SerendipitRSS: Icon Analysis and Revision Control

A delightful, but freaky coincidence between A List Apart and Boxes and Arrows this morning.

So I’ve popped a couple of pages from their RSS feeds into Firefox tabs, I’ve been staring at this image of spacially frequency-filtered icons, and trying to imagine how the techniques could be of use to me.Icon Analysis picture - from Boxesandarrows.com
Then I flick over to the next tab to see the heading

I Wonder What This Button Does

It turns out this is an article on revision control, in particular Subversion (SVN) – answering a lot of the questions I had about two months ago, plus giving me a couple of good pointers.

Daft Cognition

This morning, glancing at the bookshelf I see PJ O’Rourke’s “Age and Guile…” but find myself thinking Polly O’Rourke.

Polly?

Polly Jean of course, PJ Harvey!

The way we process patterns around us is something that’s recently piqued my interest, and increasingly something I’m trying to learn about. I hope to write more on this soon.

Welcome back to Halfway to Reality

After an unduly long downtime, it’s time to relaunch Halfway to Reality.

What am I doing here? It’s simple really.

There are lots of people I rate on the web, discussing topics from programming, interface design, through accessibility, usability, writing and content, to the emotional drivers of users and the businesses beyond. I’d like to credit these people, and hopefully raise and occasionally answer some of the questions that often fall in between the cracks of these subject areas.