corenominal

Full stack web developer, interested in all the things, but especially the web, code, design, Linux, OS X, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript & robots.

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SNAKISMS image/svg+xml

21 variations of snake. More info here:

SNAKISMS is a kind of spiritual successor to PONGS and BREAKSOUT in that it’s multiple versions of a classic game (Snake), with the change this time being that I’m trying to convey different “isms” or philosophies through the mechanics of the game by making small changes. The process here has very much been cerebral – sitting down with a notebook or my laptop and literally just writing down the names of philosophies and trying to work out how you could make a game of Snake out of them.

100 Excuses for Designers image/svg+xml

Sketch style guides and well-designed charts can only get you so far, but designers like us still make mistakes. Like…a lot. No seriously…all the time.

So here are 100 [goofy] Excuses for Designers to help you cover your ass next time you make a mistake that you’re too afraid to admit. Results may vary!

Brilliant.

Results of the GIF Survey image/svg+xml

It’s an interesting inversion of what one might (perhaps naïvely?) expect: given that the creator of the format has explicitly said the pronunciation is with a soft G, one might expect that those who use the hard G know it’s incorrect but say it anyway. My personal opinion is that this is actually a reflection of human nature: faced with evidence that undermines our instinctive reactions, we tend to double down.

This debate has been raging for years, and it’s just bonkers. In the past, I’ve been laughed at for using the soft G and I’ve sometimes tried to defend my stance by a) pointing out the creator’s pronunciation, and b) asking how the word “gist” is pronounced. It’s usually at this point that the debate gets even more ridiculous. Again, it’s just bonkers.

All that said, I love that this survey has been conducted!