Twitter Updates for 2010-06-12

  • it's nice having a foreigner around, so you can laugh at things like "fun size" again #
  • I just became the mayor of camille's sidewalk cafe on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/ctfwCQ #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-07

  • rt @ebertchicago "Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights." – John Wooden #
  • @mrsnewman we have a pool and you are welcome to it any time! in reply to mrsnewman #
  • attention voters in San Jose district 9: do not vote for homophobic fascist Larry Pegram, founder of hate group "Values Advocacy Council" #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-05

  • "marca global deportiva y de entretenimiento" is not "global brand sports and entertainment" but "global sports and entertainment brand" #
  • Google Translate has issues translating adjectival phrases from Spanish to English … #
  • when it comes to video recording and playback, I have to say that Android sucks. iPhone may be picky, but at least it's not just WRONG #
  • Finally got my USA-Spec iPod adapter installed in my car and now I can listen to Pandora while driving. #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-04

  • I <3 Cat Deeley. #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-05-30

  • aka IHOK (@ International Kabob House) http://4sq.com/aW1m6a #
  • What's the economic incentive to provide a senior citizens' discount? #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-05-15

  • @rnewman it's the same group that's never compiled anything on the command line and thinks that backslash should be the default separator in reply to rnewman #

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The awful new Wikipedia logo

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So, apparently the Wikimedia foundation has deployed their new logo for Wikipedia. And I must say it looks horrible. While I am pleased that they’ve selected new characters for all the other pieces of the puzzle, and they’ve cleaned up those minor problems with the Devanagari and Japanese characters, overall the new logo is a total aesthetic failure.

It is too small. Why did they decrease the size of the logo? Is there a reason for this, or was it just done arbitrarily? I think the original size was just right, and in the new size the characters are just too small.

The anti-aliasing is crap. There is not enough contrast between the characters and the piece background. The characters should be black on a light gray background, not darkish medium gray on a lightish medium gray background.

The “shadow” of the back is too dark. It is very distracting in the new logo and makes it look almost like there is a small black piece on the front of the puzzle sphere. In the original logo, the shadow is a muted gray and doesn’t distract from the rest of the logo other than to enhance the sense of three-dimensionality.

Finally, and by far most importantly, the sense of texture from the engraved edges of the pieces, making it look it was constructed from actual puzzle pieces, is completely lost. Now it just looks like someone drew the idea of a puzzle onto a smooth sphere. The the three-dimensionality of the pieces in the old logo gave the logo a very satisfying sense of texture. I spent many hours getting the lighting and texture to look just right on the original logo, and in the new logo, it doesn’t appear anyone considered the aesthetics at all, and instead just focused on the “cool” factor of making the logo a “real” 3-D model and the “PC” factor of changing the character errors and selecting new characters for the hidden pieces.

Overall, the new logo is a total flop. I hope they revert back to the old logo until these major flaws can be addressed.


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Twitter Updates for 2010-05-13

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Twitter Updates for 2010-05-12

  • living in District 9, having to decide between Cogan and Rocha. Is there any substantive difference between them I can use to decide? #

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  • Wasting time does not merit tremendous aggravation. #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-04-30

  • To everyone who was wondering, I've heard the response and the answer is "no". #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-04-29

  • Modern Family never fails to make me lol. Funniest thing on TV. #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-04-28

  • should "bank" be pronounced with the same vowel as "bake" (rather than "back")? Yes. http://is.gd/bKas1 #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-04-24

  • is adding "Like" buttons to everything. All I need now are is a physical "Like" button #
  • If anyone can run an Exchange server properly, it would have to be Microsoft, right? #
  • just had a 3-way genetic synchronicity
    I guess because it's DNA day #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-04-22

  • Anyone know of a service that enables setting up an online store for file downloads? #
  • Yes! (and it already is in CA) RT @Infrastructurst: Should Motorcycle Lane Splitting Be Legal in the U.S.? http://bit.ly/bkC02m #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-04-13

  • Nice graphic of airline mergers through the years – http://nyti.ms/cah7oe #
  • is that the game with the ball shaped like a Carbon-60 molecule? #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-04-09

  • at Trader Joes where 3 cheese pizza is way better than 4 cheese pizza #
  • If you have the job you want, you have a contemptible lack of ambition. #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-04-07

  • The difference between "how do you mean?" and "what do you mean?" (none, really): http://is.gd/bfEUO #
  • The difference between borrowing and checking out a book from the library http://is.gd/bfM5o #
  • If you're wearing pleated khakis, everyone is laughing at you behind your back. #

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  • I know you're from Turkey because you said "hı" #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-03-20

  • rt @codinghorror There are times when I find the overwhelmingly libertarian bent of the average programmer *extremely* annoying. #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-03-15

  • Zeni has run out of injera and is holding our dinner hostage until replenishments arrive. Soooooo hungry #

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  • thanks Wenger for repairing my busted watch for only $29! #

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  • some basketball player called Tony Parker just got into his black Ferrari and drove off #

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  • Cheesecake Factory – a little piece of Vegas in your hometown #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-02-27

  • dropped the office coffeemaker carafe and broke it. in front of the CEO. while trying to help him operate the coffee maker. #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-02-23

  • Flipped off a guy with a one man one woman for life bumper sticker felt good #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-02-22

  • lost an argument with Voldemort http://yfrog.com/4a7y8hmj #
  • I really shouldn't be surprised that out of the 420 wall clocks that Walmart sells, more than 400 of them are sports team-themed. #

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Twitter Updates for 2010-02-20

  • is there any benefit to rolling over my 401(k) to my new company's 401(k) company? #
  • @breanut you can has kitty burger? in reply to breanut #
  • in memory of my mother, who would have been 61 today. #

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