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Usability issues on a payment form

2009-03-03 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Usability, Web - 0 Comments
I know, I know, it is easy to nitpick on other people design, but this morning I tried to pay my phone bill online, and... failed. I had to retry many times, because I kept making mistakes on a simple, run of the mill form to enter my credit card data. I was dumbfounded. How can, in 2009, people manage ... read more ...

Google is not only not evil, it is also human

2009-02-02 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Tech - 0 Comments
As most of you must know by now, Google suffered an outage on Jan 31, 2009 that was caused by a simple mistake: the search Goliath depended for its results on a small David but didnt properly prepared themselves for the risk of such a dependency on a 3rd party site. Unbelievably, when the stopbadware ... read more ...

Scansreader new page

2009-01-18 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Site, Software, Scansreader - 0 Comments
Scansreader is a small, fast and efficient linux comics book reader written in C. I have now migrated its home page on this site, from its legacy place. read more ...

The rise of the Foswiki: behold Foswiki 1.0.0 !

2009-01-09 by ColasNahaboo in Koala - 0 Comments
Today, we celebrate the first release of Foswiki. It is quite exhilarating, as since the TWiki community was kicked out brutally by the founder Peter Thoeny in Oct 2008, it has been an hectic ride to get this release out of the door. I must say that this experience has been quite enlightening for me ... read more ...

Tracking changes via RSS, GTD style

2008-12-08 by ColasNahaboo in Koala - 0 Comments
This is the kind of hacks I really like doing: examining a problem and try to find a simple solution by reasoning by analogy with the real world. This time, it was how to help developers of foswiki to keep track of changes in twiki. The metaphor chosen was the GTD (Getting Things Done) method, with a ... read more ...

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