Day: November 12, 2009

  • Usability Question du Jour

    Say I’m building a website that deals with data from other websites (social and professional networks, etc), and I want users to be able to enter in their existing profile info into of the application. I can’t just ask for their current username (e.g. `http://facebook.com/`), because some of these websites do not have very friendly…

  • The Best Free Icon Sets of 2009

    [Always good to have some of these in your quiver][link]. None of them are really competition for the (still) king of web icons packs, [FamFamFam’s Silk icon set][silk], which is now over 3 years old. [link]: http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/the-best-free-icon-sets-of-2009 “The Best Free Icon Sets of 2009 | Web Design Ledger” [silk]: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/ “FamFamFam lab: Silk icons”

  • One Book, Many Readings

    [Beautiful, super-detailed love-letter][link] to the mechanics of Choose-Your-Own Adventure books. via [Andy Baio][andy] and [John Gruber][gruber]. [link]: http://samizdat.cc/cyoa/ “cyoa” [andy]: http://waxy.org “Andy Baio” [gruber]: http://daringfireball.net “Daring Fireball”

  • Where To Order Red Bull Online

    Red Bull. The breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack of brain-champions such as [Warren Ellis][warren], and yours truly. Problem is: It is not cheap stuff. I did a little sleuthing, and here are the current prices on cases of 24 8.3oz cans (*Updated 12 November 2009*): [warren]: http://warrenellis.com “Warren Ellis” * $51.48 – Amazon Grocery **qualifies…