I just noticed, the favicon that Outlook.com uses when you are logged in is now some flatter colorful thing. I do not know if that is good or bad. Watch that space?
Microsoft Windows 10 now (version 1703) has a feature where you can have the screen shift from “normal” (whatever that is) to warmer colors at night. Supposedly this keeps you from staying awake.
I just notice, however, that the default Windows background is a VERY BLUE image, which kind of defeats the purpose. Unless they (Microsoft) think that you never look at the background because you’re never on the desktop?
To my complete suprize and delight, there is a name for that interesting icon seen on electrical distribution physical plants: Mr. Ouch!
I had seen the icon around on various obviously electrical objects in my life, but I never really thought about it. Per the sources cited by WikipediA, it is from at least 1982, possibly earlier.
To me, besides being interesting of itself, it is another example of the depth of planning that went into a thing I just assumed more or less appeared out of thin air. This, for someone trained in engineering, is an embarrassing and improper approach to life.
A.B. Dick Company, or just “AB Dick” as shown below, was responsible for the notorious “mimeograph” pre-xerox method of making tons of duplicates fast. It produced nasty things like busywork class assignments, and was the only upper body exercise seen by secretaries at the time. Note that it was NOT the one that had purple ink and stank, that was a dittoe machine, or as WikipediA pretentiously calls it, a spirituous duplicator.
Anyway, they had a logo and it looked like this on the paper boxes they put out:
Note that if your turn it sideways, the negative space inside the “D” looks like it’s smiling at you because of the way the stencil was cut (;.