Making sense of Fitts' Law

Particle Tree has an excellent article on Fitts’ Law. That’s the one that, amongst other thing, leads to putting the Dock and Start Menu buttons on the edges of the screen. You definitely want to check it out, if only for the terrific images used as demonstration, like this one: Of course, if you’re more… Continue reading Making sense of Fitts' Law

Nielsen Symphony No. 4

Still the most difficult orchestral piece I’ve played (though I played it quite poorly at the time): Gotta love the dueling timpani. And insanely difficult string runs.

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Charles Mingus had what must be the coolest double bass on the planet: Photo credit: tm_marcello

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Check your head

Paul Graham’s latest essay returns to the ground that first made me notice and hold him in high regard. Holding a Program in One’s Head delves into what kind of intellectual exercise software development is (one that requires focused and uninterrupted thinking) and then goes on to provide a bunch of guidelines for effective programmer… Continue reading Check your head

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