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Archive for September 30th, 2012

HDD market seems recovered, and WD introduced 4 TB 3.5 HDDs: when are 2.5 inch 12.5 mm 1.5+ TB drives coming?

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/30

Last week this was in HDD news:

I asked it before 6 months ago, and wonder: how long will it take for 12.5 mm 2.5 inch SATA HDDs to arrive on the market that have 1.5 TB or more capacity?

Yes, I know about the WD20NPVT, but the WD20NPVT is 2.5 inch and 15 mm high.

–jeroen

Posted in Hardware, Opinions, Power User, SSD, ThinkPad, W701 | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

New Open Source monospaced font from Adobe: Source Code Pro

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/30

Last week, Adobe launched the monospaced Open Source font Source Code Pro designed by Paul D. Hunt.

It is a follow-up of the (also designed by Paul) Source Sans Pro family of Open Source Fonts which got released early last month.

I did a quick look to see if it would get the same number of vertical lines as Lucida Console does at 8 points.

  • Lucida Console: 50 lines
  • Source Code Pro: 40 lines

Too bad, as the general font design is awesome.

One big missing thing is italic/oblique, which is often used in code editors. Hopefully a future version will include those.

For embedding source code examples in documentation, it is very legible, so I will keep it installed on my system.

You can try Source Code Pro yourself as well: it is available on SourceForge – that also hosts Open@Adobeon GitHub, where you can fork it, as well as on Google Web Fonts, on typekit, and on WebINK.

–jeroen

via: Announcing Source Code Pro « Typblography.

Posted in Font, Power User, Programmers Font, Typography | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

 
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