Victor has the best writeup I’ve seen of the EuroIA conference. I only saw 1 talk, John Ferrara’s on game design, and I agree with Victor: it rocked.
Month: September 2008
1-page websites. Yea. Although I just added 3 pages to my personal website, it now has 4, because I wanted a dedicated consulting page.
A bit of Livejournal history. Classic stuff for anyone who runs a community site.
The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.
Does anyone know of any software or something that would let me make worldmaps with adjusted country sizes like this?
I’ve been using the empty Inbox system for a few days now. LOVE. The “archive” button in Gmail is now my favourite button. It means: “I don’t have to worry about this email anymore.”
That *is* a cheap way to print a book, from about 2.50$ per boo (order 250, shipping not included).
Good presentation on bias and social design:
Good post by Raymond about evolving the workshop model.
I’ve made it so my blogposts (which tend to be short anyways) go to twitter too now. I just prefer posting on my blog. It’s mine, twitter isn’t, it’s theirs.
I removed over 11,000 messages from my inbox today and now I’m using the empty inbox system. So far: I’m LOVING it. Somehow it just feels like I’m in control now or something.
I updated my personal website with a consulting, presentations and a writing page.
And I love using petervandijck.com as my openID by the way. OpenID rocks.
Ah, the old days of blog conversations. What happened to that? Are they really all on twitter now?
A jQuery plugin that copies something to the clipboard (like doing CTRL+C). It seems that, to get this to work cross-browser, you need to fallback to a Flash script.
Slideshare is great. From my slideshows, the Social networks going global one (for an upcoming talk) has had almost 300 views, the older the Global Information Architecture workshop one (from the beginning of this year) has had over 3000 views. That’s great promotion.
I love sharing slides in this format – I remember when Rashmi told me about the service, and I just thought it was brilliant. And it is.
My EuroIA slides
Next Saturday from 12:15, I’m giving a presentation on Taking Social Networks Global, at the EuroIA Summit in Amsterdam. I was working on it the past days, and I’m pretty happy with how the talk is turning out. As a preview, here are my slides (so far, they might still change slightly). See you there!
“We have a patent!” Cultureshock.
The only IA Summit that is free (I have no idea how they do it, because the organization, space and food are top), the Italian IA summit, is planned for December. They’re accepting proposals now.
I have created a really short and quick survey about IA-related workshops. If you could spend a few seconds to fill it in, I would really appreciate it. Click here to fill in the survey. (Only takes a second.)
Fascinating for IA’s: “Now Iyengar has published a new study
showing that one way to combat the effects of excessive choice is to
group items into categories. It turns out that even useless categories
make people happier with their choices.”
A must-read for anyone interested in the IAI (Information Architecture Institute).
Anthropology of objects
Cellphone polishing services. Jan Chipchase’s blog is fascinating.
An example implementation of the MetaWeblog API in PHP.
“The product is late, and the dogs don’t eat the food. After six months,
there are 10,000 users, not one million. The company has scaled up its
expenses but for no reason.”
Here’s a question: sure Google appengine will scale, but is it also fast?