Access Denied

Something I’ve noticed over the past few days is a disturbing trend in Web 2.0 sites out there: the good ol’ fashioned lock-out. I’ve noticed it in my normal browsing habits, but with the influx of visitors that my “OmniWeb bookmarklet”:http://gregorybowers.com/write/use-standalone-feedreaders-with-omniweb entry brought, I’ve started curiously following some of the links in my Mint referral…

Dearest OmniWeb

====Oh my dear, beloved “OmniWeb”:http://omnigroup.com/omniweb … I think it’s time we had a talk. I love spending time with you every day, but since you’ve decided to start only asking 10 bucks for new purchases in November, I feel that I must air a small frustration in our relationship. Do you recall the time we…

Define Irony…

As some of you may already know, I’m planning a move to Seattle this fall, and as such, I’m researching potential jobs in design in the area. I’ve been told that Amazon is a great employer in the the region, so I pointed my browser toward their aptly titled Careers section (well, somewhat titled… the…

Short Supply

We live in an age where capital is plentiful, labor is available but talent is in short supply. And true design talent is in very short supply. —Bruce Nussbaum I read things like this and start thinking I’m drastically underpaid…

Over Fed

Subheading: Zeldman misses anniversary, requests wife set up RSS feed to remind him. Before the web standards geeks skin me alive, realise this is good natured ribbing. You have to admit that the “RSS feeds solve every problem” idea may be a bit… uh… over the top, though. Please don’t turn feeds into the new…

Psst.

Something very cool is in the works. Something you (yes, you) will find useful. Probably. At very least you will find it cool. I know I do. Check back later for more info. Or just more lame posts… but if you want to be on a private beta team, you best check back in.

Non-young.

I was reading a very brief article on SpeakUp tonight, and it got me thinking about age. The subject of the piece was young designers and their propensity to head for a computer, for photoshop, and to just crank out the work instead of researching and properly designing (and a jab at the “I know…