Over the past view months I have noticed a trend growing through the web I do not like: Many web pages and applications must have obviously been built for children. Huge fonts and buttons, pictures over pictures etc. What bothers me most is that many interaction schemes and UI patterns also follow this trend. Everything should be designed to be used without thinking. „Don’t make me think“. Just click. One click and your done. Don’t question anything. Just click.
The NAS in my network provides me with various folders. Some of them I would like to access as if they were local. For example I could outsource my entire iTunes library and let iTunes access the containing music and data base files over my network or basically from anywhere I want. Without clogging up my disk space on my notebook, streaming my music directly from my NAS.
David Allen for google employees, describing the background of the big topic of getting things done (GTD). Video on Youtube
A few days ago I set my phone vibration of entirely. One reason was the desperate sound when it lay on a flat surface and started making noise like mad when receiving a call. Next was the noise of the vibration motor its self, in no way comparing to the high quality of design and manufacturing of the phone.
A small movie recorded with an iPhone 4, a GorillaPod and edited with iMovie. All in all needed less than an hour.
Two things are difficult when learning or working. To actually sit down and start and then not to get distracted and stay focused. Using a distraction list keeps me focused on the work I am on.