The Null Device
Flying pigs: Is Microsoft planning to open-source its C# language, and the bytecode virtual machine behind it (which is intended as a universal bytecode)? Someone seems to think so. Though I'd be very skeptical of the licensing terms, given Microsoft's corporate culture...
The Internet piracy crime wave spreads; first it was the Napster kiddies swapping Britney Spears/Eminem singles, and the latest menace to our way of life is grandmothers swapping sewing patterns online:
``They're housewives, and they're hackers,'' Hedgepath said. ``I don't care if they have kids. I don't care that they are grandmothers. They're bootlegging us out of business.''
The strange case of the bogus Mahir-wannabes which turned out to be part of a "viral marketing" campaign by jeans-manufacturer Lee.
You know, it's funny... put the word "girls" in your 'blog and you get all sorts of odd search-engine queries showing up in your referer log...
An intrepid soul has hand-coded a Type 1 font, using only t1utils' assembler. It's a MICR font, as used on US bank cheques, and only has digits and some special chars. (I once tried hand-coding Type 1 fonts; though I didn't have the patience for it and ended up getting Fontographer (which I haven't touched in about a year).)