Category Archives: Technology

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User Experience Professionals are Here to Stay

01.02.2008.

I’ve decided to pour through my Gmail account to delete and archive old emails that I’ve been too busy to move from my inbox. Sure, I really don’t have to perform this task when I can just archive everything, but I’m pretty anal about categorizing my emails, even if... Read more

IA Summit Redux – DC Style

11.05.2007.

Is anyone going to the recap of the IA Summit 2007? Unfortunately, I will be unable to but I’d highly recommend going. Here’s the announcement: If you missed the IA Summit in Vegas this year, fear not! DCIA will be holding a redux on Saturday, May 12 at 9am.... Read more

Super Smart Whiteboard Application

10.10.2006.

I had a very unique yet welcome happening the other day. My namesake, “Rob Fay” – a 16 year old living in Nottingham, England, decided to contact me. I had “Googled” my own name before to see if there were other “Rob Fays,” but I never decided to track... Read more

Which Stakeholder is Greater?

14.02.2006.

I understand that one of the big reasons Grants.gov went with its current solution was so that people could fill out forms offline. However, I wonder which stakeholder is more affected - the person who cannot have constant Internet access or the person who has a Mac (or another... Read more

CoverFlow

23.01.2006.

CoverFlow is an innovative software program available for Apple computer owners (Tiger only). This is a great program for those who are visually-oriented. CoverFlow visually displays your music collection by cataloging the MP3 tags and then pulling cover art from a variety of sources such as... Read more

Phishing for a Sucker

26.08.2005.

This is the second phishing attack I've received in the last 2 months. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, Webster defines phishing as

"The practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using authentic-looking email with the real organization's logo, in... Read more

Google Talk

24.08.2005.

Google Talk Logo

Yesterday, Google entered into the instant messaging wars by introducing its minimalist Talk client. Google based its instant messaging client on the existing open-source Jabber protocol. What's interesting is that although Google... Read more

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