Month: January 2008

Supporting an apology

Photo from GetUp! Here’s the text of the e-mail I just sent to my MP: I just wish to offer my support for the Labor government’s decision to take the hugely symbolic and just action of apologising on behalf of… Read More ›

Greenwashing: dodgy green claims

CHOICE, the consumer activist group1, have a longstanding campaign targeting misleading “green claims” in advertising. Photo by Daveybot Organisations may mislead consumers by promoting themselves and their products as ‘eco-friendly’, ‘green’, ‘sustainable’ or ‘environmentally friendly’ and so on, when in… Read More ›

Oh, we hatessss them

15 Design Decisions That Annoy Readers addresses one of my pet peeves. Snap Shots allow a reader to view a website’s design by simply hovering over a link. The feature is annoying for several reasons: Readers have no choice in… Read More ›

Dear Tailgater

The closer you are to my rear bumper, the slower I go. This is not done merely to annoy you (that’s just a bonus). This is a safety issue. See, if you are right on my tail, and if I… Read More ›

Thoughts from a SAHD

On how differently he is treated when he’s doing exactly the same job as any full-time mum, and nothing more than women have done forever. Treating us much the same will be real equality. And it will be much harder… Read More ›

More maths fun

It’s no Gomboc, but the boy produced this earlier today using a maths renderer. The function is f(x,y) = (πx3)×y He also thinks you all should know about Acid2, which test your browser to see if it is latest-standards compliant.