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The history of digitized fonts and digitizing

The history of digitized fonts and digitizing

Seen in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.In case you thought graphical digitizing of characters en symbols started after the introduction of computers, you’re wrong. Cross stitch embroidery showing the digitized characters or fonts of the Latin alphabet and often the digits 0 till 9, along with other decorations and was once a popular pastime for teenage girls.This custom [...]

As the twig is bent..

As the twig is bent..

Seen on 26-12-2010 at Phuket Airport:The boy on the photo was concentratedly busy on his laptop for at least half an hour, will he become an IT-expert in his later life?

Husband day care center

Husband day care center

Seen at Patong 23 Dec 2010, for women: a sign to leave your husband in this bar, he will be taken care of and you can relax on your own or go shopping, you just pay for his drinks only..

Christian demonstration

Christian demonstration

Seen at 22 Dec 2010 at Patong, Thai Christians and one Farang are singing psalms in front of a massage parlour, I asked some of the massage ladies who obviously got no customers during the time they were singing, if they felt they were okay with that, but they told me they had no problem [...]

Soy sauce spray

Soy sauce spray

Seen at a restaurant in Otop, Patong.No need to turn the bottle, just spray your food all over.What’s next?Pepper spray?

How to beat a Thai bar-lady at Jackpot

How to beat a Thai bar-lady at Jackpot

Updated:Another popular and silly bar-game in Thailand is Jackpot.For those who don’t know the rules, throw your two dices and you may select one of the results or take the sum of the two. You flip the selected number and continue until you’re able to turn all nine numbers, whereby the word .JACKPOT. appears. If the [...]

Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey

Maybe some of you have seen the 1933 Laurel and Hardy movie The Devil’s Brother or Fra Diavolo.In one scene Laurel is doing the trick Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey, it seems very easy but it’s actually quite difficult to learn to do it well, so Hardy finds out in the movie. Being a bit bored here [...]

Makkah TV

Makkah TV

A TV channel which is almost as boring as Panda TV is Makkah TV, 24 hours of Muslims walking seven times around a black box called Kabaa, where the bones of Mohammed are supposed to be kept, and nobody seems to wave like “Hey mum I did it”. Mecca is about the only city in [...]

Big truck

Big truck

Yesterday a big truck had to deliver things at the hotel being built next door. The truck was too big to turn around. As a precaution the power in my hotel and the whole block was turned off from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm making you sweat out of bed, Nobody was informed in advance, [...]

Thailand: An inventory after one year

Thailand: An inventory after one year

Staying over one year in Thailand now, I felt it was time to make an inventory.. Positive things: 1. Social people – Thailand forms a highly social society where in general everybody takes care of other people also if they’re into problems or without money, especially if they come from the same area and provided [...]