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In other Valentine-related news, I decided this morning that our intranet homepage could benefit from Googlesque topical Photoshopping. Three people outside our team emailed us to say they'd noticed. It's nice to know that people use the Intranet occasionally.

While we're on the subject of the web, the other half of the sentence which began "The web-browser and I ..." was "... were looking at different stylesheets" -- it genuinely seemed like the most concise way to express the facepalmworthy error I'd been making.

Our standards for coherent email may be skewed, though. Today we at Webmaster Towers received an email from someone within the University, the sole text of which (excluding sig) was "How can the University's mission statement be interpreted to include pampering to populist sentiment?!!!!" In the absence of any context, we were all quite baffled, so I'm throwing the question open to my readers. The best answer may win a prize, but I'm not promising anything.


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mair_aw From: mair_aw Date: February 14th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
methinks that's a .jpg not a .html in your first url?
ewx From: ewx Date: February 14th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or chop off the extension entirely and let the web swerver work out what you meant.
mair_aw From: mair_aw Date: February 14th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
j4 From: j4 Date: February 14th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gah. My brain and I had a disagreement. 8-)

(Thank you!)
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: February 14th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your first link is 404ing.
j4 From: j4 Date: February 14th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now fixed.

I never could get the hang of Tuesdays.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: February 14th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's actually rather sweet. [ Did your card get there OK ? ]
From: ex_humanfema327 Date: February 14th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
do you like tabs?
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: February 14th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
pampering to populist sentiment

So much fluffier than merely pandering!
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: February 14th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your post is far too much fun to deserve this dull answer (as, indeed, are so many of your posts) but I wonder if the mail comes as a gesture of disapproval of your Intranet modifications?

NSOH of the North-East.
keirf From: keirf Date: February 21st, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
"The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence."

Populism holds that the common person's interests are oppressed by the elite in society. As the above statement is clearly elitist, alluding as it does to the selection of a group of persons whose personal abilities, specialized training or other attributes place them at the top of their field, it is clearly the case that the University's mission statement can only be interpreted to include pampering to populist sentiment by a loon.
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