• "The Modern with the warrior, the mean with the stride, the Tom with the sawyer, And the mean, mean, mean, mean pride."

    Mindless Self Indulgence has done the best deconstruction of Rush's Tom Sawyer I've ever heard. I'm still bouncing after numerous obsessive replays.

  • Ecto, OmniWeb, Colloquy, Firefox, NetNewsWire. There are just far too many icons on my dock based on globe imagery. I can't find any links, but I swear someone made just this observation not too long ago.

    I mean, come on, I understand that the internet is world wide and has global reach and all that--but can I get a little more variation in icon design here? :) At least Safari's compass gives a nod back to the "Navigator" theme from ye olden days of Netscape.

    Can I get a different overall shape at least? A triangle or trapezoid, maybe? These all tend to smudge into vague circles at low magnification, or in the pre-coffee morning hours. I'd be fine if NNW dropped the globe and stuck with the satellite. Colloquy might be cool just as a funky megaphone. And, maybe ecto could play up that pen theme.

    Ah well--I wouldn't be grousing if I didn't rely on these apps daily.

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  • Holy crap, MSI covers Rush on their new album? THAT IS AWESOME! AYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
  • Heh, just bought the new album. These guys are geniuses.
  • I don't know about recently but I did complain about this exact thing a few years back. http://radiofreeblogistan.com/2002/11/18/tip_for_icon_designers.html I still have to spread out dock icons that look similar just so I can stab at them with my peripheral vision without missing.
  • xian: Heh, maybe my concept of recent has stretched a bit, because I think that might just be the complaint I had in mind.
  • That Tom Sawyer cover is definitely worth a bottle cap. http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=56766634&selectedItemId=56766642