The world according to Sven-S. Porst
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And a few bullets du jour:
When shopping today the record store was already closed at 4. Lazy bastards.
Checkout people having to chat to you – OMG, who'd want that?! (via 2lmc).
In the same context: Sainsbury vs. Tesco and general Supermarket demographics.
I strongly believe in things like
you are what you eat,
you are where you shop and
you shop wherever is most convenient. OK, that's slightly contradictory, but it works. Those ultra-cheap supermarkets are quite dire.
What a nice idea – freeing your books. (via wil)
Yesterday the topic of who owns whom came up somehow – with someone claiming that bastard company Nestlé belongs to Kraft (i.e. Philip Morris, i.e. some crappy pseudo-Latin name these days) by now. Looking up on the 'net revealed it doesn't, but I couldn't find a handy overview type-of-thing that neatly lists the hierarchy à la Philip Morris aka crappy pseudo-Latin name owns Kraft owns Suchard who make Milka chocolates... That kind of thing in a comprehensive and easy to use way. Any pointers.
While 'researching' this we referred to the 'No Logo' book. I dawned on me then that my copy is completely set in Rotis Semi Sans, which may be another reason why the font family looked so familiar to me back then. I don't think it's a good face for long texts, though.
I also found that the attac people could use a prettier website with a working find field. Just because the bad guys have big websites doesn't mean you can't have one as well.
An article on how it may be nice to use pictures to make big numbers easier to understand and on how people often overdo this – leading to completely ridiculous analogies.
Apple run MSOffice 2004 ads on their front page these days. The main benefits are
Improved user interface using Quartz effects – gee whiz –
Record audio notes in Word – aka useless in SimpleText since 1995 or so. I see huge productivity increases because of these.
In the seminar talk I'll give tomorrow, I'll prove this little bastard
What will take most of the time, though, is explaining what the various symbols mean. Only the (-1) is obvious, and the [TX] perhaps, but everything else cries for technical discussion.
June 7, 2004, 0:18