This is how you write down Matjaž in English

Still better than mad jazz. How was I supposed to find the taxi driver that was ordered online (with my name written correctly) :)?

CHI 2012 #chi2012 PIM related posters

Just found these PIM related posters from CHI2012. These were taken with my phone so the quality is not great, but titles are still visible so a search on the web should bring you to the wanted source.

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Taps 20: Vented tap

This one I found in the office kitchen. I have 2 issues with it?

1. Why the spout is not longer so when the water flow is low it drips all over the counter

2. Why would someone want a dripping tap? I understand that the vented tap releases the pressure from water heater when the hot water expands - hence the dripping. So my next question: why not using a different heater? I had lived in houses with water heaters and non of the taps ever dripped. If it would, I wouldn't be able to sleep :).

A bedside lamp switch in the wrong place

Some light switches on bedside lamps (this one is from a hotel in States) always amazed me. Why need to put one's hand near the bulb. I admit that the new eco bulbs don't heat as much as the old ones. Nevertheless, there are other ways to do it. For example the switch in the stand or even on the electric cord. Some might argue that this is just another way to do it (like separate taps), but in my opinion it's simply wrong for security reasons. And no ... it's not intuitive to reach for the switch near the bulb if one has been warned all her/his childhood not to do it :).

Laptop hanging from the ceiling to watch movies - my solutions

This "stand" or "hang" was made in a few minutes. I put two strings around the handle of the roof window when I needed to look at several hours of video. This way in bed proved very comfortable and we started watching films like this as well. The strings might be in a way but it's not bothering us. It can be achieved with two hooks in the ceiling as well if no roof window is available.