Monaco

Daring Fireball: 9-point Monaco is the last surviving masterpiece of the original Macintosh’s painstakingly hand-tuned set of pixel-perfect bitmap fonts, and deservedly so. Sure, it’s been tweaked in recent years (for example, to distinguish the lowercase Lfrom the digit one, the zero from the capital O, and to enlarge certain punctuation characters, like the period, which originally was just a single pixel), but today’s Monaco 9 would look very familiar to a circa-1986 Mac programmer.

Subject to change, here is my list of the ten best Simpsons episodes. I’m already thinking of episodes that should have been included. Dave, meanwhile, inspired by yours truly, has posted his all-time favorite movies. I had neglected The Princess Bride – inconceivable! I may have to revisit my list soon. The Princess Bride was such a fantastic movie with some great quotes: There’s a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours.

Try the Flash Mind Reader and see if you can figure it out. I had to search Google for the answer.

I’ve recently become quite attached to the song “Still Fighting It” by Ben Folds. It makes me think of my daughter, especially the line, “You’re so much like me,” immediately followed by “I’m sorry.” The last thing I want is for Gracie to repeat my mistakes and have my same flaws and faults. I want her to better than I am. Fortunately, she’s also very much Jen-derived. Even sadder is the line, “You’ll try and try and one day you’ll fly away from me.” Yes, I’m a sap.

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