The User Is Never Stupid

This is a common phenomenon while designing a product, a designer or developer is advised to think that s/he is designing a product for a complete idiot (UTS= User Too Stupid). Starting from that point, the designers have to come up with all possible scenarios. However, I completely disagree with that approach. The approach I am going to talk about is we, the designers, need to think that the users are smarter people than we can imagine of. If anything is wrong, then probably that is because we were not smart enough. The bravery of taking the responsibility of your own work gives you the opportunity to solve a particular problem the user experienced.

Always remember “Your program is as smart as you”.

The Last (Sweet) Dream of the Undergrad

I just dreamed a dream.. I hope this will be my last dream of my undergraduate life.

Disclaimer: All the characters in this story are from VLSI lab. The dream is true, but the event did not take place in real life…

For an unknown reason my dream took place in an underground tunnel inside Carleton University, which looked like an old subway tunnel, and still there are some unused cars on the rail. In the dream, I got cold, yet I was not coughing. (more…)

How to create Bootable Recovery is Possible (RIP) USB?

This article will demonstrate how to create a bootable usb for Linux distro named Recovery Is Possible (RIP). I will add another article on this particular distro (I believe there is plenty of them online). There is a lot of different ways to do this. But I am writing the easy way and it works for both Windows and Linux.

How to prepare:

You will need the following:

1. A computer which supports USB Boot (most of them does).

2. A USB drive (At least 150 MB)