Category Archives: Usability

Usability

Managing all these passwords is driving me nuts!

Well, I’ve done it again.  I changed the password on our WI-FI and I can’t remember what I changed it to.  I’m sure it was something very generic so that I would remember it.  I usually stick with pet’s names.  The password I use the most is a dog I had years ago followed by random number.  But, nope, I didn’t use that this time.  I’ve tried my other go-to’s such as Password, Mom’s maiden name, the street I grew up on.  Nope,  not them either.

We just have way too many passwords to remember and we have to change them so often.  I wonder what the count would be if you counted how many passwords we are actually trying to remember at one time.

When I worked outside of the house, I had so many passwords at work.  Then I’d come home and try to remember the password for banking, or email, or in this case, WI-FI.

I though of buying a small notebook, but I would literally have to carry it every place I go.  Also, there would be a lot of scratching out and changes whenever I had to change a password.  There has to be an easier way.

Now Darlene Has Started A Blog

There seems to be a pattern here lately! As well as my other two friends, my friend, (a former co worker) Darlene, started a blog recently, and asked me what I think she should use for software. I told her to get a WordPress blog, since they are the best, in my opinion. She almost spent money on a type-pad blog, but decided against it after I showed her how cool my blog was.

If her blog is anything like she is in real life, it will be worth reading over and over again, and I am looking forward to reading her thoughts on her blog – as should you at DarleneMackenzie.com.

Marilyn Is Getting Started

Another friend of mine, named Marilyn Mueller, has joined the band wagon (or should I say, blog wagon) and started up a blog about her life and thoughts. I am always excited to find other people I know blogging, it is like a connection we then share.

I am glad to read and hear and sometimes see what other people have to say about what is important to them. She has some great tips for bloggers on her blog, so anyone interested in making your blog a little better should check out her SEO posts.

High Definition Digital Video Disc or Blu-ray

It seems a lot of people are either into high definition or blu-ray and from what I have seen many digital video discs players are now starting to offer players that play both HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs and some movie studios have discs that can be played on both type of players.

After reading some online polls about what sold more players and what sold more discs this year and which are better quality and so on, I wanted to hold my own poll and see what everyone out there is going to buy when they upgrade to the next generation digital video disc format. A lot of people credit the adult industry with deciding the next generation format of DVD but I believe the next generation format to be the HD or High Definition age, because HD goes beyond movies into television, radio, and other forms where as blu-ray only has movies and players. Only time will tell but like I said I predict that HD will prevail as the winner of the format war.

Playdough

If someone hands me a can of Playdough, I get very frustrated. I cannot look at a lump of clay or dough and actually visualize something to make out of it. So I have learned over the years to find a couple of things that I know I can draw or can make, and when I get put on the spot, I go to these shapes.

I can draw a rabbit and I can make one out of Playdough. I am sure there is some deep psychological reason why I chose a rabbit. I don’t know what reason that might be, though. This is a cute video that I found on YouTube that teaches you how to make a bunny with Playdough, thought I’d share it here.