Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

Spoken Git Commit Log — Another Annoyance at the Office

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Here is a short one-liner that really annoyed my colleagues today. I set my mac to read aloud all changes in the repository since yesterday: git log –pretty=format:”%an commit %s, %ad.” –date=relative –since=yesterday |say if you remove the “say” command in the end it’s actually pretty readable: pagerbak commit VA17, 34 minutes ago. pagerbak commit […]

Hitler’s Final Agile Planning Meeting

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

It all ends with the fatal Iteration#6 — at least according to this video a colleague pointed me to. Video clip is taken from “The Downfall” and texted as if we were attending a daily scrum meeting during world war II.

Could You Fit The Internet In Windows Recycle Bin?

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

“Send ‘Internet’ to Recycle bin?” That was the question Windows asked me the other day when I was about to delete a shortcut from my desktop :)

The Dark Side of Information Architecture

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Dark side of IA

Webdesign Tutorial by Rap Video

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Learning web design by a hiphop video is really neat. Four years ago we had the usability rap (along with the excellent gangsta-style cartoons from the OK/Cancel guys): (the mp3 file with the actual rap seems to have disappeared… could anybody point me to a working link?) Now there is this even cooler rap. Web […]

Bad Usability Calendar 2008

Thursday, January 17th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

My Norwegian friend Eidar just wrote to inform me that their company (Netlife Research) has finally released Bad Usability Calendar 2008. Last year, the calendar got quite popular and even Jakob Nielsen mentioned it in one of his newsletters. This year, I’m more than ever looking forward to use it. The calendar has — as […]

Make Logo Bigger Cream

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Via Francois, I saw this funny video TV-Shop style: Make my logo bigger. Technorati Tags: humour, logo, humor, webdesign

1996 Humour Ahead: Spacer.gif, Table Layouts

Thursday, December 6th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

In case you missed it, Dustin Diaz has written this excellent parody on what the hottest web techniques were like before webstandards and css were invented. Seven hottest web 1.0 techniques to trick out your webpage. 2) Animation without JavaScript Believe it! It’s true. Drop those old scripts that made your website scroll and blink […]

Happy 2nd birthday

Sunday, October 14th, 2007 by Thomas Watson Steen

Today is a great day. At least if you ask Jesper and my self. I just got a call from Jesper who was out shopping with his family, wishing me a happy birthday. Today it’s exactly two years ago that we postet our first post on and we are still going strong. We would […]

A Badly Timed Warning

Monday, May 7th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Why is it that my laptop gives me this warning:


AFTER the computer shuts down, so I see it when I plug it in and turn it on again?

Google gives you free internet

Sunday, April 1st, 2007 by Thomas Watson Steen

According to a newly published website and a press release, the Californian giant Google is now offering free broadband internet. How do they achieve this? Through the toilet in your house! The thorough reader might notice the date of the press release though ;o)

Humorous Vista Features (from The Onion)

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

The Onion has a humorous feature list from Microsoft Vista in the recent issue: Microsoft Vista Released Microsoft released its new operating system, Vista, on Jan. 30. Here are some of its features: Microsoft Word’s helpful paper-clip icon now blinks at rate of normal humans Enhanced graphics on “System Is Not Responding” pop-up window Five […]

Jakob Nielsen Mentions Bad Usability Calendar in Latest Newsletter

Monday, February 12th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Just a quick note. Jakob Nielsen mentions Bad Usability Calendar in his latest newsletter, and links to our Norwegian friends at NetLife Research that originally published it.

Bad Usability Calendar 2007 in Danish

Friday, February 9th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Thomas Baekdal and I have translated and are now publishing Bad Usability Calendar 2007 in Danish. I can highly recommend using this calendar in projects as wallpaper. But good luck on using it for actual planning. This year’s version contains advice regarding AJAX, overwhelming use of graphics, advertising, and much more. Download Bad Usability Calendar […]

Bad Usability Calendar 2007 Finally Ready

Saturday, January 27th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I’ve been waiting for this with excitement: Eidar and the rest of NetLife Research in Norway have finally released the 2007 version of Bad Usability Calendar. Direct download: Bad Usability Calendar 2007 (1.2 MB PDF) Very nice to see that the calendar actually is released under a Creative Commons license, so you can translate it […]

More visual HTML jokes

Friday, January 5th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

More visual HTML tags inspired by Neatorama’s “Visual HTML joke” that got digged recently.

female body for html body tagsubmarine for html sub tag

Click Here To Restart Your Car

Thursday, December 14th, 2006 by Thomas Watson Steen

I just saw the very funny usability video called ‘Lexus Self-Parking “Usability” Test‘ (via Matthew Oliphant). Car manufactures stuff more and more electronic gear into our ‘intelligent’ cars – But how does that effect the user experience? The fellas in the video are not impressed. They even get into a fight over how to operate […]

Happy Birthday “Usability Must Die”

Thursday, November 30th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Even with the radical website title, I think it deserves a mention that UsabilityMustDie celebrates its fifth anniversary. Congratulations to Chris McEvoy! Keep up the good and humorous work. My favorite of Chris McEvoy’s work is the Jakob Nielsen spoof article “Why Ajax Sucks (most of the time)” where he basically just replaced “Frames” with […]

Bad Usability Calendar 2007 open for proposals

Friday, November 10th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Our Norwegian friends at Netlife Research have opened for suggestions to next years Bad Usability Calendar. I already used the 2006 calendar with great impact in my professional engagements, and I’m really looking forward to next year’s version. To make a calendar for 2007 that has the same level of unusual unusefulness, we would like […]

Bad Usability Calendar

Monday, October 16th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Perfect wallpaper for any project room. The Bad Usability Calendar from Norwegian company Netlife Research. At UI 11 last week I was fortunate to meet Eidar (photo) from Netlife Research. His usability firm made a Bad Usability Calendar, which is absolutely fantastic. I’m putting the link here directly, as their pages are in Norwegian. Bad […]

Funny signs

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006 by Thomas Watson Steen

Sometimes I run into a sign that I just don’t understand or sometimes they are just plain funny. I was skiing in Hemsedal in Norway a couple of months ago and took this picture of an in-case-of-fire sign next to the hotel elevator at Skogstad Hotel: It all starts out very informative: In case of […]