Monday, June 29, 2009

Photoshop in real life

This gets me nostalgic about when I first learned Photoshop in the computer labs at the U of Illinois.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Unintentional design

Intended use: Use face down & push prongs securely into a drain to prevent hair and other debris from entering and clogging the drain.

Unintended use: Leave prong side up to poke holes into the bottom of a foot

Mods to a parking machine

Modification to parking payment system at Moscone Center in San Francisco

  • One orange piece of paper labeled: "INSERT"
  • One orange piece of paper labeled: "Please insert ticket STRIPE to the left"
  • One example ticket with the strip facing left
  • Contactless rard reader attached
All attached with scotch tape.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The story of two Government Agency websites

Which state would you rather live in if you need vocational rehabilitation?

California or North Carolina?


How's the content? Irrelevant news, a discouraging application preamble, and no description of what the site is about.

Telling quote:
"DOR's vocational rehabilitation services program assists Californians with disabilities obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently in their communities."
North Carolina

How's the content? An encouraging mission & vision statement, help applying, a phone number(!) and address.

Telling quote:
"When you become a VR consumer, your rehabilitation plan will focus on your abilities and new possibilities. The goal is gainful employment!"
Thanks to Anastasia for this blog post idea :)