Entries from September 2003

Five Questions

The rules of the interview game:

  1. Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed
  2. I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
  3. You'll update your website with my five questions, and your five answers.
  4. You'll include this explanation.
  5. You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

Finally, here are my answers to Lana's questions:

» Five Questions continues...

Moment of Slience


Encounters with a Man That Could Have Been Herb Tarlek

manThoughts.gifAn old story, just because I feel like it, and because I feel like writing about work but know I can't (because everyone at my work knows about this site). So this will hopefully be a good proxy:

This is the story of the Scary Project Manager Man.

I was consulting on a large, regional portal site, doing some design work and information architecture. The project manager for the job was one of those annoying yobs that threw around industry catchphrases and turned nouns into verbs ("Incentivate!" [sound of retching]) with the intention of covering up the fact that he didn't understand a single thing that was actually happening.

Little did I know how prescient this behavior would actually be...

» Encounters with a Man That Could Have Been Herb Tarlek continues...


Well, that was interesting. Because of the hurricane, the power was knocked out at the Pennsylvania network centre that this site is hosted at for the past nine hours. Hopefully everything should be working now, though.

Path Finder 3 launches

I'm happy to announce that a project that I have been working on for the past couple of months has finally launched.

Cocoatech's Path Finder 3 was released early this morning. It's a Mac OS X file browser and integrated file utility application that I actually have been using for quite a while, now, and been happy with. I did a full redesign of the Cocoatech site, as well as flexed my rather puny marketing muscles when I wrote all of the site's copy and the media release for the application.

The web site is fully XHTML 1.0 strict, and uses CSS for layout and styles. That was the fun part. Writing marketing copy is not something I would like to find myself doing eight hours a day... it's so hard to not sound like a cheeseball.

Anyway, if you're interested, check the site out. It's no Doug Bowman, but I'm still quite proud of it.

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