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Language Barrier

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

I was shopping in a self-checkout at a Home Depot, when I accidentally entered Spanish Language Mode. I think the software had a bug, in that the button “hot spots” were too wide. Apparently, this was a pretty big problem, as this sign shows (The “Accept” button was near the “Spanish” button): Apparently, it is […]

Infrastructure -What’s the Big Deal?

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

This is simply a page that I put together when I was exploring the concept of “Social Infrastructure.” It is really not much more than a publishing of a raw stream of consciousness. There’s a ton more that can be written about this subject. Maybe I’ll write more. Maybe not. I don’t know if I really need to keep this up. I think I got my thoughts together on this.

Which Way?

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I was walking into a store, and I couldn’t believe the signs

Stuck Drawer

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

I’m usually quite impressed with Japanese design, but this one item bothers me.

Ring My Bell

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

I keep hearing brief elevator emergency bell rings.

Truck Tires

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

When they redesigned the parking lot for our local supermarket, they neglected to keep something in mind…

Why I Don’t Like Touchscreens

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

I decided not to post pictures with this entry, simply because that would be impolite.

Sleuth in Need of a Clue

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Too Damn Small


Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Frustration is the mother of mickey-mouse, band-aid solutions.

Off the Hook

Monday, May 30th, 2005

I have these neat new “satellite” cordless phones, but sometimes, they go “off the hook.” Both figuratively and literally.