This is Robin Day's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Robin Day's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Robin Day
Recent Activity
Whilst I agree with the fundamentals of this post and the problems of A/B testing I think the analogy with Groundhog Day is completely wrong. The "Perfect Date" was never the perfect outcome of Groundhog Day and therefore achieving it did not end the movie. Once that particular goal was achieved it produced another failure. The true perfect outcome was for Groundhog Day to end. This did eventually happen after many more outcomes were achieved and this is when the A/B testing scenario happened. So whilst A/B testing can be considered "bad". Groundhog Day itself is an absolutely perfect example of how it could work, not how it couldn't.
Just because it's hard/impossible doesn't mean it's completely wrong to do it. I'd rather see a few clbuttic mistakes that certain words all over kids internet browsers.
I use three monitors with two cards without a problem. Very simple setup. I did buy one of these SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY RADEON HD 4850X2 1GB GDDR3 PCI-E QUAD-DVI http://www.amazon.co.uk/SAPPHIRE-TECHNOLOGY-RADEON-QUAD-DVI-FULL-RETAIL/dp/B0028YB690/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1270808484&sr=8-1 Which in theory was great and the price was no real different from two cards. However, my workstation was unable to power it. It has no problem with two individual 4850s but this monster needed so many power cables and just caused random crashes because of the juice it pulled on my standard PSU. Bear in mind this is a high efficiency PSU on a fairly new HP Workstation. I wasn't about to upgrade the PSU so went back to two cards!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2010 on Three Monitors For Every User at Coding Horror
The problem with the "Ejector Seat" analogy is that whilst accidental deployment is bad, not being able to deploy easily is arguably worse!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on The Opposite of Fitts' Law at Coding Horror
Robin Day is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 24, 2010