This seems like a good time for a brief item of housekeeping. Various readers of this blog have expressed frustration about our photos obscuring our text. We have not found a consistent pattern to this problem, except perhaps older browsers running on older operating systems.
One reader today found that his problems were solved by using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer or Safari. Considering how many of our posts have been prepared on Firefox, we should give this browser an overdue endorsement.
Those of you who have experienced this problem and found solutions are welcome to post them in the comments thread of this post, or to send email to any of the editors.