Many moons ago in 1997 I signed up for my first web-based email account with RocketMail. No-one bats an eyelid about web acquisitions for market share these days, but I was pretty taken aback when Yahoo! took over in October of that year. Fast-forward to mid-2011 and this account is still serving me well, but to avoid the sub-standard Yahoo! Mail app on my Android phone I wanted to configure the native mail app. Here’s how. More
For a long time (since before spring, as it happens) I’ve been meaning to carve out a few hours for website maintenance. At the very least I wanted a new, simpler theme which was easier to read and had less clutter. More
I’ve just made my first second UX portfolio. Want to see?
The Design Practice module in the MSc in HCI-E at UCL involved a group project to put established user-centred design methods into practice. Hence its name. The goal for each group was the same: design an interactive device to encourage healthy behaviours. This post describes the process I undertook as part of a team of seven students over nine weeks in 2010. More
The first books for my course have been delivered.
I thought I had found the promised land. Then I tried adding more than one item to a blank Word document using C# and I realised it had been a mirage all along. I simply wanted to create a blank document, add a line of text, followed by another, followed by my table. I was flummoxed by the Word.Range object – and I’ll go into detail in a bit – but here’s the solution: More