Usability News: A Comparison of Popular Online Fonts: Which is Best and When? (Read the whole issue of Usability News)
Lars Markussen: Problems with new Hotmail Design
AOL-Time Wanrer invests $100M in Amazon. While this looks like a pure marketing move (and a good one), what I’d really like to see is AOL and Amazon (and maybe Yahoo too) join forces to create an open user-authentication technology framework to compete with Microsoft’s Passport. I have a bunch of emails from earlier this year that outline something like this that I might re-purpose soon as an essay. Stay tuned. Update: Could “Magic Carpet” be this very thing?
i18ngurus.com is a directory of resources for internationalization and localization. Awesome!
“…all the computers in all the world contained a total of 200 terabytes of storage. This month — just six years later, the advent of commodity ($300)
100-gigabyte drives means that just 2,000 PCs could contain
the world’s storage of 1995. (There are about
ten exabytes of storage overall all at this point in time —
“half-a-millionfold growth in less than a decade.” IDC estimates that the data stored by companies is growing at 80% per year.“
A fun conversation from today’s IRC server at work:
msussman: say - anyone in the new york office hear a sonic boom around 6PM last night? msussman: http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/07/23/flash.boom/index.html susankny: not me susankny: we were all in the office, too cam farted at about that time.... susankny: oh. I saw that. cam: uh-oh, the aliens have finally come msussman wonders how cosmic cam's farts are... shetech_h: cam: I'm an alien cam: i knew it shetech_h: cam: Mother! I'm finally coming home! susankny: lol micki_sf: okay - i walk away from my desk for 10 minutes and I come back to galactic flatulence cam is originally from Melmac susankny: I'm sure we couldn't have heard a sonic boom over all of the noise in NYC micki_sf: marklar cam: Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam. nuqDaq 'oH puchpa''e' shetech_h: mylar shetech_h: KLINGON IS NOT ALLOWED!!! micki_sf: oh god he's speaking Klingon cam: hee! micki_sf: beam my ass outta here susankny: what? susankny: how did you guys know that? shetech_h: we're nerds susankny: NERRRRDS!! micki_sf:
Posted by Cameron Barrett at July 24, 2001 10:10 PM