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To riff off of Dave Gray's smart thingking, one of my favorite parts of the book is the discussion of multiscale user experience design.

 

Kuniavsky goes beyond Mark Weiser's model of tabs, pads, and boards to embrace a wider range of scales: covert, mobile, personal, environmental, architectural, and urban. The idea is to get us thinking about which devices and interfaces work best at which scales and how they can work together.

 

Of course, it's not easy to imagine multiscale interactions in the abstract. That's why I love the Business Origami approach. By combining tangible artifacts and sketching, it makes brainstorming more accessible and fun.

 

What I'd like to see #lazyweb is a Ubicomp Origami Kit with icons for multiscale and multisensory devices. Timo's Everyware Icons for sensor fields and objects with invisible qualities might be a good place to start. How else can we make it easier (and more fun) to sketch the future?

 

#ubicompsketchbook on Twitter and Flickr

 

Strange Connections

 

UX Storytellers is a free ebook worth checking out.

 

Video (plus interview) from my Ubiquitous IA talk at IDEA 2010.

play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bbc.iplayer.android

 

"Your device isn't compatible with this version"

 

Dear lazyweb, anyone know of a solution that doesn't involve upgrading phone or OS?

 

It's an HTC Wildfire S which according to

iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/mobile_iplayer/androi...

 

should be supported

Here's the Hearing tab of the Universal Access pane in System Preferences. The screen is set to flash, because that's the only kind of system alert I can get.

 

Turning this off doesn't change anything, btw.

 

What would happen if Google Maps and Amazon.com's block view were combined by an enterprising hacker. More info here.

.. i was framed.

... it was always burning

  

oh, how i love rounded corners

in color, taken a couple seconds later, without the path included.

 

hiking the murietta falls trail @ oholone regional wilderness.

 

rest of the hike.

 

Wed 04/05/2005 11:50 04052005(004)

 

I have been fielding a lot of palm pilot questions recently. Here is mine.

A full year of thinking iteratively with index cards was an awesome experience, but now I'd like to explore ways to mesh paper and computer workflows. Here's one sketch on that subject.

 

Working on this as I can: it's basically really a pain to take photos of a set of cards on my desk as I work, and upload them to flickr.

 

I plan to get a document scanner, but that breaks the relation between the cards you get when you have them arranged with sticky notes pointing at each other, for example. (more on this at another time.)

A full year of thinking iteratively with index cards was an awesome experience, but now I'd like to explore ways to mesh paper and computer workflows. Here's one sketch on that subject.

 

Working on this as I can: it's basically really a pain to take photos of a set of cards on my desk as I work, and upload them to flickr.

 

I plan to get a document scanner, but that breaks the relation between the cards you get when you have them arranged with sticky notes pointing at each other, for example. (more on this at another time.)

A full year of thinking iteratively with index cards was an awesome experience, but now I'd like to explore ways to mesh paper and computer workflows. Here's one sketch on that subject.

 

Working on this as I can: it's basically really a pain to take photos of a set of cards on my desk as I work, and upload them to flickr.

 

I plan to get a document scanner, but that breaks the relation between the cards you get when you have them arranged with sticky notes pointing at each other, for example. (more on this at another time.)

What I mean is: what's the source of the image? Why was this lion cub cuddling with this sleeping girl, and why did someone take a picture of it?

 

I took this snapshot of the framed photograph at Red Robin in Lawrenceville, GA. That's not the answer I want. :)

A full year of thinking iteratively with index cards was an awesome experience, but now I'd like to explore ways to mesh paper and computer workflows. Here's one sketch on that subject.

 

Working on this as I can: it's basically really a pain to take photos of a set of cards on my desk as I work, and upload them to flickr.

 

I plan to get a document scanner, but that breaks the relation between the cards you get when you have them arranged with sticky notes pointing at each other, for example. (more on this at another time.)

(Blog post about this is here)

 

I had an idea to take Nabokov's Pale Fire (which is about, and revolves around, an autobiographical poem written in pencil on index cards), and make an edition of it with the poem, in index cards. These, spread through the pages of the book, which is ostensibly a criticism of the poem itself (although not).

 

The idea was to use semacodes to link the cards, and individual notes on the poem's stanzas in the (extremely odd) commentary pages, to something like a blog (with the linked text) with wiki-style comments. If done correctly, I think the graphic design could be gorgeous, and the result would be a networked book.

 

I'd love to do this project, but I'm uncertain how to secure the rights in order to do so... any ideas? :)

 

(Also, semacode can't work with the Treo, because the java engine doesn't access the camera. Damn you, Palm!)

Okay, I'm a carbon whore. I want to replace this lightbulb with a CF lightbulb. I have included a 30Gb iPod video as a size comparison. Please, LazyWeb, help me find a replacement lightbulb - this is a 40W, 240V bulb. On the side it says "CE RING 6K 240 V 40 W".

 

I have another incandescent in the lamp for now, but I'd like to mail order a CF lightbulb. A URL for a place in the UK I could order them from would be nice. Yes, I am *that* lazy.

A full year of thinking iteratively with index cards was an awesome experience, but now I'd like to explore ways to mesh paper and computer workflows. Here's one sketch on that subject.

 

Working on this as I can: it's basically really a pain to take photos of a set of cards on my desk as I work, and upload them to flickr.

 

I plan to get a document scanner, but that breaks the relation between the cards you get when you have them arranged with sticky notes pointing at each other, for example. (more on this at another time.)

A full year of thinking iteratively with index cards was an awesome experience, but now I'd like to explore ways to mesh paper and computer workflows. Here's one sketch on that subject.

 

Working on this as I can: it's basically really a pain to take photos of a set of cards on my desk as I work, and upload them to flickr.

 

I plan to get a document scanner, but that breaks the relation between the cards you get when you have them arranged with sticky notes pointing at each other, for example. (more on this at another time.)

I had an idea to take Nabokov's Pale Fire (which is about, and revolves around, an autobiographical poem written in pencil on index cards), and make an edition of it with the poem, in index cards. These, spread through the pages of the book, which is ostensibly a criticism of the poem itself (although not).

 

The idea was to use semacodes to link the cards, and individual notes on the poem's stanzas in the (extremely odd) commentary pages, to something like a blog (with the linked text) with wiki-style comments. If done correctly, I think the graphic design could be gorgeous, and the result would be a networked book.

 

I'd love to do this project, but I'm uncertain how to secure the rights in order to do so... any ideas? :)

I need to figure out where my new $8.00 Dakine peel and stick adhesive stomp pad gets placed on my snowboard. Does it go centered between the bindings... or all the way next to the right binding... and which part of the boot to line each piece? Closer together or more spread out? [DSC_6624]

I had an idea to take Nabokov's Pale Fire (which is about, and revolves around, an autobiographical poem written in pencil on index cards), and make an edition of it with the poem, in index cards. These, spread through the pages of the book, which is ostensibly a criticism of the poem itself (although not).

 

The idea was to use semacodes to link the cards, and individual notes on the poem's stanzas in the (extremely odd) commentary pages, to something like a blog (with the linked text) with wiki-style comments. If done correctly, I think the graphic design could be gorgeous, and the result would be a networked book.

 

I'd love to do this project, but I'm uncertain how to secure the rights in order to do so... any ideas? :)

 

(Also, semacode can't work with the Treo, because the java engine doesn't access the camera. Damn you, Palm!)

Dear lazyweb,

 

I need a discreet reminder of the fact that the url I'm currently visiting is already open in some other tab. Because I tend to end up with, like, 26 different instances of Gmail active, and it's annoying.

 

Also, please, some visual feedback on how long ago the current page was open / reloaded. Because with more and more sites that act as 'flows' (gmail/twitter/etc) not knowing if the flow is fresh or stale kinda dumbs down the experience too.

 

If, with persistent browsing sessions and all, we are transitioning the browser from client to workspace, we may as well refresh the ui a notch.

 

Thank you, lazy web

XOXO

   

I had an idea to take Nabokov's Pale Fire (which is about, and revolves around, an autobiographical poem written in pencil on index cards), and make an edition of it with the poem, in index cards. These, spread through the pages of the book, which is ostensibly a criticism of the poem itself (although not).

 

The idea was to use semacodes to link the cards, and individual notes on the poem's stanzas in the (extremely odd) commentary pages, to something like a blog (with the linked text) with wiki-style comments. If done correctly, I think the graphic design could be gorgeous, and the result would be a networked book.

 

I'd love to do this project, but I'm uncertain how to secure the rights in order to do so... any ideas? :)

 

(Also, semacode can't work with the Treo, because the java engine doesn't access the camera. Damn you, Palm!)

What's wrong with this?

i'm watching "lightning bolt" and was suprised to see eddie vedder has such nice taste in cars. i know it's a lincoln. maybe a mid-60s town car? i mean, it's no galaxie 500 but it still looks like a great cart :-)

Our house is wired for ethernet, which is awesome, but I have no idea what to do with this "line distribution board," which is at the middle of things.

 

How should I hook this up to my Linksys WRT54G router so my house can be wired for Internet/LAN?

ok, this was the designated celeb, but I have no idea who she is. Lazyweb! Tell me! update: I resorted to Old Media. She is Maria Menounos.

This is a deal from the Game of Set. The game works like this: a deal of cards are laid on the table, and then people try to spot valid "sets" according to certain rules -- see the website for details.

 

Caterina recently posted a deal of 15 that, surprisingly, seemed to have no sets. So she asked the lazyweb to find one. It turns out there are no solutions at all!

 

Flickr user "otherthing" asked what the minimum number of cards is to guarantee at least one solution. I found a paper about this -- amazingly you can deal up to 20 cards without getting a single set.

 

The author didn't translate the results back to Set form, so here it is -- one of the insoluble 20-card deals, which I'm taking the liberty of naming a "devil's deal". Use it to torture your friends, or win bar bets in Silicon Valley.

 

(By the way, I can prove which deals have no sets, using this program I wrote a few months ago.)

My Mom saw this snake on her porch. My Mom photographed the snake. My Mom hates snakes.

 

Can any of you hipster herpetologists identify the little fellow and help to convince her that it's probably harmless and not a harbinger of Imminent Biblical Ruination?

 

(If it helps this is suburban west coast Florida--mostly tract houses, but some high grass, retention ponds...the usual. I'm guessing 'corn snake')

Dear lazyweb, you know those stands that let you eat breakfast in bed and your legs to be out straight? I need one that holds my laptop up, whilst also allowing my cat to sit comfortably underneath...

I've shown this photo to 2 very knowledgable fisherman and they are unsure of what it is. It' was found about 1km up river on the bank in Mangroves. It was very docile when picked up. It's tale is scorpion like. The best answer so far is a "lost lobster". But looking at a lobster, it didn't have the "flanged" tale-end like a lobster and the tale section is quite detached from the main body. It was found (and returned) near Seaforth, Mackay.

 

Put the question out on Yahoo! Answers:

au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121209051318AAc...

Needs to be viewed original size

 

I had a little idea earlier this evening, just a little URL-based one liner - so I twittered it. Some of my followers/followees joined in (and thanks to : catnip bluemilkshake editorialgirl graphiquillan kevin_rapley LloydDavis podnosh probablydrunk ) here's the result. Quick lazyweb request, can someone build a twitter conversation reorderer that presents nice - I had to do this in photoshop.

Last year, in a fit of suburban genius (genius, I say) Kat and I went to Home Depot and spotted all the "already bloomed" Lilies at a deep discount...so we bought up a bunch and surrounded our shed with the plants.

 

This spring, we were pleased to see them sprouting robustly, and we eagerly anticipated the flowers.

 

Yesterday, however, I noticed a bright red beetle. "Cool," I thought, and bent down to look at it closer...and was really taken in by its striking color...

 

...then I realized it was chowing down on our lilies. And not just one...the plants were crawling with them...all eating and humping and eating while humping.

 

Quickly hitting up the lazyweb, I found these to be the voracious "Lily Leaf Beetle," a nonnative species that has been ravaging lilies around Boston since 1992. They seem to be cool creatures (what i've learned: they squeak when gently squeezed...when startled, they back up, tumble off leaves and fall into the dirt on their backs, effectively becoming invisible on the dark earth as their undersides are dark brown...the larvae live in a slimy ball of feces on the underside of plant leaves, which they eat as well)...but sadly, I had to take the spray bottle of Bayer "Beetle, you got knocked the f*** out!" juice (not the most friendly of solutions, sadly, but my search for less harsh Neem-based pesticides came up empty).

 

I feel bad, I think. But probably moreso than the beetle does as it defoliates my lilies.

view large.

 

so, zibi keeps finding these tiny plastic balls in different colors & sizes where ever she goes... hikes, parks, .. anyone know what they are? california, spain, .. really, all over the place. they are not beads.. they have no hole for threading anything thru.

 

here, she shows her stash from today.

 

and indicidentally, as an added twist, some of these tiny balls (not the ones she

picked ;) were embedded in horse poop. go figure.

 

maybe y! answers will provide a clue?

These aiff files are in the /System/Library/Sounds folder. Playing them through the QuickTime Player works just fine.

Here's the Sound Effects tab of the Sound pane in System Preferences. Clicking on any of the sound file names causes the screen to flash. Moving the Output volume slider causes the volume sound to play.

Here are the contents of /System/Library/Components/CoreAudio.component/Contents/Resources/SystemSounds. These all play just fine through QuickTime Player.

I had an idea to take Nabokov's Pale Fire (which is about, and revolves around, an autobiographical poem written in pencil on index cards), and make an edition of it with the poem, in index cards. These, spread through the pages of the book, which is ostensibly a criticism of the poem itself (although not).

 

The idea was to use semacodes to link the cards, and individual notes on the poem's stanzas in the (extremely odd) commentary pages, to something like a blog (with the linked text) with wiki-style comments. If done correctly, I think the graphic design could be gorgeous, and the result would be a networked book.

 

I'd love to do this project, but I'm uncertain how to secure the rights in order to do so... any ideas? :)

 

(Also, semacode can't work with the Treo, because the java engine doesn't access the camera. Damn you, Palm!)

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