June 23, 2010
June 21, 2010
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
update: FonSwitch now has a SIPbroker extension!
FonSwitch SIPbroker sip code is *9963
Aaron will be pleased….
ooh look new buttons
June 17, 2010
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://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://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
be sure to poison your cookies with TACO, a firefox extension on AMO
study the dark side
Betcha didn’t know about yahoo email read-confirmation:
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:
^ PDF page 26 forward. Share your disdain: 1-800-457-6791 | 1-866-747-7327
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
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.
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
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
hey: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
FireEagle, no phoenix here, merely an immolated privacy-bird
yahoo data retention policy less creepy- and less vague than google…. IFF true
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’?
most awesome photoshop tip this month:
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
June 11, 2010
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
open type, PS (CFF) [otf]
TTF: bleck … [ttf]
http://www.fontfoundry.com/info.phtml?show=search : set license=free,results=60
open type, TT [ttf]
free font crafting software
http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/ – cross platform
http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/ – windows
_creating free fonts in FontForge
_creating free fonts in Adobe Illustrator
_creating free fonts in corel draw
_ creating fonts with software not designed with fonts as a goal
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
. I want
. carriage returns where I want them dot dot
_ font creation tips or tutorials
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.
yes, yes, bezier this bezier that
wow! Luc’s font site is still online
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.
A Type 1 font can be converted into CFF/Type2 format, and back to Type 1 again, without any loss of quality.
interesting fonty stuff
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