Seth Wisely said

June 23, 2010

FonSwitch SIPbroker is awesome

Filed under: COM, SIP — Seth Wisely @ 16:18

thanks FonSwitch

Seth Wisely said: thanks

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June 21, 2010

FonSwitch to implement SIP Broker facility

Filed under: CIO, ITSP, SIP — Seth Wisely @ 11:56

I have it on good authority that FonSwitch.com is going to add SIP Broker functionality: both FonSwitch SIPbroker incoming and FonSwitch SIP broker outgoing

hooray

update:  FonSwitch now has a SIPbroker extension!

FonSwitch SIPbroker sip code is *9963

Aaron will be pleased….

ooh look new buttons

Seth Wisely said: respect our FonSwitch developers

June 17, 2010

further poison ad “relevance” on yahoo : discourage geoIP location use EVERYWHERE

Filed under: CIO, Less Insecure — Seth Wisely @ 20:58

disinformation is a skill YOU need in this age.. remember provide a bakers dozen or less when filling in a required age field whenever you signup to wield a loophole for increased privacy

Status is currently public for all users over 18 and shared with connections for users under 18. There is currently no way to change who may see your status.

simple: age backwards often
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/family/details.html : to obtain minor privacy-status merely volunteer your actual identity via credit card charge!

To create a Family Account, we do require you to verify that you are the parent or legal guardian of the child by providing Yahoo! with a valid credit card. Yahoo! will charge you 50 cents to create a Yahoo! ID for your child.

http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/relevantads.html
http://add.yahoo.com/fast/help/us/privacy/cgi_yas : complaining is great poison
https://login.marketingsolutions.yahoo.com/adui/signin/loadOptOut.do?l=en_US : first opt-out by account
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html : second opt-out by cookie
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/products.html : unprotecting privacy management via circuity
http://api.login.yahoo.com/WSLogin/V1/unlink
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/developer/moreinfo/moreinfoapis.html
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/local/details.html : yahoo local location-edit “feature” conveniently broken
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/securitykey/details.html : no skey for webmail
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/datastorage/
http://add.yahoo.com/fast/help/us/privacy/cgi_feedback

be sure to poison your cookies with TACO, a firefox extension on AMO

study the dark side
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ysm/sps/finetune/index.html
http://www.yadvertisingblog.com/
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ysm/sps/learnonline/
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ysm/sps/articles/learn2.html
http://www.searchalliance.com/home

Betcha didn’t know about yahoo email read-confirmation:
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/webbeacons/details.html

Yahoo!’s practice is to include web beacons in HTML-formatted email messages (messages that include graphics) that Yahoo!, or its agents, sends in order to determine which email messages were opened and to note whether a message was acted upon.

I have been warning of the plague of geoip location.  Here is some anti-privacy propaganda from yahoo:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ysm/sps/faqs_all/faqs.html#geotargeting

^ PDF page 26 forward.   Share your disdain: 1-800-457-6791 | 1-866-747-7327

For what percent of users does Yahoo! have location information for?

This percentage varies almost daily, depending on the user mix and information available to us on that given day. Please note that we employ a number of methods to locate users, and we generally have geographic identifiers for a high number of our users.

Although data on the total number of targetable impressions is not available with this release, we expect to make that data available in near future [thanks mozilla and obamanation].

yahoo strives to collect ZIP+4
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/appenddata/

mmmm.. see also “click fraud” for more poisoning ideas.  Making GeoIP targeting financially undesirable from the advertiser perspective will increase user privacy.  Violating a citizen’s privacy will cost you.

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more linkage sooner or later.. closing print preview prior to printing delightfully closed firefox without invoking sessionmanager.  While digging through history is every so exciting I’ll pass. maga

http://advertising.yahoo.com/trafficquality/whatweredoing#targeting

we have fine-tuned our geo-targeting capabilities. Now you can target users located within three or six miles of a specific zip code [soon city-block level, or street address in obamanation]

How to more effectively SPIKE [pejoratively] geotargeted ads
http://advertising.yahoo.com/trafficquality/clickinvestigation
http://advertising.yahoo.com/trafficquality/tips_tools#enabletrackingurls

hey: feedback-ysm@yahoo-inc.com, learnmore@yahoo-inc.com, marketingsolutions@yahoo-inc.com

FireEagle, no phoenix here, merely an immolated privacy-bird
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/fireeagle/details.html

yahoo data retention policy less creepy- and less vague than google…. IFF true
http://ycorpblog.com/2008/12/17/your-data-goes-incognito/  http://yhoo.client.shareholder.com/press/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=354703

Interest based advertising? I’m interested in seeing zero advertising; I use AdBlock Plus.  Pay to place ads? whatever.  Employ GeoIP location against me… you have a vexed user with guerrilla tactics working to discourage your  GeoIP location use..

Are you sure you want to play by the “we’ll do as we please” ‘rules’?

Seth Wisely said: I have been playing longer than you have been geo mining

Expand Canvas With The Crop Tool

Filed under: Uncategorized — Seth Wisely @ 11:42

most awesome photoshop tip this month:

http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/cb/tips-and-tricks-3.html

Hold the Command key to prevent the Crop tool from snapping to the edge of your document.

Turn on full screen mode (by typing “F”) and then pull the cropping rectangle beyond the edge of your image to add space to your document (it will be filled with the current background color).

not being a fan of affiliate links here are some helpful ABP filters

photoshopsupport.com##A[href*=”/click”]
photoshopsupport.com##A[href*=”/aff”]
photoshopsupport.com##A[href*=”/redirect”]
##A[href*=”?affiliate”]

Seth Wisely said: always something new to learn

June 11, 2010

do it yourself font creation & finding free fonts [1]

Filed under: knowledge can empower — Tags: , — Seth Wisely @ 14:15

notes for me.. if good for you then hazah for you… notes in progress as I also work to find a suitable snippet firefox extension

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generally free

http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/fonts.html

open type, PS (CFF) [otf]

http://www.myfonts.com/search?advanced=1&params%5Bsearchtype%5D=fonts&search%5Btext%5D=&params%5Bboolean%5D=and&params%5Bnameordesc%5D=desc&params%5Bpricerange%5D=1&search%5Bminprice%5D=%240.00&search%5Bmaxprice%5D=%240.00&search%5Bcblockop%5D=%26&search%5Bfoundry%5D=0

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type 1

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TTF: bleck … [ttf]

http://www.fontfoundry.com/info.phtml?show=search : set license=free,results=60

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open type, TT [ttf]

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web fonts

http://openfontlibrary.org/

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free font crafting software

http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/ – cross platform

http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/ – windows

http://fontconstructor.com/ – mac

Luc’s List

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_creating free fonts in FontForge

all tutorials

_creating free fonts in Adobe Illustrator

ot: photoshop: apply OpenType features

_creating free fonts in corel draw

old enough to be archived

_ creating fonts with software not designed with fonts as a goal

pre-requisite to creating free fonts in Inkscape

degrading fonts in Inkscape , manual kerning in inkscape ,

Every instance of Inkspace should have been Inkscape. I’m done trying to stop that typo or correcting it.

_panning for gold with saintly patience

http://www.typeright.org/
http://www.typ.nl/TYP01/typ-front.html

. I want

. carriage returns where I want them dot dot

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_ font creation tips or tutorials

http://fontfeed.com/archives/select-type-with-the-flowchart-so-you-need-a-typeface/

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not free font crafting software

_rambly comparison of HighLogic to FontLab

HighLogic’s Font Creator Pro is far more affordable for the average guy for “messing” with fonts than is the way more powerful FontLab Studio for half the price of the latter and more power than the former wait for “FontLab” Fontographer 5 to be released.  FontLab TypeTool is $99 as is HighLogic Font Creator Home… wait strike that HighLogic Font Creator Home edition is now $20 less than TypeTool ooh ahh?  FontLab ScanFont 5 (2007) at $99 only functions as a plug-in to their other software (whereas version 3 of ScanFont AFAIK was a stand alone application.  HighLogic ScanAHand Premium (2010 and updated way more often) is $79, stand alone, incorporates signature features less circuitously than the standard edition, but I have not had the opportunity to compare functionality first hand.  I have neither used ScanFont 5 nor ScanAHand.  ScanFont 3 was awesome.  HighLogic Main Type, a font manager, is a must have if you (obsessively) collect fonts.  Create (overlapping) groups of fonts, unload all but XP’s required fonts, then load (as opposed to install) on the fly as needed — similarly unload on the fly.  Plays well with Adobe products.  The FontLab products can save fonts with cubic bezier whereas the HighLogic products cannot.

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yes, yes, bezier this bezier that

Quadratic (TrueType) v. cubic (Type 1) Bezier curves

http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/bezier.html

wow! Luc’s font site is still online

Bezier conversions (quadratic to cubic)

conversion of TrueType fonts to PostScript ones is an exact science (aside from other factors such as scale and hinting), but conversion of PostScript fonts to TrueType is only a close approximation. The irony is that most commercial TrueType fonts have been designed as PostScript curves, and then converted to TrueType.
http://cr8.netfirms.com/article004.html
http://pfaedit.sourceforge.net/bezier.html

A Type 1 font can be converted into CFF/Type2 format, and back to Type 1 again, without any loss of quality.
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/opentype/archives/cff2.html

way too much informaiton

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interesting fonty stuff

http://onlinefontconverter.com/ [extract font from PDF (without the need to run ubuntu in VM)]

Sure you could sell the free fonts you have created but unless you are a stellar artist or already well recognized do your ego a favor and give the fonts away freely

Seth Wisely said: if you want a free font done your way do it yourself

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