Venite prandete

Rio and I spent a good while today playing with Alice.  We made a table with a button which, if pressed, would cause a yellow chicken to fly over and spin around.  For her bedtime story I read her the first chapter of The Phoenix and the Carpet.

I should reiterate that, as I said at the time, I myself don’t think using WebKit in the window manager sounds like a good idea.  Since someone had raised the idea, I thought it was worth discussing, and now it certainly has been discussed.

I was trying to typeset some of my work the other day (for some reason), and I noticed how odd it looks to set sonnets in a sans-serif font…

Remember all the old familiar faces?
Helvetica’s the nicest of the lot.
Gill Sans and Johnston take the second places;
It seems as though the serif has been shot.
Verdana has its own intrinsic glories;
The fairest text that ever left my desk
Was set in these– for essays or for stories.
But using them for sonnets?  That’s grotesque.
And gravestones are a special case as well:
A mortal lack of serif fonts would be
A certain kind of typographic hell
With Comic Sans for all eternity.
In death, the Roman lettering is best.
May flights of serifs sing thee to thy rest.

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Thomas Thurman

Mostly themes, triaging, and patch review.

One thought on “Venite prandete”

  1. Nice! One line might be tweaked?

    “With Comic Sans for all eternity.”

    might be better as

    “Sans eyes, sans taste, Comic Sans everything”

    or something like that?

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