Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Spare me the charity

Who else is pissed off that you can't move more than 5 metres along The Terrace or Lambton Quay these days without being cornered by a clipboard-wielding charity worker asking if you can spare 'a minute' for WWF/Save The Children/Amnesty/Greenpeace/[insert charity du jour here]?

All valid causes of course, but it should be my choice to approach them to learn more and sign up, not the other way around.

It probably breaks a WCC bylaw anyway (a la busking without a licence)... maybe I should script a letter to the editor and join Tom in print.

Friday, January 13, 2006



There's a large article in today's DomPost about Mr Pop and the fact he doesn't drink, smoke, or take drugs.

So, not any more then Iggy? I mean, have you seen a photo of him? ;-)

Reminds me of my favourite quote from Keef Richards:

"All the time I was a heroin addict, I never once had a cold."


I found the other day that you can't actually buy content on VHS anymore from any of the high-street entertainment stores. RIP little magnetic tapes with terrible drop-out that would always get caught up in the player's heads.


Was that Summer?


I'm trying to figure out how Mr Beard can blog so profusely yet still hold down a job to fund such a cocktail habit?


Thursday, January 05, 2006

Font Porn

OK, so I'm not involved in design or a creative job, but I did find the following video really interesting:

which is the head of Microsoft's typography team talking about the history of computer fonts and how far they've come with the upcoming release of fonts for Windows Vista/Office 12.

It's a well-spent hour learning about the issues they face trying to get fonts looking good on computer screens... and the Scot who heads the team is an interesting speaker.

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