Robert Hahn

inspired by integration

I'm always interested in infrastructure that brings people together and facilitates communication. I'm currently exploring social software, markup & scripting languages, and abstract games.

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noted on Thu, 05 May 2005

The Case of the Missing Articles: Closed!

Now that I think on it, I’m sure I wrote some articles between May and September last year. For example, I wrote a pair of articles (and published it) on The Great Eye Experiment (1, 2, which detailed my idea about wearing contacts strong enough for reading text off a screen, and wearing glasses for distance work. But they’re not here, and I can’t find them anywhere on my system.

Checks ah-hah! Hey, Nerad! Announcements of my demise are somewhat premature... by about 5 months. But now that you tricked me into writing twice in one day, the clock is officially reset.

I just discovered that I was publishing off a backup, not the original. And I found the original too. That’s why you’re seeing a flurry of articles.

And, to make this post even more random-seeming than ever, I leave you with this observation: I’m the owner of Mac OS X Tiger, and I’ve been typing my posts in TextEdit. Something really interesting is happening here --there’s support for ligatures! Check it out: look at the characters fl and fi.

Checks some more... ah. That ligatures thing? Only on Tiger. If you don’t have it, you can’t see it. It seems that OS X 10.4 automatically replaces fl and fi with their ligature equivalent. That is still very cool, and extra points to setting it up to downgrade nicely (although I’m sure they never took this into consideration as a use case when implementing it).

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