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Lost

Having watched the season 2 finale of ‘Lost’ last week, I was thinking today about why the show appeals to me so much – the acting is not the best I have ever seen and the story is arguably over-convoluted (would it have gone on this long if the show hadn’t been a hit? Probably not, so that makes it a tiny bit conniving I guess.) – but I still find it compulsive viewing.

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New HP badness

A feature which can make people appear slimmer in your photos – what with the ongoing arguments about using supper-skinny models and eating disorders, it just seems like they could have spent the development budget better somewhere else.

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In the designers mind...

“When I do a design project, I begin by listening carefully to you as you talk about your problem and read whatever background material I can find that relates to the issues you face. If you’re lucky, I have also accidentally acquired some firsthand experience with your situation.”

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FOUC round two

The FOUC (Flash of Unstyled Content) is a well known bug in the happy-go-lucky world of web design – basically speaking Internet Explorer for Windows (version 5 or above) will display a momentary flash of unstyled page content during page load if the CSS @import rule has been used to attach a style sheet to the page. Sometimes. Maybe.

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It's a series of tubes...

In a most incredible ramble, US Senator Ted Stevens explains why he voted against an amendment to a telecommunications bill (the details of the bill are not all that relevant) and demonstrates how he doesn't even have the faintest clue what it is he is talking about.

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Clichés

A couple of blog posts about clichés in design – and they are both as true as they are funny.

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