Back in early February I got myself elected to the Drupal Association (DA) board. Last week, I attended my first board meeting in Denver at DrupalCon. It made me feel a whole lot better about this new role, because until then, I'd not really had a chance to do anything. Other than agree the DA should open a bank account in Europe so we can better deal with European currencies and events.
Dear Lazy Web,
Do you know of any typefaces designed and created in foundries in Australia?
Pre-digital. Cast in metal.
Here is what I've found so far:
Dennis Bryans, The Beginnings of Type Founding in Sydney: Alexander Thompson's Type, His Foundry, and His Exports to Inter-Colonial Printers Journal of Design History Vol. 9 No. 2 1996 The Design History Society.
There are many references to "Type Foundry" in TROVE's archive of digitised newspapers. Here's one:
I've occasionally been helping Carl Karsten from Next Day Video produce title slides to slot into their automated video production flow.
I use Inkscape.
The video title slide is also good opportunity to showcase event sponsors - and get them a wider audience beyond the event itself.
I've just written a letter to the Minister for Transport. By hand, on paper. As soon as I transcribe what I wrote there, here, I'll put it in an envelope, address it, stick a stamp on it, and wander down to the post box and hope the lovely people of Australia Post will deliver it to Canberra by Tuesday.
Playing about with Storify for the first time as a way of shaping the post event report for Drupal Downunder. It claims to have an export to Drupal site feature (or tumblr, or wordpress, or posterous or mailchimp) but I couldn't get that to work. Instead - I've used the embed code. On balance, I'd say Storify is a pretty nifty web app.
This post is very long, mostly cos it has lots of pix, embedded vids of each of the the keynotes and is interspersed with tweets and other snippets about the conference. Hopefully, it gives a taste of the event and the fun that was had.