Tesco are changing the wording of a feature in their stores, in response to a suggestion by “The Plain English Campaign”. Guess what it is. Yep, it’s that old “10 items or less” chestnut. I bet they ended their suggestion with the admission “What can I say? I was an English major.” too. (Marks & Spencers in the UK took similar action a few years ago too, I believe.)
… So, serious question: who cares? And why?
A friend of mine would care (if he shopped there). He’s switched from Science to English and Psychology, and has always had a problem with bad grammar.
Of course, he’d care that it was wrong, but he wouldn’t make a nuisance of himself in attempting to correct it. That’s needlessly pedantic, even for him.
“Absolutely. This country should be proud that such selfless politicians take it upon themselves to lead the great unwashed to the promised land. Mr. Cowen’s previous commission as Finance Minister was akin to the ship’s master sleeping below while the cabin boy helmed the ship of destiny. A true indication of a great leader in waiting. Mr. Cowen was betrayed by the Judas Bertie, he abandoned ship knowing full well what was pending but Mr. Cowen rose magnificently to ignore the challenge. To date he has flawlessly bungled his way through the stormy seas aided and abetted by a crew of spin merchants and aye aye men who couldn’t tell a shipwreck from a work of modern art. Yes we should thank our lucky stars that there are more within the ship of fools only too willing to jump to the helm should they be required. Ready about!”—Most legend comment on Ireland’s current political landscape (via The Irish Times - News poll).
This is a nice reading, but short. Enjoy! - KB Note: still too long. Redacted to the best point.
This is what the Dalai Lama has to say for 2008. All it takes is a few seconds to read and think over. You will get a very pleasant surprise. This is true for all - even if you are not superstitious… or of whatever religious belief or faith…
Instructions for Life
… Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
… Reblog this and share good karma with all your friends and followers.
Inky contacted me, and, after he did so, I did a quick test, and discovered that I should make a retraction.
Turns out both Dashboards have the SAME amount of posts. Odd. I thought v4 had less. Must be all the full-size pictures.
So, ignore that point. The fact that you can’t turn OFF full-size pictures still gets me, though. I think it still shrinks them to fit, though. Otherwise, there’d be problems with some HUGE pictures posted by an unnamed group.
Positive: The Dashboard looks decent; removal of pointless Dashboard link; new Help link at top.
Negative: Less posts on Dashboard; images appear at full-size; seems a bit slow in Opera 9.52 beta; Groups hidden inside your tumblog name (drop-down arrow to get to them).
Neutral: Reblogs are now called Notes (hints of things to come?); icons replaced with text (as opposed to text and icons, or just icons); Customise section looks exactly the same (will be changed later?).
Summary: New design for Dashboard which is both a blessing and a curse, currently more flash than feature. Nothing much else so far. But there’s probably be something decent soon after launch.