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Archive: May, 2005

May 31, 2005

I’m the web! Hi!

Friend Jon discovered a pulp-printed gem in a late-80s Archie comic book. This lower-rung, tight-wearing, Spider-man wannabe seems to be slightly ahead of the buzzword curve. I’m pretty sure that this must have been Al Gore’s pre-Whitehouse secret identity.  View a full-size image in my Flickr account.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 20, 2005

Yawnscape.

Hi, my name is Netscape 8. I’m based on Firefox. I’m Windows only. Why am I here? I’m kinda wondering that myself. Oh, wait a minute… my product information says… “Netscape began by trying to make an Internet that users found easy to use. Today we offer integrations of intuitive digital tools, innovative attractions and … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 19, 2005

It’s musically delicious.

I’m fairly selective when it comes to propagating memes, but this one tickled my fancy. I’ve been invited by Mark Simonson to accept this so-called ‘musical baton’ and then drag five more people into the lather. Since I rather enjoy music, seem to have quite a bit of it kicking around on my computer, and … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 13, 2005

Podcasted.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a freelance writer for Macworld magazine about doing an interview regarding my Newton fetish enthusiasm. The interview would be part of Macworld’s self-declared ‘experiment’ in podcasting, a sporadically produced audio version of the ‘Geek Factor’ column found in the regular publication. After several attempts at securing a … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 10, 2005

Googophiling.

Here’s a quick and dirty little Favelet that let’s you search the Typophile forum archives using Google until the Punchcut boys get their integrated search engine out of the beta shop. Search Typophile Just drag and drop this link to your toolbar or bookmark bar and presto. It works for sure in Safari and Firefox, but should … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 9, 2005

The Fontographer’s new clothes.

In a surprising bit of news, Fontlab Ltd. announced that as of today the veritable type design tool Fontographer has a new place to call home. Not only do the makers of the coincidentally named Fontlab software intend to support existing Fontographer users, they also plan on continuing development — at least to the point … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.