I just saw at 11:52 pm that wordpress has labeled all thumbnail links with a censor stamp. I admit I was caught off guard by this but is this correct? Blogs and walls with protest apps is fine but decorating a site with blocking pictures seems pointless. I suppose it makes me more observant of how great the visual elements of web pages are since the last century ended but the internet is an information resource not a job. It contains jobs and maintaining it is a job but the internet cannot go on strike. It means nothing to Congress and people are just annoyed when they see this. In support of the protest I won’t post a picture for this post
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Brandon Harris is a master web designer for wikipedia. I can tell he has a lot of skills that promote the websites style and awareness. Be aware that he is aware of its importance and will sculpt it to whatever form it needs. His gaze is piercing.
I am an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation. My title is “Senior Designer.”
I am easily findable and am willing to help you in whatever way I can.
I can be found on irc.freenode.net in the channels #mediawiki, #wikimedia-dev and #wikimedia
I can be emailed at email@example.com
This is my staff account and is considered separate from my personal account, Jorm.
Here is a partial list of the things I am or have worked on:
- Athena – a “universal” skin for Wikipedia, designed to work on mobile, tablet, and desktop resolutions and capabilities.
- New Editor Engagement (formerly -1 to 100) – a master project working on editor retention.
- New Page Triage – a tool to make the process of New Page Patrol better
- Article Creation Workflow – various fixes to make article creation better and saner
- Reference Tooltips – a simple change to make viewing references easier
- Timestamp Position Modifications – trying to make the documents appear more alive
- MoodBar – a tool designed to encourage new user feedback.
- Feedback Dashboard – a tool to view and respond to new user feedback (sent via MoodBar)
- WikiLove – a small tool for awarding “WikiLove”
- Quick Comments – a small feature designed to make it easier to leave messages for users
- Global Profile– a system designed to ease difficulty for page patrol, reduce “bite”, and encourage identity within the projects
- Interlanguage Design Pass
- 2011 Q2 UploadWizard Design Pass
- LiquidThreads redesign – a rethinking on collaborative systems
- Personal Image Filter proposal – a board proposal concerning controversial content
- MediaWiki Style Guide – A work in progress regarding MediaWiki interface consistency
- Article Feedback Tool, Phase 1 – Phase one of the Article Feedback Tool
- Article Feedback Tool, Phase 2 – Phase 2 of the Article Feedback Tool. (Design was modified heavily during implementation).
- Account Creation workflows (includes some visual design)
- Pending Changes Design Modifications – Some usability enhancements for Pending Changes (not all were implemented)
- The MediaWiki installer
- TradeTrack – a tool for WMF trademark management
If you love Phantasy Star the original 8 bit game engine then you’ll love this. Or if you simply just like getting lost check out this interactive program.
also other things from Rosa Menkman…I am now a huge fan of hers she has really great computer work skills.
America…Oh America I went another a place than thee…and it was close. Well I counted up the amount of complaints and positives between Spain and the USA. In the end America won out with a ratio of 10:8 in the things I enjoyed about living in Barcelona. I wouldn’t take it to heart that it Spain is more terrible or better than American living. I identified with the aesthetically entertainment and design of Spain. Even coming in to JFK airport I was disgusted by how old and unappealing the interior design of the airport was in comparison to the large glass walls and courtyards of Barcelona’s airport. All the spanish buildings, artists, images, and events were more pertinent to me than a lot of contemporary American imagery.
Yet living in America is more flexible, affordable, and overall the people are just easier to interact with. Spain was great visiting destination but I never considered ever-moving there permanently or staying for a year let alone the 2 months I was there. Caught up in all this turmoil it was hard for me to differentiate how I felt about the trip. I don’t regret going but it’s maddening now because I owe my mother money for the trip too and I don’t truly need the credits that I obtained from classes. But I received good memories and a new perspective on the creator I want to become someday after seeing the extensive Dali museum.
Next time I go to the continent I want a piece of France to take with me. Then Italy or Greece after that…but everyone seems to spit on the idea of going to Italy these days. And I am still oblivious to gypsies, at least I left with my wallet untampered with and AmEX card that no one accepts.
Well all the dirt in this town for one. Whenever I go walking with my sandals my feet are blackened by the amount suet on the ground. When I’m strolling and gust of air blows into me usually I get some debree in my eyes and shut and blink them quickly to recover from being blinded by the filth of Barcelona. Sorry but I have never been in a city where there is never-ending demand for dirt on the sidewalks. Every morning there are shop keepers sweeping their storefronts. Dirt that only arrived yesterday and will have to be removed tomorrow and every new day after that. Where does all this dirt come from?
Barcelona boasts being a modern city…why the fuck then are elevators such a new concept for apartment buildings? You can tell the buildings were not designed for the invention, the elevator a machine that has been in use since the late 1800’s. All of the elevators are small, skinny, and cramped because a standard sized elevator cannot be assembled inside it? I guess landlords didn’t for see their tenants dying from exhaustion when moving belongings up and down 7 flights of stairs. Also…no water boilers in a lot of homes. Instead we have pilot lights that go out every two days and cause washing clothes to take longer hours. Cold showers more frequent. What a crock.
Once again about food I cannot get over the selection. The frozen foods are superior to what I’m used to America…but gezpacho soup in a carton? Heaven! The food selection is just more creative and less overwhelming with less brands and more types of goods.
Private bathrooms…at last a nation that supports it whole heartedly. Since going to college I have gotten over the common fear of public bathroom stalls. In Spain however there are so many lockable door, no space under the door, calm restrooms. No hearing voices and anxiousness from passer-byers in the latrine. Great planning for when you gotta go outside your home. In America the only place I can always count on for this is Macy’s.