Shitty day

This morning’s melodrama was a prime example of Murphy’s Law. I woke up this morning by myself, wondering when my alarm clock (actually, the alarm feature in my Nokia 6510) was going to ring. It didn’t. Because the damn phone had hung again. I restarted the phone, and checked the time: 8.20 am. Not good. …

Whither, web books?

I was browsing around at Borders this evening, and found myself immediately drawn to a specific corner of the Computing section – the two rows of shelves dedicated to Web Culture. *destiny* What would I have put in my shopping cart, budget notwithstanding? 1. Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias (on different aspects of net …

A question of Style

After reading Jakob Nielsen’s latest article on Style Sheets, I thought, okay, I know designers are guilty of fixing font sizes so that everybody without perfect screen vision won’t be able to adjust the size of the text they’re trying to read. So how do we alter our style? We use relative (percentage) size specifications. …