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kaa 2 weeks ago

Forgotten drawings.

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>https://mikegrindle.com/posts/surf Regarding alternative search engines: consider mojeek. There are only a few unique search indexes. Of the obscure ones, Mojeek is relatively mature. I have an easier time finding obscure and interesting links on Mojeek than on any other search engine I've tried. Not good for finding a simple answer quickly, but good for finding links. https://www.mojeek.com/about/why-mojeek
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mikegrindle 2 weeks ago

Thanks, I'll give that one a try and might add it to the post

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colexdev 2 weeks ago

What makes you like Mojeek over DuckDuckGo?

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kaa 1 week ago

colexdev: DuckDuckGo is good at finding a quick, simple answer. It's mostly Bing. https://duckduckgo.com/duckduckgo-help-pages/results/sources/ Mojeek is a janky, small project that's been ongoing for several years. It's a genuinely unique search index. It's bad at giving simple answers, and good at sharing obscure ones.

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>https://mikegrindle.com/posts/obtf Be considerate of your disk's health. Assuming that you're not booting from RAM (if you are, good on you), every time you save your big text file, all of its contents are re-written to disk. Having multiple separate files circumvents this issue.
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kaa 1 month ago

You may have your big file split into separate files every now and again automatically. Guessing that you continue your file at the top, you may have a shell script such as: "limit=9999; lines=$(wc -l mybigfile); if [ $lines -gt $limit ]; then head -$(($lines / 2)) mybigfile > 2024-04-23.chunk; tail -$(($lines / 2)) > /tmp/a; mv /tmp/a mybigfile; fi"

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kaa 1 month ago

If you need to view all of the text at once, try "cat * | less".

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mikegrindle 1 month ago

I hear what you're saying, but in practical terms my "big" text file isn't nearly big enough for that to be an issue (it's still under a MB). Thanks to wear-leveling, you would have to seriously stress-test a drive for that to become an issue, though I always back-up and would split up a file if it ever got really big.

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mikegrindle 1 month ago

On the anecdotal side, I've known people who have used larger OBTFs for years with zero issue. Plenty of notetaking software programs like JRNL use single text files too w/o problems, so I'm not too worried tbh. Thanks anyway, though.

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Hello.
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kaa 3 months ago

What will you be making?

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Very nice! It was silly for me to presume you didn't have a copy somewhere, I was mostly giddy to have a copy at all, and wanted to share. Good choice of reading material.
Hello. I got my copy of Penguin Rules from ‘Jan Tschichold: A Life in Typography’ by Ruari McLean. They are also printed in ‘Jan Tschichold: Typographer’ by the same author.
My school has a scanner, and I've scanned that individual page. Mail me: kaa@disroot.org, and I'll reply with a copy of the page. 400 DPI, 4.8MB.
So here I am, with a very huge book on Jan Tschichold, searching the web for a PDF of his composition rules. Guess which site comes second to Wikipedia? https://kaa.run.place/rules.png I'm looking at a reproduction of the original in a physical copy of *Jan Tschichold: Master Typographer*. You did a good job with the recreation. In the reproduction I've got, there's a horizontal rule under the title,
kaa 4 months ago

and the fourth page ends a little earlier. "The Printing of Plays" starts at the end of Page 3 in the reproduction I've got in hand. Little nitpicks, thank you for your faithful recreation.

kaa 4 months ago

The only digital copy of the book I've got the reproduction in seems to be stuck in the purgatory of Google Books. The reproduction is on page 274. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Jan_Tschichold_Master_Typographer/7aUOAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=Wide%20spaces%20should%20be%20strictly%20avoided

kaa 4 months ago

Google Books makes me a little sad.

It seems like you're having some trouble. If you're in the US, call 988. https://www.fcc.gov/988-suicide-and-crisis-lifeline
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Great choice of typeface. You've got a good sense of style. And at your recommendation, I'll be watching (at least the first half of) Twelve Angry Men this evening.
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kaa 4 months ago

Good film.

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satyrwoud 4 months ago

Thank you for the compliments! I try to keep the spirit of Geocities going, but with the sensibilities and capabilities of today. (That is — lots of colour, but a wee bit less sparkles and Comic Sans.) And nobody ever got fired for picking Garamond. ;)

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