My email's still down. Still no word from DreamHost. If you're DreamHost and you're reading this, please pay attention to me! I am f-r-e-a-k-i-n-g out.
And instead of getting lots of work done, I'm paralyzed. It's like email is my work engine and it's broke, so I'm waiting by the side of the road (in the rain, for this story takes place in Vancouver) for a lift, hoping a psycho killer isn't the first to pull over (fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa).
So I'm aimlessly clicking around the web. And I'm not even enjoying it. I started using StumbleUpon. It's okay. Not as addictive as I'd thought. I'm still bloody baffled that there are so many hideous and therefore unusable web sites out there. (Yes, I'm a design snob. And I think everybody should be when it comes to web sites. And photos, to an extent. Re: web sites — no clutter, clean lines, lots of white space. My web design motto: Just because you can doesn't mean you should! And re: photos — good lighting and/or white balance, people. That's all I'm saying. If you've got something you want to show off, go out of your way to make it look good. And if you won't, understand that lots of people won't see past the crappy picture.)
In the course of my clicking I discovered that the Globe and Mail redesigned their web site. We don't get paper papers. We don't take the time to read them all the way through, so it's a massive waste of paper. I try to skim the CBC and NY Times every day. But not the G&M, because their site drove me nuts. Well, now it doesn't. In fact, now I like it best. And so now I'm going to skim through the G&M.