The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
"Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a super power" - Random T-shirt
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
I wanted a way for my IoT graphics library to import fonts so that one wasn't stuck with a fixed font at a couple of fixed sizes. After trying and failing (worse actually - *nearly* succeeding) to rasterize truetype fonts to a pixel perfect grid I decided after some googling to use the deprecated ".fon" files that used to hold bmp based fonts.
These .fon files are renamed executables with the fonts as an embedded resource. Some of them are in the more modern "Portable Executable" format. Some are in the "New Executable" format, which is naturally, older and is windows 3.1's exe format, i guess - at least if i've interpreted the lay of things accurately.
It's not a big deal parsing them - i ported a script that does it in python to C++ but it's just really bizarre.
With IoT in this case, as it is so many other cases, everything old is new again.
1 We Care About Your Privacy. We and our partners store and/or access information on a device... blah blah blah. We and our partners process data to provide:
2 Use precise geolocation data. Actively scan device characteristics for identification. Store and/or access information on a device. Personalised ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Accept All Cookies.
Oh boy! Where are the privacy in that load of legalese?
This was somewhere in the text and they can be 99% correct until they go out of business, their hardware may end up sold without the data deleted. I've heard someone acquired a workstation that had an old MS Access database with around 5000 SSNs, names and addresses. So I wouldn't bet a buck on this
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.