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Old 02-21-2017, 08:51 AM   #1
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:07 PM   #2
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I LOVE this blog.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:34 PM   #3
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One thing I'm having a hard time with in this blog is trying to see all of the posts. I can't seem to find an "archive" section so I can go right to certain houses.

Edit...nevermind, I finally found it.

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Old 02-21-2017, 09:00 PM   #4
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I've been reading it religiously since Slate posted a link to it some weeks back. Smart 'n' sassy with just a dash of well-informed history. Delightful. Also, the blogger replies back to you pretty quickly if you email her...
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:46 PM   #5
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Liked it until I read the section about putting two spaces after a period. I always put 2 spaces after a period, fuck him.
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Old 02-21-2017, 10:04 PM   #6
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Liked it until I read the section about putting two spaces after a period. I always put 2 spaces after a period, fuck him.
Don't hijack this thread with your weird "two spaces after a period" conspiracy theories.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:03 AM   #7
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Liked it until I read the section about putting two spaces after a period. I always put 2 spaces after a period, fuck him.
Just to point out how wrong you are: your originally typed double space (visible in the comment draft when I quote you) gets corrected to a single space when the comment posts.

I used to do it as well. Don't do it.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:35 PM   #8
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When I was a boy, we were taught to put two spaces after a period. I don't see the big deal.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:52 AM   #9
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^ I wonder if this is generational. On what did you learn to type?
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:21 AM   #10
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Apple IIE or IIC. I can't remember. Probably both at one point.

I'm 38 years old, if that helps.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:55 AM   #11
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^ I wonder if this is generational. On what did you learn to type?
In a sense it is generational, but that doesn't mean the older generation isn't wrong.

Double space hasn't been appropriate since the invention of computers and modern fonts. Unless you are literally typing on a typewriter or using a font that deliberately emulates a typewriter, only one space after a period is appropriate. With typewriters, readability was so poor that the double space helped. With modern fonts a small amount of extra space is included automatically after a period and adding yet another space only degrades readability.

I regularly have to correct people who write for a living and collect twice my salary. The fact that people continue to do this incorrectly 30+ years since it has been a relevant issue is embarrassing for them.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:21 AM   #12
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Apple IIE or IIC. I can't remember. Probably both at one point.

I'm 38 years old, if that helps.
I believe the Apple IIE/C used monospace fonts, so it makes sense that you would have been taught to use a double space. If you had been born a few years later you likely would have been using Windows 3.1 and things would be different.

I'll agree with others in stating that it is no longer necessary a definitely a waste of space (sorry), but old habits die hard, and it's nothing to get upset over.
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I love her blog. I read an entry whenever I need a pick me up.
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I've seen worse roaming the outer Boston burbs(and don't get me started on Philly/south Jersey!) but I'd say the most impressive part of this endeavor has been their ability to monetize it to the tune of almost $1700 a month with Patreon.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:35 AM   #15
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^ I don't know, I may need to buy one of those Shutters Shut shirts.
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I've seen worse roaming the outer Boston burbs(and don't get me started on Philly/south Jersey!) but I'd say the most impressive part of this endeavor has been their ability to monetize it to the tune of almost $1700 a month with Patreon.
+1. Yay gig economy!
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