Any food place in Italy is good except for the really shady ones.
I got this in the mail today:
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It’s FREE to renew, so make sure that your privacy remains protected.
This is an example of bad design. If it’s free to renew, why don’t I have WhoisGuard set until hell freezes over?
Sometimes the world finds out about a famous person’s death. “Died from age”, the reporters say. I don’t understand how someone in their right mind can say such a thing. Age is just a number that shows how old the person is. It doesn’t impact anything directly but the amount of candles on a cake.
The more one lives the more one has experienced—good or bad. By having a paper cut on my finger I might have let a couple of dangerous bacteriae into my body—nothing excruciating—but many such cuts are lethal. So is the story for any other disease.
People don’t die from age, they die from many little scars that pile up over time.
Sometimes I need to use Private Browsing in Safari. It’s obviously a misnomer because there’s nothing private about it, but it’s generally useful to get better deals.
Once I close that window and I need to reopen the website later, I have to search for everything again. Dear Apple, please fix this!
Most hotels give customers door tags with “Do not disturb” written on them. I don’t understand why. It’s obvious that no person ever wants to be ever disturbed. If you think that it’s something about cleaning the room, it isn’t: hotels give out these tags even when you’re staying for one night.
Plus, in hotels with actual keys, you give them to the reception when leaving. So they know when you’re gone. In those with plastic cards, the hotel knows I’m in my room as soon I as open the door.
I am in one of these today, and there’s a button instead of a tag. The button works only when I have my card inside the slot (I tried the business card approach; everything works only when the card is in there), so I got a second card. And as soon as I come back from outside DND is deactivated so I have to press the button once more. This button would be super useful if it would physically block the door from being opened by hotel staff or anybody else with the key, but it just shines a barely noticeable LED.
P. S. Does the Ritz Carlton do this?
This is Monaco’s flag. It’s identical, except for in proportions, to Indonesia’s:
But Monaco has an alternative flag and pattern (mostly used on license plates), which reminds of their moneymaker the Casino, which would make Monaco instantly recognisable anywhere on Earth:
Monaco, why not make the latter the official flag?
Lines on a circle-shaped square point to where the landmarks are. This kind of navigation is perfect for a lovely medieval village like Dolceacqua: it’s useful yet unintrusive.
The Pigna Library happens to host events. There is a dedicated events block to get the readers to know about them.
When it came time to expand the “add” page beyond books, Ilya and I decided to kill the interface altogether.
To add an event, the librarian just writes what the event is. As for the plus sign, it got a beautiful frame to be on par with its friends—books.
See also: The interface is evil
Bad: buttons that are located in a weird place
Bad: buttons that make fingers bleed
Good: those that aren’t any of the above
Excellent: those that remember that you pressed them
And obviously all buttons should be responsive to touches in gloves. There should be no buttons on trains that only go through a closed space.
AliExpress: Alibaba Express
Amtrak: American track
Gerrymandering: Gerry salamandering
Grade A Under A: Grade A. Underachiever
H B O: Home Box Office
H Q: Hype Quiz
Instagram: Instant telegram
Pac-Man: Program and control Man
PCalc: Programmer’s calculator
Pixelmator: Pixel + mater (to mate)
Qualcomm: Quality communications
Skype: Sky peer-to-peer → Skyper → Skype
Tanzania: Tanganyika & Zanzibar
Uniqlo: Unique clothing
Velcro: Velours crochet
Verizon: Veritas horizon
Yandex: Yet another indexer
The more you know.