Frustrations with Fonts

Posted 2006.07.16 0.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

So I go to do up some stuff with some fonts that I used to use a long time ago, and now I can’t find them.

Ok, granted, I’ve updated my system a few times since I last used the fonts – both hardware and OS have been changed. But still, I’ve kept my /home folder intact, all my other documents ok. And hey, some of the fonts I was using, were system fonts. They came with the OS.

So why would they bundle some fonts with the OS up to a certain point then just drop them? The fonts were there in OS 9, in X.1, even in X.2 I’m told. But they’re not in X.3 or X.4. Usually, I’m a big Apple fan, but this time they just frustrated me.

Fortunately I still have a backup I made when I was on OS 9, and one of the fonts I wanted was in there. The others I was looking for, were very much not system fonts, but I knew where to find them.

Then, FontBook tells me that they have an error in them and shouldn’t be used. But there’s no way to fix the error! Frustration! In the end, I overrode FontBook and I’m using the fonts anyways, throwing caution to the wind. Craziness!

You can see the results of my fonty endeavors though, in the title at the top of the screen, or this banner below.

Banner with three fancy fonts exampled on it.

Lady Stephanie – has a nice ring to it.

Posted 2006.07.16 0.00 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

There’s this site that has been around for several years now, they’re still in business, and I’m still partially convinced it is a scam of some description.

They sell ‘titles’. Sort of like you can get vanity plates for your car, you can get a vanity title for your name. It’s kind of sort of like a name-change thing, but not quite. It seems to be legal, but pointless. You can have these guys execute a legal document called a ‘Deed Pole’ for you, which under UK law lets you give yourself a vanity title.

What I think is much more interesting are the real, ‘Seated’ titles. You actually buy a piece of land (the land is about 64 square inches; less than 1 square foot) and that land comes with a title. They have a dozen or so of these titled land snippits available. Unlike a vanity title, a ‘Seated’ title is real property, it can be bequeathed to your children, or even sold. It comes with official UK land registry papers and all that jazz.

Yeah, I still have this feeling that there is some scam going on…but on the other hand…Lady Stephanie has a ring to it, you know? Plus, it would be cool to be a registered owner of some land in the UK. Even if it’s not enough land to stand on.

So, I have had this link in my bookmarks for about 4 or 5 years now. One of these days…

BUSTED!See Here for Update.

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