June 10th, 2007

Apollo 4 on column of fire


I am actually, after what must be a few months, approaching completion of an artwork, or really just an e-booklet that contains the next chapter in the Jewish mythology series--the story of Adam and Eve--along with images of great art and some hyperlinks to materials about that art. Hopefully the booklet will be both appealing to look at and fun to read (despite the misogyny and general misanthropy of the text).

Oooooh, I’m so excited about this, my own freaking code that actually works the features of the fonts! It’s really not a lot of code, or it would have been hopeless for me. All that’s there is what was needed so far for this first project.

(I’m resisting giving previews. This posting is supposed to take the place of giving a preview.)
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Bob Herbert: School to Prison Pipeline


Man, when I was in junior high school, I could bring my X-Acto knives to school if it was some kind of hobby day, and we had fishhooks, too, for fishing in the pond. Even in elementary school I could bring a pocket knife as long as I was wearing my Cub Scout uniform.

Of course I was not doing these things while Black. But, still, Bob Herbert thinks something has changed, it’s not just me.

(High school was lame. Let’s just ignore it.)
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Adobe downloads

I learned recently that for about the past year you can buy and download fonts from Adobe using just an ordinary web browser and an unzip tool. Previously you had to use their download manager. Before that you could download fonts with a web browser but they came as self-extracting Windows archives of some type that, at the time (around New Year’s 2000, I think), I didn’t know how to open on my system, or at least it was easier to have someone else open them for me. (Back then I got Adobe Garamond and some of Optima for a project I had to abandon on account of the chronic pain worsening.)

I also was reminded recently that when you buy and download fonts from Adobe they charge you sales tax. Sigh. If you are buying an entire package and not individual fonts you can avoid this (I think) by buying from Veer instead. Also you can buy many ‘Adobe Originals’ fonts from any of the multiple places that sell Linotype’s cross-licensed versions, but Adobe has a significantly better EULA for these fonts IMO.