The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: a cult film that contains geeky multitudes

When the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension came out in 1984 I bought into the crazy world that director WD Richter and writer Earl Mac Rauch created hook, line, and sinker. The idea of a…

Introducing Star Wars Weekly

In my increasing efforts to have a website that covers fankind’s every interest, I have created Star Wars Weekly… a new site that covers the latest news and developments in that galaxy far far away. Powered by the Paper.li platform,…

Photos from March 24th live The Hobbit web event

If you bought a copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on blu-ray a couple of weeks back, you will also have gotten a code inside that allowed you to access a live event yesterday. The one-hour preview was a…

Best Practices in UI Form Design

I looked back over some of my older writing and realized that I had written about form design in three separate posts. These posts, while similar, contained different ideas and recommendations. Thus, I have decided to combine them here. Keep…

What are the latest trends in mobile design that a UX team should follow to build a good app?

Flat design. Apps that have skeumorphic elements are old news, the new design “style” is Flat. Not to say that skeumporhism doesn’t have it’s place – you just need to do it right. Drag down to refresh. Lots of apps…

What would be good interview questions for a user experience design lead?

I always like to throw some "hypotheticals" into an interview for a UX designer, and here's a couple I sometimes use: "You have two choices: Lead a high profile design project with a huge budget that has a low chance…

Thanks to “Weird Al”, you can get it all on UHF

Sometimes, I ignore the obvious choice. I mean, seriously… I’ve been doing this semi-weekly column about Neglected Cinema for over a year now, and I haven’t rewatched UHF? It took the random shuffle to the music player that played a…

How many times would James Bond have died if he had not been incredibly lucky?

LOTS of times. A sample (incomplete) list: From Russia With Love: Red Grant was watching Bond at the gypsy compound and Bond would have been stabbed in the back during the fight if Grant hadn't shot the anonymous attacker. Goldfinger:…