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19 Dec 2018
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@_discord_267048655624732673:t2bot.ioCluedrew Wait, so each character in the font is actually 5x1 pixels in size? Plus space around them. That is small. 14:03:49
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex Gleason Cluedrew: Yep. Here's more: http://www.msarnoff.org/millitext/ 14:35:33
@_discord_267048655624732673:t2bot.ioCluedrew That's a fun idea. I enjoyed it, thank-you. 14:41:42
@_discord_399599648546750466:t2bot.iowekhter (jeti/fontenddev) @Alex thanks for the additional link--that's really cool! the "hidden message' is actually still fairly readable 14:45:56
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonI agree. I have a 96dpi screen and I can totally see both of them if I look closely14:47:05
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonIt's interesting to consider how subpixels could affect the visibility of fonts at small sizes14:47:36
@_discord_267048655624732673:t2bot.ioCluedrew Yeah, the big one is way to blocky but the small one actually works. Now I just need a program to generate micro-dots from text. 14:58:35
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex Gleasonsup16:03:04
@_discord_399599648546750466:t2bot.iowekhter (jeti/fontenddev) you asked--i do in fact have a day job. i think i've been working at this company for 6 years now? it's crazy to think about! 16:03:34
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex Gleason wekhter (jeti/fontenddev): Doing... front end dev?? 16:04:09
@_discord_399599648546750466:t2bot.iowekhter (jeti/fontenddev) haha, kinda! i "wear a lot of hats", as they say. i started at the company as an animator but my education is as an illustrator 16:05:31
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonNice. I get that.16:07:13
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonI worked for an agency in TX for ~2 years, moved to Philly to work with another agency for ~1 year, started a cooperative with me and my girlfriend. Then I trained her in web development for 2 years and she got a very nice job and now I'm making video games.16:08:19
@_discord_399599648546750466:t2bot.iowekhter (jeti/fontenddev) i'm self-taught as far as anything to do with coding goes (learned html/css by digging through website source code in middle/high school) and now i'm the de-facto tech support... and proofreader... and sometimes illustrator... and art director? (my boss has hired more people to illustrate since i'm usually too busy, but i still direct them on a lot of things) 16:09:53
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex Gleason

i'm self-taught as far as anything to do with coding goes (learned html/css by digging through website source code in middle/high school)

Same. I don't think even college adequately teaches this stuff.

@_discord_399599648546750466:t2bot.iowekhter (jeti/fontenddev) yeah, i went to art school for college and they had some elective classes on webdesign but from what i could see from friends who took the class it was all so, so basic it would have bored me to tears. even the "Advanced" course 16:13:53
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonI always thought I was going to be an artist. I pruned myself out towards the end of high-school art classes, because I wasn't super great and also because I'd started doing freelance web development (WordPress, sigh) and decided to roll with that16:21:04
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex Gleason wekhter (jeti/fontenddev): What kind of CMS do you use at work? 16:21:21
@_discord_399599648546750466:t2bot.iowekhter (jeti/fontenddev) wordpress 😉 16:21:43
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonHah! I expected you to say ExpressionEngine or Craft16:22:05
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonFor a while I was involved in this project: https://wagtail.io/16:22:23
@_discord_399599648546750466:t2bot.iowekhter (jeti/fontenddev) i've definitely looked a lot into other CMSes over the years, but the long and the short of it is that i "inherited" most of the sites i maintain and they have over ten thousand user accounts across all the sites--so migrating isn't really a viable option 16:26:43
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonOver 10,000 user accounts on a wordpress site???!16:27:24
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonWoah dude16:27:27
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonI'd never want to support that16:27:35
@_discord_399599648546750466:t2bot.iowekhter (jeti/fontenddev) yup. it's pretty bonkers 16:27:42
@alexgleason:matrix.orgAlex GleasonThen every time you need to change the behavior of something you have to create plugins16:28:12

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