Jakob Nielsen sells …

Jakob Nielsen sells out. Wait, this isn’t news. Not to pick on Nielsen though. Some of his writings and observations are very good but often it seems he is more recognized as “an expert” by the media than he is by his own peers. I’m not sure why that bothers me, but it does.

Admittedly I am not much of a game player so when I bought my Playstation 2 last Christmas it spent much of the past 6 months collecting dust. I would ocasionally pop a game in and play for an hour and then shut it off. A month or two back my brother bought Grand Theft Auto III and didn’t tell me much about it. This weekend I finally popped it in and starting playing. All I can say is “Wow.” This game is what the PS2 was made for. I am completely amazed. GTA3 is very playable, longer than God, and takes considerable effort to become bored. I’m hooked (for now, at least).

LinuxJournal: Getting to know your fonts.

O’ReillyNet: New security attack identified: Denial of Responsibility (DoR). “DoR attacks used to be of a simple, garden-variety type where a computer manufacturer obscures the fact it has shipped a system with bugs (sometimes known to the company in advance).”

SpongeBob Squarepants: Yesterday I decided to go to KMart at Penn Station to pick up a few things I needed for my new apartment. Boy, was that a mistake. I happened to choose the same exact day and time that SpongeBob Squarepants was doing an in-store appearance. I have never seen more screaming and bawling children upset that SpongeBob needed to take a break. As I was walking out the door with my bags I saw KMart staffers valiantly trying to escort SpongeBob to the elevator. I’m not sure what Hell is like but those few minutes in KMart surrounded by screaming and upset children sure gave me a good idea. I secretly wanted to yell “Run SpongeBob, run!”


Posted by Cameron Barrett at June 3, 2002 07:06 PM