Highlights from this week’s 37signals staff posts at Twitter.
If someone doesn’t understand something maybe you aren’t explaining it well enough.
Cool is a detail, useful is a quality.
CPU usage and load is not a good gauge of your infrastructure. Users just don’t care. What matters is the user experience.
My son came in 5th (out of 11) at his first pinewood derby. Good fun! Makes me want to build a track :)
I wish the iPad passcode could be immediate for intentional locking (pressing the button) and timed or disabled for auto-locking (sleep).
Brevity respects the reader.
Some letters from people who’ve read REWORK. Thanks everyone! http://37signals.com/rework/letters
Another musical gem: Turkish Taksim Trio’s heartfelt simplicity through absolute mastery http://bit.ly/nIFS6
It’s highly annoying when people use terms like “For me, personally”. I know it’s for you, personally because you keep saying “I”.
Clever iPad split keyboard concept from @srobbin: http://srobbin.com/blog/concept-ipad-split-keyboard/
interesting how the roman numerals for 1-8 sort numerically, as well as alphabetically.
My thought process whenever someone gives me a Hotmail email address: “What is this, 2003?”
There’s lots to like about the UI on the Droid Incredible: http://bit.ly/9Ljffh Good to see competition for Apple.
Desktop keyboards should come with trackpads built in. Would love to get rid of my mouse.
This is spot on: RT @mtnygard: New blog post: reality is usually messier than you think, especially regarding failover: http://bit.ly/d6xyDc
A recording of my interview on The American Entrepreneur radio show. Hosted by Ron Morris: http://bit.ly/9ph2CX
Does anyone else still prefer email newsletters to RSS feeds? Nielsen’s Alertbox remains a great example: http://bit.ly/aoHmfr
When the people building a feature don’t actually use it, it’ll probably stink. (via @dhh)
Apple innovates, sells, innovates, sells, innovates, sells… PC manufacturers sell, sell, sell – then wonder why they don’t make any money.
The Sartorialist on inspiration in the abstract: http://bit.ly/d0IIxH