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Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

WTF is Solid?- Solid

The new style guide and pattern library for Buzzfeed.

It all looks pretty reasonable on the surface but if you poke around in the CSS, you’ll find 1157 uses of !important. Yikes!

The whole point of having an agreed-upon codebase in a pattern library is so that developers need never reach for nuclear options like !important, so I’m afraid, for me, this is a demonstration of what not to do (in terms of CSS—the output of the HTML in the styleguide looks perfectly fine).

Solid uses immutable, atomic CSS classes…

CSS is “mutable”. By design. I don’t think we should be working against that.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Avoiding ‘words to avoid’ | Inside GOV.UK

I love the thinking behind this plugin that highlights the weasel words that politicians are so found of.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

blech/cloud-to-moon on GitHub

Best. Chrome extension. EVER!

Paul’s Chrome extension replaces every instance of “the cloud” with “the moon” (something I do in my head anyway).

It’s forked from an extension that replaces every instance of “the cloud” with “the clown.”

Oh, and Ben has written a version for Safari …forked from code that converts every instance of “the cloud” to “my butt.”

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Citrix Systems » Most Americans Confused By Cloud Computing According to National Survey

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The cloud is not only a lie, it’s a lie that everyone pretends to understand.

When asked what “the cloud” is, a majority responded it’s either an actual cloud (specifically a “fluffy white thing”), the sky or something related to the weather (29 percent).

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Unsuck It

An excellent resource for deciphering corporate business-speak gibberish (I'm going to need this when I'm eavesdropping on Andy Budd making phone calls).

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

What The Fuck Is My Social Media Strategy?

Making it up so you don't have to — somewhat like my New Media Company Name generator from a few years back.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Usability Testing: You are not your user. No matter how good you think you are.

A lesson from Google Buzz: a large sampling isn't always a representative sampling.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Making Light: The lily knows not why it blossoms in the spring

Before we point the finger and laugh at the Facebook users leaving confused comments on Read Write Web, we should look to our own experiences with Google Buzz.

Blissbat Loves Books » Blog Archive » Google Buzz Screws Up

Erin explains exactly how badly Google have messed up privacy concerns with Buzz.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Fuck you, Google « Fugitivus

A frightening tale of just how badly Google messed up with the lack of privacy controls on Buzz.

Friday, February 27th, 2009

List of Words it is NOT ok to ever say.

Glad to see "webinar" on this list. Shame about "lifestream."

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Douchespeak

Ridiculing the empty language of the corporate world one putrid word at a time.

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

DoodleBuzz:Typographic News Explorer

A crazy way of viewing news stories courtesy of Brendan Dawes.

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Business Technology : New Service Helps Tech Startups Choose Terrible Names

I had a very pleasant chat on the phone with Ben Worthen from the Wall Street Journal. He likes my social buzzword generator.

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

BuzzFeed

A new site for tracking what's hot and what's not.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Buzzword Bingo

This <a href="http://bingo.adactio.com/">looks familiar</a>. Great minds think alike. (For some reason, this page has 76 divs and 50 tables. Yikes!)

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Buzzword Hell

Am I buzzword or not?

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Incisive.nu: Strong Language

The verb form of “leverage,” like all forms of Cheetos®, is composed mainly of hot air surrounded by a shell of creepily artificial substance.