JDAW’s oddments

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JDAW’s oddments

Post by jdaw1 » 00:46 Mon 27 Feb 2012

Excerpts from a Skype conversation with DRT:
jdaw wrote:I also have a set of bottles that would be an excellent three-man tasting.

If chance should favour the brave, blind for you (and another) but not for me, then I’m on.
DRT wrote:You, me and who?

How many bottles?
jdaw wrote:Whoever. If we should be more than three, some extra supplies could doubtless be located.

There is a risk that some of the six might be imperfect.

Range from excellent to not-so-much.

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Post by DRT » 00:48 Mon 27 Feb 2012

I'm in.

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:49 Mon 27 Feb 2012

Unlocked.

When?

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Post by DRT » 00:50 Mon 27 Feb 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Unlocked.

When?
Soon, but not tomorrow.

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Post by AHB » 11:16 Mon 27 Feb 2012

Not locked.

How about Wednesday?

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Post by jdaw1 » 13:20 Mon 27 Feb 2012

The vintages are, modulo 4, too non-zero.

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Post by AHB » 14:10 Mon 27 Feb 2012

But there is no requirement for bottles tomorrow to be from a leap year.
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Post by JacobH » 21:50 Mon 27 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Unlocked.

When?
Soon, but not tomorrow.

Re-locked.
Pity. Tomorrow would be good.

Seems unable to lock.
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Post by jdaw1 » 10:07 Wed 21 Mar 2012

Thursday 22nd March (i.e., tomorrow), at The Bung Hole. AHB is in. DRT is in. JDAW is in. The draft of the placemats reveals an unusual set of port. Anybody else?

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Post by RAYC » 13:18 Wed 21 Mar 2012

Yes please
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Post by RAYC » 20:16 Wed 21 Mar 2012

Plus I now have an unexpected day of holiday on Friday :D
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Post by AHB » 23:32 Wed 21 Mar 2012

I shall be bringing a bottle to be served blind.
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Post by DRT » 03:25 Thu 22 Mar 2012

RAYC wrote:Plus I now have an unexpected day of holiday on Friday :D
I have a day that is horribly full of work :x
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Post by AHB » 07:00 Thu 22 Mar 2012

DRT wrote:
RAYC wrote:Plus I now have an unexpected day of holiday on Friday :D
I have a day that is horribly full of work :x
And I have a meeting with my boss at 10am...
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Post by AHB » 07:27 Thu 22 Mar 2012

Now safely on a train to London, fully decanted and gasping for a cup of tea.
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Post by uncle tom » 12:40 Thu 22 Mar 2012

Count me in..

Will bring something - not sure what..

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Post by AHB » 13:22 Thu 22 Mar 2012

uncle tom wrote:Count me in..

Will bring something - not sure what..

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Not sure, so I would assume at 6:30ish
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Post by jdaw1 » 21:26 Mon 26 Mar 2012

The used parameters for the placemat software are in the thread entitled Parameters for the placemat software.

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Post by Glenn E. » 22:37 Mon 26 Mar 2012

jdaw1 wrote:The used parameters for the placemat software are in the thread entitled Parameters for the placemat software.
Aha! I believe that I finally understand the purpose and use of "[(RA) {-0.06 Kern} (YC)]".

Is it to bring the A and Y closer together so that their similarly slanted sides do not appear to create a gap?
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Post by DRT » 00:03 Tue 27 Mar 2012

Glenn E. wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:The used parameters for the placemat software are in the thread entitled Parameters for the placemat software.
Aha! I believe that I finally understand the purpose and use of "[(RA) {-0.06 Kern} (YC)]".

Is it to bring the A and Y closer together so that their similarly slanted sides do not appear to create a gap?
Yes.

(I wanted to give you the concise answer before Jacob or Julian wrote a treatise on the subject of typefaces and kerning)
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Post by jdaw1 » 06:55 Tue 27 Mar 2012

DRT wrote:Yes.
Yes.
Glenn E. wrote:the purpose and use of "[(RA) {-0.06 Kern} (YC)]".
The single numerical parameter of Kern is a proportion of the font size (notional size, not height). So horizontal movement is, in points, that parameter × the font size (+ve ⇒ rightwards; -ve ⇒ leftwards).

Pleased to see that the thread Parameters for the placemat software is doing the intended job.

PS: the kerning, done thus, works even when the text is being painted in a circle.

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