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Marcin Wichary
Designer · Typographer · Occasional speaker · Writing a book about the history of keyboards: · He/him
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Marcin Wichary Aug 16
Replying to @jackiehluo
Congrats!!!!!
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Marcin Wichary Aug 15
Just discovered pressing Q in Gmail gives me this creepy blank window. That’ll teach me to make fun of “Unfriended: Dark Web.”
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Marcin Wichary Aug 15
Replying to @MathieuLoutre
I’m excited, but I don’t think there is any lens where this would be considered “fast”?
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Marcin Wichary Aug 15
Replying to @vboykis @ftrain
(Ugh, sorry for all the bad grammar and typos.)
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Marcin Wichary Aug 15
Replying to @vboykis @ftrain
Alas, in the link you said the person only states “it’s easier to read all uppercase,” which studies don’t agree on the face value – and if it’s more specific than that, unfortunately the author didn’t elaborate.
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Marcin Wichary Aug 15
Replying to @vboykis @ftrain
The case of SQL, I bet it’s more complex than regular text, for example the rhythm and contrast of different parts of query might also be a signal… (and uppercase text is *darker*), but that’s why I thought depending on colour could still preserve that.
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Marcin Wichary Aug 15
Replying to @vboykis @ftrain
There’s a big body of evidence that reading lowercase is faster than uppercase – some theories point to more varied word shapes helping out, but it seems it could be as simple as: we just read more lowercase, so we’re better at it. E.g.
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Marcin Wichary Aug 15
Replying to @vboykis @ftrain
We’re worse at reading all caps words; I think having the keywords in lowercase or title case might work better (particularly since syntax highlighting is still in place).
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Marcin Wichary Aug 13
Replying to @Sierra_OffLine
Any chance for scans!?
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Marcin Wichary Aug 12
Replying to @wesmorgan1
Ooh, thanks!!!
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Marcin Wichary Aug 11
Replying to @emckean
Thanks for sharing! Excited to check it out soon.
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Marcin Wichary Aug 11
Replying to @emckean @footage
Was it fun? I am a bit worried since the recent photos make it look kinda bad and boring.
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jessamyn west Aug 11
Every time I read an obituary of an awesome woman in a bigtime newspaper, I check to see if they have a page. Too often they don't. Often, I fix that. Here's today's new article about Anita Miller, a woman I would have liked to have known.
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Marcin Wichary Aug 11
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Marcin Wichary Aug 11
Replying to @ShortFormErnie
I heard the trick is to do a PNG with 99% opacity (or a transparent pixel somewhere).
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Marcin Wichary Aug 11
Replying to @ultramagnus_tcv
“Piloting Palm.” It’s good!
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Marcin Wichary Aug 11
Replying to @hypertalking
Yeah, I think I read it because of your mention! I barely knew any of it. What a story. I wish there was a sequel.
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Marcin Wichary Aug 11
I love used books.
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Marcin Wichary Aug 11
I went to visit the little-known Font Blvd once, but it’s similarly boring. :·)
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Marcin Wichary Aug 10
Good.
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