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BlueQuinn

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Aug 2014

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    I did it that way round. Passed my bike test 6 years before my car test.

    Your licence will list your provisional entitlements on the back.

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    Quality.
    See you around 7

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    @cornelius_blackfoot Your iPhone 4 has a retina screen, does it not? That's 326 dots per inch. Of course it looks fine on that. It looks fabulous on that kind of resolution. On the 132 of an iPad 2 it's not so nice.

    On the subject of my motives, I'd ask how many people have said "I love the new font; it's so readable" compared with those who have said the opposite? Maybe we should run a poll. Can we do that yet?
    I have no insecure need to be proved right. However I do have an amount of experience, insight and wisdom gained over 16 years of commercial front-end development, and I am sharing that. If +Velocio chooses not to change it that's up to him, but I think that changing it will make this a better product.

    In any case, for Microcosm to be a successful platform future forum owners will probably expect to have control over the styling of their forums.

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    Elena is downloaded as a webfont, as is Source Sans Pro (which by way of contrast is an object lesson in clarity and readability on a cheap non-retina screen)

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    In fact the tiny "Bold , Italics, Link..." Etc buttons in the edit box are clearer and easier to read than this text I'm writing below them.

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    The description of this terrible font as "highly readable" amuses me.
    It might be on a retina screen but it's frightful on an iPad 2.
    Tiny squished up letterforms, low x-height, low letter spacing, poor hinting (which is better on the smaller size than the original, granted). Really to claim everything else is done in the name of legibility and then to ignore all the screen-optimised fonts in favour of this thing is baffling.

    (And yes, I do have an up to date prescription in my glasses.)

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    I was arrested for murdering a bloke with some sandpaper. I only meant to rough him up a bit.

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    Putting bikes in vans is an amateur's trick.
    Police say that most thieves do this, but they mean most thieves that are caught do this.
    Successful bike thieves break locks, hotwire bikes, defeat alarms and ride away.
    Even a slow bike can escape from a police car most of the time, whereas vans get stuck in traffic and deliver the thieves to the scene of their arrest.

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    in for Pub beers.

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