OT: Mark made my day!

Matthew Thomas mpt at myrealbox.com
Wed Apr 13 06:00:29 CDT 2005

Corey Burger wrote:
> 11. I don't completely understand his talk about incorrect capitalization.

Generally, in items of types that are usually about three words or fewer 
(such as menu items), every word should be capitalized, except for 
prepositions, conjunctions, and articles, which shouldn't be, except for 
the last word, which should be.

So correct capitalization for those examples would be "Four-in-a-Row",
"XSane Image Scanning Program" (or better yet, "XSane Image Scanner", or
better yet, "Image Scanner", or better yet, just put an icon for the
scanner on my desktop whenever I turn it on), "Recording Level Monitor",
"Volume Monitor", "Run as Someone Else...", and "Shared Folders".

(There are a couple of exceptions to the above rule, but they don't 
affect those examples.)

> 16. Hiding something without the users input is bad usablity in my books

That's okay, typing is input.

> 44. Nautilus should never present a file dialog for a cd unless it sense 
> data on it. 

I don't know what you mean by "file dialog" in this case; the problem I
was talking about didn't involve any dialogs. (Perhaps it should. If you 
drag one or more tracks from a music CD to something that's not a music 
CD, perhaps you should be asked what format+bitrate you want it copied 
as. That's not necessarily the best solution, though, as it might get 

Matthew Thomas

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