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June 29, 2005

At Supernova last week, I did a short podcast interview with John Furrier, where we talked about the past, present and future of Ajax.

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If you're a user or an Ajax developer, you'll definitely want to check out Johnvey Hwang's director, an elegant alternate interface to your tags and bookmarks that incorporates a clever workaround for the problem of making Ajax work across multiple domains.

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June 28, 2005

A few months ago the Japanese edition of my book The Elements of User Experience was released. Now, thanks to a Japanese IA named Noriyo Asano, there's also a Japanese translation of the diagram that inspired the book.

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June 22, 2005

I wasn't the only one impressed with Linda Stone's talk on continuous partial attention at Supernova. I hope an audio version turns up; the notes don't capture the passion and nuance of Stone's delivery. She also didn't use slides, and in some ways hers was the hardest talk to follow -- because it required complete attention. You couldn't zone out for a moment and count on using the slides to catch up.

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Google has begun releasing some of its Ajax code, starting with a JavaScript XSLT component.

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June 16, 2005

The arrangement between the (band) Postal Service and the (United States) Postal Service keeps getting stranger. Now you can add the band's CD to your stamp order on the USPS site.

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June 15, 2005

The secret of Jennifer 8. Lee, revealed by the all-knowing Wikipedia.

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June 14, 2005

Amazon's Loose Diamond Finder is a very slick Ajax interface, featuring custom sliders, inline help, and dynamic calculation of result counts. (In browsers other than IE and Firefox, the link redirects to a different interface, also very slick, but not Ajax.)

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June 02, 2005

The range of contexts in which airborne delivery of a hormone that stimulates feelings of trust (and thereby increases willingness to take interpersonal risks) could be abused is utterly terrifying: blind dates, car dealerships, board meetings, political rallies...

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