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Letters to the World

27-May-2005

From the “bad typography” file…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:39 am

The new version of the Georgia driver’s manual is set almost entirely in Comic Sans. ::horrified scream::

No, seriously. Check out the link in the paragraph above if you don’t believe me.

Really. I can’t think of many typefaces that would be more inappropriate for detailing the dangers of controlling two-ton hunks of metal…

[Edited 2005/07/27 to update the link, which was no longer valid after the great Georgia DMV overhaul of 2005.]

23-May-2005

Ding ding ding ding

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 1:47 pm

Hm, interesting: Tiny Music Makers is a series of blog posts on the origins of such recognizable jingles as the Intel chimes, the Mac start-up sound, and the THX sound. (via BoingBoing)

21-May-2005

Barlish search-and-replace goofs

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 10:32 pm

In the same vein as Search and replace consideyellow harmful, HotJobs offers a rather interesting article on what “bards” to avoid eating during interviews.

Yes, that’s right: someone did a global search and replace changing “foo” to “bar”. Oops.

(via Doh, The Humanity!)

19-May-2005

Sith happens

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 1:35 pm

Revenge of the Sith is so much better than the previous two Star Wars episodes. Go see it– it’s definitely worth it. And if that’s not enough to convince you, I’ll mention that although Jar Jar appears in a couple scenes, he’s completely silent, the way it ought to be. 🙂

Yeah, I’m geeky enough to have gone to a midnight showing with some friends (hey jalendavi_lady!… and thanks to julian_tempest for saving us a place in the insanely long line).

And I’m glad the theatre’s lost and found managed to find my wallet. That had me worried all night, once I got home and realized it was no longer in my pocket. Sigh, the life of a scatterbrain…

11-May-2005

%CUSTOM_1 (or: More Inept Spam)

Filed under: Spam — codeman38 @ 5:10 pm

Again, other than the URLs, this is verbatim. Why do these people not go through a test run to verify that their configuration is correct before spamming the world?

Subject: Re: bestQuotesToday
From: “Philips” <Philips>
To: “Philips” <lifephilip@cagefactor.com>

Hi

We tried to contact you earlier about %CUSTOM_3 your home at a %CUSTOM_4 %CUSTOM_5
%CUSTOM_6 would like to let you know that we have gone ahead and started the %CUSTOM_8 process.

Here are the results:

Amount: $203,200 - $879,000
%CUSTOM_5: 3.77 - 6.94

%CUSTOM_7
appreciatrust.###/mg/1

Goodbye
Philips

......................
%CUSTOM_OPTOUT
querysearchis.###/r

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