5x12 pentomino tiling

Colophon

These pages use three free fonts:

  • The body text is in Lusitana by Ana Paula Megda from Google fonts and, unusually for me, is a serif font. I'm normally a sans fan but I fancied a change.

  • The main heading is another serif font, Fontleroy Brown NF by Nick Curtis. Using the pair of fonts together was inspired by the glorious typography of The New Yorker.

  • The monospace text is Fantasque Sans Mono by Jany Belluz from the Open Font Library1 which was recommended to me via Twitter:

    I think it's rather cool and, as Matthew said, it has some nice little bits of loopy business on things like k and y which I like. It is coloured #006633 to make it stand out from the body text (although this is now less of an issue now that I'm using a serif font for body text) and scaled to 91% to make its height match with Fenix.

The pentominoes page theme is my own design derived from a work on Wikipedia and is used under a Creative Commons licence.

  1. Although I'm now hosting the font files myself as their server seems to be permanently slashdotted which was making my page load times slow.
Current status: (via Twitter)
Wiblog:
Hard Filtering SPF

I've talked before here about SPF. To recap it is an anti-spam measure and is one we've used for a long while. It works like this. A domain, the-hug.org say, publishes an SPF record as one of its DNS records. This SPF record indicates which IP addresses will send email purporting to come from the-hug.org.  read more ...

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I am currently reading:

An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: (or 2000 Years Of Upper Class Idiots In Charge), by John O'Farrell Ever the Diplomat: Confessions of a Foreign Office Mandarin, by Sherard Cowper-Coles

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Word of the Day:
threnody