Save the world with dark colors
Posted on November 16th, 2007
Today was mostly spent configuring the new Shell Replacement. The main menu took about 2 hours to configure, and a few other things needed tweaked. The Delphi IDE doesn't play well with this shell, but Lazarus' IDE has no troubles. Fortunately there's a place to disable the shell's skin on select programs. All in all, everything is working great.

I think tomorrow will be spent cleaning; it's about that time and I need to make a backup or two.

Mom seems to have picked up something; she's seeing the doctor as I post. Hopefully whatever it is gets cleared up in a jiffy.

The only other notable bit about today is that it's the 10th Anniversary of the User Friendly comic strip. That's ten years of steady jokes about the IT world. Quite a feat.

Links for today:

Non-lethal mouse traps made out of everyday things. There are some clever ideas there.

3D Logic 2 is a simple but challenging 3D logic puzzle.

Appearently Father Christmas isn't very PC. Santas are being told not to say "Ho ho ho" because "ho" is slang for prostitute. Keep in mind, nobody is telling any other minority group to stop using that word.

Earlier today I ran across something odd. It's a version of the Google search with white text on a black background. It's called Blackle. The dark background is supposedly better for the eyes and is an energy-saving trick. Black is Green. Another site talks about the light on dark colors. The group that runs Blackle also runs Calorifica, a nutrition information search engine. Since the people behind Blackle are so green-minded, why does Calorifica have a bright white background? Also, why is its logo a rip off of Coca Cola's logo? Did they think nobody would notice?

Lastly, while black may save the world, this blog is staying green in the usual meaning of the word.
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