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EB Garamond v1.000

Sometimes when I work on photos, web pages, graphic designs, and so on I need to know what characters are available to me in a given font. A list of characters is embedded in the font in the cmap table. The cmap table maps the character codes to the corresponding glyphs. EB Garamond v1.000 is… Read More »

An Oxford Comma Walks Into a Bar…

• An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television getting drunk and smoking cigars. • A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. • A bar was walked into by the passive voice. • An oxymoron walked… Read More »

Q&A: What is a “malaphor”?

A malaphor is an idiom blend: an error in which two similar figures of speech are merged, producing an often nonsensical result. Malaphor comes from the blending of the words malapropism and‎ metaphor. It was coined by Lawrence Harrison in an August 6, 1976 Washington Post opinion piece titled “Searching for Malaphors”. Malaphors are also known as Dundrearyisms, named… Read More »

A Mathematical Limerick

A mathematical limerick is truly a thing of beauty. \(\displaystyle{\frac{12 + 144 + 20 + 3\times\sqrt{4}}{7}} + 5\times11 = 9^{2} + 0\) A dozen, a gross, and a score Plus three times the square root of four Divided by seven Plus five times eleven Is nine squared and not a bit more.

Celebration of the Winter Solstice Holiday

From us (the “wishors”) to you (hereinafter called the “wishee”): Please accept without obligation, explicit or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practice of your choice,… Read More »

Useful Software

This post is in progress. More information is being added. Audio Editors   Audacity Website: https://www.audacityteam.org/ Platforms: Windows Free. Open Source. MediaHuman Audio Converter Website: Platforms: mp3DirectCut Website: http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html Platforms:   Mp3tag Website: https://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html Platforms: OS X, Windows   Browsers   Chrome Website: Platforms: Privacy Badger for Chrome Firefox Website: Platforms: Privacy Badger for Firefox… Read More »