Just in case anyone’s interested, I got a phone call from my brother Jim on Saturday, informing me that my favorite nephew—a bright, gifted but troubled soul— committed suicide the night before. Evidently, he simply didn’t want to go on living in this f*cked-up world. OTOH, with the serial idiocy posted by quadibloc and 5star in the “Who is Luc…” thread, I can’t say as I blame him.
Anyhow, over the course of ten days in late June to early July, I put together some thoughts on the current FUBAR state of the world, how we got here, and how we can move on—IMHO, of course. Well, I think that it's time to publish it as a eBook. The source file is currently a Word document; however, I probably ought to set it up in INDD—I really dislike Word's solution to vertical justification. You can find the first chapter here…
...which you may or may not be able to download; despite the fact that I have confirmed that the file exists on my server, neither Firefox nor Internet Explorer can locate it as I type. Perhaps it’s an indexing problem, which will correct itself soon.…or not, with the way my luck has been going lately.
Right now, it’s set up in Georgia, which I personally find to be warm, inviting and easy to read—at least, to my tired old eyes. Plus, it's semi-ubiquitous across platforms—which ought to mean that Acrobat could simply embed the font as it is; instead, this single chapter has around 50 subsetted TTFs in it. Really? See FILE > PROPERTIES > FONTS. Anyhow, given the subject matter or just on a whim, could anyone suggest a more suitable typeface?
Oh. And forgive me if I seem a bit out of sorts. I think that I am at the Anger stage of dealing with my loss, so I might be a bit peckish…sorry if I have offended anyone.