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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

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April 15, 2009

Effing strange

Effing strange

Grauniad article with both instances of "ff" replaced by the "ff" ligature. Very odd looking!

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March 2, 2009

Tinyarro.ws - Shortest URLs on Earth

Makes Unicodetatic short URLs like http://➡.ws/틔

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October 12, 2008


The Unicode Snowman I mentioned yesterday gets even better — Thanks to Punycode, you can access it at http://☃.net/!

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October 11, 2008

Unicode Snowman for You

Unicode has a codepoint for *snowman*‽ ☃

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October 13, 2006

digg - Generate Block Sentences with 1 or 3 lines per letter

The yoof of today discover ASCII art. Someone’s gonna show them figlet, and they’re minds will be _blown_.

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October 2, 2006


Bitstream’s open-sourced Vera fonts, tweaked to include masses of Unicodery. Vera Sans Mono has been my text-editor font of choice for a while.

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October 25, 2005

Letter database

Handy Unicode resource — A lookup tool for glyphs.

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October 24, 2005

Python Unicode HOWTO

Linked to, because I keep forgetting this shit.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.