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Pandering for gmail invites

Ariya: add a vari­able list dis­play.

Al­so: my girl­friend's moth­er is from Tur­key ;-)

Calculator news

So, I am think­ing about cal­cu­la­tors more. When­ev­er it is­n't sun­ny and I don't have an urge to hang around with Rosar­i­o, I may put what I think in­to code, too ;-)

But any­way con­grats to Ariya and mpyne since their cal­cu­la­tors are al­ready pret­ty good (haven't tried Za­ck­'s yet, I have no ruby).

But I still have some tricks up my sleeve!

On Usecalc

OK, so sev­er­al have fig­ured out that Use­Calc is in large part a spoof on us­abil­i­ty re­search.

Too bad it did­n't cause the re­sponse I wished for, which was some rea­soned us­abil­i­ty ex­pla­na­tion for why cal­cu­la­tors are done that way.

On the oth­er hand, it turns out sev­er­al peo­ple like Use­calc and have pro­ceed­ed to reim­ple­ment it in oth­er lan­guages, and with dif­fer­ent in­ter­faces.

Which is quite good, too, even if it sur­prised me a lit­tle. Now I have to think about it, too. I mean, maybe there is re­al po­ten­tial for the thing.

A Modest Usability Improvement

You know, some things are us­able. Some things aren't. Read on, to see one that is­n't and one that (I think) is.

A semi-­tongue-in-cheek us­abil­i­ty ar­ti­cle.