Wednesday, December 05, 2007

WTF is up with the serif-cursor?

Are you like me? Are you unable to accomplish any valuable goofing-off because you can't take your eyes off the cursor that's been showing up all over the tubes of the internets? It's featured prominently on Wikipedia, and even on the Blogger sign-in page.

You know the one -- it's like a normal up and down line just like all the other cursors out there, but with an ever-so-minuscule pixel sticking out on the top right. I try to turn my head away, but my eyeballs stay glued to that little digitumor.

There! You see that little fucker right there? You might have to click on the picture to magnify it. It's sticking out like it's a part of the "f" in the search field, but letters don't stick out past the edge of the cursor! (Yeah, I do happen to look up cows on Wikipedia a lot...what of it?!?)

I've practically worn a hole in my monitor screen trying to scrape that little fucker off with my fingernail. Maybe I should sue them - I think I could site The People v. Opti-Grab (Navin Johnson, et. al.) as precedence. I'll take 'em for everything they've got...except maybe the ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair.

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