Archives: 2008

So, after I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) on my laptop, any sound file I would try to play would just hang. What was strange was that sound would work in some cases — Flash audio in browsers worked, and so did xmms2, which apparently doesn’t use the OS sound system. (I guess because […]


On Tuesday Rob Weychert talked about the analogy between web design and chess. Correlations A chess game has a 3-part chronology: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. Weychert compared this to the info design, graphic design, and implementation phases in web design, respectively. During the opening, you’re setting up the skeleton for the rest […]


I came across a study entitled Analyzing Websites for User-Visible Security Design Flaws by three University of Michigan researchers. They analyzed the websites of 214 U.S. banks for design flaws that affected security.