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Posted at 4:39pm on 18 Apr 2008

Your Session Has Timed Out

Jeff Atwood hits the nail on the head with respect to session timeouts.

This is a typical example of technology driving a usability consideration. Session timeouts are not good enough as a solution to this problem. We need something better.

Programmers doing the same stupid thing over and over again just because it's what everyone else does is exactly what's wrong with software interface design as it stands today.


Posted at 2:30pm on 18 Apr 2008

Now Requires Flash

Dilbert has gone all "Web 2.0".

The prominent Beta at the top of the page hardly excuses turning a simple, fast-loading site into a processor-hungry JavaScript behemoth that requires Flash to be enabled before you can view the cartoon.

But that's just my opinion.