Day 79 – Scribbling at length

I spend hours making a font out of my own handwriting today. It involves:

  • Printing out 25 pages of template (so that all the characters/ligatures have variants)
  • Filling them in
  • Laboriously scanning them (my kingdom for a multi-page scanner!)
  • Scaling/adjusting 971 glyphs in a browser app

Oh, by the way, I can’t actually use it for anything. WordPress doesn’t allow custom fonts unless you pay for the business plan (and I’ve held off so far). I knew this before I started, but once the idea came to me I couldn’t resist.

Things I didn’t get done:

  • Laundry
  • Hoovering
  • Mopping
  • Finishing DVD organisation (more on this another time)
  • Eating supper at a reasonable hour

I finish the task at 22.00, at which point I finally eat something.

That was a textbook example of hyperfocus – if only I’d channelled it into something profitable, eh?

"I can't put this in the body text but I can stick it in an image! This is a reasonable approximation of my terrible handwriting. What a good use of an entire evening, eh?"

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