clifton labrum archives
“There are four kinds of business: tourism, food service, railroads and sales ...and hospitals slash manufacturing… and air travel.”
Michael Scott speaking to Ryan’s business class on last night’s episode of The Office

posted by clifton on Friday, Dec 07, 2007

I don’t know of any way to confirm these statistics, but at face value, recent trends show Firefox taking the lead over IE6 in browser use. There is hope for world peace after all. :)

Via W3Schools.

posted by clifton on Wednesday, Dec 05, 2007

The recent transportation strike in Paris, France has caused people to seek alternative ways of getting to work. People began breaking out their bikes, scooters, and rollerblades. Some came in to work extra early to avoid traffic jams, and others just stayed home.

Sounds like a fabulous set of consequences. Maybe we should have a strike, too. :)

posted by clifton on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007

Here, at last, is the iPhone feature you have been waiting for. Yes, the GameBoy Advanced emulator is cool, but they’ve got the Hello Kitty game! :)

posted by clifton on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007

“Truth has never been dependent on the number who embrace it.”
Elder Douglas L. Callister, Knowing That We Know

posted by clifton on Tuesday, Nov 06, 2007

“To me, pretty is priority.”
These words unexpectedly flew out of my mouth as I expressed some thoughts regarding my current project.

posted by clifton on Thursday, Oct 25, 2007

Here’s my other favorite. (I don’t know who created these, but I salute you.)

posted by clifton on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007

Of all the email forwards I get, occasionally I get one that is totally sweet. I got a boatload of pictures of painted hands from my sister-in-law. Here’s a sample.

posted by clifton on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007

Yet another designer steals some of the brilliant ideas of NorthTemple.

posted by clifton on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2007

“Human beings are designed for learning. No one has to teach an infant to walk, or talk, or master the spatial relationships needed to stack eight building blocks that don’t topple. Children come fully equipped with an insatiable drive to explore and experiment. Unfortunately, the primary institutions of our society are oriented predominantly toward controlling rather than learning, rewarding individuals for performing for others rather than for cultivating their natural curiosity and impulse to learn. The young child entering school discovers quickly that the name of the game is getting the right answer and avoiding mistakes—a mandate no less compelling to the aspiring manager.”
Peter M. Senge, The Leader’s New Work: Building Learning Organizations

posted by clifton on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007

We like to call ourselves Interaction Designers, a role that uses a mix of technical and artistic skills, but perhaps this t-shirt is a little more accurate.

posted by clifton on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007

“What we get from a book—especially a sacred text—is mostly dependent on what we take to its reading—in desire and readiness to learn, and in attunement to the light communicated by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Elder Dallin H. Oaks, May 2006 Ensign, All Men Everywhere

posted by clifton on Monday, Sep 17, 2007

You can get your iPhone unlocked for $99 now at iPhoneSimFree.

posted by clifton on Monday, Sep 10, 2007

PeepCode is a great way to learn Ruby on Rails, Ajax, and more all by watching screencasts (i.e. videos). Check it out, y’all.

posted by clifton on Thursday, Sep 06, 2007

Cameron introduced me to I Can Has Cheezburger a couple weeks ago, and I just can’t get enough. It consists of a variety of everyday pet photos (mostly cats) with clever captions. Simple pleasures for simple minds, I guess. Love it!

posted by clifton on Saturday, Sep 01, 2007

“On average, children laugh 400 times a day, while adults laugh about 15 times.”
The Power of Laughter, September 2007 Ensign, citing “How Laughter Affects Your Health” by Robinson

posted by clifton on Friday, Aug 31, 2007

““Holy cow. Just think of how many high-rise mail drops would stop functioning properly if we suddenly lost gravity on Earth. That would be really inconvenient.””
The first thing that came to mind (seriously) after releasing my first piece of mail into the high-rise drop box in the Church Office Building

posted by clifton on Thursday, Aug 09, 2007

For much of my life, I believed “imply” and “infer” meant the same thing. They are actually quite different, though most use them synonymously. Note the difference.

To remember their meaning, think of “imply” as outbound meaning and “infer” as inbound.

I love words.

posted by clifton on Monday, Aug 06, 2007

This may not make much sense, and I don’t know its origin, but it really is awesome. Rock on, Chewy.

posted by clifton on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2007

“Thou shalt not steal.”
Exodus 20:15.

With all these candy-focused blog posts, one of my favorite scriptures comes to mind.

posted by clifton on Friday, Jul 27, 2007