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26 April 2007 @ 09:22 am
Did Oakland lose its most notorious fixture?  
Fellow Pitt alums, I need confirmation/denial of this vicious rumor I heard on Fark:

Did Sombrero Man actually leave Oakland for West Virginia? =O

For those not in the know, Sombrero Man was but one of many bums who begged students for change on the University of Pittsburgh campus. But, unlike all the others, he stood out for- you guessed it- wearing a sombrero. You could always find him in the same spot on Forbes Avenue, just as reliably as you could find the drug store. You can't call yourself a Pitt student until you've been hit up for change by Sombrero Man.

BTW, the new Fark layout is ugly and counter-intuitive. And Farky (a Firefox plug-in that makes the site more navigable) doesn't work with it, which I'm sure has lots of people up in arms. I'm amused by the fact that, virtually overnight, at least half a dozen ScriptMonkey scripts have surfaced to allow users to make the site look more like it used to. Remy made one of these himself, actually.
mqstout on April 26th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
I could swear Milton died a few years ago.
Miusheri: Morriganmiusheri on April 26th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
Oh geez, that's worse than West Virginia!

*blink* Wait...

Anyway, I'll be hoping that, at the very least, he isn't unhappy or suffering somewhere.

As for the Fark layout, I think I'd like it more if everything important wasn't mashed against the left-hand side of the screen. The comments and headlines are what I care about, they should be centrally located. I also miss Farky's filtering and highlighting functionality, but I'm sure someone will fix that soon.
mqstout on April 26th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
I'm also quite fond of the new layout. It's still the same, but more usable. It's still not truly well-done though.
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policyt3knomanser on April 26th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
The layout isn't bad, but I hate the rainbow tab-bar. It's an ugly color scheme. I also don't like the fact that it cramps everything over to the left side- I've got a wide-ratio screen. I paid for the whole thing, so I'd really like to use it.
a dreamer like youlutraphile on April 26th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Sombrero Man is famous enough to be on Fark?? haha. LOVE.