The folks at Instagram have some great tips for taking better photos on your iPhone with iOS 5:
Use better salt.
Now I use either kosher salt or sea salt. They cost a dollar or two more, but they’re worth it. Both kosher salt and sea salt have less sodium and make food taste much better than table salt.
Switch. Now. You’ll be amazed how many things (steak, pork, chicken, carrots, leeks, sweet potatoes) taste great with a little olive oil, kosher salt, and fresh cracked pepper.
When I find something inspiring, or something that strikes me, or something worth remembering, I post it on my tumblr. Check it out.
He probably didn’t kick snakes out of Ireland either. But he did break out of prison a few times. Watch this quick History of Saint Patrick:
Every major style guide agrees on a single space after a period. But most of us were taught to type two spaces after a period. Why?
Blame the manual typewriter.
Quick typography lesson: Unlike printing presses and computers, which have proportional fonts like the one on this blog, manual typewriters only have monospaced fonts (see a sample of monospaced fonts), where every character has the same width.
To make up for the manual typewriter’s shortcomings, typing schools taught an entire generation the double-space rule. And the bad habit stuck, even when computers added proportional fonts in the 1970s.
Your computer is not a typewriter. It has proportional fonts. Stop typing two spaces after periods. Just stop it.
Hat tip to Farhad Manjoo at Slate for the history lesson.