they makin’ me sekur

With the help of several other people (a group design!) from this years Boston GNOME Summit.  I was finally able to rework one of the important dialogs many update applications suffer from.  I think the end result is more fun, intuitive, and thus probably more secure. :)

I can haz sekret kee?

I’ve got a bunch more made up as well that I’ll post later.

14 responses to “they makin’ me sekur

  1. You should make a lolcat hackergotchi and put it there instead of the default icon :-)

  2. Surely the iconography on the aptly-named “haz seekrit key” button isn’t correct?

    (this is still more usable than yes/no buttons btw)

    – Chris

  3. Chris: That was a tough editorial decision. :) The button text was decided because the main text of the dialog is basically asking if the _Computer_ can have the key. A weird question for the person to answer in lolcat speak or regular terms.

  4. Yeah, I got the text okay, just confused about the “return” icon (as opposed to something more suitable, such as a green tickbox, or a cheezburger).

    So is there a mailing list for the lolcat L10 team yet? This is clearly an attractive niche market!

    – Chris

  5. Ah, good point. The icon is the default “Continue” icon. *shrug*

    At the Summit we wondered how much work it would be to create the LOLcale we all really desire. I think using a script to handle most of the conversions and then improving the rest by hand would let us cover significant ground. :)

  6. HAI

    Are there LOLCAT bindings for GNOME?



  7. Please don’t post anymore. lolCats lost their appeal about a month after they were first introduced.

  8. Joseph

    But the *real* question is:

    Wherez kitteh?!

  9. KM3K

    Maybe there should be a whole en-LOL localization

  10. Ceiling Cat

    Hai, Ceiling Cat knows ur sekrit key. I has it!


  11. Anonymous

    gb2 /b/

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