Matt Gemmell

TOLL is available now!

An action-thriller novel — book 2 in the KESTREL series.

★★★★★ — Amazon

World Usability Day

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Happy World Usability Day, and all that.

Whilst I’ve never been particularly enthusiastic about having dedicated days for causes (Talk Like A Pirate Day notwithstanding, of course), usability is critically important and if these events can raise awareness of the need to design for usability right from the start, then more power to all the participants (including our very own Neil, no less).

On an only-vaguely-related note, the recent Mac OS X 10.4.3 update really improves Spotlight performance for me. Typing an app’s name results in it coming up instantly, and I’m no longer experiencing that annoying phenomenon where items appear in the results but it takes a few seconds to show their custom icons. Kudos to Apple for the update.