Author Archives: stanleygraphics

About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.

Prescription Overdose

As many people know, even though they may not be Hispanic, “once” means eleven in Spanish. I have heard the some people have overdosed on their medication because the instructions say “take once daily.” This does not mean “eleven times … Continue reading

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Staples is Not Easy

Service is not as easy at Staples as one should expect, according to their motto. Here is a copy of the receipt so readers may follow the numbers. The job was to print 12 color pages. When I went to … Continue reading

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Waste of Time

It would seem that the only benefit I get from writing this blog is that it allows me to blow off steam about the myriad issues that piss me off. They never get fixed or resolved. Each one is crazier … Continue reading

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Contradictory Car Commercials

How come most of the car commercials I see on TV promote cars with speed and power in a world that embraces auto safety?

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Medical Oral Malpractice

I watch a lot of medical shows on television. At 84 years old, I have also seen many doctors. I would say that I have an above-average medical vocabulary. Consequently, I pick up frequent mispronunciations of medical terms. Who is … Continue reading

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Half a Job is an Incomplete Job

As a graphic designer with considerable knowledge and experience (over 50 years), occasionally I am approached by a commercial printer for help. He gets a file from one of his customers, but it cannot be printed for one or more … Continue reading

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If you need technical support with your computer or with a software problem, DO NOT waste your time by complaining. Most of the time, the company merely will attempt to placate you. The most effective thing you can do is … Continue reading

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