November 16th, 2001


Regaining A Few Geek Points


Because SOME PEOPLE have decided to deduct my Geek Points on me just because they've seen me in a dress. =)

Anyway. I'm sure this is documented somewhere, but Adobe Acrobat has a fairly sophistocated "Self-Healing" mechanism to fix certain kinds of corruption in PDF files. I thought that was kinda uber when I haphazardly started messing around with the innards of a PDF file to see what it would do and Acrobat actually approximated the original very closely. =)

And you can tell that it's fixed your file if you open the PDF in Acrobat (not the Reader, but the Acrobat suite), do nothing and close the file right away. If it prompts you to "Save Changes" and you know you didn't make changes, that means it made changes and is now asking you to save.

*thumbs up* =D



Almost everyone liked the silver gown as an icon (it's a very well drawn dress for something of that resolution).

But given the Lumpy-Funny-Looking-Geek-In-A-Dress-Real-Life pics, most of the guys still like the silver gown. Most of the girls that originally liked the silver, changed their minds and chose the Qi Pao.


I'm very tempted to put a further wrinkle in this by getting an opinion on the wine red velvet dress I wore to my Senior Prom a zillion years ago...