.@chrismessina briefly: I agree that, whilst I have a fair number of apps installed, very few of them get regular use. Interestingly IME there is little/no correlation between cost of app and frequency of use (my most expensive apps are music creation ones which get used rarely compared to, e.g. tweetbot, mail or safari).
This evening’s hacking is based around parsing and importing my #iOS diagnostic data — should be interesting to see if I can find any behavioural patterns.
(btw, I refuse to sign in to branch with twitter so they can send a tweet for me so you can let me write on your branch. Just… no :)
Current status: manually copying, pasting and emailing my iOS diagnostics information to myself so I can mine and visualise it. This is stupid.
Reading https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolescence has made me realise I have almost no memory of the thought patterns I used/how I thought earlier in my life.
Oh for goodness sake Yahoo Groups, Unicode isn’t that difficult. No wonder everyone uses google for mailing lists (apart, apparently, from South Brent #freecycle :/)
It seems my brother is not overly impressed with my heartfelt rendition of “Half Caste”.
What is it called when you subconsciously expect a UI to be somewhere it isn’t, e.g. double-tapping a word in a dead tree book to get a definition, or expecting a "like/favourite" button in, e.g, an email client?
And no jokes about obsession :) it can't just be me.
Tags and categories have different connotations. To me, tags are community, collaboration, flexibility, fuzziness, visibile metadata. Categories are authority, rigidity, structure, taxonomy. Tags can be found inside content (#hashtags), categories are separate, controlling entities. Content owns tags. People own tags. Categories own content. Authority owns categories.
Beware of vague naming — some software mistakes one for the other (e.g. Mediawiki categories are in fact many-to-many).
The organisational technique used doesn’t only have technical and usability implications, but social and philosophical (or pseudo-philosophical?) ones.
.Erin Richey my reasoning is that tags are something you add to content, whereas categories are something you put content into. Tags -> content -> categories — so categories are higher up in the pecking order.
Erin Richey well, that’s the sane, eloquent, rational way of putting it :)
Tags enrich your content, categories demean it.
Spent a productive morning at the workshop making #gurdy keys (these keyboards are much bulkier than my previous one and should be more substantial and satisfying to play as a result), then toddled off to Dartington to be a stage hand for Devon Baroque w/ Robin Andrews. Now working on #taproot music module, might have a go with Glenn Jones’ microformatshiv.com later.
.Evan Prodromou “10 reasons reptiles should grow feathers”