June 18th, 2011

Apollo 4 on column of fire

My tweets

  • Fri, 22:46: Changing my volume group names and converting my fstab to use UUIDs, to mount my wife’s old, broken computer’s hard drive and read the data.
  • Fri, 22:47: I want to avoid duplicate volume group names and volume labels, you see. Then my old computer becomes my wife’s (an upgrade), with her data.
  • Fri, 22:52: I’m the only one of us that needs any real computing power. I wonder how mine compares to the systems she worked on at Cray. :)
  • Sat, 08:01: Who was it recently tweeted that type designers like vacuuming behind fridges? I always figured some were bookworms, who don’t vacuum.
  • Sat, 08:17: I do not see type as ‘design’, but as the primary medium by which the next generation will exceed us. Plain text type is the highest form.
  • Sat, 08:26: Computer Modern is badly flawed (it should not have been drawn as pen strokes), but its importance is such that no one here will exceed it.
  • Sat, 08:30: Type on display: http://t.co/uespSv0
  • Sat, 08:59: I wish I knew where my copy was of this: http://t.co/pkjg8uY
  • Sat, 09:01: I wish I knew where it was, even though it’s largely gibberish to me. I _am_ mentioned in a footnote in the peer-reviewed optics lit. :)
  • Sat, 09:06: Actually, come to think of it, maybe I don’t have a copy and only imagined I did. :) Because I do have two other of his books on the topic.
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