The Singhsons

A good friend, pointed me to the “The Singhsons” found here who are right out hilarious! I just fell out of my chair laughing. There is sound so be careful if you are listening to this at work.

The first person I could think of while seeing this is my dear friend Karan – and I think that is a compliment. *grin* You can read Karan’s blog here.

Gibberish

A bunch of my friends asked me, what is all the “gibberish” on the test posts that I had submitted to ensure that everything works. I was quite surprised to hear these – especially these are friends who are into custom development on various platforms and technologies. The thought that they have never seen this “gibberish” was quite astounding.

So, the “gibberish”, is basically Lorem Ipsum which is sample or dummy text originally of the printing and typesetting industry, but now is used by the Information Architects in all product companies (that I know of). I did not know this, but Lorem Ipsum is from the 1500’s and is not just random text (or gibberish if you prefer that). On the contrary, it has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old.

Why do you use it? Generally, a reader gets distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at a pafe layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using placeholder’s, making it look like readable English.

You can get more information at this excellent site here.

If you go back and read the “gibberish” again a bit carefully you will notice it always starts with Lorem Ipsum.