One day on West Coast

February 27, 2016

Filed under: Personal — Andrew @ 12:49 pm
Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, Canada

Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, Canada

Russian Roulette game, .JS style.

February 18, 2016

Filed under: Philosophy,Web Application Techologies — Andrew @ 10:58 am

Disclaimer: the game is quite dangerous and may lead to alcoholism of participants even after first game. Play responsibly!

Idea of the game:

Players, in their turn, name random English word. To this word they add “JS” or “.JS” suffix and go google for it.
If google will give JS library or framework with that name – you won and drink one Vodka shot.

You’ll be surprised… and read disclaimer above.

Studies show that a TODO list is the most complex JavaScript app you can build before a newer, better framework is invented.

Allen Pike: “A JS framework on every table”

UI usability solution I am especially proud of

February 4, 2016

Filed under: Design,Usability — Andrew @ 11:08 pm

25 or so years ago we were designing one accounting application that required intensive input of numbers by operators.
That was in Russia at the time when personal computers were just appearing in offices massively.

Amount of numeric data that operators needed to input was enormous and as in any financial institution the requirement for correct input was very high.

Operators were quite professional and were doing very fast blind input by hands at the time when their eyes were focused on paper sheets with data.

In order to help them to verify their input I invented and implemented “musical” verification. When focus lefts numeric field, the application is playing melody where each digit has its own tone. I was surprises how effective it happened to be. At the end of first day operators were able to determine at least number of digits filled and after some time some of girls were even able to tell exact number by only hearing the melody.

Cool, eh?

SCITER.COM

October 9, 2015

Filed under: Sciter — Andrew @ 6:22 pm

After 6 years Sciter Engine finally got its own home : sciter.com.

The site is not complete though, I am still working on content, documentation in particular. The plan is to combine in one place stuff that was spread across many sites and blog articles.

Forum users are advised to re-register on Sciter’s new forum at sciter.com/forums/ hope you will find it more comfortable.

Note #1: we have changed Sciter prices.

Note #2: Sciter’s versions RSS channel is here, please update your links.

Omni

October 6, 2015

Filed under: Sciter,Usability — Andrew @ 10:57 pm

Mr Ramon F. Mendes have published his Omni tools that allow to use Microsoft Visual Studio to design markup and Sciter specific code:
TIScript support in Visual Studio by Omni

I’d recommend to give a try to this great tools, you will love them!

Experiments with acrylic paints.

Filed under: Personal — Andrew @ 7:56 pm

Never tried acrylic paints before, and here we go:

view from Richmomd on Vancouver Island

view from Richmond towards Vancouver Island

It’s naïve of course but reflects my mood at that sunny day on Westcoast.

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