Decrees

2009 03 27
Decree: All web pages will scale fonts gracefully


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I like to set the font of whatever I’m reading to about 20 pixels. (You think that’s funny? See if I care.) But some web pages are designed so that when I increase the font size, the width of the page increases too, forcing the right side of the text off the screen or under some other element on the page. Therefore, I decree that henceforth all web pages will scale fonts gracefully.


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2008 03 12
Decree


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Some of us get our Wire fix via Netflix and are therefore, at best, caught up to the end of season four. Therefore, I decree that henceforth everyone who has seen season five will STFU around me and will refrain from posting spoilers above the fold on their blogs.


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2008 02 27
Decree


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It often happens in phone conversations, especially those involving a cell phone, that the connection will be suddenly lost. Both parties to the conversation will then try to call the other back at the same time. Or both will wait for the other to call, because they are trying to avoid calling at the same time. Or both will wait, then call at the same time, then wait, and so on. If they had had some warning, they might have coordinated this ahead of time. But, alas, that’s the problem with suddenly dropped calls.

Therefore, I decree that henceforth the person who initiates the original call shall initiate a new connection in the event of a dropped connection.

I estimate that strict adherence to this rule will save 900 million minutes a year of lost productivity in North America alone.


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