Archive for February, 2007

UI to behold

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Another user interface in a medical journal app, that I simply can’t let go by unremarked. I don’t think I’ve seen this kind of “inspired” (de-spired?) layout since the Visual Basic 1.0 cowboy days. You’d think that this would be your niece’s attempt at producing a form, but no, it’s a multimillion dollar electronic healthcare […]

Bad SSN idea

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

In the USA, the social security number (SSN) is often used to authenticate people over the phone. Let’s leave the general badness of this idea out of the current discussion and focus on the particularly bad idea I heard about recently. In order to protect the SSN, many companies keep only the last four digits […]

Apple Tech Talk Overcrowded

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

I attended an Apple Tech talk about Leopard yesterday in Stockholm. It was interesting as such, but the most interesting thing was the lack of chairs. The first time I went to a tech talk was about a year ago and the room was half full. I then asked a couple of the people who […]