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iPhone made of pure love and wool

Some guy's mom knitted him an iPhone.

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Henrik Olsen - July 06, 2019

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Your iPhone coolness

Get laid Monday, Saturday nobody loves you. The iPhone app Spankylala-o-meter measures how cool early adopters of the iPhone are this week, from Monday to Saturday, when you won't be cool anymore.

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Henrik Olsen - July 03, 2019

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Is your app an ass-kisser?

If your app was an employee, what kind of employee would it be?

- The Ass-Kisser?
- Clueless Guy?
- The Paper Hat Guy?
- Brilliant but temperamental?
- Anal-retentive Guy?
- The Show-off?
- Just-Trust-Me Guy?
- The Undecider?

People react to computers in the same way they react to other people. Thinking of applications as creatures with personalities - as Kathy Sierra does here and Alan Cooper does in his 14 principles of polite apps - can be quite rewarding.

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Henrik Olsen - March 27, 2019

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Hidden settings in Word

Someone found the manufactures' hidden settings in Word.

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Henrik Olsen - June 01, 2019

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Google your keys

In a future not so far away, Google will find your lost keys.

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Henrik Olsen - March 28, 2019 - via Google Blogoscoped

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593 ways of spelling Britney Spears

People often mispel words when using search engines. Google has registered 593 ways of spelling Britney Spears.

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Henrik Olsen - January 26, 2019 - via justaddwater.dk

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Usability applied to life

Why not take you own medicine and make your life more usable. Chad Lundgren

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Henrik Olsen - August 13, 2019

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Computer Stupidities

Is it just the users being stupid or what? If you read the stories in Computer Stupidities you might think so.

As the editor writes "You will read stories in this file that will convince you that among the human race are human-shaped artichokes futilely attempting to break the highly regarded social convention that vegetables should not operate electronic equipment. And yet, amidst the vast, surging quantities of stupidity are perfectly excusable technological mishaps -- but that are amusing nonetheless. After all, even the best of us engages in a little brainless folly every once in a while."

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Henrik Olsen - February 04, 2019

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