So it is a sunny Friday today, first day of spring (and this is official), and if you forget it’s only 40F out there, you can pretty much convince yourself about it. It’s going to be a half day for me at work and I’m not complaining.
Last night I had my last drawing class. I loved the class, it’s amazing how fast time goes by when you are engrossed in something interesting. I was working with charcoal, and after every class I felt like there were tiny charcoal particles in my mouth and my snot had a grey-ish hue.
Recently I realized that I have a problem talking with women. You see when I talk with men it is like I am assuming a role. I’m trying to be smart and funny and I want men to like me. I want to charm them, regardless of my liking them or not. The role is clear and well defined. When I talk with women that are not friends of mine I have trouble finding the right tone, the right role. Do I want to be their mother? Do I want to be their daughter? Do I want to charm them? Should I be serious, silly, what? I wonder if this makes any sense at all…
Anyway, I’m not going to talk about the new facebook design and how much I don’t like it because it is all over the place, but it looks like it’s a standard thing these days: whenever a website is redesigned it rarely is it for the better. Take the new pitchfork for example. The text font is way too small, a huge ad occupied half of the page when you first opened the page (looks like they might have got rid of this one), and you have to click on links like at least three times to get to watch a video or listen to a song. The new wers website is better overall, but I hate the fact that the song currently playing is not automatically updated.
Which brings me to another thing: a website that badly needs some work is boston.com. It looks like it was designed by a 5-year old. It looks flashy, cheesy and cheap. Since their paper (The Boston Globe) readership has dwindled anyway and people are migrating to the web they should invest in a serious effort to make it better. It needs to look sleek, it needs to look smart. Got it? Good. Have a weekend.