Web Idea: Take a Wild Guess

One day I will build it …

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Beatles : In My Life

Somehow the Beatles song I like most is “In My Life” …

There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life i’ve loved them all

So before I forget, dig it up from Youtube.

User Experience – Complete My Album

AppleĀ® today announced Complete My AlbumĀ®, a groundbreaking new iTunes service that allows customers to turn their individual tracks into a complete album at a reduced price by giving them a full 99 cent credit for every track they have previously purchased from that album.”

Interesting. It’s interesting that it:

  • Turn individual tracks into a complete album,
  • At a reduced price

But let’s see it from user experience angle … if you want to do it before the launch of this service … you need to do searches about the album, buy the rest of the songs in the album (as you don’t want to buy the songs you already bought), and all with multiple clicks and screens.

Now … you can finish the whole task with only one click. I love Apple.

How To – Upgrade LifeType 1.2

LifeType just released the version 1.2 couple of days ago, and here are some details of the upgrade process from an user’s point of view.

  • As mentioned in my previous post on upgrading LifeType, one must check out the official upgrade procedure first.
  • Then follow the steps in my post, you basically can complete the upgrade without any problems. Kudos to the LifeType team !!
  • However, this new version requires V1.2 compatible templates and plugins. It’s therefore suggested to download version 1.2 plugins / templates you installed before and install again.

Now for the extra tips … there are many things improved in this new version, and requires some works after the upgrade:

  • This new version split the locale files to two tiers – one for general texts and one for administration texts (in locale/admin/ directory). Therefore, if you have set up your own locale, make sure you modify it to handle this.
  • Permission system is also introduced in this version. If your blog allows other users to edit the posts other than the blog owner, make sure you turned on User can administrate other blogs (admin mode) option in the user’s permission setting.
  • If you want to move your existing template to V1.2, please read this wiki article to see anything you wanna change first.

Have fun !!

Wiideo – Wii Videos

Since the design of Wii is so innovative (e.g. the remote), one obvious challenge is to educate the consumers about all the new stuffs … even before they buy the game console. What approach is better than video clips ? And of course with the help of Internet, the cost of distributing these video clips to potential consumers is practically zero.

You can find dozens of Wiideos in Internet, some by Nintendo, some by other professional animators / graphic designers (e.g. www.super78.com). Here are some clips I really really like: