WYSIwhat? What You See Is What We Thought You'd Like, which was coined by a colleague of mine today. It's just such a brilliant way of summarizing one of the biggest usability problems of web sites and applications: Layout and functionality is static.

  • Wisdom teeth removal, last part (I swear)

    The pain blog is finished. About time, too! Just to sum up:

  • Wisdom teeth removal, part 3

    Day six, and still not done? That's right. I've been taking pain-killers three times per day, and I'll probably continue to do so for the rest of the week. Problem is, I've almost run out. We'll see.

  • Wisdom teeth removal, part 2

    Day two...

  • Wisdom teeth removal, part 1

    It's done. I didn't record exactly how much time it took, but I'll recall the details of the operation. Some of the parts can be a bit scary if you're having the same operation yourself soon, but I assure you that your imagination is conjuring up a much worse picture than it actually is.

  • Wisdom teeth removal, part 0

    Tomorrow I'm going to remove at least two, hopefully all four, of my wisdom teeth. My lower left jaw hurts just spelling that out...

  • The road to driving, part 8

    Today I visited the DRIRE Centre de Controle de Vehicules (car control centre) in Viriat to have the (hopefully) last check of my car. I left home at about 8:15, got there two minutes late to the appointment 10:30, and got back to work just in time to lunch 13:00.

  • The road to driving, part 7

    So, the papers from SAAB France have been forwarded to DRIRE, and I have received the answer: Essentially, even though nobody has found any faults on the car, I cannot have the carte grise just yet. The next step is driving 2.5 hours (according to ViaMichelin) to show them the car. Stay tuned...

  • power tag filtering

    In an attempt to ease the filtering of bookmarks, I have created a more flexible interface than the current "+" operator in use at the main site. Update: Unfortunately this site is long gone. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • Constantine - The real story

    Constantine, the newest in a series of graphic novels going to the cinema, is the longest anti-smoking advertisement I've ever seen. There you go. It's probably the first movie ever to have the surgeon general as the main sponsor, as they constantly fire away cheap shots at how bad and just plain stupid smoking is. Even the horrible, horrible last scene is devoted to the evils of smoking.