Oh vile and hated UEs!

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I have to quit my browsers to install Outlook Probably an engineering constraint that drove this awful experience. I do stuff in my browsers. Shutting them down means losing context on up to 10 different items I'm working on in...

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Pandora: iPad HCI fail

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"Oooh! Pandora for my iPad, cool! I've been getting into Pandora lately, bought a premium subscription, using it a lot more & becoming a fan...." Download & install -- fairly simple. Could be more sexy of an app. "Oh, I...

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Happy Diwali from LinkedIn!

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Had my first launch at LinkedIn yesterday. It's a custom homepage, visible in India, that wishes viewers a happy Diwali from different LinkedIn employees. Happy Diwali LinkedIn blog post. We went from mockups to launch in about 36 hours, which...

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Collaboration and Crowdsourcing

The system is what the user makes of it -- the system is what the user brings to it. That's the essence of social sites, compared to crowdsourced sites. Crowdsourcing fails and usually sucks, unless you have a community of...

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Out of control outgoing links

Okay, I already knew that I hate and detest the new-ish Facebook practice in which you don't just navigate to outgoing links; you get taken to a Facebook page with the site you were trying to visit loaded into a...

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