Month: October 2007

Halloween 2007 mix

music

According to Movable Type, this blog entry is my 1,000th entry into the system (which also includes the podcasts and photography sections of this site). I like to blog. This much I’ve noticed. Halloween 2007 • A mix by Daniel Stout for Manufactured Environments Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you. – Bertrand Russell MC Cula • E Só Sentar of Montreal • […]

45 RPM: The 7-inch Single

music

I was in the record store the other day buying a record. There were a whole bunch of promotional CDs on the counter with a label by them that said “free CDs.” I didn’t ask about the CDs, but when I went to the sales counter, the guy said that they were cleaning house, and off of a shelf behind him, he selected some 7″ vinyl singles (that is, the 45 RPM) off of various […]

A theory of justice

life

Too often punishment for crimes is implemented by punitive justice. Some societies try to abide by “an eye for an eye.” Obviously that doesn’t make a lot of sense in the real world. If someone kills an entire family – as happened earlier this year here – then do we take justice by killing the murderer’s family. I don’t think any reasonable person would suggest such a solution. But the problem with punitive justice is […]

A book for the technical typographer

books

There seems to be a divide between the worlds on traditional and digital typography. If you’re interested in the former, you’ll read Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style. There are a couple of approaches to computer typography. You can focus at the GUI level – applications like InDesign have a lot of typographic features built-in. With OpenType fonts now fully in the mainstream, there are a lot of built-in facilities for applications to insert […]