mnmal:

I hate spam. I hate it with all the hatred I have reserve for the most horrendously grotesque of things.

Having Tumblr enable this “fan messaging” is really, really bad. And since there is no way to get rid of this and I have crap like the one on this picture coming ALL the time, I’m taking Minimal somewhere else where you’ll have to be cleared before even be allowed to follow the blog.

So, to all the readers thank you and I am sorry but I am done with this.

Thanks a lot tumblr.

mnmal:

I hate spam. I hate it with all the hatred I have reserve for the most horrendously grotesque of things.

Having Tumblr enable this “fan messaging” is really, really bad. And since there is no way to get rid of this and I have crap like the one on this picture coming ALL the time, I’m taking Minimal somewhere else where you’ll have to be cleared before even be allowed to follow the blog.

So, to all the readers thank you and I am sorry but I am done with this.

Thanks a lot tumblr.

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Like 17.7 million American women, I have been raped.
Like 73% of survivors, I was raped by someone I knew and trusted.
Like 50% of survivors, I was raped in my own home.
Like 40% of survivors, I reported my assault to the police.
Like 94% of survivors, I never saw my rapist spend one day in jail 
Not because there was a lack of evidence, but because I was too ashamed to take the stand.
I was wearing sweatpants and had not been drinking. I was not walking alone down a dark alley in a bad neighborhood. I followed all of the “rules” for not getting raped.
Stop teaching women how to avoid being raped; Teach men to not rape


GOD DAMMIT FUCKING THIS

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Like 17.7 million American women, I have been raped.

Like 73% of survivors, I was raped by someone I knew and trusted.

Like 50% of survivors, I was raped in my own home.

Like 40% of survivors, I reported my assault to the police.

Like 94% of survivors, I never saw my rapist spend one day in jail 

Not because there was a lack of evidence, but because I was too ashamed to take the stand.

I was wearing sweatpants and had not been drinking. I was not walking alone down a dark alley in a bad neighborhood. I followed all of the “rules” for not getting raped.

Stop teaching women how to avoid being raped; Teach men to not rape

GOD DAMMIT FUCKING THIS

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seldo:


This is genuinely Microsoft’s idea of a “streamlined”, “optimized” UI for Windows Explorer. They were so proud of it they wrote a blog post about it.
The post is a sort of masterpiece of crazy rationalization, but I think my favourite part may be this screenshot:

Here, they proudly overlay the UI with data from their research into how often various commands are used. They use this to show that “the commands that make up 84% of what users do in Explorer are now in one tab”. But the more important thing is that the remaining 50% of the bar is taken up by buttons that nobody will ever use, ever, even according to Microsoft’s own research. And yet somehow they remain smack bang in the middle of the interface. The insanity is further enriched by this graph:

Again, this is Microsoft’s own research, cited in the same post: nobody — almost literally 0% of users — uses the menu bar, and only 10% of users use the command bar. Nearly everybody is using the context menu or hotkeys. So the solution, obviously, is to make both the menu bar and the command bar bigger and more prominent. Right?
Microsoft UI has officially entered the realm of self-parody.


There are just no words.

seldo:

This is genuinely Microsoft’s idea of a “streamlined”, “optimized” UI for Windows Explorer. They were so proud of it they wrote a blog post about it.

The post is a sort of masterpiece of crazy rationalization, but I think my favourite part may be this screenshot:

Here, they proudly overlay the UI with data from their research into how often various commands are used. They use this to show that “the commands that make up 84% of what users do in Explorer are now in one tab”. But the more important thing is that the remaining 50% of the bar is taken up by buttons that nobody will ever use, ever, even according to Microsoft’s own research. And yet somehow they remain smack bang in the middle of the interface. The insanity is further enriched by this graph:

Again, this is Microsoft’s own research, cited in the same post: nobody — almost literally 0% of users — uses the menu bar, and only 10% of users use the command bar. Nearly everybody is using the context menu or hotkeys. So the solution, obviously, is to make both the menu bar and the command bar bigger and more prominent. Right?

Microsoft UI has officially entered the realm of self-parody.

There are just no words.

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Music of My Heart

I’ve spent a great majority of my adulthood looking for, collecting and listening to music. I’ve actually become quite the expert at not only tracking down certain music that I happen to be obsessed with, but also finding out all the information I can about said album, then scouring the internet for high quality artwork to accompany it in my iTunes library. Sometimes I wonder if the hunt is more of a thrill than actually listening to the music because I’d say that I have yet to actually listen to a full third of my library, but that really is neither here nor there.

What I have done this year in addition is try to limit myself to pre-released music. In the day and age of the internet and pre-release leaks, it becomes easy to hear most if not all of an album you’re anticipating days, weeks or even months before the actual release. It can spoil you and by the time the album is out, it’s old hat and you’re already looking for your next fix. Well I am trying to bring back the old feeling of nostalgia by holding off on not only leaks, but even band (label) sanctioned leaks or pre-release tracks so not only am I surprised, but I also have the whole album as context for the music. So far it’s worked out pretty well, I accidentally listened to a few tracks before I became aware that I was looking forward to that band’s upcoming release, but I don’t even remember those tracks now, so no harm, no foul.

Next month is September (in case you have forgotten) and in that month, I know of at least five albums I wish to hear, they are as follows:

  • Blink-182’s Neighborhoods
  • Dream Theater’s A Dramatic Turn of Events
  • Mastadon’s The Hunter
  • Opeth’s Heritage
  • Thrice’s Major/Minor

I am looking forward to each of these for various reasons and some more than others. I don’t expect to be WOWed by Dream Theater or to be honest, Blink-182, which was one of my favorite bands growing up (Angels and Airwaves just left a really bad taste in my mouth). On the other hand I am fully expecting Opeth and Thrice to blow me away because I know they are both really talented bands and love a majority of their past catalog. Of course I know Mastadon will no doubt give another heavy slab of progressive metal.

There was really no reason for this post other than for me to get out some of my feelings and thoughts about music because I have been fully enamored by it as of late, mostly indulging my senses with Norwegian and Swedish Black Metal from the nineties, but that’s for another time. For now I just wanted to be able to look back and see how wrong or right I was about the albums I mentioned and to share a little something with the world.

I think government should get out of the marriage business completely. When it comes to civil unions, I think the government should endorse civil union between heterosexual or homosexual couples—that that should be something that government would endorse. Leave marriage to the churches.

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Gary Johnson, Republican candidate for president in 2012, answering the questions from the CNN debate he was excluded from.

Sold.

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This right here is the right idea, which coincidentally I’ve been saying for years.

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Delicious CSS

So tonight started with me working on my buddy Tim’s new site design for his band The Longshot, however working on that design gave me the itch to tinker with mine to make a few changes I came up with and to fix a few things. But after spending some time with it I realized I liked this design and structure so I just retrofit this theme with some of the changes and in the end kept it pretty much as is. There’s still more I want to do, but for now I am happy.

Other than that I don’t really do much on here, do I?