Finding “Um”

…in one of the greatest moments of interviewing in public radio Bob Edwards, as the thought is forming in your head, Bob Edwards says to the guy, “You never say um?” I have emailed NPR, Bob Edwards, and lobbied the This American Life staff trying to find this 20-year-old interview. (more…)

15 Torrent Freak approved proxies/VPNs by cost, speed, access to iPlayer/London Olympics and more!

I profiled 15 providers from Torrent Freak’s Which VPN Providers Really Take Anonymity Seriously? by cost (monthly and yearly), max clients, speed, exit node countries (for the iPlayer in Britain, and Netflix/Hulu in the US and any high privacy/shady countries like Sweden or Romania), tunneling tech (OpenVPN and socks/OpenSSH because PPTP/L2TP/IPsec+PSK is a given) their acceptance of BitCoin and Tor exit nodes.  I left out metered hosts and any that fessed up to logging. Summary of the results after the

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Movie Player Mockup *Updated*

Update July 14th 2011, Additional commentary on my old design and changes to other UI’s since I first wrote this post. A brain storming session on the Moz usability list was sparked off by Firefox’s need for a better generic movie player UI .  After doing some best of breed analysis of current solutions and value mapping each UI element I designed some mockups. (more…)

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