Archive for the 'Review' Category

Lenovo Thinkpad T431s

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Got a Thinkpad T431s to replace my 3-year old T410s. Here are some random observations, after using the new laptop for a few weeks.

Blist

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Blist is an interesting cross between a spreadsheet application and an interface to a proper database. The goal (I believe) is to allow mere mortals to create and share simple databases on the Web.

Data and Reality

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Brief review of Data and Reality by William Kent. This book was written in 1978, but is still remarkably relevant in many ways.

Emotional Design

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Brief review of Emotional Design. Donald Norman uses this book to expand a bit on the well-known The Design of Everyday Things. In particular, the new book discusses some of the non-rational aspects of design that the previous book ignores.

Information Visualization

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Brief review of Information Visualization by Colin Ware. This is a textbook with a great amount of detail on the physics, biology and psychology behind visual perception.

Producing Open Source Software

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Here are some notes on the book Producing Open Source Software. The book does an excellent job of explaining how open source projects work and how they deal with typical problems.

Information Dashboard Design

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Brief review of Information Dashboard Design : The Effective Visual Communication of Data by Stephen Few.