September 10th, 2009

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Oh, Yahoo Mail, what have you done?

You've changed the font on the Inbox "list of message headers" (part of the window with sender/subject/date), that's what you've done. Now only about 8 messages fit into that list and that's if I make the "message text" part smaller.

The font of the "message header list" is also very thin and often hard to read.

I am not pleased.

I'm not going to back to Yahoo Classic Mail because I like the "outlook-y" format of the new Yahoo mail. But I'm not thrilled with the new format/font choices. Who are you, IKEA??

Information on how to get my old font back would be greatly appreciated, but I doubt that Yahoo is listening.
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Inspiration from speeches, from pigeons, and from space

You can find writing inspiration in speeches, in the battles of pigeons versus technology, and in the pictures of the stars. Check these out, and get inspired!

Matthew Hughes tells a writers conference 'No Surrender!'. Yup. Persistence, or as I've heard it described "near-pathological persistence", is one of the keys to success in this field.

SA pigeon 'faster than broadband'. In South Africa, a pigeon with a USB thumb drive kicks the total butt of an ADSL connection. Ha! We used to have theoretical races like this in grad school - "What has faster transmission speed? A station wagon full of mag tapes or a 56K line?". As with the pigeon and the station wagon, sometimes simple, steady, and straightforward works just fine.

The Hubble Site has pictures from the newly-upgraded Hubble Telescope. Totally amazing. Space is a marvelous, and inspiring place. While you're there, check out the information about the proposed Webb telescope, which would sit beyond the Moon! (At the L2 Lagrange point).

This was your motivational post for the day. Get back to writing!
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 23:05 I seriously need some more water! #fb #
  • 23:08 Dang it! I missed the space station transit! One more try, tomorrow night. #fb #
  • 10:40 and Summer says "I'm not dead yet!" [101 today in Sac-town, 102 tomorrow] #fb #
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