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The logicdroid family

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/04

Almost complete droid family:

Source: CodeProject – Google+: The whole Droid family

A complete family would include ANDroid, NANDroid, NOTdroid, ORdroid, NORdroid, XORdroid, XNORdroid, so it’s missing the 74266.

Based on the 2011 ANDroid NANDroid NOTdroid ORdroid idea that got a picture in 2012:


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The double positive becomes a negative anecdote

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/12/18

There has been an anecdote going around on the internet (I bumped into it via [WayBack] Giggles #giggles #linguistics – Terry McNeil – Google+) about an MIT linguistics professor on double positives not becoming a negative, but somehow do.

In reality, this was a real life event where Oxford philosopher J. L. Austin posed statement and Columbia University professor Sidney Morgenbesser saying “Yeah, yeah.” quoted in for instance [WayBackSidewalk Socrates – The New York Times

So: No MIT linguistics professor involved at all (:



Via: [WayBack] Giggles #giggles #linguistics – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

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Typografische Strafzettel – Nerdcore

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/19

Want: [WayBack] Typografische Strafzettel – Nerdcore

Hoefler&Co verkauft Typografische Strafzettel für Schlechtsetzer und Buchstabenkombinationsnullen. Die Schriftverbrechen gliedern sich auf dem Strafzettel in Vergehen der Auswahl (wie der unironische Einsatz „amüsanter“ Schriften oder die amateurishe Anwendung von Schriftauszeichnung ), der Komposition (zuviele Schriftgrößen, schlechtes Kerning), der Zeichensetzung (Ligaturen, korrekte Anführungen) und in Schwere Ästhetikverletzungen (elektronische Schrägschrift, Verzerrung). Großartige Idee, und sie haben nichtmal ComicSans mit Namen erwähnt. Toll! (via Jason Kottke, Bild des ganzen Strafzettels unten via /u/hova414) By special issue from the 100% totally real Typographic Violations Division, the Uniform Ticket Book is standard equipment for the modern design enforcer. Lists thirty-two common design infractions, each

I wish they were available outside in Europe, as it looks like it is is USA only with large foreign shipping costs at [WayBack] The Typographic Ticket Book – Hoefler&Co:

By special issue from the 100% totally real Typographic Violations Division, the Uniform Ticket Book is standard equipment for the modern design enforcer. Lists thirty-two common design infractions, each with an appropriate penalty, with plenty of room for improvisation. Authoritatively typeset in Helvetica to provoke


Picture via [WayBack] reddit: Just got this in a swag bag : graphic_design


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Guru Meditation: XID: 202605646

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/16

I love the historic humour of some systems.

Like this 503 Service Unavailable on

Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable

Guru Meditation:

XID: 202605646

Varnish cache server

It goes all the way back the the mid 1980s Commodore Amiga era where the Guru Medication was way ahead of the blue screen of death.

In this case, it the Varnish way of telling that something got broken and you should inspect the logs: [WayBack] Troubleshooting Varnish — Varnish version trunk documentation: Guru Meditation.

The cool thing is that the page I was archiving actually got saved.


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The alphabet, in alphabetical order, in various languages – The Old New Thing

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/09

I had to lough so loud when I bumped into this [WayBackThe alphabet, in alphabetical order, in various languages – The Old New Thing.

I got there because I wanted a few examples of languages having more than 26 ASCII letters in their alphabet.

Basically all non English languages (:



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