Friday, April 17, 2009


Thought about replacing this blog with one on Tumblr but it turns out that Windows Live Writer doesn’t support them because they use a nonstandard API. I love Live Writer, so no Tumblr for me. Don’t get me wrong I like a lot of what Tumblr has to offer; they have very clean blog pages with little self promotion (unlike Blogger) but I’ll be damned if I have to use their interface every time I want to write a post. This isn’t even saying that their interface is bad, it’s just easier for me to use a third party tool. Moral of the story is that standards are standard for a reason. If you don’t like it you should change the standard.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

PSA: Breath vs Breathe

I’m no Scripps finalist myself but there are some misspellings/typos that absolutely drive me nuts. Breath/breathe is one of those.

“…can’t remember how to breath…”

You draw breath and breathe in air. That little e on the end makes all the difference.

It’s one of those typos that often happen when the writer is trying to make a scathing remark and insult the mental capacity of the target and instead makes the writer look like an idiot. The next time you are writing a screed on a forum or in the comments section of a blog do yourself a favor an make sure you remember how to spell breathe.

Next time, u and you; one of these is a letter and the other is a pronoun.