Tuesday, December 14, 2004

k3b iso burning

After reading gill's k3b story http://www.valdyas.org/fading/index.cgi/software/bright.html I thought I would chip in. I did the exact same thing the first time I wanted to burn an iso using k3b. I opened the iso image (really putting it into the current "image") and then burned it. What really happened was I got a dud that had 1 file.... the iso. Now of course once you have done it once I too know how to burn an iso image using k3b, but this presents a interesting area of UI. As a developer because you know every area of your app so well that you can't ever look at the app as a noobie. It is surprising what you find when you plop someone down in front of your application who has never seen it before and see what they do (and don't say *anything*!). They will probably learn quickily what to do, but then your job is to go back and rework the app so newbies can learn even faster. In k3b's case burning dude cd's is a big learning expense.

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