October, 2011

  1. Tax Cuts had no Stimulative Effect →

    “Republicans favor tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, but these had no stimulative effect during the George W. Bush administration, and there is no reason to believe that more of them will have any today,” writes Bruce Bartlett. He’s an economist who worked for Republican congressmen and in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

    As for the idea that cutting regulations will lead to significant job growth, Bartlett said in an interview, “It’s just nonsense. It’s just made up.”

    Government and industry studies support his view.

  2. Frost delay for my 9:10 tee time. Wore golf shirt, 1/4 zip, fleece, vest, mittens. It’s 65 and sunny now. #fallindenver

  3. WordPress Post Formats Admin UI

    The Post Formats feature that landed in WordPress 3.1 is a great framework feature. I’m leveraging it extensively on this site to drive my link, status, photo and gallery posts. While it is a great framework feature, it only really exists as something developers leverage to extend WordPress. There is no UI that ships with…

  4. How to Use a ShaggyMac Properly

    I’ve been using ShaggyMac screen protectors on my laptops for about 5 years now, and I’m a fan. The “keyboard marks” you see on your laptop screen are not scratches, they are the oils from your hands transferred to the keys, then transferred to the screen. The ShaggyMac prevents this, keeping your screen in nice,…

  5. Interaction Consistency

    iOS Shortcut Form

    Many people, myself included, blast Android for UI inconsistency; but it’s a problem in iOS too. Here we have two screenshots from the built-in iOS settings screens. In this one, you see a Back button and a Save button in the toolbar. Clicking Save will apply changes, while clicking Back will act as a Cancel…

  6. Is Tech Too Damn Distracting? →

    That University of Utah study calls this “Inattention Blindness” and I’m sure it’s real. Be honest. Haven’t you ever driven for a while, daydreaming until you realized you did not remember the last few minutes — or more — of the drive? No memory of turns, signals, acceleration, breaking; yet there you are, someplace else, all in one piece.

    The same thing happens with anything (audio books, podcasts, talk radio, etc.) that grabs your attention.