Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.

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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

The power of user-interface consistency

I'm on a machine running Spanish-language Windows, and I've discovered that the actual text in menus and toolbars is almost totally irrelevant -- I select them based on their location, not their content. In fact, my wife hadn't even noticed that the text was in Spanish until I pointed it out.

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