Rants

Join the User Experience Revolution

This post is co-authored by Susan Simkins.

Paul Boag, a well-known and highly respected user experience advocate, has just released a new book, User Experience Revolution.

The book takes aim at systemic organizational issues that actively breed an anti-user culture, whether it is intended or not.

What is User Experience?

User experience encompasses the user interaction with your products or services and the emotions that result.

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WordPress

A History of Easy Updates Manager – A WordPress Plugin

Easy Updates Manager began as with any WordPress plugin: a line of code.

My History with Easy Updates Manager

For me, it started with a problem. I inherited an agency problem where plugins were modified and the only solution was upping the version number in the core plugin file.

As I pondered a solution, I had some initial thoughts that others would find such a tool useful.

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Rants

When Can You Talk About Fight Club

Everytime I share with someone I’ve written a book about Fight Club, I’m reminded by that person that the first two rules of Fight Club are you can’t talk about it. Okay… Bullshit.

First, Fight Club is a fictional club. Debate over.

Second, we were never part of this fictional club. Debate over.

Third, if you consider yourself part of this fictional club and willing to lay down the law for a character that never existed… well, fuck you.

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Rants

The Cause of Mental Illness

All of the following is my own opinion on the cause of mental illness. No facts. No published sources. Just me.

The True Cause of Mental Illness

Let’s talk about survival. Everybody has fight or flight built into them. When a person is confronted with conflict, it’s either fight or flight.

It’s what I call the change cycle. Person A wants to change your behavior, so you are either submissive (flight), or you try to to change Person A’s behavior (fight).

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Guest Posts, Rants

Uno and Friends – Tips – Companions, Team Uno & Journey

Uno Level 200!

Yay! I made it to the very top level!

This is my second post on Uno and Friends, with my first covering Uno & Friends – Tips and Tricks. This post will cover the recent update, which includes Journey.

My article on Update 17 is out as well. It covers the two recently added Journeys and more.

The Evil-ution of Uno and Friends

In June of 2014, Ronald Huereca posted his Why Uno and Friends is Evil post on this blog, back in a simpler time before Leagues, Uno Dare, Companions, Team Uno and now Uno Journey.

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Fiction, Stories

Julie

“You have to consider your brother.” her former employer said.

“What?” Julie asked in protest.

“He’s been diagnosed, as you are aware.”

“It’s not exactly a death sentence.” Julie stated.

Julie was currently working for a well-established law firm. She began actually enjoying practicing law.

“He’s a liability, and I think you can understand that.”

Julie’s temper hit the boiling point.

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