Fortran numerical software to C. Fortran, unlike C, provides “intrinsic functions”, which are a part of the language and behave more like operators. While ordinary (“external”) functions behave similarly to C functions with respect to types (the types of arguments and parameters must match and the restult type is fixed), intrinsic functions accept arguments of several types a...

   C,,Fortran,Intrinsic functions,C99,Ugly     2011-12-26 08:33:27


  Ubuntu and GNOME jump the shark


I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 a week or so back in order to get a more recent version of SCons. 11.04 dropped me into the new “Unity” GNOME interface. There may be people in the world for whom Unity is a good idea, but none of them are me. The look is garish and ugly, and it takes twice as many clicks as it did before to get to an application through their supposedly “friendly” interface as it did in GNOME Classic. No, dammit, I do not want to text-search my applications to call o...

   Ubuntu,GNOME,Open source,Unity     2011-10-17 11:19:00


  All Programmers Are Self-Taught


When I was a teenager I played high caliber baseball. I’m competitive to a fault and when I decide I want to be good at something, results usually follow. Now I’m a third year undergrad studying computer science. There’s something critically different between programming and sports though: A pitching coach teaches you how to pitch, but a CS professor doesn’t teach you how to code. I was surprised that neither my TAs nor professors critiqued my code during my first year, but grew con...

   Programming,Style,Habit,Self learning     2011-12-21 10:25:50


  Open Letter to sites with annoying interfaces


Remember those childhood games where you are given two nearly identical images and your objective was to find some number of subtle differences? Well, I shouldn't have to play that game when I'm using your damn website. I show here two examples of a common practice that is plaguing the modern web. First, a clipping from a project page on github.com.     And now the second image:     See the difference? My question is this: why? That edit button is the only component of...

   Web design,User interface,User friendly,Layout     2011-12-27 09:32:10


  You’re Overthinking It


You comb Hacker News daily, marveling at the neatly packaged startup tales, uber-effective best practices, super clever engineering solutions, and lots and lots of links to websites filled with Helvetica, minimalism, and pastel colors. You’ve attended Lean Startup workshops, read Four Steps to the Epiphany, and subscribe to the Silicon Valley Product Group blog. Honestly, it’s all very intimidating. My product advice, from one overthinker to another overthinker – throw it all away. I...

   Product,Business potential,Quality,Steve Jobs     2012-02-02 07:03:36


  You’re Overthinking It


You comb Hacker News daily, marveling at the neatly packaged startup tales, uber-effective best practices, super clever engineering solutions, and lots and lots of links to websites filled with Helvetica, minimalism, and pastel colors. You’ve attended Lean Startup workshops, read Four Steps to the Epiphany, and subscribe to the Silicon Valley Product Group blog. Honestly, it’s all very intimidating. My product advice, from one overthinker to another overthinker – thr...

   UI,Overthink,Design,Implement     2012-03-20 07:50:21


  Most Pressed Keys and Programming Syntaxes


I switch between programming languages quite a bit; I often wondered what happens when having to deal with the different syntaxes, does the syntax allow you to be more expressive or faster at coding in one language or another. I dont really know about that; but what I do know what keys are pressed when writing with different programming languages. This might be something interesting for people who are deciding to select a programming language might look into, here is a post on the...

   Keyboard,Programming language,Hottest ke     2011-09-23 13:10:10


  In defence of Objective-C


An unashamed apologist’s perspective on the loveliest language i’ve worked with.I’ve worked with a lot of programming languages in my time. Not a huge number, mind you, but enough that i can say that i’m open minded and seasoned about it. And, as they say: ‘Don’t feed the trolls’ – well, i’m about to do exactly that: feed the trolls at work who love to rag on about how awful obj-c is! So here i go, foolishly treading where no sensible man dares go: justifying why i love obj-c.U...

   Apple,Objective-C,Syntax,Defense,Memory management     2011-10-17 11:28:39