I don’t watch TV, and my social media inputs are from a fairly narrow and predictable band of sources. I do read a newspaper, The San Francisco Chronicle, but that probably further insulates me from the news of the day. If you strike up a conversation with me and mention something topical, there’s a fair […]Read more "Where have you gone, Andrew Sullivan?"
I was looking at this article in the Atlantic, mainly for the web design. This appears to be the way we’re going now with responsive design for traditional print publishers. The NYT just did it too, so it must be good. Lots of white space, compact navigation at the top, and pull quotes and sidebar […]Read more "What are we to believe?"
My dashboard told me that the car’s oil life had reached 5%. I had to take the dashboard’s word for it – it knows more about these things than I do. To remedy the situation, I contacted the service station (are we still calling them that?) where I usually go via their web site and […]Read more "Car trouble"
The WordPress Dashboard tells me that this will be my 500th Mellowcat communication. It all started in October 2008, following the lead (once again) of The Letter. The first couple of posts were just notes to myself, but then I started to get the hang of it and branched out into the Important Information that […]Read more "going meta"
So, I’m apparently going to be pointing out web site errors all the time now? This will quickly become tedious. But before it does, here’s another one for you. My Google alerts for hometown news included an intriguing headline: Does not go online. Now you’ve got me clicking. The content (it’s a comparison of insurance […]Read more "in fact it does"
This text appears on a web page on the Internet: Here is some information about this project. The client approached us with this in mind, we sourced the wood from this place, the construction was interesting because of these things. We built them an office space, an entrance, we worked with this architect. No doubt […]Read more "placeholder"
Is everybody already familiar with Andrew Sullivan‘s “View From Your Window” project? If not, he’s been posting reader-submitted photos with place names as a regular feature in his blog, and in the past year he’s been running a VFYW contest each week, where he posts a photo and readers submit guesses as to the location. […]Read more "vfyw hunting"
A fun recent activity has been helping out with the assembly of Boise Song Talk, a web site that features episodes from last year’s TV series. It was shown on TVCTV, a public access cable channel in Boise, ID, in case you were wondering “how did I miss this?”. I watched the episodes through […]Read more "everything is free now"
Mellowcat was tossing birds when tossing birds wasn’t cool.Read more "ahead of the game"
Researching a work thing the other day and I ran across a comment in some technical support site from a guy with similar question to my own. He indicated that he was looking for some guidance that would be in “laments terms”. I know how he feels. There was an article in the paper about […]Read more "that’s one way to put it"