Good Morning

Nov 02023
⪮ Good Morning :: ⪮ s02e11: Stop, Look and Listen
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day!

Halloween is over and for some folks, Thanksgiving is the bulwark holding back Christmas.

In the meantime, here are 4 interesting links to enjoy going into the holiday season.

💶🕵🏻‍♂️ EURion anti-counterfeiting pattern

If you look closely at paper money, you might see a pattern of small circles in the background. Those rings are an anti-counterfeiting pattern. Various photocopiers and scanners will not replicate the image if they detect this pattern.

🟥🎞️ Redscale Film

Redscale is a technique of shooting photographic film where the film is exposed from the wrong side. In analog photography, the layers of light-sensitive crystals are applied to the film in a specific order, which corresponds to exposure time and light wavelength.

✈️🖥️ B612 Font Family

B612 is a highly legible open source font family designed and tested to be used on aircraft cockpit screens.

If you are looking for a good, free, open source, font face for your dashboards, look no further. They've done all the hardworking, it's not likely you'll find something better.

💰🍀 "Lord" Timothy Dexter

Timothy Dexter (January 22, 01747 – October 23, 01806), barely educated or literate, married into money and increase his wealth via a series of improbably successful investments.

☞ At the end of the American Revolutionary War, he purchased large amounts of depreciated Continental currency that was worthless at the time. At the war's end, the U.S. government made good and he sold them back at a profit.

☞ Several of his enemies convinced him to sell worthless goods, like mittens and bed warmers to the West Indies, or coal to Newcastle, stray cats to the Caribbean, or Bibles to the East Indies. With incredible strokes of luck, they all sold at a profit.

At the age of 50, he wrote A Pickle for the Knowing Ones. The book contains 8,847 words and 33,864 letters without any punctuation and unorthodox spelling and capitalization.