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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.

    • 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 Microsoft ways of doing things; it wasn't about which operating system I should run (that was discussed in previous posts); that one party is running Microsoft Windows and another a Unix-like OS is a given for the purpose of this article. If you miss that point, you'll miss the rest.

      • 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...