I Share In The Nerdrage

The sad thing about the current batch of Lenovo Thinkpads is the trackpad & trackpad button cluster is now a single dickpad (intended), and the keyboard layout is broken by design.

I realize that some tradeoffs need to be made to keep manufacture cost and weight down, but not this way. The subtle mechanical cues have been removed, which makes for an across-the-board reduction in touch typing ability.

The Comic Sans Pledge

I made this pledge a long time ago, but it bears repeating.

I, David The Machine, understand that my choice of font has the power to subconsciously & incorrectly set the tone for a piece of printed material, and as a result promise to seriously consider whether Comic Sans is an appropriate font choice before using it in any printed work in the future.

Signed,
David The Machine

Via http://comicsanscriminal.com/

Terrible Typography

I’m a web developer in my day job. I work the front- and back-end, and I have to practice good typography as part of what I do.

My commute takes me by this piece of work at a car rental place:

Terrible Typography

The problems with this are many:

It’s some small consolation that the shop is out of business, but it has more to do with the lackluster California tourist industry, not the poor signage.

In the meantime, this will be an enduring collection of many of my pet peeves.

Edit: add link for Grocer’s Apostrophes