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So, I was thinking, it wouldn't be that much effort to have my custom LJ style display all text in "Wingdings."

If you're reading from your friends list, you wouldn't even notice. But visiting my journal directly, it would be completely unreadable (at least to Windows users).

Sort of like posting with "friends-only" security, but in reverse. It would force strangers out of the woodwork and create the illusion of popularity. Assuming they can find the "add user to your friends list" button.

Edit:
Some of you were curious, so...
It'd look a little somethin' like this.
Kind of fun, actually, like really bad cryptography. Just copy the text and paste it into Notepad to make it readable.

(And no, my actual journal is not currently set that way.)

Edit Again:
We can also mutate the Friends View.

(...and by "we," I mean any paying member. It's Public Style ID #258865 if you want it, though I can't imagine why you would)

Edit Yet Again:
Umm.. Oops.

I seem to have overwritten my default LJ style with the horrible Wingdings version. I assure you this wasn't deliberate. If anyone's reading directly from that page, this link would be easier. Meanwhile, I'll see about fixing this.


And Finally:
It's fixed.

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gooberfishbowl
Jun. 2nd, 2003 07:36 pm (UTC)
Hrm. I must have mutant wingdings. I don't see it.

For an english class once, we turned in a essay typed entirely in pink wingdings. The professer was a stickler for X font, Y margins, and Z colored paper. (I got docked when I used slightly yellowed paper).

The face he gave when he saw it was priceless. I've seen pics of Brits during the assault of London that weren't as stoic.
self
Jun. 3rd, 2003 07:05 am (UTC)
But, yellow paper is easier on the eyes! It produces less glare. Does he not have to read these papers? Only explanation I can come up with is he's blinding himself to the author's identity because he doesn't trust himself to be objective otherwise. Wierd.

(It's there now, but probably won't be for long)
charmwithin
Jun. 2nd, 2003 07:39 pm (UTC)
Pretty clever idea. Do you have it as Wingdings right now? 'cause I still see the default font.
self
Jun. 3rd, 2003 07:19 am (UTC)
heh. clever.
So, I read this last night and thought "why not? I can throw together a quick demo of what it'd look like." And sure enough, it took no time to do.

Problem is, my original style still had it's default name. So, when I created a new one based on it, it saw that this name was already taken, and just replaced the original, or let me edit that directly. I'm not sure which, really. But my jaw hit the ground a few minutes later when I realized this had happened.

And then I laughed.

A lot.

Some mistakes are just funnier than others.
akatalin
Jun. 2nd, 2003 11:53 pm (UTC)
hay
that looks kind of trippie looking
keens
self
Jun. 3rd, 2003 07:22 am (UTC)
Hmm.
Oh, I like the look of it, don't get me wrong. It just... It's not the most functional style, you know?
akatalin
Jun. 3rd, 2003 06:49 pm (UTC)
Ahh
yes it's really nifty looking , I get it . But it would be cool to some way maybe make up your own you are a smart one , you are. Kind of like a morse but yet not ..... I'm nuts right now
self
Jun. 3rd, 2003 10:11 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't work, I'm afraid.
I've made my own fonts before. They're not terribly effective on the web. This one works only because everybody already has it installed.

(But if I were to do that, it'd simply be Times New Roman with the letters randomized. That way it'd still look right, so you wouldn't think it'd be readable somewhere else, much less everywhere else.)
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