High five for Neotel. Cos the whole “international first double winner” thing is, well, bullshit.
It’s the first 5-day working week in South Africa the People’s Republic of Jacob Zuma for a long time, so to help split up the week, here are a handful of time wasters I’ve been collecting over the past weeks:
- View some of cinema’s most dramatic typing scenes.
- Download the MP3 and listen to Bat For Lashes’ cover of Kings of Leon – Use Somebody. [via]
- Play Kings Quest / Police Quest / Space Quest or Leisure Suit Larry online at Sarien.net. Very cool.
- Create hailstorms that destroy buildings, planes and more in the super-addictive online game, Effing Hail. [via]
- Check out some of South Africa’s best and worst ads.
- Read 1001 rules for my unborn son. Hugely inspirational and very insightful. I can’t get enough of it. Some of my favourites:
“14. Men with facial hair have something to hide.”
“344. When building a fire, choose deadwood from a tree, not off the ground.”
“354. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.”
“59. Socks are not necessary in the summer, no matter how formal the occasion.”
Here’s Jared Spool’s story in which he tells how a single change to a site’s shopping cart checkout process from a forced registration to an optional registration increased the site’s annual revenues by $300 Million!
As one of the “test customers” says in the article. “I’m not here to be in a relationship. I just want to buy something.”
Yes, sometimes you simply do not need the 6 step registration, newsletter and community feel. Avoid the hype and get the job done.
- Are You Guilty of Crimes Against Usability? Let the Jury Decide (searchengineguide.com)
- Is your website like a leaky bucket? (andybudd.com)