IF somebody offered you a ton of money such that you could retire in 2
years of killing yourself at work, AND you enjoyed the work, you
wouldn't even consider it?
If such a situation were to be guaranteed, then yes, I'd consider it.
I'd take it in a second, though it would have been even more appealing when I was single
Microsoft, in not providing a multi-select option for their component designer, has helped increase the amount of misery in this world considerably.
If anyone here happens to have the misfortune of being forced to use these Windows Embedded tools to build an image, you will have the joys of experiencing, quite possibly, one of the worst GUI interfaces ever created.
It's astonishingly bad. Almost as if Microsoft is attempting to dissuade you from using the product. I'm not sure if you can accidentally build something this terrible.
What a fucking mindbending waste of time.
Do people sit at home and dream of ways to make others miserable in this fashion? Is it some kind of special passtime, the joy of which I do not grasp?
How the fuck did people come to think of Microsoft as providing nice, easy-to-use user interfaces when they consistently make shit that sucks *this* *bad*?
(oh, and the dialogs won't even fucking resize... they didn't even have the decency to do that...)
do not grasp? How the fuck did people come to think of Microsoft as
providing nice, easy-to-use user interfaces when they consistently make
shit that sucks *this* *bad*?
I refer you once again to my unifying theory, also known as "IG's First Rule Of Everything."
Reading my own words, as quoted, I realize I have a grammatical error.
but now, we have shitty programmers, and they don't even know how to write decent software, so their perspective on an interface design is likley to e even worse.
I'm not sure I completely agree with that.
I've met some fine programmers who couldn't write a decent GUI.
Interface, maybe, but not a reasonable GUI.
Writing decent gui for a system with more than a few functions is really really difficult.
That's why there are usability experts.
Heh... the funny thing about usability experts is that, with a little thought, you can probably come up with something yourself that doesn't totally suck.
You just have to think like a human being, and not like a programming god.
the problem is that when you're so involved in something, it's hard to take that step back.
I worked at a company that believed in doing everything in-house. They thought that a graphic artist was the same as a gui designer. The workflow ended up being illogical and completely sucking. Didn't matter that they had the best technology in the field. If I can't use it easily, I might as well use the cd to scare pigeons off my patio...
Well... we do pretty much everything in-house as well, due to expense.
And, honestly, I don't think we make terrible GUIs. We just put a little more thought into things.
Then again, we have some good talent here. Maybe that's the difference.
i hate these ui's where you have to click all over the place to find the buttons.
I call them "intuitive", and thats the reason i refuse to use inuitive software.
Of course, you have to know where that 'first place' exists to do it right.
That takes knowing your customer.
now windows can tell you when its worth wile to wipe it and start over...