Book Trading Cards
With World Book Day nearly upon us, I was pondering ways in which children could be engaged with reading books.
I know how children enjoy trading cards like Pokémon, so could we encourage them along more wholesome lines, that don’t involve rarity and competition, and facilitate a discussion about what books they’ve enjoyed?
DEC Manual Covers
Manx da capo
Hugo Codeberg Logo
VT52 Special Graphics
I was upgrading the images of the VT100 Special Graphics character set used in my online transcripts of the manuals today and I wondered about the VT52 equivalents, which are not shown graphically in any of the manuals that I could find; only the descriptions exist.
OA&F: Dating books by address
I would like to determine exactly when the books with floral covers were produced by the Edinburgh publishers Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier between about 1880 and 1900.
A new project: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier
I’ve been acquiring books that were produced by the Edinburgh publishers Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier between about 1880 and 1900. Specifically, I’ve been looking at their floral covers, because something very interesting seems to have happened around about 1890.
Colour separations with GraphicsMagick
TEI with light markup
After preparing ebooks for years with HTML and getting frustrated with a morass of divs and spans with classes, I’ve decided to experiment with preparing texts in the vocabulary of the Text Encoding Initiative. Conversion to XHTML for web, EPUB and Kindle formats will be taken care of by some scripts, which may be XSLT later, but for now are Perl scripts.