The Daily Ping

The Story About Ping was about a duck, not this website.

January 20th, 2000


Back when I started using geoWrite and geoPublish on my Commodore 64C, I started buying fonts. Fonts are fun. Fonts are unique, and fonts let you play. I’ve even taken a chance at designing a few of them – and about five fonts got published on Loadstar back in the day.

My love of fonts really came about when Win95 was released, since it was a good deal easier to use and install fonts. Now I’ve got something like 200 fonts or so available to me, and I have tons of disk space to go. hee hee hee.

This semester, I decided to take Introduction to Typography and Letterforms, figuring that I could learn even more about these things that I like so much. Typefaces are pretty in a certain way, and they take quite a bit of talent to create. Of course, as readers of my site will attest to, I learned almost nothing in said class due to a poor teacher. But here’s something positive. Our final project had to showcase a font that we chose, by any contemporary designer. I elected to use SF Technodelight, which was designed by ShyFonts Type Foundry. The font is really, really cool. It’s beautiful.

After a full semester of Typography, here is what I can tell you: it’s really great looking. And that’s about what I could’ve told you before the semester, too. – pm

Posted in Technology

What is this then?

The Daily Ping is the web's finest compendium of toilet information and Oreo™® research. Too much? Okay, okay, it's a daily opinion column written by two friends. Did we mention we've been doing this for over ten years? Tell me more!

Most Popular Pings

Last Week's Most Popular Pings

Let's be nice.

© 2000-2011 The Daily Ping, all rights reserved. Tilted sidebar note idea 'adapted' from Panic. Powered by the mighty WordPress.