When my friend Josie Scott shared this video in a user experience group we belong to, I had to share it on my blog.Ever been to a meeting where the impossible is asked? Here’s the scenario: a company is preparing to launch a new strategic initiative to increase market penetration. They’re meeting with an agency to discuss the project. The company’s key contact person explains the project requires seven red lines. Walter, the agency’s expert on all matters related to drawing red lines, is asked to draw the lines. Sounds like an easy task, right?The Impossible RequestIt’s not an easy task when the request becomes seven red lines, which are all perpendicular lines, some with green ink and some with transparent ink. And the company’s design specialist asks if one of the lines can be drawn in the form of a kitten. Market research tells our users like cute animals. It’d be really great if…Sound similar to a meeting you’ve had recently? This seven-minute video will either have you in a fit of laughter in less than a minute, or you’ll be nodding your head as you remember a similar meeting. Have you ever been in a meeting where the impossible was asked? I’d love to hear what happened; share your experience in the comments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPaul Boag: Fight the SystemIf you work on a web team in a large institution or corporation, you would have found great advice from Paul Boag of Boagworld in his Fight the System webinar this past week. I was fortunate to catch news of the free webinar on Twitter and signed up quickly before…In “Web design”October 19, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the relationship between information architecture and content strategy, find pragmatic rules for web accessibility, discover how and why you would use negative grid lines in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I…In “Web design & development links”WordSesh 2018: What Clients Really WantIn his What Clients Really Want session at the WordSesh 2018 virtual WordPress developers conference today, Nathan Allotey shared his insights from working with clients and learning what they really want. He explained that sometimes it can be hard to find out. Some clients will tell you all the features…In “Business”
If there was an award for the most leaked device of the yearit would definitely go to the third generation Moto G. We have beenconsistently reporting about the device since the past few days and with eachpassing day we are getting a clearer image of what to expect out of the devicethat is scheduled to launch on July 28.Yesterday we reported that an online Swiss retailer hadreleased the press renders of the device. Today, another report from DroidLife has leaked live images of the device. The images are clear and fall inline with the past leaks. We reported that, in the press renders the device’sbezels were unusually big but the live images show otherwise. The speaker grills on the device are shinier than what wesaw in the press render yesterday. The back of the device is where the maindesign changes are visible. The device will feature a textured back whichresembles the texture found on denims. The device will also feature an all newcamera setup where a metal band stretches from the camera module to the iconicMotorola dimple.The device is scheduled to launch by the end of this monthand so far the rumoured specifications are suggest that the device will bepowered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset clocked at 1.7GHz and sport a 5 inchdisplay with a 1280×720 resolution. The processor might be assisted by 2GB RAM.Also read: MotoG (2015) press renders leaked by Swiss retaileradvertisementAlso read: MotorolaMoto G (Gen 3) maybe IPX7 certified for water-resistance
September 20, 2018 Lauren Phinney Lauren Phinney, Posted: September 20, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsALPINE (KUSI) – Two successful Alpine businessmen are now directors on the board of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce!While working as new board members, Chris Wiley, branch manager of Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., and realtor Jeff Campbell, owner-broker of San Diego Estates, have already developed new ideas to help area communities thrive.Wiley and Campbell are working with Chamber Chairman Joseph Perricone of The Canvas Makers; Vice Chairman Bob Ring, Alpine Barons Market; Treasurer Jan Morse, On Line Bookkeeping & Tax Service, and Director Rose Signore, Postal Annex of Alpine.Both new board members are known for their business savvy, their involvement in area communities and causes, and their sense of humor. “I’ve been a mortgage banker for 28 years now,” Wiley said. “I’ve always been interested in real estate and math, but I didn’t necessarily want to do that.”Once he became a businessman, he said, “first thing I did was join the Chamber.” “I want to help the businesses in Alpine grow with more money,” he said. “With more money, there are more organizations.” Wiley said a lot of people don’t know what the Alpine and Mountain Empire region offers.Thursday, Chris Wiley and Jeff Campbell were in studio to tell us all about their new positions. Alpine businessmen are now directors on the board of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
The department of telecom is likely to start the auction of 2G and 3G spectrum bands from February 2015.Proposed timeline for February’s auction:- 17 October ( Finalisation of new auctioneer)- 1 December (Notice for auction applications )- 8 December (Pre-bid conference)- January 12 ( Last date for bid submission)- January 28 (List of final bidders)- February (Auction starts)The government has projected ₹9355 crore as revenue receipts from 2G auctions in its budget estimates from current fiscal and is hopeful of raising a further ₹5000 crore through the sale of 3G airwaves.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is expected to direct the price of 900 and 1800 MHz spectrum by October.”We will write to Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) as soon as the swap comes through,” The Economic Times quoted an official.”On 800 MHz we will write to the regulator for some more clarity once the Telecom Commission has ratified the findings of the Dot (Department of Telecommunications) committee.”The Department of Telecommunication is scheduled to auction a total of 184 MHz of spectrum in the 900 MHz band presently owned by Idea Cellular and Vodafone, the permits for which are due to expire next November.The official also explained that in the previous auctions held in February, the government sold three fourths of the total airwaves available in the 1800 MHz band and the remaining one fourth would be put up for auction next year.There are about 29 licences that would expire across 18 circles in 2015-2016, reported Business Standard.
The Metropolitan Police Department is on the lookout for two people who robbed a Northeast D.C. coffee shop at gunpoint on Feb. 17. Officials said the two suspects entered the store in the 1900 block of Michigan Avenue, NE around 7:32 p.m.Police are searching for two Black suspects, who allegedly robbed a Northeast D.C. coffee shop on Feb. 17. (Metropolitan Police Department)According to the police, the suspects walked into Avondale Coffee Shop and started pointing guns at the employees. Police said the suspects demanded the employees unlock the cash register and the safe. The men fled the scene and ran to the corner of Allison Street and 19th Place, NE where another suspect was waiting in a white Chevy Malibu for the robbers, police said.A security guard, working at a store in the area, saw the suspects running away and tried to stop them, but the driver of the Chevy Malibu hit the security guard and the suspects drove away. Authorities released video surveillance of the incident on Feb. 25.The video shows a victim falling to the ground losing a shoe while trying to escape the store.There were at least three customers in the shop during the armed robbery, police reported. The establishment did not respond before press time to comment on the incident.The suspected robbers are described as two Black men wearing black coats and jeans.The robbery is a rare occurrence, according to police data. As of Feb. 23, robberies overall in the district are down 30 percent (364 robberies from 522 in 2016), according to the department’s data.MPD statistics indicate that 69 juveniles have been arrested so far in 2017 for robbery. According to the department cash and cell phones are the common theft targets.Rachel Reid, a spokesperson for the police force, attributes the decrease in robberies to the department’s detectives and community partnerships. “MPD works hard to close every case, including robberies,” Reid told the AFRO Feb. 24. “Many of the perpetrators are caught shortly after an incident for several reasons, including the quick response of our officers and detailed suspect descriptions provided by witnesses.” Reid added that video surveillance, like the one released for the Feb. 17 armed robbery, also helps to solve cases and deter crime.In 2015, D.C. police partnered with the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants to launch the Private Security Camera Incentive Program. The program provides a rebate for residents and business owners who purchase security cameras for their property and registers those cameras with the police.