Various Links and Web Designer Resumes

Some Windows 2000 users are seeing this error message when they attempt to change their password:

"Error Message: Your Password Must Be at Least 18770 Characters and Cannot Repeat Any of Your Previous 30689 Passwords". It's another Microsoft® bug. (Via Blogdex)

In other password silliness, people are still using social security numbers as passwords. Don't do this.

The new version of the password preview/debugging page is nearly complete. This version will do typability and password silliness checks, such as repeated characters, number patterns that look like dates, phone or social security numers, passwords like "password" and the like. I keep on find more silly passwords to add. Submissions welcome at .

This is a funny movie about switching to the dark side. No, not MicroSoft® , the dark side of the force in acual Star Wars®™ movies. Just watch.

This one may only appeal to web designer types. Find out how much of a page is text content, and how much is just HTML and graphics. It's the GetContentSize tool by Adrian Holovaty. I'm happy to report that Zen Haiku fares well, getting 40% - 60%. If you think that's low, many newspaper and TV sites weigh in at 5% - 8%.

Speaking of links, I was looking at my stats for the past week or so, and discovered that my resume is (as of November 9th) hit #8 for for the search web designer resume (without quotes even). I assume this is mostly temporary, since Google boosts recently changed stuff, and I changed my resume the 8th. I also assume the more often I link to my resume, the better google will rank it. I wonder if google ranks higher if you keep on mentioning google, and if you link to google?

Okay, I'll stop now. :-P

Posted by Chad Lundgren on Saturday, November 9, 2002 (Link)


Posted by Wayne Lundgren Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 11:00 AM

Way cool! Did you also know if you search chad lundgren you are the first hit but if you search for me my page is like 10,000 pages down. I guess I better break out mirc and get Dreamweaver again and make a real page :/ Last time I tried to make a nice looking page it was well... a pos, so I resigned myself to a simple page of text with poor grammer to boot.

Posted by Joshua Kaufman Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 10:57 AM

Chad, Chad, Chad. I'm seriously disappointed. Your resume has light orange text on a light blue background! Contrast, contraaast!

Contrast and Usability:

Posted by Jeff Winkler Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 06:13 PM

Yes, I think that color combo is pretty bad too..unless it's a plan to change it -again- for the google juice :)

Posted by Chad Lundgren Friday, November 15, 2002 at 12:02 PM

So Josh, is there a reason why the word Resume at the top of your resume is light gray on a white background? This is the same color scheme that the infamous Jack Schonchin kvetched about on the Boxes and Arrows site. The page you linked to featured the cartoonish exageration of very light yellow on a white background and dark blue on a black background, neither of which I have ever committed.

That being said, I'm not happy with the color scheme, and have been playing with it. Given the feedback, I suspect a newer version will emerge.

Heck, it's XHTML and CSS, I could easily change it every day.

Posted by Joshua Kaufman Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 12:35 AM

The word "Resume" is light gray on a white background because that is the color scheme of my website. Yes, I realize it's the same color scheme as used on Boxes and Arrows - I didn't design Boxes and Arrows, and I think the infamous Jack Schonchin shots at whatever targets he can find. Yes, the page I linked to featured a slightly cartoonish exaggeration. I didn't mean to imply that you committed either crime. I linked to it only as an example, and should have been clearer in that regard. My apologies if I offended your design sense.

That being said, thanks for changing the color scheme on your resume.