I wouldn’t normally link to a Flash site (re: my burning hatred for Flash, manifested in a neglected tumblog), but this is a great effort by MOE in recognising outstanding teachers, and I was genuinely moved by a few of the accounts. Well, once I got past the barely legible text. The teacher recruitment video, produced from a story in there, is also nicely done:
Things like these make me somewhat (almost) (maybe) regret my decision to leave the service, knowing that I probably won’t be able to make a difference this way again.
Doodling may be better described as ‘markings to help a person think.’ Most people believe that doodling requires the intellectual mind to shutdown, but this is one misrepresentation that needs correcting. There is no such thing as a mindless doodle. The act of doodling is the mind’s attempt to engage before succumbing to mindlessness.
She goes on to explain why one should engage in “strategic doodling” at work, and introduces a basic doodle vocabulary for people who think they can’t draw. Excellent stuff.
Evonne and Veronica, winners of Dropbox‘s Dropquest challenge, posted their chat logs from solving the challenge. Funny stuff, especially if you can understand their (presumably Singaporean / Malaysian?) lingo:
Reeder has quickly become my favourite Google Reader, er, reader on iPhone, iPad and now Mac OS.* The Mac OS version is still in beta, and I’ve discovered a couple of pleasantly surprising shortcuts with my Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse**:
Star an item: Three-finger swipe left on Magic Trackpad; two-finger swipe left on Magic Mouse
Send to Instapaper: Three-finger swipe right on Magic Trackpad; two-finger swipe right on Magic Mouse
Next/previous item: Three-finger swipe down/up on Magic Trackpad
These mirror the iPhone version’s item-swiping functionality. What an utterly delightful program.
* Speaking of shortcuts, NetNewsWire for Mac, which Reeder replaced in my Dock, has the worst keyboard shortcuts ever. Ctrl-P for send to Instapaper, and Cmd-Shift-‘ for Send to Delicious? WTF?
PAP people is very powerful one, even the Young one. They can call their lawyer sue you, call ISD come and catch you, and even cassette you as politics association.
Rockson Tan offends some YPAP leader who’d compared Lee Kuan Yew to Nelson Mandela; dude retaliates with a shitstorm of Twitter comments; Rockson writes his first blog post in half a year. HOORAY THE INTERNET IS, how you say, WINNERED.
(Link is NSFW for language, and potentially incomprehensible to non-Singaporeans.)
That said, at least Samsung at least has some kind of naming consistency: Wave for bada, Galaxy for Android and Omnia for Windows. Elsewhere in multi-OS land, phone naming is a bit of a mess — who can tell what kind of phones the BackFlip, FlipOut, Charm, Quench, Desire, Desire HD, HD2, Desire Z, Wildfire, FreeStyle, Inspire, ThunderBolt and Optimus are?
This kind of drive-by critique is sadly common. Missing are constructive commentary and suggestions for how the designer can make their app better. All the poster can muster is a knee-jerk reaction to the superficial aesthetics and a couple of f-bombs. Done! It adds nothing to the conversation and dimishes the value of design. How can we expect our clients or users to respect the care we put into design if we don’t respect it ourselves? Instead of considering what went into the design, we point at laugh at someone’s “terrible design”, retweet and reblog then go on with our superior existence.
Tee hee, he spelled “diminishes” as “dimishes”. Loser. (Good-humoured irony sensors set to “on”, please.)