5 comments on “Symbols, flags, and meanings… one of many musings

  1. This was an interesting and thought provoking post. I hadn’t looked at the puzzle piece in that way but what you have written makes sense.

  2. Wow. I have ADHD and I usually don’t read blog posts which are that long, particularly if they don’t have headings above the subsections. But I read it all. I am trying to figure out why I did.

    For one thing, you express yourself well, and it was on a subject to which I can relate.

    But surely some other people also write well? I don’t read much of what they write, though. I wonder if the grey-on-black helped; in theory it should make it worse. I am going to examine it as a new aid to concentration…

    Oh, and the interspersed pictures also did help to break up the text.

    And the width of the whole thing is good.

    • A couple of things.

      One, the belief that black on white makes things on a computer screen more readable is, in actuality, a myth. Monitors are not pieces of paper, no matter how much ignorant techies who have never looked at a computer screen after waking up at four in the morning and had a big lot of white light give them head pains as a result try to tell us otherwise. Staring at a light bulb does not make any of the text on said light bulb more readable. It makes a person blind if they do it for long enough. When a person is attempting to read things from a source that casts light, said source needs to have as little bright in it as is Humanly possible.

      I also sorely wish that sites like WordPress would allow us the option of setting our own width for the text. It is very frustrating trying to read these sites on a monitor that is 27 inches from corner to corner when the text is set into a receipt-paper width. It is insulting, in my view.

      Hopefully more writings will come soonish.

        • With any device that emits light, finding a group of colours that does not completely strain the eye is going to pretty much be impossible. But it is kind of like that Spinal Tap joke about the amplifiers that go to eleven. When one backs their colours away from the brightest setting, it gives the user somewhere to go in terms of changing their settings.

          Interestingly enough, one of the things I used to do involved calibrating television sets so that the range of colours and lights did not hurt to look at. The level of ignorance out there concerning why simply fiddling with the controls until the picture looks “good” is not the way to do it… simply maddening.

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