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The Unnatural Phenomenon of Using a Mouse

My first real encounter with a usability challenge in a digital environment happened when I worked as a file clerk in a medical records office. We converted our office from paper records to electronic and had to learn a whole new computer-based record keeping system. 775 more words

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Ready for Winter

So, it’s late October.  I don’t know about where you live, but around me, the weather has turned cold, and the winds are blowing.  It probably won’t be too long before we see our first snow of the season. 616 more words

Planning

Cognitive Dissonance, Prose, and Thangs

This has been quite a month so far. I’ve been really struggling with my direction in life because right now, praxis is not living up to theory. 335 more words

Activism

Web Design Can't Fix Digital Illiteracy

For some time now, I’ve argued that it should be possible to create digital interfaces that are intuitive enough for anyone to pick up and use successfully regardless of previous experience or knowledge. 511 more words

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For the last time...

Okay, the paranoia I predicted last week?  Yup…

Here’s the deal: To catch Ebola, you’ve got to come in contact with the bodily fluids of somebody who’s… 407 more words

Planning

Red Post-Election Blues.

There was a kind of depressed lull after the Sept 20 election, none of us on the left had much to say. I was overtaken with post-election blues; a kind of energy-sapping disappointment, frustration and despair. 703 more words

Social Activism

Mindless fun

Nothing really substantive as such, this week–work’s been hell, and we’ve been helping a friend get a wedding together…  Which is not to say that nothing’s going on in the world.  326 more words

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