|The good kind of spam
(23 Dec 2005 at 23:14)
| The other day I got what appeared to be an unintelligible foreign-language spam mail, which I just happened to be absentmindedly staring at while I was talking to my officemate william. I was just about to delete it when the text "Tom7's world" somewhere in the body it caught my eye! It turns out this was an entirely topical e-mail alerting me to a Spanish magazine with an "article" about me. The magazine is called Y SIN EMBARGO and I think it is like a design magazine. This specific issue is about graffiti. Anyway, I think it is a really nice looking magazine, it has got my fonts all over it, and the article (which I can't understand, even with Babelfish) seems to be flattering. Some of the graffiti in there is pretty great, too. Their website is confusing and kind of fun to try to navigate, but a direct link to the zipped PDF/ebook may prove useful. (None of the linux PDF readers I had could read this, but Acrobat 6 on Windows seems to work.)|
PS. Merry xolidays everyone!
|My poor half-decade decayed Spanish seems to agree with your impression that it is mostly flattering. I liked the part at the beginning:
"Tom 7 is a programming languages researcher, but that is not what interests us." I mean, who isn't interested by programming languages research?
I mean . . . yes.
|Yeah, seriously. Maybe they meant, "That is not the only thing that interests us." ;)|
Yes, the article is flattering and says how curious was to find Tom's fonts and from there to find Tom's other projects, discovering a guy with a sense of irony and humour like us.
The website changes with each number, and in this opportunity, the idea was to be kind of confussing.
|Well, it was extra confusing to those of us who only took a little Spanish in high school and forgot almost all of it. ;) But it was fun! Thanks again!|
|very nice-ah! Congratulations -- it looks like a fun spread!|
I wish you a merry hanouchristeasterholy... - happy birthday!
|Easter already! Where's my candy?
Merry everything to you too, Kirima. =)