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Scott Williams

Written by Scott Williams who lives and works in sunny Phoenix, AZ. Twitter is also a place.


23 September, 2010

I don’t think my feelings are quite to this extreme, but I definitely sympathize with the tone presented here . Money quote: The real…

Terriers Poster

17 September, 2010

I dunno if FX’s new show, Terriers, will be any good, but their poster is fantastic . http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1235976448/tt1493239

It you are not paying for it...

12 September, 2010

Brilliant insight, from  metafilter : If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.

RVM Tip When Working on Rails With Multiple Consoles

09 September, 2010

I’ve been meaning to test out Rails 3 ever since it was finally released . But I didn’t want to deal with the issues of having concurrent…

How to Use Twilio to Send an SMS

03 September, 2010

I wrote about  liking Twilio’s UI  not too long ago. Unfortunately the actual usability of their API isn’t quite as sharp. Signing up was…

Yeah this is what I wanted to see at espn.com

03 September, 2010

MacBook Pro Likes & Dislikes

27 August, 2010

About a month ago I picked up the basic 13” MacBook Pro. My primary intent was that I needed a non-Windows portable for rails development…

Nice Idea via Neven Mrgan

23 August, 2010

From  Shawn Blanc’s terrific interview  with  him : We love a good visual metaphor — Coda’s taped pages in the Sites view — but it has to…

MSDN's Header Graphic

20 August, 2010

I’ve been to MSDN a few times since they redesigned it, and didn’t notice the title graphic until now. I like that they’re embracing the…

Good Copy - FogCreek

16 August, 2010

Was perusing the listings at StackOverflow’s careers page , and saw FogCreek’s posting. FogCreek has always sounded like a pretty great…

Good UI - More Wufoo

16 August, 2010

There’s lots to love about Wufoo’s UI. Their writing style is laid back, but still designed well; it just makes their app feel ‘fun’.

Nice UI: Dash of Milk's Signup

11 August, 2010

Via ember . The de factor way of doing things is usually vertical. Logo, above a text blurb, above a form. I like how this is more…

UI That Needs Work

06 August, 2010

Costco’s photo uploader, while efficient is… confused. I’m guessing the UI is supposed to feel like your OS’s… but it’s obviously a crappy…

All that work

05 August, 2010

I’m using the awesome  Paperclip  plugin in my  rails app . One of the great selling points for it is that it will automatically resize…

Whither Windows?

03 August, 2010

I bought a shiny 13” MacBook Pro last week. It’s the second mac I’ve bought in the last year (the other being an iMac). If myself from five…

Great UI & Copy

02 August, 2010

Wufoo has some pretty slick design in general. The forms you can create with their service are pretty, and quite functional. They just…

Hey it got a laugh out of me

29 July, 2010

This is an error page on rubygems.org . I’m a sucker for Wayne’s World quips.

My Beef with Razor

28 July, 2010

(Note, for non-programmers, this is not about shaving) ASP.NET MVC has shipped the first preview of version 3 . This is a good thing…

Prose I Like: iPad as a hip flask

28 July, 2010

From Paul Graham’s latest essay,  “The Acceleration of Addictiveness” Several people have told me they like the iPad because it lets them…

It's pretty much when...

27 July, 2010

On the latest episode of The Pipeline . (And if you don’t listen to the 5by5 podcasts , what’s wrong with you?) Adam Lisagor  “You see…