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Entries from February 2002
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Wireless! (24 Feb 2002 at 00:43)
Last summer I bought a wireless access point for my apartment, but I couldn't get it to work for some reaon and it was sitting around in my pile of stuff. Until today. I spent a while downloading drivers, changing settings randomly, and rebooting, and now I finally got it working. Now I can use the internet in the TV room, kitchen, bathroom, whatever!

Unfortunately, my laptop battery only lasts for about 2 seconds, so I need to plug the little guy in wherever I go. ;)

Over the last week I made some small changes to snoot.org (some invisible); I think the site is shaping up pretty good now. It needs a few more features and some areas need to be cleaned up, but it's definitely making progress. Also this week was lots of indian food and research.
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Movies and Beards (23 Feb 2002 at 00:36)
I just saw and enjoyed The Royal Tenenbaums from the same folks that brought you Bottle Rocket. The movie's about nothing, of course, but it's very witty. For a movie that's really about nothing (that is to say, about everything), I also saw The Waking Life. This one had really cool animation, funny characters, and was not pretentious. And last night, did I dream I was having a lucid dream?

I have been growing a beard for a little over two weeks, just because I think that's funny.
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Public Service Announcement (11 Feb 2002 at 22:07)
A few weeks ago some dude named Paul F Stack representing Agfa Monotype and the International Typeface Corporation threatened to sue me over a program I made five years ago called embed. This program lets you change a flag in TTF files that says whether you can embed the fonts in your word processing documents. (If the flag is set, then you need to copy the font along with the document.)

He claimed something vague about Copyright infringement. Of course, this is totally retarded since I made the program for use with my own fonts and I have nothing to do with Monotype or ITC (except perhaps for competing with them). I wanted to give other freeware font developers access to the tool as well...

Anyway, I am not particularly worried since he hasn't explained himself any further after my reply (apparently Stack is somewhat notorious as a windy font cop). If necessary, I suppose I can get my university to help me out. I just wanted to let everyone know about the program and the threats since I really despise legal bullying, especially with regard to intellectual property. If you do too, why not grab a copy of the program and source, and share it with a friend? (But don't use it to violate your font licenses. Just download free fonts instead...!)

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Richard (02 Feb 2002 at 09:24)
Did Mad Scientists Clone Richard Simmons?

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Entries from January 2002
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555-xxxx movie number database (24 Jan 2002 at 23:21)
In case you ever find yourself trapped inside movie-world, you might want to take this handy database of 555-xxxx numbers from movies and TV, print it out, and keep it on you always.

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