Yes! #SaucerCountry is finally going to be completed!
It’s about a presidential candidate who believes she’s been abducted by aliens, and it weaves in and out of every aspect of #UFO mythology you can think of.
They’re crowdfunding a complete collection, as well as a book of just the concluding chapter. It ran something like 3 story arcs at Vertigo starting in 2012, then IDW picked them up a few years later. It was cancelled halfway through the concluding arc.
The Completed Saucer Country! And New York Signing this Sunday!
I’m a couple of days behind on Dracula Daily, but I’ve gotten to the point where the characters compile the first half of the book and pass it around to get each other all up to speed.
I was going to put together a post complaining about #email #newsletters that still assume you’re reading on a desktop and send out layouts that rely on a wide screen size and end up with 2pt type on a #mobile phone – you know, where most people read their email these days.
Then I stumbled on this #usability article by Jakob Nielsen.
The funny thing is that #HTML is #responsive by default. In the very early days, it was *always* responsive except when you added preformatted text. Once you got a little more rendering capability (tables, images and image maps) you had people designing websites who were accustomed to fixed-size media, and the paradigm stuck.
Build for 800×600. Build for 1024×768. Hey, we have widescreen now. What do you mean the window isn’t always fullscreen?
And so on.
Being able to apply relative sizes to everything, and being able to tweak the layout based on the logical screen size instead of physical pixels is an amazing improvement in the flexibility of anything formatted in HTML+CSS.
(And of course higher-definition displays, but a responsive layout can still make itself usable on some of those older screen sizes.)
Nice article on Sergio Aragonés, prolific cartoonist known for his long-time association with MAD Magazine and creator of Groo the Wanderer, on the occasion of MAD’s 70th anniversary.
Steam popped up an ad for “HEARTS OF IRON IV” which I misread from across the room as “HEARTS OF IRONY”
Nice: AlternativeTo even has a list of alternatives to itself!
Best AlternativeTo Alternatives
Ugh, flyswatter has gone missing just as a bunch of flies made it into the house. Any suggestions on what might work as a substitute?
Something I wrote after my third time through #LesMiserables:
Fiction can’t *prove* a point about about reality, but it can make you *think* about it, and consider connections or perspectives that you might not have considered before. And that’s a very valuable thing.
This is kind of hilarious
Conservation groups asked California to protect 4 species of bumblebees. The agriculture industry objected on the grounds that the state’s endangered species law doesn’t cover insects. But the state fish & game code, in trying to cover all its marine life bases, defines a fish as “wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, or amphibian.”
So technically, bumblebees as invertebrates are eligible for protection as fish.
#law #weird #nature
The state supreme court ruled in favor, because that’s technically what the law says, and pointed out that the legislature “is in a position to make whatever statutory amendments it may regard as necessary or useful” to resolve ambiguities
Expanded slightly on my blog, along with a link to another interesting bee-related article I saw this week.
Wait, Bees are…Fish?
In the office today, drinking something that’s allegedly hot chocolate, but I’m not convinced.
I always feel weird typing things like “deploying new war”
Review of The Sandman – Season One ★★★★★ – The Sandman has been brought to life. And it’s amazing. https://hyperborea.org/reviews/tv/sandman-s1/
I’ve expanded these into a full review of #Sandman season one on my website:
Headline: “Pickleball is exploding, and it’s getting messy”
I imagine it would…
GOP: your cable company should be allowed to charge extra for you to visit competitors websites because they’re not common carriers, but your social networks shouldn’t be allowed to block harassment because that’s censorship.
“you have $0 in available rewards as of 09/17/2022.
View or redeem rewards.”
Um…yeah, what can I redeem for that, anyway?