See, I thought I could head it off at the pass but nooooo. :)
oh, for serious reals, all of it. le sigh.
Omg Kiltie, why why whyyyyy?
Also, I have a question for you. I see you go off about spacing after periods in the stuff you edit and it makes me feel really anxious because I remember being taught doublespace after periods. What is the proper convention? Is it just for publications? Dude, when did this change?
Double spacing after sentences in business correspondence still works. (I hate it, but it still works.) Double spaces were once a typesetting convention in print publications, but once things were no longer being done manually or on ancient typesetting equipment, it became unnecessary. Desktop publishing makes things much easier in terms of measuring letter/type spacing, and from what I've been told—I do not know this for sure, because omg Luddite—some online text editor software automatically rips out the double spaces anyway. You should be good in your correspondence, but if you're creating anything like a newsletter or magazine or even a flyer of some kind, I wouldn't do it, because it really does look amateurish and can make your life hell in terms of layout, especially if you're confined by executive choice/decision to use—oh god—force-justified text in text boxes.
When I rule the world, man ...
I think I'm going to chalk it up to just not having had a revisit of my punctuation rules since high school. So I wasn't being deliberately obtuse, just didn't know any better. I'm going to do my very best to fix this in the LJ but you're going to have to stick with me.
The things I miss out on, seriously.
See, they're not there in your LJ. I see no double spaces. :D I think LJ's text editor actually does rip them out, so type the way you always do. I told Cee a bit ago that we're not on the clock here. :D Unless I see something absolutely horrible, I ignore pretty much all publishing conventions online. :D
You know what I do that drives me bananas? Type the same word twice. If I had a dime for every time I'd typed "the the," I'd be ... well, back home in London with servants and James May driving me around in his Bentley in between hours and hours and hours in bed.
As Kiltie said, I don't think it does show up on LJ. And as Kiltie also said, it's a change from typing to word processing. The word processors can figure out the spacing for themselves.
(I learned to type two-spaces-after-a-period, too, even when I was learning on WordPerfect.)
Well ok then. I can just cut loose and go nuts with my spacing. :) I'll keep it in mind if I'm doing formal correspondence and make sure it's showing up in the web pages I'm publishing. Thank you both for the help. You always make your points without making me feel like a doofus.
no no no no. Mellies.
HTML editors (all of them) strip out extra spaces. which is why if you want one for spayshul formatting reasons, you have to use the magic & nbsp ; ...without all the extra spaces between the ampersand and the semi-colon.
*nods in a sage-like way*
THIS INFORMATION IS DANGEROUS AND I FORBID YOU TO SHARE IT IN A WIDER CONTEXT.
I'm too late, aren't I. :D
But the good part is that it's such a pain in the ass to have to type all those characters that only a crazy person would bother just to get two spaces after every period in a document. right?
*looks around at fandom*
eta.. ahaha.. icon ooops.
Edited at 2008-09-10 02:58 pm (UTC)
every time you use that icon, I end up with the Come to Kenya song stuck in my head the rest of the day.
this is not a complaint.
I have still not heard this song or seen this cartoon thingie! Enlighten! Enlighten! /dalek
NOOOOO! Resist. Seriously. Earworm of the first water.
AHHH I LEFT MY HEADPHONES AT HOME AAAAAHHHH. *bookmarks*
PSA, it loops, so when you think you've watched it three times and it hasn't stopped... just.. um. stop. cuz that's it.
yeah, it's like the roundabout in paris with me screaming "HELP MEEEEEEEEE" only without the possibility of fiery death.
Yeah that took me like four rounds to figure out. I was like "Um, is this just the chorus?" And then I was like "D'oh!"
Cee? They have lions and tigers. If you want, I can book you a tour on Holy Crap! Lions! Tours and you can see for yourself.
I was going to say "First you have to go to Kenya" but then I remembered. Hee. Did you trying peeing on Norway?
No, Amsterdam. Missed it by that much.
Dude. That's some aim right there. It's like a super power.
You should have a cape.
it's where the giraffes are! and the zeh-brah!
Ah the zeh-brah. A noble beast.
hmmmmm....didn't realize icons were such a big deal, I stole my hermione one from somewhere. It is now my all time fave icon and my default. I do not rember where I got it from, so if anyone recognizes it, let me know who it belongs to so I can ask for useage.
For a while I didn't see the big deal either, but then I started making my own and sometimes spending hours getting one just right and at that point it starts being like a piece of garb, right? It's like you've worked hard on it and you love it and if you want to give it to someone that's your choice but it's weird seeing it pop up somewhere else.
I found one of mine (not one I made, but one I use and credit) on a group the other day and it's just been twitching me ever since.
I think yours actually came from Steph (starfishchick). I'd say sit right here and when she gets back to the computer she'll probably chime into this herself. :) Actually, the story behind that one is pretty funny. We were talking one day, Steph and Jaci (marginalia) and I about someone having typo'd the word "prevalent" AND the word "grammar" and Steph was saying that she hoped it was a typo and I said maybe it was street slang. Like "My mad skilz of grammer are way prevlant, yo." And thus it was.
Hee, yes, I will chime in and ask if you would mind not using it... it was made especially for me as a gift.
If you'd like to steal the wording and make your own (or have someone make you one) that's fair game -- even one with a picture of Hermione! -- but I'd much prefer if you didn't use that specific icon.
oops will change that defult right now
I wont use it anymore, sorry for causing a problem.
Sugar, you didn't know! And though we can all get twitchy about them, in the long run they're just pictures, it's not like leaving the Hubble out of focus before it got launched or leaving a puppy in a hot car.
Plus? That Ms. Piggy is *fabulous*! And how crazy is it that the bastion of true feminine power in this world is the same guy who does Yoda?
cool I will check out the links. Thanks.
It's OK! These things happen! I do appreciate it, though. (And I'm glad you like it so much.)