March 1, 2001 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Jack's back! Woohoo! ...looks like he's decided to pull a "click and mortar" on us: his new site is a supplemental to his zine. Very exciting. Welcome back, Jack!
posted by silusGROK (18 comments total)
Yet another site written in teeny-weeny eye-strain-o-vision (stolen with thanks from Matt Groening). I really just don't visit sites that require chafing my corneas on the monitor. (My eyesight sucks, so I don't know if this is just strictly my problem or what.)
posted by Skot at 9:31 AM on March 1, 2001

Yes, it is rather small, no? I seem to be lost on your Matt Groening reference though. I don't really follow blogs, so, was he away? or?

Btw, is it strange that he reminds me of Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters? Mefi seems to be big on that, remind you of Dave, who is incredibly hot, dontyouthink?
posted by tiaka at 9:39 AM on March 1, 2001

Tiaka, Eye-strain-o-vision was from a Simpsons episode, no?
posted by Karl at 9:59 AM on March 1, 2001

What is the deal with tiny print? It seems to be the latest thing in web design. Did I miss a memo?
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:59 AM on March 1, 2001

Supplement to "wagnc"? How do you pronounce that? Wank?
posted by TurkeyMustard at 10:12 AM on March 1, 2001

Actually, I lifted "Eye-strain-o-vision" from one of the Life In Hell books (can't remember which).
posted by Skot at 10:29 AM on March 1, 2001

Jack looks like Bob Geldoff to me. :)

And I agree. The tiny font—especially combined with the 3 columns—make the site extremely hard on the eyes.
posted by terrapin at 10:38 AM on March 1, 2001

eye-strain-o-vision is a technique used to make sure only 1337 people can read your site, as their eyes and been honed on hours upon days upon weeks of consistent CRT conditioning. ph33r |v|4D 3y3 57r41|\|!
posted by Hackworth at 10:54 AM on March 1, 2001

Is everyone that's complaining about eyestrain on a Mac? I use a Mac for all my surfing, and I'm used to squinting on just about anything designed for "reasonable" viewing on PCs...


Thank heaven for the font tweaking feature on both Netscape and IE.
posted by silusGROK at 11:10 AM on March 1, 2001

Nah, it's a mite smallish for my preferences on a PC also. Mind you, I've also got my resolution cranked, so it's probably much smaller than a normal person's. :-)

posted by cCranium at 11:54 AM on March 1, 2001

I hope Jakob doesn’t see this.
posted by gleemax at 12:45 PM on March 1, 2001

Damn, is Jakob on MeFi now? Doesn't he hate the non-standard colour scheme enough to stay away?

In any case, I agree on the eye-strain comments. Is 1024*768 so unusual for PCers these days that the teenyness of 10pt (or whatever) isn't contemplated?
posted by Dreama at 12:55 PM on March 1, 2001

i don't really mind the font size, but there's no way it's 10 pt. i've got my mefi prefs set to 8pt and that's a lot smaller. i think it's font size=1 rather than a style sheet pt-system of sizing.
posted by pikachulolita at 2:05 PM on March 1, 2001

not 10pt, 10px.
(from what i can see in his CSS)
posted by pnevares at 2:16 PM on March 1, 2001

This is sort of on the subject. I'm not able to make a front page post yet. But it looks like Megnut is gone. The pioneers are falling.
posted by sunnyd13 at 12:04 PM on March 2, 2001

Hey! Me and Jack have the same birthday 10 years apart. And we both like the same grape flavored indie rock, must be an Aries thing.
posted by thirteen at 1:18 PM on March 2, 2001

"I just don't have anything good to say anymore.
So I'm not going to say anything at all.

From Meg's source. People take breaks. Most of the time they come back, like Jack did. I bet Meg comes back when she has something good to say. :-)
posted by frykitty at 1:55 PM on March 2, 2001

I saw that comment as well. Seems like another reminder that some good folks lost a lot more than just a job.
posted by harmful at 2:11 PM on March 2, 2001

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