Rants, rambles, news and notes from another geek

Geek Notes 2004-09-12

Now that I have solved the BlogJet problem, I can easily post Geek Notes again. Yay!

  • Bookmark Collection User Stories - Jim has started posting the test list for his new TDD demo… a Bookmark Collection.
  • Usability Tricks - This is an excellent list of things developers can do to improve the usability of their user interfaces. Best quote: “Using five colors haphazardly makes you screen look like salad.”
  • Longhorn Transformation Pack 7 - Makes Windows XP (or Server 2003) look like various Longhorn builds. I don’t know if I would put this on my day-to-day computer, but I may install it into a VPC just to take a look. [via The Daily Grind 457]
  • MS Fingerprint Keyboard - I have a cool little USB Fingerprint scanner that is nice (especially when you are where they have a nasty password policy), but having it built into the keyboard would be even nicer! [via TSS]
  • It Costs More To Get Less - I can’t believe this is Dell Mark Hurst is talking about. I’ve never had an experience like that, but I think that if I did, like him, I would buy something else… but for me it wouldn’t be an Apple.
  • Command Line to Clipboard - Why oh why didn’t someone think of this sooner? The fact that it takes just one line of C# code to do it is even more annoying. [via Scott Hanselman]