Archive for February, 2007

Feb 21 2007

$200 -> Inno Setup

Published under Business

I’ve been using Inno Setup to build installers for a variety of projects for 5+ years, for both personal and commercial projects. Inno is very high quality software, extensively debugged and robust. I prefer it to the other install-builders I’ve tried, including NSIS and various commercial packages (some of which are truly awful). When I […]

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Feb 16 2007

National Geographic Chartjunk

Published under Technology

National Geographic generally has lots of high quality content, with very high production values and attention to detail in layout and design. Keeping that in mind, I noticed this chart, below in the Feb. 2007 issue on page 56: This, sadly, is an example of what Edward Tufte calls “chartjunk”. It contains extraneous elements that […]

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