Archive for category: Oz
- Why is every car in Australia chartreuse? (2004.11.05)
- Free chromostereopsis with every help session! (2004.11.02)
Talk about orange. You shouldn’t put blue on orange or vice-versa because the wavelengths resolve at different points on the retina, making the colours look like they’re different distances away. Plus the colours can throb. Not a question of colour deficiency, merely of human vision in general. It’s even worse against a bright blue sky, so lucky you that we have just that kind of background here!
- Broadway Shopping Centre (2004.11.02)
Located, funnily enough, on “the” Broadway, a terrifying thoroughfare overrun by eight lanes of 60 km/h traffic, all running on the wrong side of the road and replete with buses in the curb lanes. I’ve never gotten so much dust in my eyes in my life.
- Walk right, stand left (2004.10.23)
“When riding the escalator, please wear a skirt, carry your stuffed bust of boar in the crook of one arm, and ensure that your mirror-image clone holds his prosthesis well away from the edge.”
- Porthole wall (2004.10.20)
Pity about the letterspaced Times. Ours doesn’t have that problem.
- Downcasting (I) (2004.10.18)
Within hours of arrival, John and the Web Essentials posse started in with the running jokes. A later example: Cranberry juice. An early example: Taking photos of everything but people, particularly of sewer grates and access covers underfoot.
Despite the stick, it stuck, and by watching where I was going I managed to find a maintenance-hole cover with embossed Garamond type. Now, which cut, exactly?
- Bottle shop (2004.10.18)
Though you’re probably shopping for the bottle contents. A delightful handmade British look.