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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Monday July 17, 2006
10:06 AM

Just who do you think you're talking to?

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Yet another reminder that being circumspect is often a good thing.

Him: have you seen
Ovid: yes.
Him: what did you think of it?
Ovid: I like the stories but the interface is really ugly.
Him: Really? I designed that interface.


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  • I think it's an ugly interface too.
  • If no-one tells him the truth, he'll never learn better design, or to avoid design.

    The Reg's banner itself is kind of classy, but the headline layout is odd and quirky at best. I'm sure their advertisers like the brassy-ness of the ad borders, but it just makes it easier for me to ignore them. Althought the flow-around the central display add on stories is annoying. And to headlines DE-emphasized on a roll-over is just WRONG.

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;
  • And he should be told...
  • I wrote "The One with the Fountainhead" [] which is a Friends' episode that parodies the book "The fountainhead by Ayn Rand". Now, one day I came to an Israeli Group of Linux Users meeting, and met there a girl whom I only knew from the Internet until then.

    We started talking and then she mentioned that she encountered a parody of the Fountainhead in her web-crawling. I asked her "Oh! Modelled around a Friends episode?" and she said "Yes! It was one of the most horrid things I read recently.".

    So I told

  • Did he then rant at you about their failed attempt to deploy Bric? ;)
    • Oh, yes. I got an earful. Of course, it also makes perfect sense how they shot themselves in the foot over that, but it's possible I heard a bit more about their internal working than I should. Let's just say that if you're going to use Bricolage, you will not save money with the cheapest bidder.