Comments on: Picking Off iCal’s Paper Bits http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:07:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: David Bennett http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-209757 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:11:14 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-209757 Daniel,

I saw this and then I saw this:

http://www.simpleandusable.com/news/how-to-remove-the-faux-leather-in-ical-for-os-x-lion.html

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By: Michael McWatters http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-207575 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:34:49 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-207575 @MarkBerry says, “I think sometimes people spend too much time fussing over the details.” That’s what good designers do :)

@Steve: Talk about poorly written. Your screen name is Steve, but you signed off as Jesus. :P

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By: startupgrrl http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-207513 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:46:45 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-207513 I noticed you wrote a blog complaining about a few pixels on a computer program. That’s cool.

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By: MarkBerry http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-207411 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 08:37:38 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-207411 Except Daniel that the standards they are applying are good IMHO. I WANT some fun injected into my computing, and love that we’re moving towards a less clinical, drab existence. These things in iCal don’t distract, they simply give you a real world clue as to the purpose of the app, though I do accept that it’s a fine balance between that and something that DOES distract.

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-207195 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:47:03 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-207195 @Greg Thanks for the differing point of view.

“Sweating the details” is one of the joys of working on Apple stuff. It’s these little things that need to be thought through, criticized, and understood, in order to always strive for better, more usable software. It’s always been the way Apple has made me feel about designing software, so I turn it around and expect Apple to apply the same standards to their own work.

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By: Greg Philllips http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-207194 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:37:28 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-207194 “the presence of junk like this in an application is at best useless, at worst distracting and detrimental to the usability of the application”

Um, it’s actually intended to be fun. No, it lends nothing to the usage but neither do a million other things in GUI’s. And it sure isn’t “detrimental to the useability of the application”, unless you are obsessive compulsive or anal retentive. No offense to you or Cathy, but there are worse things to gripe about. I don’t really like the look either but c’est la vie. Not using iCal might be another solution if its that much of a hindrance to you…

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-207178 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 17:35:42 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-207178 @Steve – Thank you for catching the typo.

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By: Steve http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-207176 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 17:28:52 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-207176 This is one of the most badly written articles I’ve read in awhile.

“Lion has given me the opportunity to empathetic deeply with that concern.”

Jesus.

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By: Tony http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-207153 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:29:59 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-207153 This must be why I like to think ima geek, but realize sometimes I may not be near the one I want to be. Until reading this,I was not even aware of the stylistic ( or un-stylistic, or at least un-preferred stylistic) features in the new iCal app on the desktop. I am still reveling in the features that weren’t there before that I’m enjoying. Sometimes it may be good to realize one’s point of view may simply be that…ONE’s point of view. As a most likely longstanding typical user who can really only speak for myself and not even assume I’m doing so for others, I read your comments and the ones noted from Cathy and thought, “Jeesh, can someone be more OCD about something as little as the little paper tears I didn’t even notice until mentioned?” So…sometimes it’s just your preferences and not those of all or many, or maybe even a few. My two cents…but really, just mine.

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By: Aaron Burghardt http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1970/picking-off-icals-paper-bits/comment-page-1#comment-207072 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:51:16 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1970#comment-207072 I agree with MarkBerry; I like the visual distinction.

I think another potential down-side to self-signing is that accessing keychain items is associated with the signature, so every time the app is upgraded you will be prompted to authorize access to each item.

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