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Schrödinger's Cloud In which I bloviate about some more about the Cloud, compare AI and cryptocurrency to cigarettes, and flirt with the idea of getting a nine-to-five. 2021-03-17T02:53:29Z 2021-03-17T03:00:30Z 13397 2218 45 1.0 9.0 40.0 76.0 141.0 49.28888888888889 41.256715128689976
Programming Languages I Have Known and Loved/Loathed/Lulzed À propos of nothing, I decided to do a roundup of all the programming languages I have used more than zero. 2021-02-19T00:26:18Z 2021-03-17T03:00:30Z 2021-02-23T06:15:51Z 6643 1155 45 1.0 1.0 17.0 42.0 117.0 25.666666666666668 29.21263044947814
Content Management Meta-System A chronicle of a decade-long odyssey into content management, which seems to have finally gotten somewhere. 2019-04-18T01:04:55Z 2021-03-17T03:00:30Z 2021-02-18T02:24:00Z 2019-04-20T14:56:55Z 2019-04-18T01:24:29Z 2019-04-18T01:23:06Z 20988 3521 70 1.0 12.0 47.0 76.5 156.0 50.3 38.683828293339474
Make Things. Make Sense. This is the personal website of Dorian Taylor, a consulting designer based in Vancouver, Canada. 2008-03-11T04:36:54Z 2021-03-17T03:00:30Z 2021-03-08T04:18:08Z 2020-03-01T20:18:49Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2017-11-19T21:35:38Z 2013-03-21T17:46:43Z 2012-07-12T20:35:40Z 2010-10-26T15:24:57Z 2010-03-12T08:24:44Z 2009-12-18T22:24:13Z 2009-12-18T00:19:13Z 2009-12-14T03:39:00Z 2009-11-22T23:12:35Z 2009-11-01T19:23:55Z 2009-09-27T01:45:30Z 2009-09-24T00:59:39Z 2009-09-06T09:37:39Z 2009-09-06T09:31:38Z 2009-09-05T07:47:38Z 2009-09-01T19:25:35Z 2009-08-27T22:04:31Z 2009-08-22T09:37:41Z 2009-08-14T20:18:21Z 2009-08-14T20:12:48Z 2009-07-31T21:07:18Z 2009-07-05T09:27:42Z 2009-07-05T09:07:34Z 2009-06-19T20:04:53Z 2009-06-19T20:04:23Z 2009-06-19T09:44:40Z 2009-04-30T22:28:39Z 2009-04-15T08:55:14Z 2009-04-15T07:35:09Z 2009-04-09T00:09:15Z 2009-04-03T20:16:16Z 2009-03-24T06:56:14Z 2009-03-21T03:49:20Z 2009-03-21T03:48:16Z 2009-03-21T03:41:14Z 2009-03-20T18:36:37Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2009-02-22T03:55:27Z 2008-11-27T18:52:42Z 2008-11-26T23:28:31Z 2008-11-26T20:07:22Z 2008-10-23T08:47:50Z 2008-10-21T19:17:31Z 2008-10-21T07:07:01Z 2008-10-20T08:05:12Z 2008-10-20T07:56:19Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-10-09T00:09:23Z 2008-10-08T23:55:44Z 2008-10-08T22:45:52Z 2008-10-08T22:36:54Z 2008-10-08T22:36:27Z 2008-06-25T04:37:28Z 2008-06-20T21:24:34Z 2008-06-20T21:04:26Z 2008-06-20T20:54:01Z 2008-06-20T20:50:45Z 2008-06-19T06:28:41Z 2008-06-18T05:47:27Z 2008-06-12T17:16:00Z 2008-06-12T05:36:45Z 2008-06-11T21:49:16Z 2008-06-09T18:14:08Z 2008-06-09T07:45:24Z 2008-06-06T15:45:54Z 4106 705 39 1.0 2.0 12.0 29.0 74.0 18.076923076923077 18.1353665178753
Around Paying for (and Charging for) Content No, this is not a signal of impending monetization of this newsletter; rather I want to talk about commerce around content in general. 2021-03-02T23:46:14Z 2021-03-02T23:50:05Z 14862 2553 41 2.0 22.0 56.0 98.0 164.0 62.26829268292683 46.459016500118025
Agile as Trauma What if the Agile software movement was the manifestation of an entire industry that was, just, like, dealing with some stuff right now? 2020-02-08T20:37:50Z 2021-02-23T06:15:51Z 2020-03-01T20:18:49Z 17321 2783 66 2.0 7.25 37.0 75.25 121.0 42.166666666666664 36.256486706282345
Place, Space, Time This week I am thinking about situated-ness, the relationships we make with others, and our expectations. This newsletter was originally twice as long but I mercifully chopped it in half; I suspect waiting two weeks might have been a mistake. 2021-02-18T02:22:59Z 2021-02-18T02:24:00Z 8682 1432 31 4.0 14.5 40.0 63.0 148.0 46.193548387096776 37.012133455028234
What A Difference A Week Makes The orange menace has finally been silenced, and it is actually uncanny just how …normal… everything feels. 2021-01-29T17:17:25Z 2021-02-18T02:24:00Z 2021-01-29T17:26:33Z 9319 1505 26 5.0 17.0 53.5 77.5 141.0 57.88461538461539 40.968399569834425
Networked Follysystem Last Friday I tempted fate by changing my work setup. Let's just say I learned a lot about the state of the art of networked file systems. 2021-01-27T20:00:44Z 2021-01-29T17:26:33Z 2021-01-27T20:00:56Z 15824 2721 67 2.0 8.5 38.0 61.0 138.0 40.61194029850746 32.71037775161198
There Is No SQLite for RDF The lack of a lightweight, efficient, directly-attached persistent storage mechanism, that can be readily shared between programming languages and frameworks, has frustrated Semantic Web development. I intend to do something about it. 2019-11-28T02:12:11Z 2021-01-29T17:26:33Z 2019-11-28T02:12:32Z 6708 1104 49 1.0 1.0 4.0 28.0 101.0 22.53061224489796 32.83359531421756
How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? In which our protagonist discovers live-streaming everyday activities. 2021-01-20T07:50:16Z 2021-01-26T17:25:17Z 10931 1835 41 1.0 16.0 42.0 68.0 124.0 44.75609756097561 33.474985555511466
Fact-Checking is Table Stakes Facts and figures will never beat stories on persuasiveness. Bullshit will always be cheaper than reality. That said… (⚠ These claims are disputed.) 2021-01-12T04:33:31Z 2021-01-26T17:25:17Z 11555 1917 58 2.0 10.0 23.0 46.5 113.0 33.05172413793103 27.701874960689814
Setting the Tone for an Anti-Platform In which I discuss a rationale for, and introduce my work on, “permeable” information systems. 2021-01-03T18:21:13Z 2021-01-12T04:33:31Z 12554 2093 44 1.0 13.0 45.5 73.25 124.0 47.56818181818182 34.754592716302014
Confluence: Ethics and Attention An event I participated in, a book I read, and an event in the news came together for a meditation on ethics in artificial intelligence, software, and systematization in general. 2020-12-17T20:31:02Z 2021-01-03T18:21:13Z 7427 1203 15 11.0 42.0 71.0 94.0 195.0 80.2 48.29106197493141
Eye of Newt and Stack of Sub Here is the article in which I announce that I am grudgingly getting on the newsletter bandwagon. I am annoyed that I have to do this, but it’s like arguing with the tides. 2020-11-26T17:38:20Z 2021-01-03T18:21:13Z 2020-11-27T14:35:18Z 13883 2402 49 1.0 17.0 44.0 76.0 121.0 49.02040816326531 34.621268558042416
Design is the Second Derivative of Just Plain Doing Stuff The first derivative is engineering. The third derivative is philosophy. 2016-07-23T19:26:47Z 2020-02-08T20:37:50Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2017-08-19T17:46:43Z 2016-09-17T03:10:36Z 18709 2798 70 1.0 7.0 20.0 45.25 667.0 39.97142857142857 81.18391315465178
The Symbol Management Problem Or: Why I (still) use Semantic Web technology. 2019-11-04T22:33:36Z 2019-11-28T02:12:32Z 28819 4789 102 1.0 6.0 40.5 76.75 151.0 46.950980392156865 41.15665372813556
This Site 2008-06-20T21:24:34Z 2019-11-04T22:33:36Z 2019-07-07T03:44:44Z 2019-06-15T15:36:57Z 2019-05-16T18:15:08Z 2019-03-11T08:14:10Z 2017-11-14T23:03:10Z 2014-07-31T06:31:25Z 2014-02-21T15:12:45Z 2014-01-28T05:12:35Z 2013-11-07T16:15:22Z 2011-06-24T16:23:35Z 2009-03-20T19:03:18Z 2009-03-11T04:04:35Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2009-03-04T00:40:23Z 2008-10-20T09:38:00Z 2008-10-20T08:05:12Z 2008-10-20T07:56:19Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-17T21:30:03Z 2008-08-04T19:28:39Z 101 18 9 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 0.816496580927726
Toys This is a first crack at collecting specimens of what others call model-driven debate, and what I am calling computational rhetoric. 2019-08-15T21:03:20Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2777 443 17 3.0 7.0 18.0 36.0 100.0 26.058823529411764 25.375927889694513
Cool URIs Don't Change Motto: How much value gets lost to broken links? 2019-06-27T05:04:06Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2019-06-27T09:30:49Z 2019-06-27T05:14:23Z 2391 380 25 2.0 4.0 7.0 16.0 69.0 15.2 17.78988476634967
Documents Make Lousy Documentation Motto: Disencumbering organizational reference material. 2019-06-27T05:04:06Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2019-06-27T09:30:49Z 2019-06-27T05:14:23Z 2647 418 19 2.0 4.0 7.0 16.0 113.0 22.0 31.863194408199828
The ABCs of Content-Driven Systems Motto: Decoupling Access Control from Branding and Content. 2019-06-27T05:04:06Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2019-06-27T09:30:49Z 2019-06-27T05:14:23Z 4610 750 22 2.0 4.0 7.0 71.5 119.0 34.09090909090909 44.57874451809873
Annual Program: 2019 Flying my independent research program up the flagpole and seeing what sticks. Or something. 2019-06-25T21:00:19Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2019-07-07T03:44:44Z 2019-06-27T09:30:49Z 2019-06-27T05:04:06Z 796 127 10 2.0 4.0 4.5 7.0 82.0 12.7 23.16484405300411
Data Sovereignty Motto: Possession is nine tenths of the law. 2019-06-25T21:00:19Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2019-06-27T09:30:49Z 2019-06-27T05:14:23Z 2019-06-27T05:04:06Z 3439 532 23 2.0 4.0 9.0 38.0 106.0 23.130434782608695 25.96536882217993
Website Change Diary Here is where I will be chronicling changes to my website as I make them. 2019-05-08T21:56:27Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2019-06-15T15:36:57Z 2019-05-19T00:47:14Z 2019-05-17T05:08:42Z 12138 2075 70 1.0 6.25 14.0 46.25 127.0 29.642857142857142 32.22024018456443
Simulation Time! Here is an attempt to simulate the process of what I have come to term “highly-synthetic” work. 2018-10-25T05:47:37Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2019-03-11T08:14:10Z 2018-11-22T01:39:09Z 2018-11-03T01:20:46Z 2018-11-01T22:50:28Z 2018-11-01T18:40:49Z 2018-11-01T15:08:54Z 2018-10-29T02:31:12Z 2018-10-27T14:53:01Z 968 166 3 14.0 23.5 33.0 76.0 119.0 55.333333333333336 45.68247901426639
Like Bringing a Gantt Chart to a Casino What does “productivity” even mean anymore, when it stops being something you can measure? 2017-08-19T17:46:43Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2017-12-16T23:01:12Z 2017-11-19T21:35:38Z 2017-11-14T22:28:06Z 2017-09-10T05:43:57Z 19319 3233 74 1.0 8.25 40.0 67.0 160.0 43.689189189189186 37.85745871586822
Life After Forecasting I wrote this over a week in October of 2014 and then promptly forgot it existed for over three years. I'm not sure why. It explains everything. 2014-10-22T19:27:36Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2017-12-16T23:01:12Z 2014-11-20T20:37:55Z 51128 8501 177 1.0 7.0 44.0 85.0 165.0 48.02824858757062 41.396993446675324
The Purpose of Business is Profit? In order to perform in business, I needed to reconcile why I was doing it, the effect of my performance and how it compares to the behaviour and rhetoric I see around me. In order to do that, I went to the source. 2010-06-03T21:11:53Z 2019-08-15T21:03:26Z 2010-08-27T03:40:18Z 2010-06-06T18:17:42Z 2010-06-06T17:59:58Z 2010-06-06T17:59:14Z 2010-06-06T09:02:00Z 2010-06-05T20:31:24Z 18099 3145 49 1.0 28.0 67.0 101.0 153.0 64.18367346938776 40.53100273153861
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation I want to talk more about computation as more than something that is done by computers. 2014-02-21T15:12:45Z 2019-07-07T03:44:44Z 2017-12-16T23:01:12Z 2014-07-31T06:31:25Z 2014-07-15T00:49:59Z 2014-03-09T04:00:58Z 2014-02-21T18:23:18Z 20775 3406 44 1.0 57.25 79.0 105.75 156.0 77.4090909090909 36.38950784212031
A Theory of Information Resources I find this matrix to be extremely useful when considering Resources, as understood by, e.g., Roy Fielding's REST dissertation. 2019-06-15T15:36:57Z 2019-06-25T21:00:19Z 4162 631 30 1.0 1.5 10.0 31.75 71.0 21.033333333333335 24.18330461748812
Annual Program, 2019 2019-04-18T01:04:55Z 2019-06-25T21:00:19Z 2019-06-15T15:36:57Z 2019-05-15T22:57:30Z 8136 1293 37 2.0 6.0 21.0 59.0 119.0 34.945945945945944 32.81557470202381
Hello, Internet Yet another slapdash about-me page. 2019-03-11T08:14:10Z 2019-05-17T18:37:37Z 2019-05-17T05:08:42Z 2083 321 11 3.0 5.5 8.0 50.0 105.0 29.181818181818183 34.116959743634254
Elsewhere 2008-06-20T21:24:34Z 2019-05-16T18:15:08Z 2017-08-19T17:46:43Z 2012-06-21T07:15:17Z 2009-09-10T07:06:17Z 2009-03-21T03:41:14Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-10-08T22:19:12Z 2008-10-08T22:13:21Z 86 20 7 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.857142857142857 0.34992710611188266
Design System as Style Manual With Web Characteristics Humour me as I continue to defrost all my ideas from ten years ago. 2019-05-10T00:35:13Z 2019-05-15T22:57:30Z 6537 1121 19 5.0 24.5 64.0 90.0 115.0 59.0 36.53693156822358
Nothing at This Address 2008-06-11T21:49:16Z 2019-05-15T22:57:30Z 2009-09-11T07:14:13Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-06-14T19:27:26Z 2008-06-12T07:04:49Z 184 35 1 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 0.0
Visualizing Paths Through the Web Here is another installment on data-driven content strategy. This time I demonstrate a technique for looking at the paths readers take through a site, specifically this one. 2011-07-17T18:07:30Z 2019-04-18T01:04:55Z 2011-07-18T16:14:12Z 2011-07-17T18:09:15Z 4824 837 20 2.0 10.0 38.0 66.25 118.0 41.85 32.815049900921984
Google's Long March A thought experiment in walling off the open Web. This article picks on Google (Alphabet, whatever), but I could probably write one of these for each of them. 2019-02-10T21:57:11Z 2019-03-11T08:14:10Z 9097 1511 25 2.0 27.0 61.0 84.0 124.0 60.44 37.21298698035405
Dissolving the Redesign The redesign, as a concept, is neither necessary nor desirable when applied to working with the Web. I would also like to make it the technically, organizationally and financially inferior decision. 2012-08-01T16:22:51Z 2019-03-11T08:14:10Z 2012-08-06T03:39:41Z 1960 355 8 20.0 38.25 43.5 52.0 65.0 44.375 13.600896110183328
Shearing Layers Applied to the Web It appears that the concept of shearing layers, popularized by Stewart Brand, isn't just applicable to buildings. 2011-12-01T20:15:14Z 2018-11-22T01:39:09Z 2014-07-31T06:31:25Z 2013-03-11T23:10:09Z 2011-12-09T14:09:31Z 2011-12-02T20:38:14Z 6903 1160 27 1.0 15.0 35.0 64.5 118.0 42.96296296296296 34.06690745890274
Gas Station in the Desert The problem I've been tackling for many years, in the form of a parable. 2018-09-24T03:45:46Z 2018-10-25T05:47:37Z 2018-09-24T04:08:41Z 5307 894 20 1.0 13.75 33.0 67.5 127.0 44.7 34.83259967329455
Betamaxed After 11 years as a staunch Mercurial user, I am finally capitulating to Git. 2018-06-04T16:13:55Z 2018-07-01T05:18:15Z 14268 2370 51 1.0 9.5 33.0 72.5 166.0 46.470588235294116 41.4900663476974
On the “Building” of Software and Websites I have long believed that software the Web are a poor fit for the archetypal construction project, but I always imagined they could be brought into alignment. Now I'm pretty sure they can't. 2012-02-03T18:05:36Z 2018-07-01T05:18:15Z 2015-09-26T22:29:42Z 2012-03-16T21:37:40Z 2012-02-19T07:30:20Z 2012-02-07T08:29:42Z 2012-02-06T19:41:43Z 15299 2543 42 3.0 35.75 66.5 79.5 153.0 60.54761904761905 35.0830323803079
The Only Argument You Will Ever Need Against PHP It doesn't even involve aesthetics. 2018-04-18T22:52:05Z 2018-05-29T18:17:33Z 4107 719 13 9.0 33.0 59.0 77.0 90.0 55.30769230769231 24.882445512339743
what you didn't think i was serious did you 2018-03-08T20:40:36Z 2018-04-18T22:52:05Z 13 1 1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Intelligent Heterogeneity A design principle I've been developing, for a good six or so years, finally gets a name. 2013-03-11T23:10:09Z 2018-04-18T22:52:05Z 2013-03-21T17:46:43Z 2013-03-12T16:47:51Z 8665 1416 27 2.0 18.5 49.0 76.0 146.0 52.44444444444444 40.455126794395504
Tenuously Connected Meditations on Innovation, et cetera A thread runs through the symbol-generating industries, but I'm not exactly sure what it is yet. 2018-02-28T05:11:42Z 2018-03-08T20:40:36Z 6411 1110 26 7.0 35.25 40.0 50.75 80.0 42.69230769230769 18.469869914933245
Production Code “I don't really see a difference between prototype and production code.” OK what the hell do I mean by that? 2018-02-23T22:56:07Z 2018-02-28T05:11:42Z 6550 1124 22 1.0 2.25 61.0 82.25 136.0 51.09090909090909 41.37402466953598
What I Did With My 2017 2017 was rough, but I'm still here, and ostensibly not nearly as lazy as I had imagined. 2017-12-30T23:48:22Z 2018-02-23T22:56:07Z 9311 1562 48 1.0 7.0 21.5 52.75 116.0 32.541666666666664 29.77342098621222
Who I Am C'est moi. 2011-07-18T16:14:12Z 2018-02-23T22:56:07Z 2015-08-07T01:43:08Z 2011-07-18T16:14:24Z 1837 332 13 3.0 5.0 14.0 51.0 65.0 25.53846153846154 22.632907915468113
IA Summit 2017: Intentionally Intensional Information Architecture Bibliography, slides and video from my talk at the Information Architecture Summit 2017. 2017-05-23T16:39:17Z 2017-12-16T23:01:12Z 2017-11-19T21:35:38Z 976 159 13 1.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 75.0 12.23076923076923 18.33514425339761
The Hundred-Year Infrastructure In a hundred years, the Web, or something like it, will still exist. If we accept this premise, we should design our infrastructure accordingly. 2015-03-11T20:50:16Z 2017-12-16T23:01:12Z 2016-04-11T21:28:32Z 2015-03-19T02:47:53Z 2015-03-11T20:50:31Z 8067 1291 21 1.0 3.0 65.0 105.0 162.0 61.476190476190474 59.01381520870794
Math Whiz “When am I ever going to use this” you ask? Probably never, because you were taught the wrong stuff, the wrong way, for the wrong purpose. 2012-09-17T22:30:19Z 2017-12-16T23:01:12Z 2012-10-02T15:57:12Z 9111 1505 32 1.0 4.5 56.5 74.25 111.0 47.03125 36.648230154231186
Verso The Verso is the flipside; the place where the sausage is made. 2017-11-14T22:28:06Z 2017-11-19T21:35:38Z 2017-11-14T23:03:10Z 152 31 1 31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0 0.0
Generation Liminal Or: A step-by-step guide to marketing to Dorian and just about everybody he knows. 2012-11-30T00:39:17Z 2017-11-19T21:35:38Z 2012-12-15T17:28:54Z 6495 1129 36 1.0 6.0 23.0 50.5 96.0 31.36111111111111 26.864012252844653
Introducing Verso I need a separate place to put my technical writing. As an homage to (French) LogoWriter, I am calling it the Verso. 2017-11-14T22:28:06Z 2017-11-14T23:03:10Z 2780 485 8 25.0 53.75 65.0 72.5 77.0 60.625 15.787158547376409
Affordance This document defines and elaborates the concept of a (design) affordance within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-09-19T18:57:55Z 2017-11-14T22:28:06Z 2011-12-02T20:38:14Z 2009-03-31T07:44:58Z 2009-03-31T07:39:12Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 226 42 1 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 0.0
From the Edges of the Universe to Neighbouring Nanometres As a professional problem-solver, it is essential that I understand the character of my most important factor of production and key stock-in-trade: information. 2009-11-21T09:12:41Z 2017-09-10T05:43:57Z 2009-11-22T23:12:35Z 2009-11-22T07:53:05Z 8070 1315 29 1.0 25.0 41.0 74.0 103.0 45.3448275862069 31.296442303117182
Notes from Pecha Kucha On September 17, 02009, I spoke at Pecha Kucha Night. On this page is a link to the full script, a recording of the slide deck, and references. 2009-09-17T21:50:07Z 2017-09-10T05:43:57Z 2010-03-29T20:41:09Z 2009-09-21T21:16:24Z 2009-09-19T22:12:09Z 2009-09-19T00:58:36Z 2009-09-19T00:39:21Z 2009-09-19T00:22:35Z 2009-09-19T00:22:03Z 2009-09-19T00:19:12Z 2009-09-19T00:17:12Z 2009-09-19T00:16:13Z 2009-09-19T00:15:44Z 2009-09-19T00:13:27Z 2009-09-17T22:30:12Z 2009-09-17T22:29:42Z 1976 316 31 1.0 4.0 7.0 18.0 26.0 10.193548387096774 7.680807059571824
The Setup Interview This is an interview I did for Uses This, where I talk about my work setup and digress all over the place. 2016-07-23T19:26:47Z 2017-08-19T17:46:43Z 13683 2393 37 4.0 22.0 52.0 112.0 145.0 64.67567567567568 46.18473718521939
Database This document defines the concept of a database, as it is used within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2017-03-11T18:34:56Z 2017-05-23T16:39:17Z 486 72 6 6.0 7.25 8.5 13.5 27.0 12.0 7.302967433402215
Notes on the Synthesis of Form Notes on Notes on the Synthesis of Form. 2008-11-04T05:54:10Z 2017-03-11T18:34:56Z 2015-08-07T01:43:08Z 2013-09-17T03:48:17Z 2012-02-03T01:16:20Z 2012-01-27T13:21:26Z 2011-06-24T16:23:35Z 2009-11-19T14:04:13Z 2009-09-25T05:27:06Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 6054 1035 69 2.0 2.0 6.0 12.0 233.0 15.0 31.588385317336524
“Adversary Experience” Design In the wake of recent cyberattacks, consider an “insurance policy” of injecting some information security into your product design process. 2016-10-23T00:03:22Z 2016-12-28T05:28:51Z 5903 980 20 5.0 13.0 34.5 80.5 140.0 49.0 39.354796403996296
Fifteen Properties Through an Information-Theoretic Lens In which The Nature of Order is potentially ascribed even more order. 2016-09-17T03:10:36Z 2016-10-23T00:03:22Z 1864 293 27 1.0 1.0 2.0 15.0 55.0 10.851851851851851 15.010375926655987
The HURRDURR Games Or, “Hackathons” Considered Harmful. 2016-09-19T16:38:08Z 2016-09-22T03:50:22Z 14080 2244 51 1.0 4.0 22.0 60.0 673.0 44.0 94.06047283008739
Interview With Lara Fedoroff for UX Radio I gave this interview in April 2013 at the IA Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. It was lost and subsequently found on July 21, 2016. 2016-07-23T19:26:47Z 2016-09-17T03:10:36Z 24575 4563 118 4.0 21.0 36.0 52.0 113.0 38.66949152542373 22.689150354503145
Idioms, Analogues and Metaphors in the Language of Design This article explores certain components of a design vocabulary: idioms, analogues and metaphors. 2009-03-31T03:28:37Z 2016-07-23T19:26:47Z 2009-03-31T03:40:51Z 1383 233 6 13.0 16.0 18.5 57.0 98.0 38.833333333333336 32.75879864843778
Software's Ailing Mythology The computer is as old as the television. It's time to stop referring to it as “technology”. 2015-09-26T22:29:42Z 2016-04-11T21:28:32Z 17717 2894 60 3.0 17.75 43.5 70.75 126.0 48.233333333333334 33.41774312480655
Reality Check Hypothesis: The way user experience design is practiced prices it out of the markets that need it most. 2014-11-20T20:37:55Z 2016-04-11T21:28:32Z 2014-12-11T16:14:04Z 27524 4534 107 1.0 4.5 15.0 61.0 702.0 42.373831775700936 75.60454461003867
IAI Web Committee Organizational Structure 2013-03-03T18:16:49Z 2015-09-26T22:29:42Z 2013-04-12T06:59:56Z 2013-04-07T13:00:31Z 2013-03-11T23:10:09Z 10716 1720 114 1.0 2.0 3.0 19.0 91.0 15.087719298245615 22.319278663558045
The Value of Tailored Information Infrastructure Smaller business entities, including non-profits: consider the upside of investing in your information infrastructure. 2015-07-05T23:25:37Z 2015-08-29T05:15:43Z 2015-08-11T04:00:52Z 2015-08-10T23:23:22Z 2015-08-09T18:09:20Z 2015-08-07T01:43:08Z 24042 3885 77 1.0 6.0 47.0 81.0 145.0 50.45454545454545 41.04275422220148
An Anatomy of Information Space Information systems live in information space, and changes to those systems take place in distinct sub-regions of that space. This is an attempt to map out information space as it pertains to information systems. 2015-02-22T23:15:53Z 2015-07-05T23:25:37Z 2015-03-11T20:50:16Z 2015-03-01T20:22:55Z 2015-02-28T23:14:09Z 8398 1335 30 2.0 3.0 50.0 59.5 146.0 44.5 38.644318254218604
Post-Geek “A geek is a person without a compass, and that isn't me.” 2012-09-10T17:20:28Z 2015-01-24T03:22:58Z 2012-09-17T22:30:19Z 6011 983 22 1.0 5.25 50.5 80.75 110.0 44.68181818181818 39.086601242551325
Profit as an Information Gap What if we thought about profit as a reflection of a disparity of information? Could we tease apart legitimate profit from a genuine value-creating endeavour, from economic rent that finds its way onto a financial statement? 2014-10-04T16:36:21Z 2014-10-22T19:27:36Z 10640 1836 26 1.0 43.25 72.0 87.0 174.0 70.61538461538461 48.10651397046488
Usage Note: Stupid In which I contemplate the applicable range of the painfully-overused word, “stupid”. 2014-10-02T00:54:09Z 2014-10-04T16:36:21Z 4121 728 17 1.0 3.0 28.0 66.0 128.0 42.8235294117647 46.98840319272487
Moving Society Past Information Hegemony A political scientist considers how the way information is organized can be used to control people. I agree, though I am also optimistic about the future. 2010-09-10T17:41:33Z 2014-07-31T06:31:25Z 2010-09-10T20:16:43Z 2010-09-10T19:52:05Z 2010-09-10T19:51:05Z 13262 2177 37 3.0 27.0 64.0 93.0 130.0 58.83783783783784 38.86603012950715
Scientia Potentia Est Too easily are we confused about the nature and value of private thought and activity, especially in an age when so many of these activities are recorded as a matter of course. Here I argue that our language distinguishing privacy and secrecy is poor, our expectations for disclosure are crude, and that privacy of information and communication are as essential to society as private property. 2010-04-03T11:43:55Z 2014-07-31T06:31:25Z 2010-05-27T01:32:07Z 2010-05-25T05:35:44Z 2010-05-23T18:55:31Z 2010-04-09T08:00:00Z 2010-04-03T19:46:30Z 2010-04-03T19:23:54Z 2010-04-03T19:14:25Z 2010-04-03T19:09:59Z 9406 1537 24 3.0 34.25 66.5 97.0 145.0 64.04166666666667 41.22648740662839
GIANT Conf 2014: Dissolving the Redesign This is the script of the talk I gave at GiantConf 2014, to a ballroom full of user experience designers. 2014-06-25T11:53:08Z 2014-07-15T00:49:59Z 32957 5816 268 1.0 9.0 20.0 30.25 101.0 21.70149253731343 16.03658589989064
Demonstrate This Instead of the regularly-scheduled internecine conflict, and timid, lawyerly defense of the UX-o-sphere to outsiders, let's team up and go on the offensive. 2013-10-30T17:34:20Z 2014-07-15T00:49:59Z 2013-11-07T16:15:22Z 11010 1822 41 4.0 14.0 39.0 61.0 110.0 44.4390243902439 32.61605827786017
On Exploitation Exploitation is an important topic for the 21st century, because we're up to our necks in it. Alice and Bob take turns robbing each other, as well as taking turns robbing Charlie, who has nobody to rob. There are a number of reasons why this situation is unsustainable. 2014-03-17T21:19:11Z 2014-04-26T23:57:09Z 11896 1959 30 1.0 42.5 62.5 96.75 157.0 65.3 41.85701852736288
Am I a Technologist? Stop calling yourself a “technologist” if you care at all about whose interests you facilitate through your efforts. 2014-03-09T19:32:01Z 2014-03-17T21:19:11Z 7004 1123 26 1.0 8.0 27.0 73.25 141.0 43.19230769230769 40.31893927058753
The Fundamental Differentiating Process This is an annotated excerpt of Christopher Alexander's Nature of Order, Volume 2: The Process of Creating Life. 2014-01-17T04:18:54Z 2014-03-09T04:00:58Z 3210 530 26 1.0 4.5 20.5 27.75 58.0 20.384615384615383 15.454839727603684
Lowering the Risk of Web Development Herein I outline, hopefully for the definitive time, my project to make agency-based Web development less risky for both clients and practitioners, and yield better results. 2014-02-01T08:43:27Z 2014-02-21T15:12:45Z 8972 1463 18 3.0 59.0 93.0 120.75 147.0 81.27777777777777 47.076539988448076
What We Mean When We Say “Website” I wrote a report. Part of it was too good to be filed away into the memory hole. 2014-01-29T16:31:09Z 2014-02-01T08:43:27Z 2350 399 9 7.0 23.0 48.0 68.0 73.0 44.333333333333336 22.949219304078007
Skeleton, Organs, Circulation, Sinew, Skin I don't need to keep my work a secret, because nobody understands it. 2013-12-02T17:57:14Z 2013-12-19T06:26:02Z 10148 1736 61 1.0 4.0 11.0 51.0 123.0 28.459016393442624 33.685417271238244
The Morality of “Tech” “Tech”is not an industry, it is an aspect of every industry. Calling “tech” an industry divorces it from its purpose in society. 2013-11-07T16:15:22Z 2013-11-10T18:01:27Z 6878 1121 26 2.0 12.0 24.5 80.0 166.0 43.11538461538461 43.26157197175636
RDF-KV This is a draft of a protocol I designed for embedding RDF statements in plain HTML forms, enabling quick-and-dirty Semantic Web applications. 2013-09-17T03:48:17Z 2013-11-10T18:01:27Z 2013-11-07T16:15:22Z 2013-10-20T23:57:57Z 2013-10-18T03:01:10Z 2013-10-08T19:31:38Z 13954 2236 117 1.0 3.0 11.0 24.0 122.0 19.11111111111111 22.85845624363892
No User-Serviceable Parts Inside Our modernist obsession with concealing knowledge for petty selfish purposes has made it difficult to promulgate the concealment of knowledge in more important contexts. 2013-10-20T23:57:57Z 2013-10-30T17:34:20Z 12637 2178 34 2.0 28.25 59.5 91.0 162.0 64.05882352941177 43.073767898442064
Reluctant Management Consultant I'm really starting to believe that “tech” is a typecast that some of us should shed. 2013-09-29T06:35:48Z 2013-10-08T19:31:38Z 9827 1702 31 2.0 21.0 52.0 88.0 129.0 54.903225806451616 38.10033852928062
The ROI of a Solved Problem Forecasting return on investment is the bane of all creative work. This is a model for showing first that it is overwhelmingly likely that a return will happen, and second that the return is so wild and speculative that forecasts are meaningless. 2013-08-07T22:43:43Z 2013-09-17T03:48:17Z 2013-08-07T23:06:31Z 2013-08-07T23:04:22Z 8950 1537 22 2.0 38.75 57.0 109.0 155.0 69.86363636363636 42.70224121704478
How I Handle Intellectual Property IP is a huge issue in my line of work. This is how I deal with it. 2013-07-24T04:04:40Z 2013-07-29T04:29:32Z 6153 1010 29 1.0 2.0 29.0 56.0 149.0 34.827586206896555 37.80172315495615
The Redesign, Dissolved It is no longer a theoretical postulate or academic curiosity. The linchpin, at least the technical one, to changing the website business, actually works. 2013-06-15T20:13:45Z 2013-06-17T12:47:18Z 8139 1422 38 2.0 3.25 40.0 57.0 143.0 37.421052631578945 32.10150970293697
I am in a Book It's called Don't Go Back to School, by Kio Stark. 2013-05-12T06:04:39Z 2013-05-20T18:18:48Z 901 162 4 8.0 21.5 40.5 59.5 73.0 40.5 25.16445906432324
User Experience Design: The Mirror Image of Marketing What's a little chirality between enantiomers? 2013-04-20T23:41:41Z 2013-05-05T06:26:35Z 6207 1052 17 1.0 35.0 74.0 86.0 105.0 61.88235294117647 32.710642903641464
Shady Derivatives and the Business of Software Financing software projects is like buying a bond. What if, instead, we thought about it like a credit default swap? 2013-04-18T01:08:03Z 2013-04-20T23:41:41Z 2013-04-18T01:16:49Z 5617 997 18 3.0 25.75 47.5 75.5 132.0 55.388888888888886 40.34041107167971
Teaching Timmy to Ride This is a parable about the the difference between solving an engineering problem, versus solving a design problem. 2013-03-27T00:24:13Z 2013-04-07T13:00:31Z 1899 338 9 1.0 10.0 39.0 53.0 96.0 37.55555555555556 29.710122147589555
Information Architecture Institute: Theory of the Business 2013-03-03T18:16:49Z 2013-04-07T13:00:31Z 2013-03-27T00:24:13Z 2013-03-21T17:46:43Z 16943 2766 147 1.0 1.0 7.0 28.0 95.0 18.816326530612244 24.18776336724221
Paying it Forward Instead of bickering over who came up with what idea, let's agree instead, in the service of good ideas, to help more people find their way to them. 2013-02-07T23:10:19Z 2013-03-03T18:16:49Z 2013-02-12T01:35:30Z 6166 1058 23 2.0 20.5 42.0 74.0 117.0 46.0 31.967374672910832
Idiot SEO Savant I have a low tolerance for snake oil, and search engine optimization is near the top of my list. 2010-05-27T09:04:04Z 2013-03-03T18:16:49Z 2010-05-28T20:47:05Z 2010-05-28T20:46:42Z 2010-05-28T20:41:48Z 2010-05-27T16:51:13Z 2010-05-27T16:02:17Z 2010-05-27T15:36:15Z 2010-05-27T15:34:10Z 2010-05-27T09:25:55Z 2010-05-27T09:05:43Z 4525 818 11 9.0 55.5 68.0 100.0 133.0 74.36363636363636 34.08084699991191
Outlier What do I know about classifying things? I'm an information architect! 2012-10-02T15:57:12Z 2012-11-29T18:32:19Z 212 35 5 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 0.0
Transactions and Relationships The transaction is an artificial social construct that enables people to interact without maintaining relationships. It is essential to the function of modern society, but exhibits limitations. 2012-09-07T15:34:25Z 2012-09-10T17:20:28Z 7096 1166 15 16.0 64.0 77.0 103.5 129.0 77.73333333333333 32.096659570048026
Pull Requests A pull request ensures a happy ending. 2012-09-06T04:59:09Z 2012-09-07T15:34:25Z 2012-09-06T05:07:22Z 3513 600 24 1.0 4.0 13.0 26.5 121.0 25.0 31.187604375242845
La Forme de Flâner Une enquête à propos d'un autre paradigme pour obtenir le logiciel, or something. 2012-08-29T18:18:00Z 2012-09-06T04:59:09Z 2012-08-29T18:54:10Z 3721 612 11 29.0 43.5 49.0 61.0 89.0 55.63636363636363 18.311808049714447
Cell Calendar I came up with the cell a few years ago as a strategy for time management as it pertains to creative work, and with some help from a friend, I finally put it into practice. 2011-05-04T19:58:42Z 2012-08-29T18:18:00Z 2011-05-04T19:59:11Z 4737 851 10 1.0 49.75 105.5 122.75 142.0 85.1 50.49841581673627
Defining the Damn Thing (#formarketingpurposes) This sentence was years in the making. Enjoy. 2012-07-20T05:56:46Z 2012-08-01T16:22:51Z 2012-07-20T06:00:01Z 4862 756 18 1.0 25.0 45.5 58.75 89.0 42.0 26.093847721041236
The Topological Thinness of Summer Daisies While I was briefly experimenting with the IA Institute library, I stumbled across an interesting and valuable find. 2012-07-18T19:53:54Z 2012-07-20T05:56:46Z 2948 500 7 25.0 53.0 76.0 89.0 115.0 71.42857142857143 28.479853244290542
Deliverables, Simple and Complex Or, why I won't give you an estimate on a complex deliverable. 2012-07-12T20:35:40Z 2012-07-18T19:53:54Z 5863 1024 15 1.0 23.0 70.0 117.5 137.0 68.26666666666667 46.17425930344982
Retired 2012-05-24T18:57:34Z 2012-05-29T22:46:02Z 31 5 1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 0.0
No Longer No Sense of an Ending This is my first feature piece on Contents Magazine, about harnessing the properties of hypertext and the Web for superior reader experiences and business results. 2012-05-17T06:05:22Z 2012-05-29T22:46:02Z 2012-05-24T00:59:15Z 2012-05-23T16:22:18Z 18550 3150 53 1.0 9.0 63.0 88.0 141.0 59.43396226415094 42.59662021935289
Serendipitous Questionnaire A student from the University of Delaware contacted me with a questionnaire about information architecture. It was thought-provoking, so I figured I'd share it. 2012-04-09T19:11:15Z 2012-05-14T21:25:42Z 4934 790 29 4.0 9.0 16.0 44.0 80.0 27.24137931034483 23.395630556409152
Something I'd Like to Do My roots in information security have long given me the “no” feeling when it comes to the increasing dependency on JavaScript to get basic things done on the Web. This is an idea to fix it. 2012-03-28T22:18:33Z 2012-04-09T19:11:15Z 7024 1181 14 4.0 69.75 80.0 88.5 173.0 84.35714285714286 39.30940843916039
My Work at the IA Institute: An Anthology In the advent of my presentation at the IA Institute 2012 annual general meeting, I decided to round up all the work I had done so far. 2012-03-16T21:37:40Z 2012-03-28T22:18:33Z 4514 791 26 2.0 6.75 26.0 44.0 82.0 30.423076923076923 26.231474161518083
Content Management: A Case Study (Of Sorts) This is part of my ongoing effort to bring to the surface more examples of what I do. 2012-03-05T20:57:07Z 2012-03-08T17:14:24Z 11801 1959 33 1.0 7.0 60.0 88.0 137.0 59.36363636363637 41.85821535657565
Interview with Jeff Parks on the IA Podcast This is 85 minutes of my scintillating conversation with Jeff Parks on his IA Podcast about a number of topics around user experience and the state of post-industrial business and work. 2010-08-03T16:56:34Z 2012-02-19T07:30:20Z 2010-08-03T16:57:10Z 582 95 2 46.0 46.75 47.5 48.25 49.0 47.5 1.5
HTTP URL Path Parameter Syntax No, wait: THIS is by far the most popular page on this site. 2008-09-01T19:13:11Z 2012-02-19T07:30:20Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-03T10:29:11Z 2008-09-01T19:20:38Z 1637 258 8 14.0 22.5 29.0 40.0 64.0 32.25 15.335824073065002
Navigation by Shibboleth I have been mulling for years over how to do the navigation for this site, such that it entices some people without turning away others (for all values thereof). I think I may have figured it out. 2012-02-03T01:16:20Z 2012-02-06T19:41:43Z 2012-02-03T18:05:36Z 10278 1772 41 3.0 7.0 41.0 71.0 129.0 43.21951219512195 36.01728053758393
Toward a Coherent Appreciation of Authors and Artists I want content creators to join me in saying that piracy is not stealing: it's something else. 2012-01-31T00:38:10Z 2012-02-03T01:16:20Z 7144 1220 11 48.0 92.0 105.0 132.5 187.0 110.9090909090909 36.78303597498703
Pronoun Policy I am sick to death of writing "his or her". 2012-01-22T08:45:07Z 2012-01-27T13:21:26Z 2378 405 7 31.0 35.5 40.0 70.5 122.0 57.857142857142854 30.619454933230983
UUID Vexillology This is just an idea at this stage, and I'm confident I'm not the first to consider it: using flags and/or heraldry to make long, generated identifiers more memorable. (Disclaimer: no examples yet!) 2012-01-12T23:13:33Z 2012-01-19T21:18:28Z 3245 550 15 1.0 1.0 28.0 76.5 100.0 36.666666666666664 37.0920776207295
Principles of Information Systems I have been working with information systems for over half my life, but never once had I assembled a fundamental set of principles for how I believe they should behave. 2011-12-02T20:38:14Z 2011-12-09T14:09:31Z 156 26 4 6.0 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.0 6.5 0.5
The Rubik's Cube Principle Or, why I don't care about user experience (as a first-order objective). 2011-11-17T21:21:14Z 2011-12-01T20:15:14Z 3781 656 12 4.0 30.5 55.5 70.75 122.0 54.666666666666664 36.84954394410993
Something Happened in New York Unexpected results in podcast form from a visit to Contact Conference. 2011-11-06T06:56:36Z 2011-11-11T04:23:28Z 300 46 1 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 0.0
2-Up Content Audit I made a tool to help me create and maintain editorial continuity on the Web. It is also an example of conceptual integrity in the design and implementation of a simple piece of software. 2011-11-02T01:24:23Z 2011-11-06T06:56:36Z 2011-11-02T14:45:48Z 3703 659 18 4.0 18.0 22.5 47.0 125.0 36.611111111111114 32.52202482573052
A Skeleton of the Artificial Consider this a season-appropriate treatment on why the things that don't break, don't break. 2011-11-02T01:24:23Z 2011-11-02T14:45:48Z 498 79 9 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 15.0 8.777777777777779 2.199887763691481
Show and Tell I was inspired to produce some long-overdue remarks on my process, as well as expose it. 2011-10-06T15:06:00Z 2011-11-02T01:24:23Z 2011-10-06T15:06:23Z 3937 676 10 2.0 15.25 91.5 103.5 123.0 67.6 46.18051537174526
The Isomorphism Shuffle If I believed Agile was the answer, I'd still be a programmer. 2011-09-24T22:50:36Z 2011-10-06T15:06:00Z 2011-09-24T22:52:31Z 8199 1386 22 3.0 29.0 65.0 86.0 149.0 63.0 41.72311328050894
What Are We Paying Enterprise Software Vendors For? I am quite convinced that the paradigm of software as a piece of equipment (or service, even) is in need of a tune-up. 2010-07-15T23:13:46Z 2011-09-24T22:50:36Z 2010-10-15T00:39:32Z 2010-07-16T10:42:38Z 2010-07-15T23:27:09Z 2010-07-15T23:14:03Z 3373 556 10 7.0 41.5 61.0 71.5 106.0 55.6 28.16451668323105
I Manufacture Language Sometimes we just need new ways of talking about things. 2011-02-21T05:05:49Z 2011-07-15T15:31:48Z 2011-02-21T17:38:17Z 2011-02-21T05:24:45Z 2011-02-21T05:14:00Z 2011-02-21T05:12:51Z 2011-02-21T05:06:39Z 1462 236 4 17.0 44.75 66.0 80.25 87.0 59.0 27.08320512790168
Biconditionalism and Teratology While we are illogical animals, logic is what enables us to be what we are. 2011-07-03T20:24:55Z 2011-07-14T00:47:34Z 4426 760 11 21.0 57.0 73.0 83.0 104.0 69.0909090909091 22.443685264779106
Content Robo-Inventory Here is an update concerning my work doing automated semantic content inventories, using the IA Institute website as a guinea pig. 2011-06-29T20:49:32Z 2011-07-03T20:24:55Z 2011-06-29T20:49:55Z 5518 955 48 1.0 5.75 10.0 13.0 159.0 19.895833333333332 32.90911701396573
Information Infrastructure as a Process This is the other thing I do for a living. 2011-06-24T16:23:35Z 2011-06-28T20:36:58Z 2011-06-24T16:26:28Z 8489 1389 36 2.0 15.75 22.5 63.25 143.0 38.583333333333336 34.47009573528916
Offering: Non-Interaction Design In which I pitch to people who make software-driven products the glorious B2B product-yielding service of "non-interaction" design. 2011-06-17T07:57:55Z 2011-06-24T16:23:35Z 2011-06-17T08:01:42Z 4599 770 23 2.0 4.0 22.0 45.5 122.0 33.47826086956522 34.52015109697572
Pascal's Wager, After Gödel Consider this as more of an argument for not arguing with people that, by the very nature of their position, you'll never be able to win an argument with. 2011-06-15T15:57:04Z 2011-06-16T02:50:45Z 1885 328 7 4.0 21.5 44.0 76.5 84.0 46.857142857142854 31.050321237945216
Money-for-Opus (and the Bits for Free) This is my first attempt at gelling my position on the debate over what to do about the commerce of creative work, inspired by Douglas Rushkoff. 2011-06-11T18:29:49Z 2011-06-15T15:57:04Z 2011-06-11T19:21:18Z 2011-06-11T19:20:50Z 10900 1916 40 1.0 15.75 44.0 74.25 125.0 47.9 34.48390929114621
Beat Solving a problem simply means representing it so as to make the solution transparent. — Herbert A. Simon 2011-06-03T07:51:31Z 2011-06-11T18:29:49Z 10818 1863 37 1.0 13.0 42.0 73.0 201.0 50.351351351351354 44.793952424959386
A Conversation with Lisa This is why I have friends. 2011-06-02T00:51:56Z 2011-06-03T07:51:31Z 479 98 24 1.0 1.0 1.5 7.25 13.0 4.083333333333333 4.030267429781249
Basic Input-Output System Many are calling for an update to our cultural operating system. I suggest we should start by replacing its firmware. 2011-05-30T05:16:07Z 2011-06-03T07:51:31Z 5132 869 11 37.0 62.5 71.0 95.5 139.0 79.0 28.800252524145435
URI Path and Query Parameter Semantics Policy guidelines for how URI parameters in both the path (underutilized) and query components ought to be interpreted. 2008-07-24T20:51:04Z 2011-06-03T07:51:31Z 2009-03-20T18:02:32Z 2009-03-20T16:49:22Z 2009-03-19T19:05:12Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-16T08:11:07Z 2008-09-01T04:29:32Z 2781 456 14 2.0 9.25 34.5 54.5 63.0 32.57142857142857 21.85247382437279
Characterizing the Information Architecture Institute This is a recap of the story behind the conceptual model I designed for the Information Architecture Institute, put somewhat more eloquently than I did on the microphone at the 2011 member's meeting on March 31 in Denver, Colorado. 2011-04-15T19:55:10Z 2011-04-24T15:53:37Z 4142 668 29 2.0 4.0 26.0 33.0 68.0 23.03448275862069 17.38703987937407
Iterate, Increment, Prescribe Many of those who make a business out of innovation train on either iteration or incrementalism as the successor to prescriptive design and the key to productivity. I believe there is a time and place for each. 2011-03-03T18:49:53Z 2011-03-04T01:02:48Z 2011-03-03T19:11:57Z 2011-03-03T19:04:11Z 512 89 6 3.0 3.0 13.0 25.25 31.0 14.833333333333334 12.061186600920418
Stuff and Things Abstraction is the lever. Concreteness is the fulcrum. 2011-02-20T21:37:43Z 2011-02-20T21:50:04Z 2011-02-20T21:41:37Z 2011-02-20T21:38:18Z 1021 184 5 3.0 19.0 39.0 55.0 68.0 36.8 23.532105728132365
Schadenfreude Bait If you are blissfully unaware of the ins and outs of Linux system maintenance and its many failure modes, you can ignore this piece. Otherwise, put on your sanctimony hat. 2011-01-25T18:37:15Z 2011-01-25T20:45:32Z 2011-01-25T20:38:57Z 2011-01-25T20:00:39Z 2011-01-25T18:41:09Z 5671 1044 28 2.0 12.75 17.0 47.0 156.0 37.285714285714285 39.5716864354672
Working Titles get Random Cryptonyms This is a sketch of an idea for naming projects and other processes and properties within an organization by way of randomly-generated cryptonyms. These cryptonyms serve as intentionally meaningless handles to ultimately decouple projects from products and minimize the psychological implications that meaningful names may evoke. 2009-03-28T15:32:56Z 2011-01-23T07:58:39Z 2009-09-24T00:59:39Z 2009-09-23T17:51:34Z 2009-08-16T18:05:59Z 2009-08-15T19:24:09Z 2009-08-15T19:15:11Z 2009-08-14T20:18:21Z 2009-08-14T20:13:59Z 2009-08-14T20:12:48Z 2009-08-14T20:10:32Z 2009-08-14T20:07:32Z 2009-07-31T20:43:50Z 2009-04-03T20:16:16Z 2009-03-28T19:45:03Z 3515 551 32 1.0 1.0 8.5 22.5 64.0 17.21875 20.311225921580903
Geek Rhetoric If you are a nerd, there is scarcely a difference between a moral truth and a logical one. That's not going to help so much with buy-in, however. 2010-12-02T00:04:54Z 2010-12-02T00:11:09Z 2010-12-02T00:10:03Z 2010-12-02T00:07:13Z 2528 435 8 10.0 45.0 62.0 66.0 85.0 54.375 22.4774192246352
It's Only Fitting that the Cobbler's Children Get Shoes Witness the result of my first mini-project as a board member of the Information Architecture Institute. 2010-11-24T08:52:21Z 2010-11-24T09:36:52Z 2010-11-24T09:22:22Z 2010-11-24T09:21:23Z 2010-11-24T09:17:56Z 2010-11-24T09:17:32Z 2010-11-24T09:15:24Z 2010-11-24T08:56:45Z 2010-11-24T08:54:54Z 888 152 3 31.0 40.0 49.0 60.5 72.0 50.666666666666664 16.779617264870957
On Being Weird A friend remarked that she was weird. I replied. 2010-11-16T22:39:05Z 2010-11-16T23:18:02Z 2010-11-16T23:06:44Z 2010-11-16T22:39:30Z 3656 609 8 67.0 74.75 75.5 77.0 86.0 76.125 5.035809269620922
Open for Business Here's the plan: I assemble a group of awesome subscribers and regularly send them a curated stream of novel, semi-custom software, IA and UX technique. 2010-10-14T21:19:24Z 2010-11-15T23:00:51Z 2010-10-29T01:23:47Z 2010-10-29T01:16:34Z 2010-10-29T01:16:10Z 2010-10-29T00:08:47Z 2010-10-28T22:55:15Z 2010-10-28T22:48:59Z 2010-10-14T21:19:41Z 3012 485 13 12.0 15.0 25.0 61.0 104.0 37.30769230769231 30.271552056432874
Resource Handling and Representation This manual for defining Web resources was my first major hypermedia writing project, which I ultimately postponed indefinitely for lack of satisfactory authoring tools. 2008-06-13T19:07:24Z 2010-10-10T06:44:35Z 2009-11-22T23:12:35Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T07:10:26Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-10-08T22:13:21Z 2008-09-01T04:29:32Z 2008-08-31T21:51:21Z 2008-07-11T19:41:53Z 2008-06-25T04:39:55Z 2008-06-17T17:08:35Z 2008-06-17T08:07:31Z 2008-06-16T22:55:41Z 2008-06-15T06:44:20Z 2008-06-15T05:06:56Z 2008-06-14T23:48:12Z 2008-06-14T19:43:18Z 2008-06-14T19:27:26Z 2008-06-14T19:06:33Z 2008-06-14T19:05:35Z 2008-06-14T04:30:27Z 2008-06-14T04:16:13Z 2008-06-14T04:06:19Z 2008-06-14T02:20:46Z 1181 185 12 2.0 4.0 11.5 18.0 63.0 15.416666666666666 16.509887609820026
Wants and Needs For a while I've been wanting to probe the distinction of needs and wants and how that relates to highly-synthetic work. I have just received my prompt. 2010-09-15T08:43:28Z 2010-09-16T00:36:07Z 2010-09-15T16:52:40Z 2010-09-15T16:51:51Z 2010-09-15T16:43:06Z 2010-09-15T09:00:25Z 2010-09-15T08:46:21Z 2010-09-15T08:45:12Z 7576 1324 23 3.0 38.5 54.0 81.5 117.0 57.56521739130435 31.998404969699898
Pot-Pourri This pot-pourri began as a comment chez Umair Haque and went haywire. I go all over the place. Be warned. 2010-09-13T05:09:36Z 2010-09-13T13:41:52Z 2010-09-13T13:41:28Z 2010-09-13T13:41:03Z 2010-09-13T06:41:15Z 2010-09-13T05:50:34Z 2010-09-13T05:46:04Z 2010-09-13T05:45:10Z 2010-09-13T05:27:43Z 2010-09-13T05:15:45Z 2010-09-13T05:11:17Z 2010-09-13T05:09:54Z 9372 1648 39 2.0 13.5 40.0 66.5 103.0 42.256410256410255 30.88167488210439
Position Statement for My Nomination to the IAI Board I have been nominated to the board of the Information Architecture Institute. This is my position statement. 2010-09-09T04:56:11Z 2010-09-09T04:56:29Z 2128 344 6 24.0 48.0 51.5 66.25 99.0 57.333333333333336 23.127665011602204
The Principle of One Degree Though wildly unpredictable in character, the projects with which we concern ourselves in the 21st century reduce to actions that incur little if any capital or indeed any variable cost. Instead of betting on the successful engineering of an outcome to occur within a fixed envelope of cost and time, it may be beneficial to put immediately to work the results obtainable within a single conceptual degree. 2010-03-11T07:22:35Z 2010-08-27T03:40:18Z 2010-03-29T20:41:09Z 2010-03-12T02:22:46Z 2010-03-12T01:55:33Z 2010-03-12T01:21:06Z 2010-03-12T01:19:23Z 2010-03-12T01:12:49Z 2010-03-12T01:12:11Z 2010-03-12T01:09:31Z 2010-03-12T00:38:40Z 2010-03-12T00:36:19Z 2010-03-12T00:26:01Z 2010-03-12T00:23:46Z 2010-03-12T00:05:08Z 2010-03-12T00:04:51Z 2010-03-12T00:04:28Z 2010-03-12T00:02:47Z 2010-03-11T23:58:06Z 2010-03-11T23:53:11Z 2010-03-11T09:42:33Z 2010-03-11T08:52:58Z 2010-03-11T08:50:25Z 2010-03-11T08:44:37Z 2010-03-11T08:44:04Z 2010-03-11T08:42:12Z 10605 1819 26 2.0 40.5 71.0 99.75 151.0 69.96153846153847 43.61411272056749
Lofting the Project Triangle It is perhaps time to consider adding a dimension to the calculus of project management. 2010-07-30T18:19:35Z 2010-07-30T18:23:36Z 138 20 2 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0 10.0 2.0
Is Your Intellectual Property More Important than My Personal Property? My concern about DRM anti-circumvention legislation is that it appears to value ephemeral intellectual property over tangible personal property, and erodes the very concept of the latter. 2010-06-23T20:01:35Z 2010-06-25T03:53:09Z 2010-06-25T00:02:21Z 2010-06-24T22:23:54Z 2010-06-24T22:22:31Z 2010-06-24T22:21:39Z 2010-06-24T21:55:46Z 2010-06-24T21:28:52Z 2010-06-24T21:15:55Z 2010-06-23T20:01:57Z 5043 841 13 5.0 51.0 71.0 89.0 110.0 64.6923076923077 33.53158009854778
Response to Scantron Nation Another runaway comment, this time at GOOD, about the significance creep of standardized testing. 2010-06-12T22:31:25Z 2010-06-23T20:01:35Z 2010-06-12T22:57:36Z 2010-06-12T22:39:58Z 5109 852 14 4.0 30.5 61.5 96.75 117.0 60.857142857142854 38.14044936220627
Frankenstein's Monster, Technological Artifact In our neophilic fervour, we seem to have forgotten what "technology" actually means. 2009-12-20T09:25:03Z 2010-06-12T22:31:25Z 2010-06-12T01:58:22Z 2010-06-12T00:12:36Z 2010-06-11T20:39:40Z 2010-06-11T20:39:27Z 2010-06-11T20:07:06Z 2010-01-04T19:11:20Z 2009-12-27T03:34:09Z 1886 298 5 41.0 42.0 44.0 55.0 116.0 59.6 28.639832401744254
On the Value of Information Systems and Design Research Challenge: explain what you do and why it's useful to a group of sexagenarian building contractors. 2010-06-05T20:31:24Z 2010-06-06T00:48:37Z 2010-06-06T00:48:09Z 2010-06-06T00:45:25Z 2010-06-06T00:14:22Z 2010-06-05T22:09:29Z 2010-06-05T20:34:57Z 2010-06-05T20:32:22Z 4535 783 6 98.0 122.75 127.0 147.75 155.0 130.5 19.636275953788523
The Domains of Human Endeavour This is about as concise as I can get on the subject of getting things done. 2010-05-22T07:49:02Z 2010-05-22T07:53:56Z 2010-05-22T07:49:17Z 147 24 6 2.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 6.0 4.0 1.1547005383792515
The State of Web Development, Continued This is the second installment of my observation of the state of Web application development, along with my vision for the kind of system I would like to use. 2010-05-20T08:30:44Z 2010-05-20T09:07:13Z 2010-05-20T08:34:29Z 8572 1453 20 4.0 7.0 72.5 125.75 174.0 72.65 64.07829195601268
A Brief and Fuzzy History of Web Application Development This is an attempt to articulate my understanding of the state of Web development and how it came to be. It is not meant to be a completely accurate account. Plus, it wouldn't be right to post something on the Web without a healthy dose of editorial. It is the first of a two-part series, the second consisting of what I'm doing about it. 2010-05-20T08:30:44Z 2010-05-20T08:53:13Z 2010-05-20T08:34:29Z 2010-05-20T08:32:53Z 8643 1432 24 2.0 7.5 34.0 108.75 159.0 59.666666666666664 53.8606741716275
On Our Haste to Employ Design Metaphors I am unapologetically inclement when it comes to the brain-dead casting of information management tools to pre-computer standards. I recently caught some heat about a comment I made regarding the commutation of grid calendars, adapted for paper, to a computer screen which does not obey the same constraints. This document explains my position. 2010-05-12T21:04:23Z 2010-05-13T01:59:45Z 2010-05-13T01:46:24Z 2010-05-12T21:19:30Z 2010-05-12T21:05:05Z 7224 1203 20 2.0 22.25 55.0 91.5 139.0 60.15 42.47031316107759
People, Rather than Features, are the Largest Common Factor We create and market software with an emphasis on features, but I believe we should focus on people. I make this argument here, and look at four powerful and inexpensive artifacts that put people in the centre and define their experience around a piece of software with increasing precision: the ecosystem model, personas, scenarios and user experience sketches. 2010-04-21T00:16:02Z 2010-05-12T21:04:23Z 2010-04-26T19:54:24Z 2010-04-26T19:48:14Z 2010-04-21T00:16:22Z 8083 1352 23 1.0 5.5 71.0 95.5 145.0 58.78260869565217 44.395413513343854
Two Expedient, Desirable Products In order to promote my principle of expedient desirable products, I figured it would make sense to begin providing some. 2010-04-12T07:12:11Z 2010-04-21T19:25:00Z 2010-04-12T09:37:41Z 2010-04-12T07:16:41Z 2010-04-12T07:14:52Z 7383 1308 25 4.0 11.0 53.0 91.0 136.0 52.32 40.328372146666176
Marketagogy This document defines and elaborates the concept of marketagogy, the intersection of marketing and pedagogy, within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2010-04-14T20:28:45Z 2010-04-14T20:32:44Z 2010-04-14T20:31:51Z 677 110 2 17.0 36.0 55.0 74.0 93.0 55.0 38.0
Rad Bromance This piece is my mandatory weigh-in on the "rock star" designer/developer phenomenon. 2010-03-29T20:41:09Z 2010-03-30T16:55:15Z 2010-03-30T00:16:12Z 2010-03-29T22:46:52Z 2010-03-29T22:05:50Z 2010-03-29T21:24:35Z 2010-03-29T21:09:02Z 2010-03-29T20:42:16Z 4383 739 10 44.0 60.5 70.0 92.0 105.0 73.9 19.465096968677038
Expedient Desirable Product Every business problem can be imagined having a corresponding minimum viable product, which represents the most bare-bones solution somebody will buy. But how much of our relative effort do we want to spend finding it? 2010-02-25T11:11:41Z 2010-03-29T20:41:09Z 2010-03-01T21:33:34Z 2010-03-01T21:33:23Z 2010-03-01T21:32:19Z 2010-02-27T17:01:34Z 2010-02-27T16:57:46Z 2010-02-27T16:54:44Z 2010-02-27T16:45:40Z 2010-02-27T15:21:42Z 2010-02-27T14:47:27Z 2010-02-27T00:37:48Z 2010-02-27T00:27:55Z 2010-02-27T00:04:22Z 2010-02-26T19:25:35Z 2010-02-26T18:54:19Z 2010-02-26T18:30:15Z 2010-02-26T09:55:59Z 2010-02-26T09:43:12Z 2010-02-25T22:23:07Z 14208 2484 47 1.0 23.0 56.0 74.5 139.0 52.851063829787236 34.49019516758427
Key Continuity for Kindergarteners When it comes to information security, user experience is often an afterthought. The non-paranoid rarely understand for themselves the principles that keep them safe while simultaneously bringing their offspring online. What can we do to help them? 2010-03-07T07:09:14Z 2010-03-08T19:58:05Z 2010-03-08T19:49:48Z 2010-03-08T19:36:36Z 2010-03-08T19:26:14Z 2010-03-08T09:58:33Z 10194 1749 33 1.0 3.0 54.0 88.0 155.0 53.0 46.58130721457033
Why Don't You Just Get a Job? Sometimes it is necessary to close some doors in order to open others. 2009-12-30T08:39:30Z 2010-03-08T09:58:33Z 2010-03-07T07:09:14Z 2010-01-04T19:11:20Z 2009-12-31T18:56:18Z 2009-12-31T18:33:34Z 2009-12-31T18:31:23Z 2009-12-31T17:25:14Z 2009-12-31T17:19:53Z 2009-12-31T17:11:21Z 2009-12-31T17:02:55Z 2009-12-31T16:47:31Z 2009-12-31T16:45:50Z 2009-12-31T16:38:56Z 2009-12-31T16:34:52Z 2009-12-31T16:26:09Z 2009-12-31T15:46:32Z 2009-12-31T07:02:55Z 2009-12-31T06:46:19Z 2009-12-31T06:41:59Z 2009-12-30T22:20:01Z 2009-12-30T22:17:04Z 2009-12-30T22:15:59Z 2009-12-30T22:13:04Z 2009-12-30T22:11:24Z 2009-12-30T22:06:23Z 2009-12-30T22:03:26Z 2009-12-30T21:37:06Z 2009-12-30T21:35:14Z 2009-12-30T21:27:45Z 2009-12-30T21:26:06Z 2009-12-30T21:18:59Z 2009-12-30T21:15:50Z 2009-12-30T21:08:08Z 2009-12-30T20:56:49Z 2009-12-30T20:51:47Z 2009-12-30T20:46:45Z 2009-12-30T13:43:28Z 2009-12-30T13:41:57Z 2009-12-30T13:13:24Z 2009-12-30T13:13:14Z 2009-12-30T13:04:29Z 2009-12-30T12:53:30Z 2009-12-30T12:53:21Z 2009-12-30T12:52:40Z 2009-12-30T12:40:19Z 2009-12-30T12:39:24Z 2009-12-30T12:38:34Z 2009-12-30T12:36:45Z 2009-12-30T12:35:56Z 2009-12-30T12:23:39Z 2009-12-30T12:17:15Z 2009-12-30T12:11:18Z 2009-12-30T12:07:56Z 2009-12-30T11:56:52Z 2009-12-30T11:55:03Z 2009-12-30T11:52:49Z 2009-12-30T10:27:59Z 2009-12-30T10:24:11Z 2009-12-30T10:15:48Z 2009-12-30T10:12:27Z 2009-12-30T10:05:51Z 2009-12-30T10:00:12Z 2009-12-30T09:58:37Z 2009-12-30T09:54:28Z 2009-12-30T09:52:47Z 2009-12-30T09:51:26Z 2009-12-30T09:46:34Z 16187 2758 52 2.0 24.25 58.5 77.75 150.0 53.03846153846154 36.918809849588314
Byproducts of Ambient Wealth I have considered for some time — and I am confident that I am not the first — that it is difficult to think more sophisticated thoughts than our present duties will allow. That is, our very ability to cogitate relies not only on our own economic surplus, but the surplus surrounding us. 2010-01-11T08:20:28Z 2010-01-11T10:08:35Z 2010-01-11T09:57:35Z 2010-01-11T09:49:08Z 2010-01-11T09:27:50Z 4050 663 11 30.0 44.0 49.0 69.0 126.0 60.27272727272727 29.30122836112975
Dee Hock's Hierarchy 2009-09-10T07:06:17Z 2010-01-11T09:27:50Z 503 72 5 9.0 12.0 16.0 17.0 18.0 14.4 3.3823069050575527
A Game of Lift and Carry Once upon a time it was a serious undertaking just to concentrate physical resources into one place and time. With that problem mostly solved, we devote much of our energy toward figuring out what to do with the resources we've concentrated. 2010-01-07T03:22:51Z 2010-01-07T06:11:07Z 2010-01-07T05:36:57Z 2010-01-07T04:33:01Z 2010-01-07T04:17:40Z 2010-01-07T04:11:55Z 2010-01-07T04:04:16Z 2010-01-07T04:00:18Z 1747 298 4 10.0 49.0 83.0 108.5 122.0 74.5 43.136411533645216
An Archimedean Bath According to legend, the ancient Greek scholar Archimedes discovered the solution to a confounding problem, by accident, in one of the most unexpected of places. 2009-12-10T01:30:27Z 2009-12-29T20:14:56Z 2009-12-29T10:06:50Z 2009-12-29T09:50:08Z 2009-12-29T08:25:25Z 2009-12-29T08:16:16Z 2009-12-29T08:13:33Z 2009-12-25T00:41:13Z 2009-12-15T11:13:47Z 2009-12-14T06:07:40Z 2009-12-14T03:36:25Z 2009-12-10T10:33:00Z 2009-12-10T06:33:38Z 2009-12-10T04:32:29Z 10528 1803 31 3.0 27.5 60.0 85.0 130.0 58.16129032258065 37.402860658402076
Working Against the KLOC Looking back on a particularly challenging episode of my career, I consider the value of conceptual integrity and how it affects the bang-to-buck ratio of writing code. 2009-12-27T03:34:09Z 2009-12-27T23:53:47Z 2009-12-27T23:51:56Z 2009-12-27T23:45:36Z 2009-12-27T23:44:27Z 2009-12-27T20:43:44Z 2009-12-27T20:35:57Z 2009-12-27T06:02:56Z 2009-12-27T06:01:38Z 2009-12-27T03:55:24Z 4363 760 8 60.0 67.25 100.0 119.5 127.0 95.0 26.296387584609413
Conceptual Integrity This document defines and elaborates the concept of conceptual integrity within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-09-01T07:14:47Z 2009-12-27T05:04:26Z 2009-12-27T04:48:32Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-21T07:07:01Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 981 152 2 24.0 50.0 76.0 102.0 128.0 76.0 52.0
Advice from an Old Statesman As part of my ongoing assault on thought-terminating clichés, I treat Benjamin Franklin's oft-abused aphorism, "time is money". 2009-12-23T17:08:40Z 2009-12-27T03:34:09Z 2009-12-25T00:51:13Z 2009-12-25T00:42:09Z 2009-12-25T00:41:13Z 2009-12-23T17:08:57Z 4444 804 16 3.0 38.25 58.0 71.25 79.0 50.25 25.247524631139584
Intension 2009-11-19T14:04:13Z 2009-12-20T09:25:03Z 604 110 3 8.0 16.5 25.0 51.0 77.0 36.666666666666664 29.352266617001757
Two Birds, One Stone This is what happens when you think in the shower. 2009-12-18T22:24:13Z 2009-12-19T02:00:16Z 2009-12-19T01:57:47Z 2009-12-18T22:32:11Z 2009-12-18T22:28:17Z 2009-12-18T22:27:54Z 1094 193 4 33.0 44.25 48.5 52.5 63.0 48.25 10.615436872781073
Reverse Polish Notation for People Reverse Polish Notation is an extremely economical way to make sense to computers at the cost of making sense to people. But what about applying the same principle to arrange language in a way that is most useful to people? 2009-12-17T09:19:14Z 2009-12-18T09:20:29Z 2009-12-18T03:50:43Z 2009-12-18T03:49:58Z 2009-12-18T03:45:02Z 2009-12-18T03:39:09Z 2009-12-18T03:35:18Z 2009-12-18T00:19:13Z 2449 420 8 6.0 8.75 55.5 83.75 113.0 52.5 38.88765871070152
Semantic Opacity This document defines and elaborates the concept of semantic opacity within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-09-19T18:57:55Z 2009-12-16T20:47:39Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-21T21:52:31Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-10-08T22:13:21Z 2008-10-04T02:08:59Z 681 119 2 58.0 58.75 59.5 60.25 61.0 59.5 1.5
An Early Iteration on Iteration With the advent of Agile process models and the increasing influence of user experience design, iterative development promises value early on — but does it deliver? 2009-12-14T03:36:25Z 2009-12-14T06:07:40Z 2009-12-14T03:41:41Z 2009-12-14T03:39:00Z 2402 411 5 41.0 54.0 74.0 113.0 129.0 82.2 33.760331751924475
Considering the Spherical Cow I unabashedly believe perfectionism has a time and place, and in this article I attempt to reconcile it with reality. 2009-09-26T06:14:03Z 2009-10-01T19:42:39Z 2009-09-27T01:45:30Z 2009-09-27T00:22:51Z 3476 611 14 11.0 18.5 41.5 63.25 93.0 43.642857142857146 26.23413028550279
MOAR FEECHARZ. A conversation on Twitter this summer with a lead at an agency led to this screed about features as a metric for software projects. 2009-09-24T00:59:39Z 2009-09-25T05:27:21Z 2009-09-25T05:27:06Z 2009-09-24T01:48:49Z 2009-09-24T00:59:59Z 7762 1305 21 9.0 24.0 40.0 103.0 140.0 62.142857142857146 42.583571294780896
Stop Guessing and Get the Data As a mnemonic to myself and an attempt to be helpful to others, I have sketched out a pattern for an effective precursor to solving problems, which begins with taking a deep breath and getting the data. 2009-09-05T07:16:21Z 2009-09-05T07:47:38Z 2994 539 20 3.0 3.75 25.0 38.75 81.0 26.95 22.10537265010477
The Web Doesn't Have Content, the Web IS Content This was a comment I left in response to Christopher Detzi's post called The Content Conundrum on Boxes and Arrows. It got mangled by their CMS, so I reformatted it here. 2009-08-04T20:03:54Z 2009-09-01T19:57:07Z 2009-09-01T19:25:35Z 2009-08-04T20:26:52Z 2009-08-04T20:21:20Z 2732 453 6 19.0 65.75 76.0 84.75 132.0 75.5 33.360405672993046
Pecha-Kucha Night Vancouver, Volume 7 This is a quick note to announce my participation at Pecha-Kucha Night in Vancouver, September 17 02009. 2009-08-27T22:04:31Z 2009-08-27T22:05:54Z 2009-08-27T22:05:17Z 298 49 1 49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 0.0
Maintenance Work is Important Too I drew inspiration from an annoying software misconfiguration left untouched for an age to pen a screed about the value of ancillary and maintenance-oriented knowledge work. 2009-08-22T07:33:33Z 2009-08-22T09:37:41Z 2009-08-22T07:48:33Z 6907 1178 28 4.0 10.0 31.0 64.0 117.0 42.07142857142857 32.71405177707997
Why Build Software When You Can Define It? Using a construction metaphor for knowledge work invokes a feeling of labour — if you just work hard enough you'll eventually get the job done. But for software or other knowledge products, the job will never be done until it's sufficiently correct — and that isn't a function of labour. 2008-06-13T02:41:35Z 2009-08-14T20:07:32Z 2009-03-20T19:03:18Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-10T13:21:53Z 2008-06-18T05:47:27Z 2008-06-17T19:43:04Z 2008-06-17T17:08:35Z 2008-06-13T04:26:57Z 1175 206 4 18.0 37.5 52.0 66.0 84.0 51.5 24.015619917045655
Sketching a Definition of Design In this piece, I finally commit my definition of design to the annals of cyberspace. 2009-04-09T00:09:15Z 2009-07-07T16:59:24Z 2009-07-05T09:07:34Z 2009-07-05T09:04:09Z 2009-07-05T08:54:10Z 1952 337 12 1.0 15.25 26.0 42.5 53.0 28.083333333333332 17.206870397864016
Must Analogue and Digital Compete? This essay is a short enquiry into the perceived dichotomy between 'analogue' and 'digital' behaviours, technologies and experiences. 2009-04-19T03:17:32Z 2009-06-19T20:04:23Z 2009-04-19T03:18:25Z 6750 1119 19 3.0 43.0 65.0 78.0 130.0 58.89473684210526 34.67274788624893
The Distraction Account In this article, I evaluate a means of mitigating the distractions that impede on the productivity of creative work, specifically that on computers by way of relegating network-originated distractions to a separate account. 2009-06-19T09:40:06Z 2009-06-19T09:44:40Z 6544 1100 17 3.0 41.0 62.0 83.0 144.0 64.70588235294117 46.7468334327167
Computational Feasibility for Interaction Designers This is the first in a series of articles addressing the aspects of computational feasibility and computer and software engineering which pertain to interaction designers. 2009-01-17T04:20:57Z 2009-04-30T20:23:07Z 2009-04-11T23:38:04Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2079 348 7 2.0 38.0 52.0 64.5 89.0 49.714285714285715 25.49349656965358
Introducing the Cell In this piece, I introduce a basic unit of time accounting for knowledge workers which I call the cell. 2009-04-15T06:42:33Z 2009-04-15T19:09:35Z 2009-04-15T19:09:09Z 2009-04-15T18:32:55Z 2009-04-15T18:32:09Z 2009-04-15T07:30:23Z 2009-04-15T07:22:21Z 2937 494 7 10.0 54.5 81.0 89.5 115.0 70.57142857142857 32.884460693495356
The NetMap A tour of the NetMap interface I designed to interact with the IP address space. 2009-04-02T00:42:13Z 2009-04-03T20:16:16Z 2009-04-02T01:15:06Z 1735 301 7 3.0 14.0 40.0 63.5 103.0 43.0 34.46323092390332
Syndicating Links What if, instead of (or in addition to) syndication feeds for new articles, we made feeds for new links? 2009-04-01T18:38:26Z 2009-04-01T19:53:03Z 2009-04-01T19:52:18Z 2009-04-01T19:42:47Z 2870 495 10 13.0 22.0 55.5 69.75 97.0 49.5 27.97230773461496
Constraint This document defines and elaborates the concept of a (design) constraint within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-09-19T18:57:55Z 2009-03-31T07:44:58Z 2009-03-31T07:39:12Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 511 84 3 9.0 19.0 29.0 37.5 46.0 28.0 15.121728296285006
Discernible Parts: A Hypothesis This short article suggests that consistent idiosyncratic behaviour in a designed object can be more thoroughly understood than a metaphor. 2009-03-31T00:26:28Z 2009-03-31T07:39:12Z 2009-03-31T06:11:10Z 2009-03-31T06:10:18Z 907 148 3 40.0 40.0 40.0 54.0 68.0 49.333333333333336 13.199326582148887
Where is the User in this Picture? Interaction designers, information architects and other user experience professionals may wonder why I omitted the user from this doodle. 2009-03-20T18:36:37Z 2009-03-22T07:45:50Z 2009-03-20T19:03:18Z 1269 221 5 18.0 21.0 31.0 72.0 79.0 44.2 26.01076700137849
Copyright and License This document defines the copyright and licensing restrictions of original content on doriantaylor.com 2008-10-20T07:56:19Z 2009-03-20T19:03:18Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-20T08:05:12Z 1322 217 8 2.0 11.0 28.0 39.5 59.0 27.125 19.348368794293744
Defining Feeds This document explores the relationship of Web syndication feeds to conventional hypertext documents. 2009-03-19T18:20:58Z 2009-03-19T19:05:12Z 2809 486 22 1.0 4.0 16.0 35.5 63.0 22.09090909090909 20.32667099450887
Colophon The colophon of doriantaylor.com lists the tools and process used to realize the site. 2008-10-20T09:38:00Z 2009-03-19T18:20:58Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-22T02:40:08Z 2008-10-22T02:28:00Z 2008-10-21T19:17:31Z 4548 746 25 1.0 6.0 17.0 53.0 103.0 29.84 29.545463272725982
Ode to Code Here I embarrass myself by writing a quatrain comparing software to other kinds of artifacts of information. 2009-03-11T04:04:35Z 2009-03-11T04:08:50Z 2009-03-11T04:07:56Z 136 21 4 4.0 4.75 5.5 6.0 6.0 5.25 0.82915619758885
Client This document defines and elaborates the concept of a client within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-12-19T02:38:23Z 2009-03-11T04:04:35Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 68 11 1 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 0.0
Whither the Mighty Newspaper? A modest proposal for a business model that could restore the competitiveness and relevance of traditional newspapers. 2009-03-03T23:35:13Z 2009-03-04T00:52:52Z 2009-03-04T00:52:39Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2009-03-04T00:40:23Z 2009-03-03T23:43:33Z 2619 388 12 11.0 14.5 22.0 44.0 76.0 32.333333333333336 22.70217806486613
Client This document defines and elaborates the concept of a client within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-12-16T22:22:24Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 196 33 1 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 0.0
Developer This document defines and elaborates the concept of a developer within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-12-16T22:22:24Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 184 29 2 10.0 12.25 14.5 16.75 19.0 14.5 4.5
Persona This document defines and elaborates the concept of a persona within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-12-16T22:22:24Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 546 88 2 14.0 29.0 44.0 59.0 74.0 44.0 30.0
Scenario This document defines and elaborates the concept of a scenario within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-12-16T22:22:24Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 709 111 2 50.0 52.75 55.5 58.25 61.0 55.5 5.5
User This document defines and elaborates the concept of a user within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-12-16T22:22:24Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 598 91 2 26.0 35.75 45.5 55.25 65.0 45.5 19.5
Activity (Statement) This document defines and elaborates the concept of the activity within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-11-04T05:54:10Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 1410 231 8 2.0 2.75 25.0 50.5 68.0 28.875 25.12686560237866
Composition This document defines and elaborates the concept of a composition within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-11-04T05:54:10Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 796 134 3 33.0 37.0 41.0 50.5 60.0 44.666666666666664 11.323525167642018
Composition This document defines and elaborates the concept of a composition within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-11-04T05:54:10Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 0 0 0
Fitness Variable This document defines and elaborates the concept of context within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-11-04T05:54:10Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 278 46 1 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 0.0
Project Scaffold This document defines and elaborates the concept of a project scaffold within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-11-04T05:54:10Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 1244 211 8 2.0 2.75 21.0 48.0 64.0 26.375 23.92142083990832
Reference This document defines and elaborates the concept of a reference within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-11-04T05:54:10Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-11-19T07:08:04Z 334 56 1 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0 0.0
The Programmer in Fallow: An Implementation This note is a cursory, non-scientific inquiry into the application of the concept of crop-rotation, an ancient agricultural technique for preserving the fertility of land, into the implementation phase of a software project. No research as of yet has been performed to ascertain if this adaptation has been attempted in similar environments. This note is one of an upcoming series on software project management. 2008-10-23T08:45:58Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-29T17:13:32Z 2008-10-23T17:14:50Z 3243 516 13 2.0 5.0 26.0 73.0 93.0 39.69230769230769 35.15325702249993
The Programmer in Fallow: In Contrast with Incumbent Solutions This note is a cursory, non-scientific inquiry into the application of the concept of crop-rotation, an ancient agricultural technique for preserving the fertility of land, into the implementation phase of a software project. No research as of yet has been performed to ascertain if this adaptation has been attempted in similar environments. This note is one of an upcoming series on software project management. 2008-10-23T08:45:58Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-29T17:13:32Z 2008-10-23T08:55:29Z 2599 409 16 2.0 7.25 20.5 41.0 73.0 25.5625 21.716838944699113
The Programmer in Fallow: Augmenting Productivity Through Selective Idleness This note is a cursory, non-scientific inquiry into the application of the concept of crop-rotation, an ancient agricultural technique for preserving the fertility of land, into the implementation phase of a software project. No research as of yet has been performed to ascertain if this adaptation has been attempted in similar environments. This note is one of an upcoming series on software project management. 2008-10-23T08:29:17Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-29T17:13:32Z 2008-10-24T17:54:11Z 2008-10-23T09:07:35Z 2008-10-23T09:06:58Z 2008-10-23T09:04:51Z 2008-10-23T08:45:58Z 3386 550 11 2.0 19.0 60.0 75.0 86.0 50.0 30.102853987318515
Feed This document defines and elaborates the concept of a feed within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-10-20T09:38:00Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 986 166 3 33.0 49.5 66.0 66.5 67.0 55.333333333333336 15.797327481430381
Post-Industrial This document defines and elaborates the concept of post-industrial within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-10-20T07:56:19Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-20T09:38:00Z 829 118 12 2.0 3.0 4.0 10.0 49.0 9.833333333333334 12.707172078091261
Programmer This document defines and elaborates the concept of a programmer within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-10-20T07:56:19Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-12-16T22:22:24Z 387 67 3 14.0 20.0 26.0 26.5 27.0 22.333333333333332 5.90668171555645
Architect This document defines and elaborates the concept of an architect within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-20T07:56:19Z 2008-10-13T07:42:46Z 2008-10-12T21:13:42Z 2008-10-12T17:50:32Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 1523 232 6 20.0 32.75 36.0 49.0 55.0 38.666666666666664 12.119772641798562
Context This document defines and elaborates the concept of the context within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-11-04T05:54:10Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 833 144 9 1.0 2.0 2.0 26.0 75.0 16.0 23.5419247773461
Designer This document defines and elaborates the concept of a designer within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-12T17:50:32Z 2008-10-11T06:18:22Z 2008-10-11T05:29:30Z 2008-10-10T21:34:38Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 1074 173 4 16.0 37.75 47.5 53.0 62.0 43.25 16.90229274388537
Form This document defines and elaborates the concept of form within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-11-04T05:54:10Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 528 94 2 31.0 39.0 47.0 55.0 63.0 47.0 16.0
Dynamic Faceted Taxonomy This was an old project to design a method of managing multiple addresses for a given Web resource. It has since been subsumed into a larger project. 2008-09-20T00:34:19Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 3207 550 33 2.0 10.0 16.0 21.0 44.0 16.666666666666668 9.759740019720057
Dynamic Faceted Taxonomies for Organizing Web Resources This is a problem statement for some early work on going beyond strict hierarchies and making Web resources identifiable from more than one location. 2008-09-19T07:05:20Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-20T03:23:49Z 2008-09-20T00:34:19Z 2008-09-19T18:57:55Z 1800 272 10 8.0 20.25 25.5 32.75 60.0 27.2 14.483093592185337
Tongue-Twisters and Vocabulary Gaps in URIs Avoid using characters in URIs your users don't know how to pronounce. 2008-09-03T08:31:44Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 1151 190 3 21.0 51.5 82.0 84.5 87.0 63.333333333333336 30.00370347510824
Cookie This document defines and elaborates the concept of an HTTP cookie within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-09-01T19:09:52Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 14 3 1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.0
Distinguishing Persistence from Publication In order to save a file you typically have to come up with a name for it. Here I advocate separating the naming part from saving part (from the publishing part). 2008-09-01T04:29:32Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-10-08T22:13:21Z 2008-09-20T03:23:49Z 2008-09-17T21:30:03Z 2008-09-16T07:49:31Z 2008-09-02T13:58:53Z 1227 188 14 1.0 1.5 9.5 15.0 64.0 13.428571428571429 16.251216594960713
The URI Naming Conundrum Making the case for a mechanism for preserving URI history to track renames and deletions. 2008-09-01T04:29:32Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-20T03:23:49Z 2008-09-16T08:11:07Z 2008-09-16T07:50:01Z 2008-09-16T07:49:31Z 2008-09-15T21:28:15Z 2008-09-15T21:22:59Z 2008-09-15T19:58:52Z 2008-09-02T13:58:53Z 2254 386 8 6.0 10.5 51.5 74.0 107.0 48.25 34.694199803425356
Other Opaque Data Objects Some Web resources really are just files. 2008-08-31T21:51:21Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-21T21:52:31Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-01T04:29:32Z 301 48 9 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 30.0 5.333333333333333 8.856886837057615
URIs, Resources and Representations Policy guidelines for Web resources proper. 2008-08-31T21:51:21Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-20T03:26:59Z 2008-09-02T13:58:53Z 2008-09-01T04:55:33Z 2008-09-01T04:29:32Z 934 146 9 3.0 4.0 6.0 10.0 82.0 16.22222222222222 24.206416861732148
Knowledge Product This document defines and elaborates the concept of a knowledge product within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-08-31T06:55:48Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-20T09:38:00Z 2008-10-20T01:28:04Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-08-31T21:51:21Z 2008-08-31T07:00:36Z 851 129 10 1.0 4.25 5.5 7.5 60.0 12.9 17.79578601804371
Other Non-Alpha-Numeric Characters in HTTP URLs TL;DR there are a lot more available than you'd expect. 2008-07-30T23:58:57Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-03T10:29:11Z 2008-09-03T08:31:44Z 2008-07-31T02:16:54Z 2201 366 18 1.0 4.0 20.0 29.75 49.0 20.333333333333332 15.748015748023622
File Extensions in HTTP URL Paths TL;DR you don't need 'em. 2008-07-25T16:56:24Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-02T13:58:53Z 2008-09-01T19:20:38Z 900 145 2 61.0 66.75 72.5 78.25 84.0 72.5 11.5
File This document defines and elaborates the concept of a (computer) file within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-07-17T17:17:44Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-01T04:55:33Z 2008-07-24T20:51:04Z 2008-07-19T02:57:06Z 2008-07-19T02:49:48Z 2008-07-18T18:59:52Z 1275 192 8 1.0 2.0 17.5 33.75 79.0 24.0 25.0499500997507
This Whole Site is a Sketch Not only is this site an inexpensive way to explore ideas without committing to anything, it's also my guinea pig for broader structural experiments. 2008-06-25T04:37:28Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-10-05T18:23:22Z 2008-07-30T23:12:27Z 2008-06-25T17:06:46Z 2008-06-25T16:45:07Z 726 126 6 5.0 7.0 7.5 35.0 55.0 21.0 20.42057785666214
Designing a Relative Layout Back in 2008, I was puzzling out how to do a relative page layout à la Robert Bringhurst, but didn't appear to return to write down what I came up with. 2008-06-19T05:25:04Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-10-08T22:13:21Z 2008-09-03T00:08:22Z 2008-09-01T19:09:52Z 695 128 2 50.0 57.0 64.0 71.0 78.0 64.0 14.0
Typesetting Best Practices Here I am back in 2008 trying to decide what the heck to do about the typesetting. 2008-06-19T05:25:04Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-03T00:08:22Z 1657 281 8 1.0 14.25 38.0 51.75 72.0 35.125 24.644662200971634
What's Up with the Layout? When I put this site up back in 2008, people were asking me why it looked the way it did. 2008-06-19T01:45:21Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-03T00:08:22Z 2008-06-19T05:25:04Z 2008-06-19T04:56:37Z 2008-06-19T03:23:34Z 905 172 7 1.0 1.5 9.0 35.0 89.0 24.571428571428573 30.222305588787247
Distinguishing Resources from Files Web resources are much richer objects than files, and this fact is rarely taken full advantage of. 2008-06-17T08:07:31Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-01T04:29:32Z 2008-08-23T08:27:28Z 2008-07-18T19:23:41Z 2008-07-18T18:59:52Z 2008-06-17T17:08:35Z 685 106 18 1.0 1.0 6.0 9.75 16.0 5.888888888888889 4.700932400290262
HTTP URL Path Syntax Constraints This is, by far, the most popular document on this entire website. 2008-06-17T08:07:31Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-05T06:43:54Z 2008-09-03T22:15:59Z 2008-09-03T19:47:15Z 2008-07-31T02:16:54Z 2008-07-31T00:34:17Z 2008-07-30T23:12:27Z 2008-07-25T16:56:24Z 2008-07-24T20:51:04Z 391 64 5 1.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 45.0 12.8 16.228370220080635
Domain Name Recommendations General guidelines for choosing a domain name. 2008-06-15T06:52:34Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-02T13:58:53Z 2008-07-31T02:16:54Z 2008-07-30T23:12:27Z 2008-07-25T13:36:56Z 2008-07-25T06:40:45Z 1481 238 8 4.0 5.75 8.5 60.75 77.0 29.75 30.650244697228764
Hyphen vs. Underscore Hyphens-rule, underscores_drool. 2008-06-15T06:52:34Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-07-31T02:16:54Z 2008-07-31T00:06:15Z 2008-07-30T23:12:27Z 1929 308 4 29.0 49.25 82.5 110.25 114.0 77.0 35.83992187491485
URI Syntax Constraints The standardized constraints on URI syntax are a lot looser than you would expect them to be, but it behoves us to come up with artificial constraints that create behaviour we can depend on. 2008-06-15T06:44:20Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-01T04:29:32Z 2008-07-31T02:16:54Z 2008-07-30T23:12:27Z 2008-07-25T17:43:29Z 2008-07-25T16:56:24Z 2008-07-25T06:40:45Z 2008-06-17T08:07:31Z 2008-06-15T07:16:55Z 2008-06-15T06:52:34Z 1709 280 10 3.0 5.25 7.5 55.25 71.0 28.0 28.365471968574752
Case Mixing in Domain Names You cannot depend on the CaseMixing of your domain name to be preserved. 2008-06-14T23:48:12Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-08-10T20:35:49Z 1030 170 3 15.0 44.0 73.0 77.5 82.0 56.666666666666664 29.69100125552447
Adjacent and Alternate Domains Yes, get as many alternate domain names as makes sense to, but pick a main one that all the others point to. 2008-06-14T19:27:26Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-01T19:09:52Z 2008-08-10T20:35:49Z 2008-06-14T19:41:46Z 2036 339 9 2.0 6.0 32.0 50.0 104.0 37.666666666666664 32.30067078766838
Country Domains and New-School Generic TLDs This is less relevant now that the market for top-level domains has opened up, but getting a domain with a weird TLD without also getting the .com just makes it harder to find you. 2008-06-14T19:05:35Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-08-10T20:35:49Z 2008-06-15T07:16:55Z 2008-06-14T19:43:18Z 2008-06-14T19:41:46Z 2008-06-14T19:06:33Z 737 124 6 5.0 5.5 7.0 38.5 51.0 20.666666666666668 20.765890836230028
To www or Not to www TL;DR “doubleyou doubleyou doubleyou dot” is an artifact of the early Web. Normalize www-free addresses! 2008-06-14T19:05:35Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-08-10T20:38:26Z 2008-08-10T20:35:49Z 2008-06-15T07:16:55Z 2008-06-14T19:41:46Z 1378 228 7 1.0 7.5 28.0 53.0 78.0 32.57142857142857 28.070610675107684
Representation This document defines and elaborates the concept of a representation (of a Web resource) within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-06-14T04:30:27Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-07-18T18:59:52Z 2008-06-14T06:38:36Z 414 68 1 68.0 68.0 68.0 68.0 68.0 68.0 0.0
Resource This document defines and elaborates the concept of a (Web) resource within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-06-14T04:30:27Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-07-18T18:59:52Z 2008-06-14T06:38:36Z 1215 220 5 1.0 28.0 59.0 62.0 70.0 44.0 25.80697580112788
Uniform Resource Identifier This document defines and elaborates the concept of a uniform resource identifier within the scope of doriantaylor.com. 2008-06-14T04:30:27Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-10T21:28:23Z 2008-10-10T16:02:45Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-06-15T06:44:20Z 2008-06-14T06:38:36Z 1236 220 4 17.0 37.25 53.0 70.75 97.0 55.0 29.06028217344078
Commentary Policy 2008-06-13T04:39:22Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-09T02:02:01Z 2008-09-17T21:30:03Z 454 84 7 7.0 9.5 11.0 12.5 22.0 12.0 4.47213595499958
Not a Blog, Not a Wiki and Certainly Not a Bliki This was a very early attempt to frame expectations around the structural characteristics of this website. 2008-06-11T21:49:16Z 2009-03-04T00:43:00Z 2008-10-10T13:21:53Z 2008-09-17T21:30:03Z 2008-09-02T18:04:19Z 2008-06-12T05:36:45Z 2008-06-12T01:34:19Z 2008-06-12T01:10:03Z 2556 445 11 5.0 12.0 33.0 58.0 92.0 40.45454545454545 30.091870349930474