When Thoughtful Words Mattered
"Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics,
such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and
clean streets and public parks and playgrounds."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
I read a short article in my email today, from
http://www.ehn.org/, about the woman who’s name
adorns many places in Florida, (Including a high school
that is now the starting point for sane laws regarding firearms).
Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who survived
a preventable massacre are currently being vilified in the
predominantly right wing biased mass media.
They will not be pushed aside of talked down to. I support them
and all those who will vote for the restoration and future of
Treehouse squirrel snacking
This quote was in my email feed from Finimize and I liked it.
I removed the cookies so you could freely enjoy Eleanor Roosevelt’s thoughtful observation.
(click the link if you want to visit a modern financial news site)
Spring Is Still Busting Out All Over
The cactus that never quits
Some of the applications and programs that I have been using
for years are changing in unfortunate ways. Some are changing
to subscription services, some have been bought by other
companies and some are making poorly considered changes
just for the sake of changing.
Stunning iris in Dottie’s garden
Even this blogger site is “modernizing” its way toward
uselessness and will soon be unusable for writers and bloggers
who prefer to create from their own minds, rather than be
trapped in a collection of cut and paste stickers, templates
and other border walls.
I originally designed my Phil’s Place page layout to provide
just the right balance of white space, shapes and blocks of
text that would visually convey the spirit of my musings.
That worked for a few years. Only small adjustments have
been required. Like redesigning the masthead and changing
the size of images and trying to keep text from being converted
to something ugly, (like Arial).
Happy hummingbird baby
I think where Apple, and now Google are going in
the wrong direction is by trying to combine smartphone
apps with real computer programs. At least that is my
experience with photography, music recording, video
production and graphic design.
The latest updated, redesigned, unusable or abandoned
Apple programs like GarageBand, iMovie, iWebs and iPhoto
are perfect examples of planned obsolescence and bad judgement.
The iPhone versions are cute and that is nice on iPhones.
I am using older versions of the Mac applications because
the new versions lack the controls needed for original works.
Magic iris tests million colors retina displays
That’s my excuse for not writing this blog for awhile.
The last time I published it, everything was reshaped and
rearranged to where things got all squished together and text
ran off the page. It was horrifying to see this carefully crafted
blog discombobulated and trashed by poorly written code.*
I suspect that something weird will happen here, too.
*It did happen and I have had to chop up the text to fit this mobile
App format. I think it looks like shit. I apologize.