so my son’s here at work with me today, using a rather old and clunky computer cobbled together by my boss. and, it’s been slow and funky, crashing and all.
so he was waiting for a nick.com game to load, and you know those loading bars that creep across the screen? how sometimes, as you sit and stare at it, you can’t really tell if it’s moving or not?
so i asked him, is it moving or is it froze? and he said i don’t know — and he moved the mousecursor to exactly the edge of the loading bar, sat back a few seconds, during which it became apparent that the bar wasn’t moving, and then reported: no, it’s not moving.
why didn’t i ever think of that?