Category: Davin

  • Okay, now I’m pretty irate.

    I’m not sure what the problem with the Windows system is, but it seems pretty big. I can’t even boot up in Safe Mode. It freezes after listing a bunch of system files. I suspect the hard drive is corrupt. The problem is, there are files on that drive that I hadn’t yet made copies…

  • Oh, good news on the job search

    I got some hopeful news from MSU LCTTP on Friday. I’ll know for sure probably in about a week, but it sounds likely they’ll make a solid job offer.

  • MS Win XP buggin out again

    Well, my other computer is back in the corner spinning it’s little Microsoft Windows XP startup routine. It’s been trying to start up for about half an hour now. I got it to get past this little cycle, but then the monitor went to black and never came back. When I left it five hours…

  • Duck!

  • More job apps

    Well, today I applied to three more companies: Synergy Soup Interactive – A local web/multimedia production agency TechSmith – Makers of SnagIt, Camtasia Studio, and Morae software Human Factors International – A large usability consulting, education, and design firm

  • Presentation plan and class handout

    Here’s the quick plan I came up with last night for the presentation I gave today at LCTTP. It’s might come off as jumbled as I wrote it in the middle of the night, but I thought I’d post it for archival sake. LCTTP interview lesson plan [PDF] Likewise, here’s the handout that I used…

  • The LCTTP interview went really well

    Today I had the second interview with MSU LCTTP. I think it went well. I gave a presentation on usability testing for web sites; I tried to provide the context of where user testing fits into the big picture of web site development, then I actually ran a quick user test to demonstrate how to…

  • Second interview with MSU LCTTP

    I have a second interview set up with the people at MSU‘s LCTTP. The position is for an instructor position, teaching mostly web development skills with an emphasis on database-driven web sites. I’m really looking forward to the interview. They asked me to give a twenty minute presentation on one of the following: Fundamentals of…

  • Field-tested veteran Web Professional.

    Black belt in xhtml, css, and rapid iterative web production Special-Ops duty in the full gamut of web human interface design tactics Guerilla fighter in web site/app usability. ROI! Hu-Rah! Top-secret clearance. I build the stuff you don’t get to look at. Field-commander on reconnaissance and tactical-strike web missions. Scrambled and led teams of highly…

  • Cold calling for jobs

    I just cold-called Tec-Ed, Inc., inquiring about a position. Tec-Ed is a usability company in Ann Arbor. I didn’t know they existed until I saw them listed on the Usability Professionals Association web site. Unfortunately, during the call the person I spoke with mentioned they had just hired someone last week. Dang. Here’s hoping they’re…