GFX is a strange format: it confines the data to bounding boxes, presumably to save memory, but then spends 4 extra bytes *per glyph* to specify the bounding boxes.

even with a massive 8x12 bitmap font, every 3 glyphs is hauling around enough metadata to fully draw another glyph... i can't imagine that this is even close to competitive with the size of a raw bitmap dump... i want to see their math :)

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i think i can parse adafruit "GFX" font files now -- they're really just C header files with raw data that roughly matches the old BDF model

I have a 4 foot Elmo doll and it has no means of holding itself up. So no matter how you place him, it becomes a whole-ass mood.

spam from google today: "get ready for exciting new changes to Glormph!"

me: "what... IS... Glormph?"

wiki: "Glorpmh was purchased by google and deprecated in 2012"

i thought it was bizarre and funny the first time i saw it...

but now i've seen it so many times that i think it's a common trend.

some firmware C code returns 1 on success, not 0!

always keeping you on your toes! eternal vigilance!

i wish blockchain bros could express their ideas in technical terms instead of circular marketing jargon and childish "where's waldo" references


i think the aristotle bust looks more realistic with googly eyes

Why on earth would I need Sonos to show a desktop notification when the song changes? I know the song just changed. I can hear it. That's the notification.

today, in a chat room: "how would i get a covid test?"

ladybugs and gentleworms, here we are 16 months into the pandemic... and some people don't know how to even get *tested*

i want to make a joke but i'm still speechless

i'm good with this concept as long as it's only the people who secede and not the land, and anyone who wants to stay, can

oof, i forgot that SQL allows all fields to be nullable by default... in some ways, the ancients were still just babes in the woods

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