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Michael Burgstahler @twotribes Stuttgart, Germany

Theoretical physicist gone designer since 1992. Founding member of @thevirtualbrain project, lover of everything @rikiki_bonjour does.

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@GrumpusNation Comes in handy for Stacy when shopping for Xmas :P http://t.co/R63ghgzc0dTim Cook is the only CEO in the Fortune 1000 who is out.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerWhen I'm working with familiar tools. http://t.co/zFMaryKoKjSamsung just announced it's gay too
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerRespect, @tim_cook http://t.co/gsCtUxkb2u"Think about what this means for us as an industry. When we're rejecting 75% to 85% of the impressions available, that's a problem."Welcome to online advertising: "Kraft Says It Rejects 75% to 85% of Digital Ad Impressions Due to Quality Concerns" http://t.co/JpkdeU2KFg@asymco Wasn't aware that he tried before :)Decoding Apple as a luxury tools company: http://t.co/ZmdwyXS3K8 /cc @asymco
10/30
2014
1989: The WWW. Text-only 1993: The <img> tag 2006: Twitter 2012: Medium 2016: All webpages are 140 chars below a 10-page-high header image
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@monkbent Orthografieannäherungstaktik
10/29
2014
If nobody comes from the future to stop you, how bad can the decision really be?
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler51% of Americans believe that stormy weather has an effect on cloud computing.
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10/28
2014
"2 massive, hairy hairballs of people that want little to do w/ one another, only listening to their side & firing volleys across the chasm"#GamerGate: "Digging through 316,669 tweets from three days of Twitter’s two-month-old trainwreck" https://t.co/xX8ymiPIgQ"More than security and convenience, Apple Pay has another huge advantage: accessibility." http://t.co/zhnlGcKylm /via @gruberPretty nice work by Pentagram on the identity redesign for the MIT Media Lab: http://t.co/8om7WAfTPK@sammywalrusiv Many small mom-n-pop stores in Europe take cash only. People even ask beforehand if they accept cards. No problem if not.A sane reminder: "Brand building in a digital age: A compass for uncharted waters" http://t.co/29z5c4EjUoThe greatest trick computer science ever pulled was convincing the world all problems can be solved with another level of indirection.
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10/27
2014
Oops. Another big security hole in Unix/Linux: strings() is vulnerable. http://t.co/jcxHvx6G6vGoogle considers its own website to be a security risk :P http://t.co/fEyS0FJ6i2A very deep dive into the question, "What happened to women programmers?" http://t.co/wTofwhp6c4
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@r00p OMG https://t.co/i1dC6cUKM0
10/25
2014
3 weeks left until I'm joining @thevirtualbrain again for Node#2 in Washington, and #SFN2014. http://t.co/ZsjoEaqoPj http://t.co/orjhorzCSAHoly fucking shit this is a photo from the SURFACE OF A COMET how cool is that http://t.co/7OmOMtVGc4
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahlerw͢͢͝h͡o͢͡ ̸͢k̵͟n̴͘ǫw̸̛s͘ ̀́w͘͢ḩ̵a҉̡͢t ̧̕h́o̵r͏̵rors̡ ̶͡͠lį̶e͟͟ ̶͝in͢ ͏t̕h̷̡͟e ͟͟d̛a͜r̕͡k̢̨ ͡h̴e͏a̷̢̡rt́͏ ̴̷͠ò̵̶f̸ u̧͘ní̛͜c͢͏o̷͏d̸͢e̡͝@cameronmoll Jira. All the time.The evolution of Windows, neatly visualized. http://t.co/HHzNukXWCuMicrosoft sells 1 million Surface PC/tablet hybrid thingies in a quarter: Resounding success story. Apple sells 12 million iPads: Doomed.
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10/24
2014
Fun comparison. http://t.co/Yazz8B8a6t
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler"The addiction to targeting… has derailed the advertising industry from concentrating on its real job -- creating interesting messages."
10/23
2014
"Come play with us, Danny!" https://t.co/TmFiS3umus Bravo, Ikea! :D
10/22
2014
Animated GIF in the email signature of a multi-national corporation. What was the meeting like where this was considered to be awesome?
10/21
2014
@sammywalrusiv FB messenger, Apple Mail, Feedly, Camera These are used daily. Weekly, it would be more like 8-10.@SammyWalrusIV 1) 4 2) 7 3) about $100Weeks of programming can save you hours of planning.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@okoroezenwa Yes, I discovered that principle early on. But since my bar was missing the "Apps" icon, I got stuck on the "phone" icon & lost@okoroezenwa Exactly. It was a self-referencing link only a few days ago.@okoroezenwa When you're in the Music store, you can (again) open a pulldown selector on "Music" to jump. Wasn't possible a few days ago.@okoroezenwa Muahahaha… just discovered that they have fixed the AppStore discovery problem. Now I can jump from within the store UI :P@okoroezenwa I take issue with size hierarchy, size of important click targets, and most major areas aren't aligned at all in both axes.@okoroezenwa Funny. There is a tutorial window? I had no idea and can't find it now :)@okoroezenwa :P No, really – the "apps" icon wasn't present in the new top bar by default after I upgraded.When marketing feels confident enough to demonstrate the new software after the devs handed it over. http://t.co/Lt65ZRrWBF@okoroezenwa The "new" main navigation on top is a good idea but sloppily executed. Get info window is still modal… after how many years?@okoroezenwa I see the effort & accept that it's a huge challenge 2 tame this tiger. But hey, it took me > 10 mins 2 find the AppStore again@okoroezenwa Lots of problems: Terrible feature discovery, opaque notifications, sloppy layout and alignments etc.Apple's iTunes developer team is where UI excellence goes to suffer and die. iTunes 12 is a textbook example of how to violate the user.
10/20
2014
Using CSS to track actions .specific-button:active { background: url(http://www․google-analytics․com/collect[PARAMS]); } @chriscoyier
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10/16
2014
Your password must contain at least two female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man.
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10/15
2014
Feature creep. http://t.co/NiWPylobHp
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10/14
2014
Sigourney Weaver's yearbook photo http://t.co/6SWqY1YETR
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerThe result of EU cookie law: • Sites continue to set cookies and your privacy isn’t any better. • Every site now has an annoying banner.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerNokia's phones not subject the #bendgate http://t.co/n95T6Z2TKK“But one time, she updated something called Java, and […] a new line of icons appeared.” — http://t.co/YrKnqORyYT
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerNerds: "And that’s where the problem lies. We’re still behaving like the rebel alliance, but now we’re the Empire." http://t.co/KU4KGUxAHM"Decades have proven that our way was largely right and the critics were wrong, so our habit of not listening has become deeply entrenched.""Our ingrained sense of victimization has become a perverse justification for bullying. That’s why I’m calling time on nerd culture. "
10/13
2014
@grumpusnation @hcmarks We invent variants of VERBOTEN on a daily basis.@grumpusnation @hcmarks But of course. We're soaked from Schadenfreude about your poor tongues.UFO in Beijing? No, it's smog shrouded tower http://t.co/piLeAMFEZz UFO certainly can't find Beijing http://t.co/67VHD7svnW
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10/10
2014
When I win the argument against all odds. https://t.co/oJlvYXoP5q
10/8
2014
@TheMacalope "Is Samsung Sales Disaster Bad for Apple?" – Betteridge's Law in the first paragraph already http://t.co/zASizK3tuSWhen I feed the function unsanitized parameters, hoping they will still work. https://t.co/X8uPqLyQhu
10/7
2014
Client: "I'll send you a link for a free admission to the exhibition." Client sends screenshot. Typing a 120 char URL – like an animal.
10/6
2014
A web designer walks into a bar, -moz-bar, -webkit-bar, -ms-bar, -o-bar, @‍supports (min-age: 21) {
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10/5
2014
#trickledown http://t.co/dgpHcoMOfC
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10/4
2014
Million dollar idea: $0.99 iOS keyboard that's just the default keyboard with the pre-iOS 7 shift key
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@monkbent I always found the BusinessWeek cover from a year earlier more damning :) https://t.co/F57PfF2Z6k
10/3
2014
Auf Twitter trennt sich die Spreu vom Wahnsinn.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@r00p nice compositions, subject choices and light here: http://t.co/QFasnpi85V
10/2
2014
Dear people who create corporate identities, please include a vector version of the logo in SVG format with RGB colors for screen use.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerA Microsoft developer explains in a Reddit thread why Windows 10 is called Windows 10. http://t.co/qJFi8yJEJg
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@ucllc This isn't a file name but the image file itself :) Encoded as data URI.@GrumpusNation Cake!… oh wait… http://t.co/YTa3acjxH2“Photoshop is the most effective way to show your clients what their website will never look like.” — @StephenHay
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10/1
2014
Calculating <table> column width in pixels like it's 1999. #groan@getwired Windows Nein.
9/30
2014
Maybe the saddest book ever written http://t.co/zCzrhVY5ok
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@grumpusnation @cpedraza We're much deeper in the mess than you can imagine. Try finding out what you get when ordering a "Diesel" in a bar.
9/29
2014
Nothing ruins a social network like people.
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9/28
2014
Java vs. c++ visualized :) http://t.co/K09mFlJ7CS
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9/27
2014
@grumpusnation Glad to see that I'll tell a more typographic ocean, right then, right there :P http://t.co/ZsjoEaqoPj #revealingscience@glennf Aww… I didn't know you could be so condimental!Shellshock via DHCP. https://t.co/a3wjorbaON Shit’s real now, Apple This needs a save.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerTried out Google Hangout for the first time. Verdict: Not very polished, 10x more CPU load and network traffic than Skype. #mehA venture capitalist doesn’t invest in the business, they invest in the exit. Understand this and you’ll understand venture capital.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@r00p very different style of food photography http://t.co/GlxoPd7twM"Reviews of expensive restaurants r more likely 2 use sexual metaphors, while the food at cheaper restaurants tends 2 be compared to drugs."
9/26
2014
"If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer."
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerNo security vulnerability disclosure is complete without a logo. #ShellShock http://t.co/yZFDj745Po
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerThe Oxford, Walken and Shatner Commas (via Reddit): http://t.co/5HV47ynKaX
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9/25
2014
"Your designer’s goal should be your success, not your happiness.""…you’re going to spend a lot of time with these people… They will find out things about you that not even your mother knows.""Selecting a design partner is a pain in the ass. Designers can be difficult. And the process is a mystery."Awesome + true post by @monteiro: "These 8 Tricks to Selecting a Design Partner Will Amaze You": https://t.co/BQI4nr1dSy– Sooo good :)OH: QA Engineer walks into a bar. Orders a beer. Orders 0 beers. Orders 999999999 beers. Orders a lizard. Orders -1 beers. Orders a sfdeljkn
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9/24
2014
Hell is pictures from other photographers covering the same event as you – but they're not exactly straightened. CAN NOT UNSEE.
9/23
2014
@thethinkbox Every tweet you make, every click you take, we've been watching you… :-P
9/19
2014
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