Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Reviews: #NZGT and the Herald,

    plaintive pleas unheard...
    The Herald on-line (and probably off-line, too) reports that Chchch people with legitimate grievances about their treatment must have started legal proceedings against that paragon of compassion...

    ...Gerry Brownlee has reportedly hit back at criticism from quake-affected Christchurch residents by calling the complainants moaners who have time to "buggerise around on Facebook all day".

    Being charitable I believe they just simply meant "complainers", and I haven't quite got to the bottom of how despicable I think Gerry Brownlee is...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Wellington? Well, I Would.,

    Looking East from Kilbernie...

    er, ahem, <cough> it's Kilbirnie...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Love Cat Power, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Tuba or not tuba…

    A well groovy brass band:

    and they say there’s Brass in Muck…
    what next, Timpani for the Devil…
    :- )
    loving these, can Herb Alpert/Netherworld Dancing Toys/Miltown Stowaways revivals be far away?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Reviews: #NZGT and the Herald, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It’s a WOFF web font

    The Herald (on-line) body copy comes up as Optima for me,
    and the headlines look like an Egyptienne derivative...
    (through Chrome)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Reviews: #NZGT and the Herald, in reply to John Armstrong,

    The Beginthewordning...*

    Restructing is a perfectly cromulent word.

    Oh, but I see they (The Herald on-line) don't bother 'restructing' american spellings, so sombre stays as somber nowadays on overseas feeds, saves time and money...

    Damn these neologisms, when will it all settle down to Galactic Standard?

    - admittedly Fairfax does a similar sort of uncaring thing, as they seem to run the original unsubbed (ie older) text of stories on-line, which leads to divergence between print edition and on-line versions.
    Personally that seems counterintuitive to the alleged immediacy of web news, and leaves the least reliable version of a story as the only one available for on-line searching, reinforcing an error perhaps?
    Sure post-subbing the copy may have been cut to fit a space but it has at least been filtered for obvious (and not so obvious) errors, grammar and correctness, subs check things (apparently, a recent revelation to American journalists)- this way lies confusion at best, and litigation at worst, perhaps modern paper publishers can live with that...


    The knowledge of all fonts...

    the curvey parts of the font (I’m sure there must be a fancy word for them)

    Meet: shoulder, bowl, swash, tail and terminal


    *Dingbat speak

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Reviews: #NZGT and the Herald, in reply to Peter Calder,

    Does any one care, indeed...

    In the old days in Herald features there was a sub...

    ...not one who looks at website headlines I guess, judging by this...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Love Cat Power,

    every picture tells a story...

    ...original graphics (by novelist Chad Taylor)

    speaking of Mr Chad Taylor, he has recently put together some e-book Kindle editions of his earlier books...
    ...and at least one of which has a cover by <cough> moi.
    <Immortality is mine! Mwah ha ha ha>

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  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    wagging the dog...

    It seems someone stole them.

    I believe only one was stolen, and the other two are in council storage, though I can't find a link to corroborate that. I do note that plans are afoot to redo the bronze beast from scratch...

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  • Speaker: How the Key transcription gaffe…,

    Still some wriggle room...

    After all, they are all made of people who put their trousers on one leg at a time.

    Hmmmm... doesn't that leave you with only a 50/50 chance of getting the fly facing the right way?
    I also know people who eschew standing, and pull both legs on from a sitting start, sometimes boots 'n' all!
    What we need is a some kind of strident Trans-Oceanic Trouser Press of good standing to report all this for us... oh hang on...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: How the Key transcription gaffe…, in reply to Phil Lyth,

    ears lookin’ at you kid…

    I am still surprised he found
    my mention of his name

    Perhaps a Vacuum Tube system from Waihopai to back room of US Embassy, filternet… + context parsing… + flag for immediate action!
    GCSB finally does something useful (for New Zealand)…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

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