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For anything except source code: Arial (Helvetica). I think serifs are the typeface equivalent of training wheels, and about as useful as tits on a boar.
Source code: Consolas. I switch back and forth occasionally between Courier New and Consolas. Let the "Oh, that's so old school! I use 'Gorgenfragits Light with a Twist of Lemon', and it's perfect for coding" discussions begin.
I thought Comic Sans was cute, until I found that one of the asshats I deal with in the home office uses it. Uses it as the default font in all his e-mails, including those sent outside the company. In blue.
Any font that makes it easy to distinguish 6, 8 and 9 from each other, and 1, l, I from each other, and 0, O from each other. I think I found one such font, but forgot what it was. Now, I'll have to go look for it. It's time to start considering aUI, the language of space.
I've been burnt by the 0 and O. Took me days to find it. Finally I copied my code and pasted it into an email to someone I was asking for help from...the email program used a different font that displayed the 0 and O differently. That one is definately a bugger. But I like a fixed-width font when coding, and I don't know of one that is both fixed-width and distinguishes those characters nicely.
There are such fonts, because I've seen lots of zeros with slashes through them to distinguish them from Ohs. I'll have to start a major search and add a page to my documentation about which fonts do what.
It cracks me up how everyone accuses William Shatner of being such a ham on Star Trek, when he was a rank amateur compared to the entire cast of that show.
I think my favorite bit on Voyage was the hairy-monster-wrestling-the-submarine routine. Or was it the hairy-monster-swallowing-the-bathyscaphe routine? I was six, and it was a verrrrry long time ago...
I have success, finally I can read 10000 from the Smart Card on the units I am working on at the moment!!!! I know to you it sounds trival just send the read command get the response. However the way the comms work you get a reversed, mangled, translated version of it. Working throught the old opl code gave me a headache so I asked several stupid questions in Q&A got responces to my questions, but I wasn't asking the right question, the actual act of writing the questions I asked put me onto the solution. So Thanks to all who tried to understand my poorly phrased questions but it got me thinking the right way sorry for the wasted time!
Morning! (in the UK it is!)
Ummm well I am reading the device which contains the smart card via a USB to serial interface. Part of the issue is I can't read or write directly to the card I have to go via this 'device' (here after refered to as 'darn thing') with very little documentation and a PSION remember them! I can read, now for write! apply and stand back!
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