Make me think again!

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.

Automatically mounting a remote drive over AFP

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.