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  • It would have been even easier to just paste the picture in with MS Word and have it save the document as a PDF. It'd be even more honest to just type your name in and use one of the "signature" fonts.

    It's not like a picture of a signature really is a signature. Or is it? That's kind of scary if it is.
    • Brilliant. I'll not run Unix, even though, as I said, I go for years not needing anything from the Microsoft world, because every few years I need to have Microsoft Word installed -- even though I did and can install it in Unix but happened to have purged it some time before I took off.

      Please. Do me a favor. Don't post in my blog ever again. Please don't even read it. Go away. Leave me alone. The last thing I want to see in a blog about the insufferable stupidity I must suffer is more insufferable st
      • Geeez. I was posting that with a grimace on my face while I did it. It's my fault that my tone didn't come through. I spend my days on UNIX and UNIX-like OSes. If you can believe it, I was commisserating with you about the state of the world.

        That said, it is occasionally easier to just bite the bullet and do something manually. My partner has an XP machine which I'd probably use for this kind of thing but if that weren't available there's always Kinko's or something similar.

        I've done all the kinds of stuff
        • Yes, I am a jerk. That's beside the point and was the subject of a previous post. Yes, I would have hobbled over to a Windows machine if I were at home -- I thoroughly outlined why that wasn't an option in this case. Again, the subject of the article was the clash and my notes from brainstomring remedies. You were trying to be funny or empathetic -- fine, but you'll enjoy more success here and other places that loathe the Slashdot mindset if you comment with a demonstration of understanding of the artic

    • pngtopnm application.png | ppmquant 256 | ppmtogif | gif2ps | ps2pdf - - > application.pdf

      They mail me back and while they're able to read the PNGs, they'd rather have PDFs. Fine. There you go. Whatever.

      Meanwhile, I'm realizing I've lost touch with everyone who can vouch for me -- especially old co-workers. I don't even have good phone numbers for friends that I see all the time on MUD.

      For those who make it a point of missing the point, the article was about an impedence miss-match between Unix and M
      • I'm talking to myself here. If you reply, make damn sure you're caught up on the conversation.

        The pngtopnm application.png | ppmquant 256 | ppmtogif | gif2ps | ps2pdf - - > application.pdf above was in addition to what I was already doing, specifically the doc->pdf conversion through, then pdftoppm, then through gimp...