I tend to avoid reading Jakob Nielsen. This time, I made the mistake of following a link from somebody else, started reading through Why Ajax Sucks (Most of the Time) and, before I was half-way through, I was fuming at the inaccuracies and sweeping generalisations.

It wasn’t until towards the end that I realised it was a spoof. Doh! It was parodying (quite successfully) an earlier, genuine article called Why Frames Suck (Most of the Time). Nicely done - you had me going there.

Seeing as this parody consisted of simply substituting the word “frames” for the word “Ajax”, I thought it would be fun to do some word substitution of my own. Courtesy of the Onion article generator, I give you Why Nielsen Sucks (Most of the Time). It makes a surprising amount of sense.

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Previously on this day

15 years ago I wrote Another man's tweaks

Pete has made some nifty little additions to his site. He’s added some toggle-able layers for his music and his photos (the Listening and Flickr links, respectively). They’re kind of like Dunstan’s panorama information panel. Very nice.

16 years ago I wrote Primitive Piracy

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been enjoying the extended edition DVD of The Two Towers. I’ve also previously made mention of the fact that I’ve been using my iSight as a webcam.

18 years ago I wrote {fray} - the tree

If, like me, you are subscribed to the {fray} mailing list, you’ll have received an email today pointing to a re-run of an old seasonal story - the tree:

18 years ago I wrote Season's Greetings 2001

Lance Arthur has his virtual Christmas card up already.