Sunday, October 28, 2007

heard on sports radio

"the anecdote to their ills"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

All the news that's fit to print

I was listening to WNYC streaming this morning, and heard "WNYC is supported by N Y Times dot com." After a brief spiel about its merits, notable for the absence of the phrase "New York Times," it concluded with the tagline "All the news that's fit to click."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The other beautiful campus

I'm fortunate enough to be on the most beautifully landscaped campus I know. It's so lush that I forget about the flora of other campuses I've been part of. For example, this past weekend I was at San Francisco State University, and I was awed by the huge trees. How could I have forgotten these? The center of campus has paths criss-crossing grassy areas, each with towering Monterey Cypress and Monterey Pines. I've spent a lot of time hanging out under them. Unfortunately I didn't shoot my own pictures of them; I pulled this one off flickr.

Web text formatting complaints

How to make people wish they didn't have a feedback form:
The underlined terms in your [cramped, incredibly small] text display boxes are an aesthetic nightmare. They make the text hard to read. I think I understand the idea behind them. Couldn't it be implemented in a less obtrusive manner? Perhaps putting links below the field would be a reasonable compromise between prominence and disruption.