Finally made the move.
If you are not the person(s) responsible for the t-shirts at Web Design World, please forward this to the appropriate parties. If you are, however, responsible for ordering, designing, or otherwise managing the free t-shirts given out in exchange for a Conference Evaluation Form, please note the following:
- The design of the t-shirt was nice. Perhaps a little understated, but nice nonetheless.
- The quality of the t-shirt seems to be decent. It certainly seems to be made of a higher quality fabric than most free t-shirts.
- I will never wear this t-shirt.
Why? Because I cannot fit into a medium or large t-shirt. Certainly not after it has gone through a normal washing cycle. It seems to me that a conference featuring usability and design experts would realize that not everyone wears the same size clothing. In fact, as I look around the conference (and the greater Seattle area) I see a lot of people that would NOT fit into a medium or large t-shirt. You did the upfront work: upon registration, we were asked for our desired t-shirt size. How this translated into only having medium and large shirts available on the last day is beyond me.
Maybe there were XL (or even XXL) shirts available at some point in time and you mearly underestimated the number of extra large attendees. I’m not sure what happened, but I had to give the t-shirt away.
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I will soon be making the switch from my trusty Dell laptop to a 15″ Mac PowerBook Pro. I am excited to have Windows and OS X on the same machine, but am getting a little nervous about changing the way I work. I will use OS X for my primary development environment and have windows installed for browser and platform testing. I am not an Apple newbie, but I have found a few bits of software that I use on a daily basis that do not appear to have a Mac equivalent:
- Microsoft OneNote – I love this program…and Office 2008 for mac doesn’t seem to include it.
- Microsfot Visio – I don’t really want to make the switch to OmniGraffle…I have a lot of good Visio stencils.
- Xenu Link Sleuth – I will miss this program. Dearly.
Anyone have recommendations for OS X equivalent software?
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After months of waiting for new features and better plugins, I am ending my relationship with Bloglines. It’s not as though I have been disappointed in Bloglines. I have often recommended it to colleagues, friends, and complete strangers. I find it to be a completely capable feed reader.
I have been very busy lately and haven’t been able to keep up on my blog subscriptions. When I could I would check into my Bloglines account, only to be interrupted and taken away to another website. Upon returning to Bloglines, I would have to start over…often times forgetting where I had left off. Herein lies the one simple feature that has forced me to change feed readers: Google Reader saves my state. It allows me to pick up where I left off. This is very important to me.
Now if I can only get the good folks at google to allow me to search within my subscriptions…