The joy of beta software
December 11, 2009, 7:53 pm
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Did you mean Gmail is second class
September 1, 2009, 9:56 pm
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As you can see Google low profile bookmark product now have “Did you mean” feature while high profile, high use GMail doesn’t. What’s the logic here?

Quebec people googling for google ?
August 10, 2009, 2:07 pm
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Yes “google” is the 6th most used search term on Google.
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I don’t get it. Or maybe there is tons of peoples not getting what Google is. Now say thanks to Google insights for search for knowing that.

Prayer to jQuery, the holy library
May 15, 2009, 3:30 am
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You sure know about jQuery. The fantastically fast, concise, performant and hype-er-ously popular javascript library. and I forgot to say the word: magic.

Even though its way better that peace on earth, its gotta have some delta with the previously known perfection : Prototype.
And that delta gotta have some part that sometimes makes the balance go positive on the prototype’s side. That’s for sure. Its in the universe’s own definition.

Prototype’s $ takes elements or an id directly and it doesn’t care.

jQuery badly request the # for ids, following the CSS religion.

But I want to be able to pass around ids, HTMLelements (as the w3c specified them some 10 years ago) or extended element (be it a jQuery object or prototype’s Element) and not bothering more about that than to dollarsign-it to be sure it stands at the same level as me, the highest level of course! You would not want to talk to those others people that are *lower* than you, it just feels disgusting, especially in my oh-so ever-clean, zen and pure javascript code.

Mmmh that felt so good. But I guess, I  just don’t still fully get the (new)holy library.

Here’s the prayer : Oh lordy API that turns the dirty DOM into cleverness, Hear my pain by making your Christ the Dollar-sign be more inclusive by treating strings without clothes just as equals as their sharply dressed brothers, the selectors.

update: and yeah, make sure to make it fast cause I’m gonna call it all the time for all and nothing. But I’m already convinced that you do care about speed

Can’t know the price before buying ?
April 23, 2009, 2:06 am
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Apple evil, please tell me why ?

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How handy. How about being usable from the just-before-buying step. All the other stores are doing it (com-pu-ting taxes & rebates) but not Apple. They where really fast and strong about saving my credit card number but don’t ask for a Grand total without actually buying the thing. I guess that’s thinking differently.

That makes me imagine UX geniuses being hold hostage by dark  suits with no face.

WiiAsk… and they Answer?
March 25, 2009, 5:16 pm
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Nintendo listening to its customer? That’s new! (reputation quand tu nous tiens)

Still, they are far from using something like GetSatisfaction or UserVoice

…but this update is sure the only one so far to get me that *exited*. Bah the reality is:  Support for games on SD was desperately needed to the point to ask for a Wii 2.0 already (OK only as long its friendly with wii games and wii-wares and wii-virtual-console and those other Rock Band 2 things I bought and will buy). I’m telling you, the thing only has 512mb onboard. That is, with my scientific calcul, only 13 games like the magnifique World of goo.

Anyways this good news is only to learn about an old bad one. No SDHC.  There is these day when the Wii sure feels like the console of the last deceny. As soon as you start looking under the hood or that you hook up the graphic to your big TV its “back to the future” time.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Wii more that any other shooting and sporting console. But Nintendo could push all this splendid innovation so much higher. Many investors are or were betting on this. Users are still fantasizing about all the possibilities, like :

  • Support for two Wii Balance Board would allow for snowboard, skate, or butt competition with your friend.
  • The games in Wii fit are so enjoyable but so short lived, even my dad has gone though them in an hour.
  • The Wiimote itself could live a second life as a pointer for the living room PC
  • The Wifi is just starting to be used, imagine Wii sport but online!

Video game consoles : love that you know will die. (and you invest in it)

UPDATE : If the  guys over HomeBrew Channel can do SDHC (amazing!) I’m sure Nintendo should be able to.

UPDATE : So they did, I’ve just copied a game to a 8GB SDHC card and played the game from it.

You don’t get to make the news every day
December 12, 2008, 2:33 am
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Here’s what’s publicly available about my new job. Yes-yes, I’ve got into the glamorous world of advertising though the software development door. Give me two or three months and I’ll be an elite creative just like him

99F is a must see, and completly mandatory for anyone in the same industry.

Staying into glamous, I can now say, just like Lisa: I’m m-apple person! . What iPod-danse-move could I do while holding my porn-ish new mac book. Just watch me! (pic not included, please use the imagination feature that came with your brain)