Usability Issue

Posted on Monday 22 August 2011 at 11:51 am in category: USA, Whatever
In the past week 8 people read this, in the past month 29 people read this.

Here's something that has been bothering me for a while now. I've been to the parking garage of Akron General Hospital quite a few times, and everytime I drive in there, I see this sign:

North Parking Deck

As you can see, the parking deck has nice color coded floors, so you can remember where you parked easily. The buttons in the elevator inside do not have these color codes, which is stupid in itself, but I can live with that. Somebody has given the basement floor the color green, the ground floor the color blue, first floor is orange, and the second floor is red. A committee has probably looked at it and approved it. 

The real problem is this: wouldn't it make way more sense to give the 'Basement Floor' the color blue, so you can remember Blue - B - Basement, and the 'Ground Floor' the color green (Green - G - Ground)? Of course, I'm not even talking about people that are colorblind, but they probably should use the handicapped parking spots anyway. I do not know if everyone has this problem, but I do. When I get in the elevator, I always push the 'G' button, because I remember being on the green floor, and then I end up looking for my car on the wrong floor...

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What keeps the police busy in Hudson, Ohio, Part 2

Posted on Monday 22 August 2011 at 10:46 am in category: Whatever
In the past week 16 people read this, in the past month 48 people read this.

This is starting to become a returning subject here, so it now even gets its own category.

Weve all threatened our kids that we're going to call the police if they don't do their chores. But a 12 year old, really? And the police actually shows up for that kind of stuff?

Form the Hudson Hub, August 21st, 2011

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Odd sign

Posted on Monday 22 August 2011 at 09:40 am in category: USA, Whatever
In the past week 12 people read this, in the past month 34 people read this.

I've had fried green tomatoes, and they are good. But why would a store called Sam's Applicances in downtown Akron have this sign on the window?

Wanted: green tomatoes

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What keeps the police busy in Hudson, Ohio

Posted on Sunday 14 August 2011 at 12:58 pm in category: Whatever, USA
In the past week 13 people read this, in the past month 38 people read this.

This, my dear readers, is what keeps the Hudson Police busy:

Dead baby squirrel

From the Hudson Hub, August 14th, 2011.

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International Left Handers Day

Posted on Thursday 11 August 2011 at 06:41 am in category: Whatever
In the past week 12 people read this, in the past month 42 people read this.

He can't be wrong - he's left handed!

Related link: Left Handers' Day - Celebrate your right to be left handed

This Saturday, like every year on August 13th since 1976, is International Left Handers' Day. A club of left handed people started this initiative to raise awareness about some serious issues that left handers need to deal with on a daily basis in this world that is dominated (in numbers at least) by right handed people.

I myself am left handed, and going to school when I was a kid, it was pretty unique. It wasn't until I was older and attended Hogeschool Rotterdam en Omstreken that I realized that among my fellow engineering students there was a pretty large amount of left handers.

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Blog hosting moved

Posted on Wednesday 10 August 2011 at 6:22 pm in category: Nerds, Whatever
In the past week 7 people read this, in the past month 28 people read this.

A Small Orange

Related link: A Small Orange Hosting

Remember I wrote this 3 days ago?

Well, today I succesfully moved my website from it's old stomping grounds at MijnDomein.nl to one of the servers of A Small Orange. Although these moves can take up to 72 hours, they say, it was done with 3 hours.

I don't know if you've noticed the speed of the website now, but I have. Loading pages is 3 to 6 times faster all of a sudden! In the "back-end" of the website, where I write these blogposts, the difference at least feels like it is 10 times faster!

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Starbucks is throwing laptop-lingerers out

Posted on Tuesday 09 August 2011 at 08:49 am in category: Whatever, USA, Nerds
In the past week 9 people read this, in the past month 32 people read this.

Starbucks

Related link: NYC Starbucks Taking Steps to Block WiFi 'Loiterers'

Apparently the people that use the free WiFi in Starbucks coffeeshops are starting to become a problem. I have to admit I have done this too: you go into a coffeshop, order a cup of coffee (maybe a pastry), and sit down with your laptop at one of the tables. Nobody bothers you, and you can sit there virtually forever.

Some Starbucks restaurants in New York City want to put a stop to this.

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