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trinity site photos remix [Oct. 11th, 2006|11:15 pm]
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I got so annoyed at the "pop open a new window for every picture" style of official Trinity Site pictures index that I spent a fair chunk of time (maybe an hour or so?) making my own:


Anyone else do stuff like this, or is my OCD showing?

And in case people didn't notice that the pic in my weekend writeup was a link, I have three galleries from my visit to Trinity Site:
  1. Ground Zero
  2. McDonald Ranch House
  3. 800 West Bunker

[User Picture]From: lordsauron
2006-10-12 06:54 am (UTC)
Anyone else do stuff like this, or is my OCD showing?
I just middle click and open a new tab. That way I can view a series of images quickly. [View image-click close]{0,n}. So yeah, I'm afraid it's OCD showing. :(
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2006-10-15 08:44 am (UTC)


Huh. I can never remember which button (and/or modifier key) tells FireFox (or Safari) to open in a new tab, a new window, or suppress that. On top of that, I think that one of my FireFox instances defaults to "put new windows in tabs", while the other doesn't.

So I never got around to remembering stuff like this: I just middle click and open a new tab. But maybe I'll remember it next time.

And I still think the frames are a bit easier on the eyes / clicking muscles; I can go through them pretty quickly.
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[User Picture]From: crossfire
2006-10-12 02:36 pm (UTC)
In general, opening a new window is a usability no-no. So it's not just the OCD talking when that seems really annoying.

BTW, I have pieces of Trinitite at home. I always wanted to run them through a gamma ray spectrometer.
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2006-10-15 08:49 am (UTC)

usability, frames, trinitite

In general, opening a new window is a usability no-no. So it's not just the OCD talking when that seems really annoying.

Huh. Hadn't thought about it from the usability / accessibility angle. Mostly I just wanted to optimize my own experience, going through the pictures quickly and with a minimum of fuss. Which is pretty much the definition of "usability", now that I think about it. :)

Glad that I can externally justify my irritation, though.

(And as for accessibility, spending some time helping my legally-blind friend on her computer was a huge eye-opener.)

BTW, I have pieces of Trinitite at home.

Interesting. Personally retrieved, or purchased elsewhere, or?

W.r.t. gamma-ray spectrography, I stumbled across an interesting comparison and discussion of the various radioactive products found in trinitite. Ah, here it is, towards the end of this article on Wikipedia:
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[User Picture]From: dru_kara
2006-10-12 03:56 pm (UTC)
It's not just the OCD... it's the competitive Geek in you, too. :)

"I can do better than that... see?"
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2006-10-15 08:53 am (UTC)

competitive, or just lazy in a roundabout way?

I think it really had more to do with laziness, in the sense of Larry Wall's famous comments about how programmers should possess laziness, impatience, and hubris. Although I can do that better... probably qualifies as hubris quite handily. :)

Really, though, I just got tired / annoyed by the zillions of pop-up windows. Even if they'd just had one external window that got refreshed with each different picture, that would have been tolerable ... but a new window for each one, uhg.
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From: ext_1749
2006-10-12 06:02 pm (UTC)

OCD Ahoy.

It's the OCD. I'll need to come to Abq and you can attend my 'special seminar' to cure this affliction.

The cure involves a lot of beer drinking. Need I say more?

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[User Picture]From: tkil
2006-10-15 08:55 am (UTC)

Re: OCD Ahoy.

Hm. Implying you plan on swinging by Abq in the near future? That'd be lots of fun. Although we might try to get you to haul us some stuff from Ikea, if you do have a trip planned -- we'll pay you in beer. :)

If not, we might wander out there one of these weekends, for Ikea shopping as well as general visiting. Any dates work particularly well/poorly for you?

Are you going to make Nukestock this year?

p.s. Congratulations for the first "Open ID" comment in my journal, SFAIK. :)
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