Everybody working in software development in one way or another has heard this at some point: it would be really nice to do things the right way, but right now we’re busy, there will be time to fix the problem later on.
I get asked almost weekly if I’m available to take this or that design gigs. I keep trying to explain that, although I’m a pretty decent designer, I enjoy product management work a lot more.
Anybody cares about the customers? Everybody that knows me even a little bit knows how much respect I have for Google as a company, but with the Nexus One they messed up BAD. I’ve been reading a lot about revenues, relationship with carriers, with other cellphone manufacturers (let’s say Motorola) etc… but everybody ignored the… Continue reading The Nexus One was a big mistake
Today at at WhereCamp 2010 in Mountain View, somebody TRIED to use the iPad to give a quick presentation, and “it just didn’t work”.
The “press and hold” for right click is driving me up the walls while using the Adobe Creative Suite at work, so while it’s pretty easy to find a solution for Vista/Win7, the solution for Windows XP SP3 is bit harder to find, so I’ll make it available for everybody here.
It would be very cool, borderline awesome if Facebook decided to fix the annoying problem they have with duplicate names. Let me clarify: there’s a guy in Italy called Luca Candela, just like me, and he’s uploading videos of his snowboard stunts all the time. While I can enjoy some snowboard videos here and there… Continue reading Dear Facebook, please fix the duplicate names bug NOW. XOXO 🙂 LOL
Apple doesn’t seem to care too much about the “experience” we’re having running Windows XP on their EXPENSIVE laptops. With OSX 10.5 and 10.6 they ship a sound driver that is simply NOT WORKING PROPERLY, and again, they don’t seem to care too much. Well, if you, like me, are annoyed as hell about this,… Continue reading Fix sound volume issue on MacBook Pro running Windows XP SP3
This is a quick update just to say that San Francisco didn’t swallow me (although it’s been a very intense week since I moved here) and that so far I’m happy about how many contacts I’m establishing in the area. The great news though is that the site redesign is almost complete, and soon all… Continue reading San Francisco and new site design coming soon!
I don’t know why the Mozilla team decided not to show favicons in the bookmark toolbar, but it’s a BAD idea: the toolbar becomes instantly hard to scan and a lot less useful. Luckily there’s an extension for Firefox called Stylish and a script to install once the extension is active that can take care… Continue reading Get the favicons back on Firefox 3.5 for OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
This post is more of a “note to self” than anything else. I spent good part of today fighting against my MacBook Pro, trying to install Service Pack 3 for Windows XP (Bootcamp partition). After a few hours of frustration, I found this link buried in Apple’s support site that contains a workaround. The meat… Continue reading How to install Service Pack 3 for Windows XP on a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard