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In the fall, I will be attending two conferences within a span of a month.
Then two weeks later, on October 4-6, attending the Future of Web Apps conference in London, UK.
Lots to see and learn.
Re-entered the country on Memorial Day, after some relaxing (and wet) days in Vancouver, Canada.
Before falling back into the daily schedule, I took some concrete steps in completing Charles by building out of the first templates. A few more steps will be taken this month, leading to end of Project Charles by January 1st, 2011 (upcoming blog entry).
Besides Charles, there will be more changes during the later half of this year.
NYC IxDA Redux
A big belated “Thank You” to IxDA New York for Interaction 10 Redux (3/6). It was nice to meet all the people who attended and to see all of the presentations that I missed at Savannah. Would come back for another event hosted by the group if my schedule allow it.
Of course, that means I have to start paying attention to the home IxDA branch as well.
Ironically enough, after NYC IxDA Redux, I went back to New York for my scheduled vacation for Met’s performance of The Nose. This weekend, went back to The Met for Lulu, the Alban Berg opera composed a few years after The Nose. Same decade, different moods but both are considered some of the most avant-garde works of their time. This was the last performance for me this season. Already planning for attending two performances next season in 2011 — John Adam’s Nixon in China and Alban Berg’s Wozzeck.
If you have not noticed, the font has changed in this site. After the font change last year, I decided to re-evalute my choice and changed to the first choice of Futura. I like Super Grotesk and it was choosen because of its closeness to Futura. However, there were just some things that I felt were not right (weight, letter styles) for me. It was nagging me in the back of my mind for a few months. So I decided to go back to the first choice of Futura.
I am still on the look out for any other Futura-like fonts but the right choice has been made right now.
Recent Blog Entry for CDG
Last week, finally completed a book review of Morville/Callender ‘s Search Pattern for CDG and posted on the blog. Interesting read and really changed my ideas about search engines and how search result can be displayed for easier use.
I mentioned on Twitter (5/4) that this would be my blog for CDG for the next couple of months as I will be spending writing for this blog. A consquenence will be some important announcements about The Wilson Project and Project Charles, as well as some important blog entries.
Basically, it originally started as an idea for me to do something close to work but outside the office. However, there are a number of ideas that need fleshing out. Not just about work (dealing with bad HTML code) but also about ideas about Charles, TWP, front-end developement, and IxD.
More news to come.
After three weeks of work and vacation (which was almost like work), I got a free weekend.
One in which I got to do nothing.
Now this week, a hopefully(?) slow work will allow me to do the following:
- Write two blogs entries for CDG – one on the book Search Patterns by Peter Morville/Jeffery Callender and the other about The Nose (The Met/MOMA)
- Started prototyping work on Charles, which I started Sunday, first bit of work in a couple of months
- Starting more blog entries here, including a brief one about the last three weeks
I have a number of things to do before things speed up again at work. There is also the next two trips in May, which I need to get ready for.
Then this will be followed by my yearly pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest again (Seattle, WA/Vancouver, Canada).
Lots to do, lots to see. Just need to do more than one blog entry per month.
This week, my second blog entry for my employer, CDG Interactive, is up. Called The Well-Dressed Submit Button, it is my story about web development and dealing with usability.
My first one, UI or UN? The Life of a Front-End Developer, is also up. I don’t know if this is true for all UI/Front-end developers but the comparison does kinda hold up at certain times.
I would like to write more blog posts, especially for this blog, but my schedule really gets in the way. However, doing this will be one of many different things that I will be doing in the course of 2010.