Ever notice how much Halloween-themed stuff is in black, white, grey and purple?

Ever notice that Ace Awareness Week tends to fall very close to Halloween (and, this year, *on* it)?

Coincidence? …Well, yeah, almost certainly. But who’s to say we can’t have fun with it? ;)

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Lesson 1 in how not to closed-caption quiz shows: don’t give away the answer prematurely.

[Screencap of a Jeopardy clue: “In ‘Caddyshack’, this comedian said, ‘I’ll tell ya, this steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it.” The closed captioning identifies that the clue was read “as Rodney Dangerfield”.]

Seriously, does Tumblr test anything before deploying to production anymore? To say nothing of running regression tests on the production system?

Yes, let’s have every image on the dash zoomed out, but still have the bounding box be the full size of the image, so you’ve got a tiny little image in a huge white space!

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purepopfornowpeople:

Time is a flat circle.

…yeah, as wonderfully amusing as this is, I spotted it as a fake almost immediately, because I have an eye for fonts, and am old enough not only to have actually had part of my childhood in the ’80s, but to remember when Verdana came out in the mid-’90s.

I mean, seriously. Helvetica would’ve blended in perfectly with the existing text that was already in the ad… but no, whoever originally made this image had to ruin my fun by going and using Verdana.

(And you would’ve gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for those meddling font geeks…)

(via autismgender)

chavisory:

codeman38:

The reason I need subtitles when watching Doctor Who is not because Peter Capaldi is Scottish. To be perfectly honest, I find his speech patterns easier to follow than Clara’s.

No, the reason I need subs for the both of them is because they both talk a mile a minute. And between that and the frequently loud ambient noise that producers love so much these days… yeah, things get very hard to follow very easily and very quickly.

I often had the same problem with the 11th Doctor. And I don’t remember it being nearly as bad with 9 and 10, at least in the speed department— the ambient noise, on the other hand, has always been a frustration.

I need subtitles for almost everything lately.  Like, I can do without them, but…tv watching is overall a more comprehensible experience with them.

Same here, actually. I find it much less exhausting— and much easier to follow the plot— when I have subtitles enabled, for shows and movies in general.

The reason I need subtitles when watching Doctor Who is not because Peter Capaldi is Scottish. To be perfectly honest, I find his speech patterns easier to follow than Clara’s.

No, the reason I need subs for the both of them is because they both talk a mile a minute. And between that and the frequently loud ambient noise that producers love so much these days… yeah, things get very hard to follow very easily and very quickly.

I often had the same problem with the 11th Doctor. And I don’t remember it being nearly as bad with 9 and 10, at least in the speed department— the ambient noise, on the other hand, has always been a frustration.

Ugh, I am having really bad brain fog lately. Like, worse than usual. And I’m not entirely sure why.

Allergies, possibly? I’m sure that’s contributing, but that doesn’t seem like the full extent of it.

Maybe it’s just stress? I’ve been dealing with way too many different demands at work and I cannot keep track of them all— you’d have to have superpowered executive functioning to keep track of it all. But that wouldn’t explain why I’ve been getting like this even on the weekends… residual stress?

wyrdwulf:

ugh I actually hate the way nonmobile tag aggregates are set up. It just be a chronological list of posts ina single vertical line.
The way its set up with like a thousand stagered posts right up in your face is so visually overloading.

There’s a way to change this. In the upper-right corner, there are these two buttons:

two icons, one showing nine squares in a grid, the other showing three lines

Click on the right-hand one (the three lines).

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Oh, hey, I think I found the cheat code for my life.

[Screencap of the NES Game Genie with passwords “ASEXUALS INVITING SNUGGLES”. Yes, those are valid passwords. Whether they actually do anything in any game whatsoever is left as an exercise to the reader.]

dendriforming:

Noise and sound and noise and how are these people conversing? How is that even possible?

Noise.

I have had this same thought more times than I can count.