Oddities & Diversions: March 2007

March 30, 2007

New Daring Fireball t-shirt

A brand new Daring Fireball t-shirt by Kevin Cornell! And, it includes a year’s membership to DF. You’d be a fool, a fool I say, to pass that up.

March 29, 2007

GTA 4 trailer

Game trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV. Wow.

March 27, 2007

A List Apart: Issue 234

A List Apart: Issue 234, In this issue: Probe your users’ minds, progressively enhance your interface, and unleash your inner DOM geek. Articles by Aaron Gustafson, Ruth Stalker-Firth, and Anthony Holdener.

March 23, 2007

First episode of This American Life available online

The first episode of This American Life is online for your viewing pleasure. Also, don’t miss the magnificent short animation by Chris Ware for the show.

March 22, 2007

Happy Cog is hiring

Happy Cog Philadelphia is looking for a Front End Developer. I’d also like to add that any candidates should be willing to get trounced in a variety of video games.

March 21, 2007

The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown is closing

The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, my favorite theater in Austin or anywhere else, is closing. But, the owners are moving just a stone’s throw away to 6th street and restoring an old movie palace called the Ritz Theater. It promises to be bigger, better, and more wonderful than ever. Congratulations!

March 20, 2007


Flaunt, like Christmas for type nerds.

Letterhead Fonts and DRM

Letterhead Fonts embraces DRM for font distribution. I agree, font piracy is rampant, but if the music industry has taught us anything, DRM is hardly the way to go. We’ve heard the “DRM is better for the paying customers” routine before. Placing this many restrictions on the usage of your fonts will not protect your paying customers, it will drive them away. Why should we jump through all the new hoops you are introducing when I could just as easily get fonts somewhere else. The problem here is that you are making piracy of your product my problem. (via Rob)

Cornell House photo set at FILE Magazine

Cornell House, a photo set of mine from a couple years back, is up at the always enjoyable FILE Magazine.

March 16, 2007

Soho Typeface Family

Monotype releases Soho, a beautiful typeface family with lots of variation and potential. The heavier weights are especially nice black and dense.

AEA Seattle Registration open!

Registration is open for An Event Apart Seattle, June 21-22, 2007. Two days of design and code with 9 speakers, including: Tim Bray, Jeff Veen, Andy Budd, Khoi Vinh, Shawn Lawton Henry, Shaun Inman, Mike Davidson, Jason Santa Maria, Eric Meyer, Jeffrey Zeldman. Use super the secret promo code “AEASTAN” to save some cash on your ticket!

March 7, 2007

Your new favorite photoblog

Michael McAghon, friend and fellow Philadelphian launches a new photoblog.

March 1, 2007

Batman Onomatopoeia

RAKKK! Batman Onomatopoeia! ZWAPP!