· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · March
· · · · 13 (3 entries)

D.I. Ratio and the Ratio Family · There has been a flur­ry of ver­biage re­cent­ly on the re­design of the Macro­me­dia Home Page. Among oth­er things, I ob­served that some­one had crit­i­cized it on the grounds of hav­ing a lousy "data-ink ratio". I think the crit­i­cism is in­ter­est­ing, and the no­tion of the data-ink ra­tio is worth a deep­er look. (Warn­ing: lengthy and quite graphics-heavy) ...
Fundoshi · OK, I know I said I wasn't go­ing to point at ephemer­a. This one cour­tesy of my broth­er. Ja­panese tra­di­tion­al un­der­wear. That step six looks risky.
Responsive Software Development · This is a won­der­ful time. Sa­fari and NetNewsWire, two pieces of soft­ware that I use all the time, are un­der ac­tive de­vel­op­men­t. Hy­att is blog­ging his Sa­fari progress in re­al time while Brent up­dates NNW progress reg­u­lar­ly. Hy­att re­sponds to track­backs and Brent re­sponds to email­s. If you live in the world of Mi­crosoft (or ac­tu­al­ly of pret­ty well any main­stream soft­ware de­vel­op­men­t, let's not beat up on Red­mond how­ev­er pop­u­lar that may be), this doesn't hap­pen, won't hap­pen, can't hap­pen ...
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