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Measurement.Blues
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Are you crazy?
Measurement.Blues   5/22/2014 12:24:49 PM
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Is it just me? Am I crazy?

Does this site have enough capacity for all the comments we can make about this?

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Re: Are you crazy?
Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 12:26:16 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: Does this site have enough capacity for all the comments we can make about this?

Well, we'll see, won't we? :-)

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Why Do You Do It That Way?
Measurement.Blues   5/22/2014 12:26:49 PM
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I do things my way.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Are you crazy?
Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 12:27:49 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: Is it just me? Am I crazy?

Remember that you are the guy who starts foaming at the mouth if you see someone slice their bagel in half...

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Re: Are you crazy?
Measurement.Blues   5/22/2014 12:28:19 PM
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That's @Measurement.Blues. Who's the imposter without the dot?

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Re: Why Do You Do It That Way?
Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 12:29:32 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: I do things my way.

And we all applaud you for your spirit -- but do you have to wear those trousers?

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Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 12:32:49 PM
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@NeverMindTheQualityFeelTheWidth: That's @Measurement.Blues. Who's the imposter without the dot?

I was being playfully informal :-)

In all our back-and-forth I've never used the dot -- and you only just noticed?

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It's called a habit.
Wnderer   5/22/2014 1:43:01 PM
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Yes you are crazy but that is beside the point. You've developed a habit. See this article Scientific American.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/2013/11/12/should-habits-or-goals-direct-your-life-it-depends-2/


And you should be glad that you have.  As the article discusses, one of the effects of Parkinson's Disease is to ruin you're ability to form habits.

"As the disease progresses, fewer behaviors would be controlled by habitual processes, and even routine behaviors would have to be executed with relatively slow, deliberative goal-directed processes."

 

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Re: It's called a habit.
Max The Magnificent   5/23/2014 10:08:07 AM
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@Wnderer: You've developed a habit. See this article Scientific American.

Funnily enough I read that article just last night (but I didn't relate it to me ... hwo strange :-)

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Doing things in the right order
DrQuine   5/23/2014 2:25:46 PM
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Humans are quite good at requesting information and making sense of the answers even if they are received in the wrong order. Computers generally require that steps be performed in a particular sequence. The most obvious solution is to design systems in such a way that the desired sequence is intuitive and can be followed without thinking. This requires that the software / web interfaces are compatible with all browsers and that the buttons to click are all visible and functional. All these tips should be obvious in retrospect, but my growing "Rogues Gallery" (10 dozen and counting) of horrible software interfaces and web sites demonstrates that even Fortune 500 companies need to be reminded of the basics.

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