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MyScriptFont

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I’ve long wanted a font based on my own hand. The easiest, cheapest and quickest way is MyScriptFont. To get my personal script, I wrote out an alphabet on their printed-out template (block letters only, no cursive), scanned the sheet and uploaded it, and then installed the scaleable font they handed back. It’s free. Takes only minutes.

Once I had my handprinting font, I figured I could quickly make other homemade fonts. It’s a quick cheap way to make any kind of unique hand-drawn font you want.

-- KK

MyScriptFont
Free, donations accepted

Sample Excerpts:

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cmg
3345 days ago
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Neat idea (kerning doesn't look to be addressed.)
Birmingham, AL
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warnaars
3343 days ago
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Get your personal script font done in minutes.
Utrecht / Amsterdam
sirshannon
3343 days ago
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I guess I have to try this.
Michdevilish
3343 days ago
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I want to try this!
Canada
pdp68
3343 days ago
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This looks like fun...
Belgium
hiperlink
3343 days ago
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Régi már, de jó még mindig.
Budapest, Hungary
rosskarchner
3345 days ago
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This is pretty damn cool.
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Meet Broala, LLC

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Today we're delighted to introduce a new venture that we've been preparing in the background for a little while already: the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) is spinning off a company, Broala, that provides professional Bro services to organizations looking for an alternative beyond what the resources of the non-profit grant-funded Bro team can provide. Founded by core members of the Bro project, Broala offers strategic consulting on Bro installation, deployment, and customization, as well as individualized training and contract development. For more information, please read the full press release, then head over to broala.com.

We would like to emphasize that the whole Bro team remains fully committed to our core principles that have served us so well for many years. Bro will always remain open-source under the BSD license, and ICSI will keep providing the project with a home; we'll maintain and extend the system just as we have been doing in the past, and we'll stay true to our research roots.  Broala is adding something new on top of what we have, it's not taking anything away from the amazing community that has developed around Bro over the years. Indeed, we aim for Broala's success to help ensure Bro's long-term viability as an open-source project.  With that, please welcome Broala as a new member of the Bro community. We're looking forward to exciting times ahead!

The Bro Team

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cmg
3379 days ago
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Bro launched company
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Is your Mac's File System Protected?

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Nothing original here, but this is a great tip, so I want to share it.  Thanks to @thegrugq for cluing me into this via Twitter.

For everyone running OS X 10.7 or 10.8 on their Macs (and really, EVERYONE should be on 10.8; the security benefits are non-trivial) and are using FileVault 2 to encrypt your filesystems (you are, right?) here's a good tip I picked up the other day:

$ sudo pmset -a destroyfvkeyonstandby 1
$ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25

This has the effect of destroying the memory-resident FileVault encryption key, writing the contents of memory to disk, and removing power from RAM (i.e., hibernating).  Doing this will help protect your laptop from getting raped via FireWire DMA by your hotel's cleaning staff or by the Border Patrol.

A nice article on the topic:
http://www.frameloss.org/2011/09/18/firewire-attacks-against-mac-os-lion-filevault-2-encryption/

Tips via The Grugq:
http://twitter.com/thegrugq/status/329579397319360512
http://twitter.com/thegrugq/status/329579831496941568
http://twitter.com/thegrugq/status/329580468120993792

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cmg
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Is It Worth the Time?

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Don't forget the time you spend finding the chart to look up what you save. And the time spent reading this reminder about the time spent. And the time trying to figure out if either of those actually make sense. Remember, every second counts toward your life total, including these right now.
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cmg
3436 days ago
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New Meeting Handout
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heracek
3434 days ago
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Stop wasting your time!
Prague, Czech Republic
dshan
3435 days ago
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I'm going to post this everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
San Francisco, CA
bravejoe
3436 days ago
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Nice information!
Somerville, MA
noam87
3437 days ago
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And here I was not automating those pesky 1 second tasks based on misguided intuition... I've been a fool!
Toronto, Ontario
superiphi
3438 days ago
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when is it worth spending time to delegate or automate? PS: shows I was right to fight for almost 2 days to automate some of my data tasks though. Ha!
Idle, Bradford, United Kingdom
macjustice
3438 days ago
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Printing this one out.
Seattle
KieraKujisawa
3438 days ago
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It's amazing how true this is...
Fredericksburg, VA 22408 USA
internetionals
3438 days ago
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Nice! Now only I need is a scale for making things less error prone.
Netherlands
benzado
3437 days ago
If you have to take time to correct errors, that's really part of the time to do the task. So making something less error prone is really shaving time off the task, even if an optimist doesn't see it that way.
adamgurri
3438 days ago
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nice
New York, NY
chrishiestand
3438 days ago
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excellent reference
San Diego, CA, USA
acdha
3438 days ago
I'm disappointed that the alt text didn't mention personal productivity software…
Tlaloc
3438 days ago
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Sehr praktisch ...

04/24/13 PHD comic: 'The Shared Office Printer'

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Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham
www.phdcomics.com
Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "The Shared Office Printer" - originally published 4/24/2013

For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!

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cmg
3442 days ago
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Unfortunately missing the accounting dialog box that opens to the side
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rmartinsjr
3438 days ago
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#fato
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sredfern
3440 days ago
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Oh yes!!
Sydney Australia
Portlairge
3440 days ago
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Yup!
Encino, California
dreadhead
3441 days ago
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Yep.
Vancouver Island, Canada
KieraKujisawa
3442 days ago
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So true
Fredericksburg, VA 22408 USA
oppodude
3442 days ago
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This is awesome.
Jackson, TN
POrg
3443 days ago
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Amazing!
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Hacking the A Tag in 100 Characters

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» Hacking the A Tag in 100 Characters

In most browsers it's possible to hijack a link after a user has clicked it, making phishing attempts much harder to detect.

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3457 days ago
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brico
3465 days ago
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Huh. I used this very post click href mod thing just the other day.
Brooklyn, NY
christophersw
3476 days ago
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Very nice catch. Scary because you know this is probably already in the hands of bad actors.
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