Matter, Energy, and Life of Michael A. Castello.

Tag: frustrations

  • Two More Weeks

    In an altogether unsurprising-yet-maddening turn of events, our landlord informed us that the condo repairs remain unfinished, necessitating a stay elsewhere for an additional two weeks. Dave, our Airbnb host, had graciously been allowing us to add additional weeks onto the end of our stay, but we finally ran up against another booking. With this […]

  • Type Frustrations Revisited

    It seems that one of the only solid solutions for ensuring that the Google Fonts display properly is, much to my friends‘ delight, to “get a Mac.” Will Moyer has one of the only viable fixes, a 0.0000000001-degree rotation that fixes the issue in Webkit browsers like Chrome. For Firefox, we have to wait for…

  • Type Frustrations

    I would really like to be able to use the Google Fonts API on my website, but so far I haven’t seen very good results with how their fonts are rendered on Windows. I’ve been searching off and on for why this happens and have determined that at least on my system, the problem lies…

  • How to Mess Up “Unsubscribe”

    Here’s what I got when I tried to unsubscribe from Baltimore County Public Library’s email newsletter. The password, of course, is not the one associated with my library account, so if I want to unsubscribe, I’ll have to first request a password. This is how email gets filtered directly to trash.

  • On the Consumption of Content

    Now that we have internet access and are pretty much unpacked, I’ve been slowly trying to catch up on the internet. I’ve collected RSS feeds in Google Reader to the point that I can’t get through them all on a regular day, so several weeks of backlog probably means I’m going to give up and…

  • Exiting the Nest

    Over the weekend Rachel and I drove up to Penn State Hershey for the College of Medicine’s second look day. The whole thing was organized by the med students, and while they did squeeze a lot of information and activities into the day, I was impressed once again. I was also quite surprised by how…

  • Conversational Betrayal

    I am sure everybody has had a similar experience at one point or another: you reveal something marginally embarrassing but common about yourself, and those around you react as if they’ve never encountered such a horrible thing before, and good heavens why are you so strange? One of the best examples of this is peeing…

  • AMCAS Fail

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has a centralized med school application that everybody fills out, ostensibly to save time for both applicants and admissions committees. Unfortunately, a whole new generation of browsers have arrived seemingly without their notice. It’s a real shame when I can go to a site for future doctors in…