This is the scrollable text area required for the 'rumours' component of the bar, as well as certain other locations throughout the game UI. Having planned out the entire space station UI is a big help to me in terms of identifying problem areas -- this was definitely one of them. Another obvious problem here is the size of the scrollbar thumb. It's virtually impossible to hit with a trackpad, so I'm going to make it bigger and beefier.
So what's next for Dr. Rav? Well, I'm going to go off and watch a bit of TV and have some lunch. Because that's how I roll.
Oh, and to inspire further comments on this journal entry: