Spot the bug – Outlook "block sender" icon, solution


Last week I posed the question, what’s wrong with this Outlook icon?

 http://blogs.msdn.com/photos/matthew_van_eerde/images/9995171/original.aspx

The answer is simple – the slash in the “no” icon goes the wrong way.

My personal keystone for this is a street sign in a certain panel of The Calculus Affair, but the direction of the slash is part of ISO-3864: top-left to bottom-right.

 http://blogs.msdn.com/photos/matthew_van_eerde/images/9995183/original.aspx

Perhaps a better mnemonic is to think of the word “NO”:

http://blogs.msdn.com/photos/matthew_van_eerde/images/9995183/original.aspx = http://blogs.msdn.com/photos/matthew_van_eerde/images/9995921/original.aspx + http://blogs.msdn.com/photos/matthew_van_eerde/images/9995922/original.aspx

The Outlook team isn’t the only one to get this wrong, though:

 http://blogs.msdn.com/photos/matthew_van_eerde/images/9995182/original.aspx

Comments (2)

  1. WndSks says:

    That would also mostly fix his missing torso

  2. Maurits says:

    Kudos to all who noticed that the left half of the person’s body is missing (I hadn’t.)