Un naufragio personal

Adventures in Unicode's math plane

The Unicode charset has a complete plane (a subset of codepoints) dedicated to the humungous plethora of symbols used in math formula and definitions. For some reason, the creators felt that re-defining the usual latin characters in varios stylings was a necessity. I won't argue on that.

We can benefit from this odd inclusion to use special text effects in places where it's not possible, e.g. social networks. So, given that we have this text snippet:

From George Orwell's 1984:

He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn
what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless
misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two
gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all
right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the
victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.

We can play with several styles. For example, using bold serif symbols:

๐…๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐†๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐Ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ'๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’:

๐‡๐ž ๐ ๐š๐ณ๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ž. ๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ก๐ข๐๐๐ž๐ง ๐›๐ž๐ง๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž. ๐Ž ๐œ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฅ, ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐ ! ๐Ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐›๐›๐จ๐ซ๐ง, ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ! ๐“๐ฐ๐จ ๐ ๐ข๐ง-๐ฌ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ฌ๐ž. ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐. ๐‡๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ. ๐‡๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐๐ข๐  ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ.

Or serif italic:

๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐บ๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘‚๐‘Ÿ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™'๐‘  1984:

๐ป๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘ง๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘•๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’. ๐น๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘•๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘•๐‘–๐‘š ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘•๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘ ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘•๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘• ๐‘ก๐‘•๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘•๐‘’. ๐‘‚ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘’๐‘™, ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”! ๐‘‚ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘›, ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘“-๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘ก๐‘•๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก! ๐‘‡๐‘ค๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘›-๐‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘˜๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘•๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘•๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’. ๐ต๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”๐‘•๐‘ก, ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ๐‘ก๐‘•๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”๐‘•๐‘ก, ๐‘ก๐‘•๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘”๐‘”๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘•๐‘’๐‘‘. ๐ป๐‘’ ๐‘•๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘•๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘•๐‘–๐‘š๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘“. ๐ป๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐ต๐‘–๐‘” ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘•๐‘’๐‘Ÿ.

Please take note that what you see is completely dependent on the fonts you have installed in your system. For example, on my Ubuntu 19.10 I don't see the h letter. I have no clue on why (I also don't give a damn).

There is even a bold+italic set of serif characters:

๐‘ญ๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’† ๐‘ถ๐’“๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’'๐’” 1984:

๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’›๐’†๐’… ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’๐’–๐’” ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’†. ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’•๐’š ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐’Š๐’• ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‰๐’Š๐’…๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ ๐’Ž๐’๐’–๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’†. ๐‘ถ ๐’„๐’“๐’–๐’†๐’, ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’…๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ! ๐‘ถ ๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’ƒ๐’ƒ๐’๐’“๐’, ๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡-๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’†๐’™๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’•! ๐‘ป๐’˜๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’-๐’”๐’„๐’†๐’๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’๐’”๐’†. ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’• ๐’Š๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•, ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’‰๐’†๐’…. ๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’˜๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’—๐’Š๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡. ๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐‘ฉ๐’Š๐’ˆ ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“.

Isn't it ugly? Some styles have numerals and other don't. Watch out for "double-struck" characters:

๐”ฝ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐”พ๐•–๐• ๐•ฃ๐•˜๐•– ๐•†๐•ฃ๐•จ๐•–๐•๐•'๐•ค ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿก๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ:

๐”ฟ๐•– ๐•˜๐•’๐•ซ๐•–๐•• ๐•ฆ๐•ก ๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ž๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ค ๐•—๐•’๐•”๐•–. ๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•ช ๐•ช๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•š๐•ฅ ๐•™๐•’๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•’๐•œ๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•™๐•š๐•ž ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ ๐•จ๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•œ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐• ๐•— ๐•ค๐•ž๐•š๐•๐•– ๐•จ๐•’๐•ค ๐•™๐•š๐••๐••๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•“๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐••๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ ๐•ž๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•”๐•™๐•–. ๐•† ๐•”๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•–๐•, ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•–๐••๐•๐•–๐•ค๐•ค ๐•ž๐•š๐•ค๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐••๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐••๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜! ๐•† ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ฆ๐•“๐•“๐• ๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ, ๐•ค๐•–๐•๐•—-๐•จ๐•š๐•๐•๐•–๐•• ๐•–๐•ฉ๐•š๐•๐•– ๐•—๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•๐• ๐•ง๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•“๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•ค๐•ฅ! ๐•‹๐•จ๐•  ๐•˜๐•š๐•Ÿ-๐•ค๐•”๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•”๐•œ๐•๐•–๐•• ๐••๐• ๐•จ๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ค๐•š๐••๐•–๐•ค ๐• ๐•— ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ค๐•–. ๐”น๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ๐•š๐•ฅ ๐•จ๐•’๐•ค ๐•’๐•๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ, ๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ช๐•ฅ๐•™๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•จ๐•’๐•ค ๐•’๐•๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ, ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•˜๐•˜๐•๐•– ๐•จ๐•’๐•ค ๐•—๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ค๐•™๐•–๐••. ๐”ฟ๐•– ๐•™๐•’๐•• ๐•จ๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ง๐•š๐•”๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ช ๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•™๐•š๐•ž๐•ค๐•–๐•๐•—. ๐”ฟ๐•– ๐•๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•• ๐”น๐•š๐•˜ ๐”น๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ.


๐”‰๐”ฏ๐”ฌ๐”ช ๐”Š๐”ข๐”ฌ๐”ฏ๐”ค๐”ข ๐”’๐”ฏ๐”ด๐”ข๐”ฉ๐”ฉ'๐”ฐ 1984:

๐”‹๐”ข ๐”ค๐”ž๐”ท๐”ข๐”ก ๐”ฒ๐”ญ ๐”ž๐”ฑ ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ข๐”ซ๐”ฌ๐”ฏ๐”ช๐”ฌ๐”ฒ๐”ฐ ๐”ฃ๐”ž๐” ๐”ข. ๐”‰๐”ฌ๐”ฏ๐”ฑ๐”ถ ๐”ถ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ฐ ๐”ฆ๐”ฑ ๐”ฅ๐”ž๐”ก ๐”ฑ๐”ž๐”จ๐”ข๐”ซ ๐”ฅ๐”ฆ๐”ช ๐”ฑ๐”ฌ ๐”ฉ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ซ ๐”ด๐”ฅ๐”ž๐”ฑ ๐”จ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ก ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ ๐”ฐ๐”ช๐”ฆ๐”ฉ๐”ข ๐”ด๐”ž๐”ฐ ๐”ฅ๐”ฆ๐”ก๐”ก๐”ข๐”ซ ๐”Ÿ๐”ข๐”ซ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฑ๐”ฅ ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ก๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”จ ๐”ช๐”ฌ๐”ฒ๐”ฐ๐”ฑ๐”ž๐” ๐”ฅ๐”ข. ๐”’ ๐” ๐”ฏ๐”ฒ๐”ข๐”ฉ, ๐”ซ๐”ข๐”ข๐”ก๐”ฉ๐”ข๐”ฐ๐”ฐ ๐”ช๐”ฆ๐”ฐ๐”ฒ๐”ซ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ฏ๐”ฐ๐”ฑ๐”ž๐”ซ๐”ก๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ค! ๐”’ ๐”ฐ๐”ฑ๐”ฒ๐”Ÿ๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฏ๐”ซ, ๐”ฐ๐”ข๐”ฉ๐”ฃ-๐”ด๐”ฆ๐”ฉ๐”ฉ๐”ข๐”ก ๐”ข๐”ต๐”ฆ๐”ฉ๐”ข ๐”ฃ๐”ฏ๐”ฌ๐”ช ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฉ๐”ฌ๐”ณ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ค ๐”Ÿ๐”ฏ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฐ๐”ฑ! ๐”—๐”ด๐”ฌ ๐”ค๐”ฆ๐”ซ-๐”ฐ๐” ๐”ข๐”ซ๐”ฑ๐”ข๐”ก ๐”ฑ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ฐ ๐”ฑ๐”ฏ๐”ฆ๐” ๐”จ๐”ฉ๐”ข๐”ก ๐”ก๐”ฌ๐”ด๐”ซ ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฐ๐”ฆ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ฐ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ ๐”ฅ๐”ฆ๐”ฐ ๐”ซ๐”ฌ๐”ฐ๐”ข. ๐”…๐”ฒ๐”ฑ ๐”ฆ๐”ฑ ๐”ด๐”ž๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ฉ๐”ฉ ๐”ฏ๐”ฆ๐”ค๐”ฅ๐”ฑ, ๐”ข๐”ณ๐”ข๐”ฏ๐”ถ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ค ๐”ด๐”ž๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ฉ๐”ฉ ๐”ฏ๐”ฆ๐”ค๐”ฅ๐”ฑ, ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฐ๐”ฑ๐”ฏ๐”ฒ๐”ค๐”ค๐”ฉ๐”ข ๐”ด๐”ž๐”ฐ ๐”ฃ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ฆ๐”ฐ๐”ฅ๐”ข๐”ก. ๐”‹๐”ข ๐”ฅ๐”ž๐”ก ๐”ด๐”ฌ๐”ซ ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ณ๐”ฆ๐” ๐”ฑ๐”ฌ๐”ฏ๐”ถ ๐”ฌ๐”ณ๐”ข๐”ฏ ๐”ฅ๐”ฆ๐”ช๐”ฐ๐”ข๐”ฉ๐”ฃ. ๐”‹๐”ข ๐”ฉ๐”ฌ๐”ณ๐”ข๐”ก ๐”…๐”ฆ๐”ค ๐”…๐”ฏ๐”ฌ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข๐”ฏ.

There is a consistent fail for the H in my system, but what the hell. Wait, Fraktur bold!:

๐•ฑ๐–—๐–”๐–’ ๐•ฒ๐–Š๐–”๐–—๐–Œ๐–Š ๐•บ๐–—๐–œ๐–Š๐–‘๐–‘'๐–˜ 1984:

๐•ณ๐–Š ๐–Œ๐–†๐–Ÿ๐–Š๐–‰ ๐–š๐–• ๐–†๐–™ ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–Š๐–“๐–”๐–—๐–’๐–”๐–š๐–˜ ๐–‹๐–†๐–ˆ๐–Š. ๐•ฑ๐–”๐–—๐–™๐–ž ๐–ž๐–Š๐–†๐–—๐–˜ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–๐–†๐–‰ ๐–™๐–†๐–๐–Š๐–“ ๐–๐–Ž๐–’ ๐–™๐–” ๐–‘๐–Š๐–†๐–—๐–“ ๐–œ๐–๐–†๐–™ ๐–๐–Ž๐–“๐–‰ ๐–”๐–‹ ๐–˜๐–’๐–Ž๐–‘๐–Š ๐–œ๐–†๐–˜ ๐–๐–Ž๐–‰๐–‰๐–Š๐–“ ๐–‡๐–Š๐–“๐–Š๐–†๐–™๐– ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–‰๐–†๐–—๐– ๐–’๐–”๐–š๐–˜๐–™๐–†๐–ˆ๐–๐–Š. ๐•บ ๐–ˆ๐–—๐–š๐–Š๐–‘, ๐–“๐–Š๐–Š๐–‰๐–‘๐–Š๐–˜๐–˜ ๐–’๐–Ž๐–˜๐–š๐–“๐–‰๐–Š๐–—๐–˜๐–™๐–†๐–“๐–‰๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ! ๐•บ ๐–˜๐–™๐–š๐–‡๐–‡๐–”๐–—๐–“, ๐–˜๐–Š๐–‘๐–‹-๐–œ๐–Ž๐–‘๐–‘๐–Š๐–‰ ๐–Š๐–๐–Ž๐–‘๐–Š ๐–‹๐–—๐–”๐–’ ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–‘๐–”๐–›๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ ๐–‡๐–—๐–Š๐–†๐–˜๐–™! ๐•ฟ๐–œ๐–” ๐–Œ๐–Ž๐–“-๐–˜๐–ˆ๐–Š๐–“๐–™๐–Š๐–‰ ๐–™๐–Š๐–†๐–—๐–˜ ๐–™๐–—๐–Ž๐–ˆ๐–๐–‘๐–Š๐–‰ ๐–‰๐–”๐–œ๐–“ ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–˜๐–Ž๐–‰๐–Š๐–˜ ๐–”๐–‹ ๐–๐–Ž๐–˜ ๐–“๐–”๐–˜๐–Š. ๐•ญ๐–š๐–™ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–œ๐–†๐–˜ ๐–†๐–‘๐–‘ ๐–—๐–Ž๐–Œ๐–๐–™, ๐–Š๐–›๐–Š๐–—๐–ž๐–™๐–๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ ๐–œ๐–†๐–˜ ๐–†๐–‘๐–‘ ๐–—๐–Ž๐–Œ๐–๐–™, ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–˜๐–™๐–—๐–š๐–Œ๐–Œ๐–‘๐–Š ๐–œ๐–†๐–˜ ๐–‹๐–Ž๐–“๐–Ž๐–˜๐–๐–Š๐–‰. ๐•ณ๐–Š ๐–๐–†๐–‰ ๐–œ๐–”๐–“ ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–›๐–Ž๐–ˆ๐–™๐–”๐–—๐–ž ๐–”๐–›๐–Š๐–— ๐–๐–Ž๐–’๐–˜๐–Š๐–‘๐–‹. ๐•ณ๐–Š ๐–‘๐–”๐–›๐–Š๐–‰ ๐•ญ๐–Ž๐–Œ ๐•ญ๐–—๐–”๐–™๐–๐–Š๐–—.

There are also combinations of sans-serif:

๐–ฅ๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—† ๐–ฆ๐–พ๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—€๐–พ ๐–ฎ๐—‹๐—๐–พ๐—…๐—…'๐—Œ ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฆ:

๐–ง๐–พ ๐—€๐–บ๐—“๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐—Ž๐—‰ ๐–บ๐— ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐–พ๐—‡๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—†๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—Œ ๐–ฟ๐–บ๐–ผ๐–พ. ๐–ฅ๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—๐—’ ๐—’๐–พ๐–บ๐—‹๐—Œ ๐—‚๐— ๐—๐–บ๐–ฝ ๐—๐–บ๐—„๐–พ๐—‡ ๐—๐—‚๐—† ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—…๐–พ๐–บ๐—‹๐—‡ ๐—๐—๐–บ๐— ๐—„๐—‚๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—ˆ๐–ฟ ๐—Œ๐—†๐—‚๐—…๐–พ ๐—๐–บ๐—Œ ๐—๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—‡ ๐–ป๐–พ๐—‡๐–พ๐–บ๐—๐— ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐–ฝ๐–บ๐—‹๐—„ ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—Œ๐—๐–บ๐–ผ๐—๐–พ. ๐–ฎ ๐–ผ๐—‹๐—Ž๐–พ๐—…, ๐—‡๐–พ๐–พ๐–ฝ๐—…๐–พ๐—Œ๐—Œ ๐—†๐—‚๐—Œ๐—Ž๐—‡๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—‹๐—Œ๐—๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ๐—‚๐—‡๐—€! ๐–ฎ ๐—Œ๐—๐—Ž๐–ป๐–ป๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—‡, ๐—Œ๐–พ๐—…๐–ฟ-๐—๐—‚๐—…๐—…๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐–พ๐—‘๐—‚๐—…๐–พ ๐–ฟ๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—† ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—…๐—ˆ๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐–ป๐—‹๐–พ๐–บ๐—Œ๐—! ๐–ณ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—€๐—‚๐—‡-๐—Œ๐–ผ๐–พ๐—‡๐—๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐—๐–พ๐–บ๐—‹๐—Œ ๐—๐—‹๐—‚๐–ผ๐—„๐—…๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐–ฝ๐—ˆ๐—๐—‡ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—Œ๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—Œ ๐—ˆ๐–ฟ ๐—๐—‚๐—Œ ๐—‡๐—ˆ๐—Œ๐–พ. ๐–ก๐—Ž๐— ๐—‚๐— ๐—๐–บ๐—Œ ๐–บ๐—…๐—… ๐—‹๐—‚๐—€๐—๐—, ๐–พ๐—๐–พ๐—‹๐—’๐—๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—๐–บ๐—Œ ๐–บ๐—…๐—… ๐—‹๐—‚๐—€๐—๐—, ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—Œ๐—๐—‹๐—Ž๐—€๐—€๐—…๐–พ ๐—๐–บ๐—Œ ๐–ฟ๐—‚๐—‡๐—‚๐—Œ๐—๐–พ๐–ฝ. ๐–ง๐–พ ๐—๐–บ๐–ฝ ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‡ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—๐—‚๐–ผ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—’ ๐—ˆ๐—๐–พ๐—‹ ๐—๐—‚๐—†๐—Œ๐–พ๐—…๐–ฟ. ๐–ง๐–พ ๐—…๐—ˆ๐—๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐–ก๐—‚๐—€ ๐–ก๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—๐—๐–พ๐—‹.

What an eyesore! sans-serif-bold:

๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น'๐˜€ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿด๐Ÿฐ:

๐—›๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ. ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ. ๐—ข ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—น, ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด! ๐—ข ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป, ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜! ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป-๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ. ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜, ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ. ๐—›๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ. ๐—›๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ด ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.

Sans-serif italic:

๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜–๐˜ณ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ'๐˜ด 1984:

๐˜๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ. ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜– ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ! ๐˜– ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง-๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต! ๐˜›๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ-๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง. ๐˜๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.

And sans-serif bold+italic:

๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™‚๐™š๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™š ๐™Š๐™ง๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก'๐™จ 1984:

๐™ƒ๐™š ๐™œ๐™–๐™ฏ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™›๐™–๐™˜๐™š. ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ž๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™จ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™๐™ž๐™™๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™—๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™™๐™–๐™ง๐™  ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™š. ๐™Š ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก, ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™๐™ก๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ! ๐™Š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™—๐™—๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฃ, ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™›-๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ž๐™ก๐™š ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™—๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ! ๐™๐™ฌ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ-๐™จ๐™˜๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™จ๐™š. ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ, ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™œ๐™œ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™๐™š๐™™. ๐™ƒ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™ž๐™ข๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™›. ๐™ƒ๐™š ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™™ ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™œ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง.

There is even a script styling, very ugly and incomplete:

๐’ก๐“‡๐“„๐“‚ ๐’ข๐’บ๐“„๐“‡๐’ผ๐’บ ๐’ช๐“‡๐“Œ๐’บ๐“๐“'๐“ˆ 1984:

๐’ฃ๐’บ ๐’ผ๐’ถ๐“๐’บ๐’น ๐“Š๐“… ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’บ ๐’บ๐“ƒ๐“„๐“‡๐“‚๐“„๐“Š๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐’ธ๐’บ. ๐’ก๐“„๐“‡๐“‰๐“Ž ๐“Ž๐’บ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐’พ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“€๐’บ๐“ƒ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚ ๐“‰๐“„ ๐“๐’บ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ƒ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“„๐’ป ๐“ˆ๐“‚๐’พ๐“๐’บ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐’น๐’น๐’บ๐“ƒ ๐’ท๐’บ๐“ƒ๐’บ๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’บ ๐’น๐’ถ๐“‡๐“€ ๐“‚๐“„๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’บ. ๐’ช ๐’ธ๐“‡๐“Š๐’บ๐“, ๐“ƒ๐’บ๐’บ๐’น๐“๐’บ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ ๐“‚๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น๐’บ๐“‡๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ผ! ๐’ช ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“Š๐’ท๐’ท๐“„๐“‡๐“ƒ, ๐“ˆ๐’บ๐“๐’ป-๐“Œ๐’พ๐“๐“๐’บ๐’น ๐’บ๐“๐’พ๐“๐’บ ๐’ป๐“‡๐“„๐“‚ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’บ ๐“๐“„๐“‹๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ผ ๐’ท๐“‡๐’บ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰! ๐’ฏ๐“Œ๐“„ ๐’ผ๐’พ๐“ƒ-๐“ˆ๐’ธ๐’บ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐’บ๐’น ๐“‰๐’บ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐“‡๐’พ๐’ธ๐“€๐“๐’บ๐’น ๐’น๐“„๐“Œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’บ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’น๐’บ๐“ˆ ๐“„๐’ป ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ƒ๐“„๐“ˆ๐’บ. ๐’๐“Š๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“๐“ ๐“‡๐’พ๐’ผ๐’ฝ๐“‰, ๐’บ๐“‹๐’บ๐“‡๐“Ž๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ผ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“๐“ ๐“‡๐’พ๐’ผ๐’ฝ๐“‰, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’บ ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‡๐“Š๐’ผ๐’ผ๐“๐’บ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’บ๐’น. ๐’ฃ๐’บ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐’น ๐“Œ๐“„๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’บ ๐“‹๐’พ๐’ธ๐“‰๐“„๐“‡๐“Ž ๐“„๐“‹๐’บ๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚๐“ˆ๐’บ๐“๐’ป. ๐’ฃ๐’บ ๐“๐“„๐“‹๐’บ๐’น ๐’๐’พ๐’ผ ๐’๐“‡๐“„๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’บ๐“‡.

And the same set, but in bold (for some reason, on my computer it looks less bold than the non-bold version):

๐“•๐“ป๐“ธ๐“ถ ๐“–๐“ฎ๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ฐ๐“ฎ ๐“ž๐“ป๐”€๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ต'๐“ผ 1984:

๐“—๐“ฎ ๐“ฐ๐“ช๐”ƒ๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“พ๐“น ๐“ช๐“ฝ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ถ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ผ ๐“ฏ๐“ช๐“ฌ๐“ฎ. ๐“•๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ฝ๐”‚ ๐”‚๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ผ ๐“ฒ๐“ฝ ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ญ ๐“ฝ๐“ช๐“ด๐“ฎ๐“ท ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ถ ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ท ๐”€๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ฝ ๐“ด๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ญ ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐“ผ๐“ถ๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐”€๐“ช๐“ผ ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ญ๐“ญ๐“ฎ๐“ท ๐“ซ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฑ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ญ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ด ๐“ถ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ช๐“ฌ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ. ๐“ž ๐“ฌ๐“ป๐“พ๐“ฎ๐“ต, ๐“ท๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“ญ๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ผ ๐“ถ๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ท๐“ญ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ญ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ! ๐“ž ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“พ๐“ซ๐“ซ๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ท, ๐“ผ๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ฏ-๐”€๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“ฎ๐”๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐“ฏ๐“ป๐“ธ๐“ถ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ต๐“ธ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“ซ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ผ๐“ฝ! ๐“ฃ๐”€๐“ธ ๐“ฐ๐“ฒ๐“ท-๐“ผ๐“ฌ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ผ ๐“ฝ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ด๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“ญ๐“ธ๐”€๐“ท ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ผ๐“ฒ๐“ญ๐“ฎ๐“ผ ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ผ๐“ฎ. ๐“‘๐“พ๐“ฝ ๐“ฒ๐“ฝ ๐”€๐“ช๐“ผ ๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ, ๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐”‚๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐”€๐“ช๐“ผ ๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ, ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ป๐“พ๐“ฐ๐“ฐ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐”€๐“ช๐“ผ ๐“ฏ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ญ. ๐“—๐“ฎ ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ญ ๐”€๐“ธ๐“ท ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ฝ๐“ธ๐“ป๐”‚ ๐“ธ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ถ๐“ผ๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ฏ. ๐“—๐“ฎ ๐“ต๐“ธ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“‘๐“ฒ๐“ฐ ๐“‘๐“ป๐“ธ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป.

Oh isn't it naรฏve and cute. And finally, you have monospace, ugly as fuck:

๐™ต๐š›๐š˜๐š– ๐™ถ๐šŽ๐š˜๐š›๐š๐šŽ ๐™พ๐š›๐š ๐šŽ๐š•๐š•'๐šœ ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿบ:

๐™ท๐šŽ ๐š๐šŠ๐šฃ๐šŽ๐š ๐šž๐š™ ๐šŠ๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŽ๐š—๐š˜๐š›๐š–๐š˜๐šž๐šœ ๐š๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ. ๐™ต๐š˜๐š›๐š๐šข ๐šข๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐šœ ๐š’๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š๐šŠ๐š”๐šŽ๐š— ๐š‘๐š’๐š– ๐š๐š˜ ๐š•๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐š— ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š˜๐š ๐šœ๐š–๐š’๐š•๐šŽ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š‘๐š’๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š— ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š—๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š‘ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐šŠ๐š›๐š” ๐š–๐š˜๐šž๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š‘๐šŽ. ๐™พ ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•, ๐š—๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š๐š•๐šŽ๐šœ๐šœ ๐š–๐š’๐šœ๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š’๐š—๐š! ๐™พ ๐šœ๐š๐šž๐š‹๐š‹๐š˜๐š›๐š—, ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š•๐š-๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š•๐šŽ๐š ๐šŽ๐šก๐š’๐š•๐šŽ ๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š– ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š•๐š˜๐šŸ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š‹๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐šœ๐š! ๐šƒ๐š ๐š˜ ๐š๐š’๐š—-๐šœ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐šœ ๐š๐š›๐š’๐šŒ๐š”๐š•๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š’๐š๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š˜๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š—๐š˜๐šœ๐šŽ. ๐™ฑ๐šž๐š ๐š’๐š ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š•๐š• ๐š›๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š, ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›๐šข๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š•๐š• ๐š›๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š, ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š๐š›๐šž๐š๐š๐š•๐šŽ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š’๐šœ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š. ๐™ท๐šŽ ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š ๐š˜๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŸ๐š’๐šŒ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐šข ๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š› ๐š‘๐š’๐š–๐šœ๐šŽ๐š•๐š. ๐™ท๐šŽ ๐š•๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š ๐™ฑ๐š’๐š ๐™ฑ๐š›๐š˜๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›.

I promise I'll use this on Tweeter.

Remember that all this is not "text": just symbols that happen to look like letters, so they won't appear when searching.

I need to finish this post with ๐–š๐–“๐–‰ ๐–‰๐–†๐–˜ ๐–Ž๐–˜๐–™ ๐–†๐–‘๐–‘๐–Š๐–˜.

Relevo generacional

Frente a mรญ hay un chico y una chica. Su conversaciรณn es enรฉrgica y a veces bronca; puedo oรญrlos por encima de la banda sonora de ruido marrรณn que uso para leer en los bares. ร‰l es hermoso, su torso estรก bien formado y dobla su brazo expuesto de forma estudiada, sus mรบsculos y sus vasos sanguรญneos se marcan como los de una estatua. Ella es vehemente en su discurso, de nariz grande, con una complexiรณn tambiรฉn deslumbrante, el negro pelo recogido en una coleta de caballo como un torrente y unas pantorrillas poderosas que podrรญan reventar sus pantalones de deporte.

No usan giros idiomรกticos ni sutilezas; son tan verdaderos que no las necesitan. Dominan la escena, demoledores y similares a un corrimiento de tierras; un tipo calvo y gordo sentado a mi lado, quizรก algo mรกs joven que yo, simula consultar su telรฉfono mรณvil mientras intenta no perderse ni un instante de esta demostraciรณn รบnica.

Ellos no son conscientes de que han venido aquรญ a sustituirme. Son mi relevo, estรกn aquรญ para reclamar los dominios que no he sabido defender. Yo, una vez mรกs, me siento viejo, consumidor de unos recursos a los que apenas tengo derecho, listo para ser olvidado.

En la calle ladra un perro y zumban los coches.

Is anybody out there?

Today I realized that I haven't taken a look at this site's log for a very long time. I disappeared from Google's first page some years ago (and, consequently, from the Internet); suddenly I wondered if somebody ever vists this place. I don't run any log analyzer, so I located yesterday's nginx log and made a raw count:

angel@samael:~$ wc -l /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1
2863 /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1

So there were 2863 queries served by the httpd process on February 4th. But not so long I added ActivityPub support to the software that runs Triptico; I guessed that a non-small amount of these queries are probably Fediverse pings, spam tries and other useless crap, so I rewrote the line count to:

angel@samael:~$ grep -v mastopeek /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1 | \
grep -v fediverse | grep -v GabSocial | grep -v Mastodon | wc -l

Well, that was a trim. But what about the bots? I remember Bing behaving like an asshole some time ago by hammering my site (I even denied it access for a while). Let's ignore it and another fucker I knew by name:

angel@samael:~$ grep -v mastopeek /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1 | \
grep -v fediverse | grep -v GabSocial | grep -v Mastodon | \
grep -v bingbot | grep -v Googlebot | wc -l

Bang! How many other non-humans come here? I took a look at the file with dismay; what the fuck. There are a trillion bots lurking here! I started cropping:

angel@samael:~$ grep -v mastopeek /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1 | \
grep -v fediverse | grep -v GabSocial | grep -v Mastodon | \
grep -v bingbot | grep -v Googlebot | grep -v YandexBot | grep -v Sogou | \
grep -v magpie-crawler | wc -l

There are more!

angel@samael:~$ grep -v mastopeek /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1 | \
grep -v fediverse | grep -v GabSocial | grep -v Mastodon | \
grep -v bingbot | grep -v Googlebot | grep -v YandexBot | grep -v Sogou | \
grep -v magpie-crawler | grep -v Applebot | grep -v SemrushBot | \
grep -v Nimbostratus-Bot | grep -v RU_Bot | grep -v MojeekBot | \
grep -v 360Spider | wc -l

I learned that there are software with lame names like Applebot and Nimbostratus-Bot (it's some cloud-related crap, how original). Are there more? Sure. Though not self-identifying as a bot with a reasonable User-Agent, something asked for /robots.txt many times, and so that can be deleted as well:

angel@samael:~$ grep -v mastopeek /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1 | \
grep -v fediverse | grep -v GabSocial | grep -v Mastodon | \
grep -v bingbot | grep -v Googlebot | grep -v YandexBot | grep -v Sogou | \
grep -v magpie-crawler | grep -v Applebot | grep -v SemrushBot | \
grep -v Nimbostratus-Bot | grep -v RU_Bot | grep -v MojeekBot | \
grep -v 360Spider | grep -v '/robots.txt' | wc -l

Wait, more bots!

angel@samael:~$ grep -v mastopeek /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1 | \
grep -v fediverse | grep -v GabSocial | grep -v Mastodon | \
grep -v bingbot | grep -v Googlebot | grep -v YandexBot | grep -v Sogou | \
grep -v magpie-crawler | grep -v Applebot | grep -v SemrushBot | \
grep -v Nimbostratus-Bot | grep -v RU_Bot | grep -v MojeekBot | \
grep -v 360Spider | grep -v '/robots.txt' | grep -v ZoominfoBot | \
grep -v AhrefsBot | grep -v SeznamBot | grep -v DotBot | \
grep -v Barkrowler | grep -v MixnodeCache | grep -v repology-linkchecker | \
grep -v Linespider | grep -v VelenPublicWebCrawler | grep -v linkfluence | \
grep -v Twitterbot | wc -l

I know that I don't have dead links, so all 404 errors must come from non-humans (being righteous, some of them may be due to linkrot from old sites pointing here). Also I don't serve fucking PHP here (never did), so let's prune index.php queries that most probably come from script-kiddies trying to fuck with my system:

angel@samael:~$ grep -v mastopeek /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1 | \
grep -v fediverse | grep -v GabSocial | grep -v Mastodon | \
grep -v bingbot | grep -v Googlebot | grep -v YandexBot | grep -v Sogou | \
grep -v magpie-crawler | grep -v Applebot | grep -v SemrushBot | \
grep -v Nimbostratus-Bot | grep -v RU_Bot | grep -v MojeekBot | \
grep -v 360Spider | grep -v '/robots.txt' | grep -v ZoominfoBot | \
grep -v AhrefsBot | grep -v SeznamBot | grep -v DotBot | \
grep -v Barkrowler | grep -v MixnodeCache | grep -v repology-linkchecker | \
grep -v Linespider | grep -v VelenPublicWebCrawler | grep -v linkfluence | \
grep -v Twitterbot | grep -v ' 404 ' | grep -v 'index.php' | wc -l

Some crappy software from Apple keeps asking for /favicon.ico even though I announce this site's icon as something else. Morons.

Digging more into the log file: do queries from something that identifies as facebookexternalhit count as real people? I hope they do, but how many that day?

angel@samael:~$ grep facebookexternalhit /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1 | wc -l

Well, not many. And what about RSS/ATOM feed aggregators? Are there real human beings behind them?

angel@samael:~$ grep -E '/(atom|rss).xml' /var/log/nginx/triptico-access.log.1 | wc -l

Meh. Whatever. Regardless of this, I ended up with 886 queries (from the apparent 2863) that are not clearly discardable as garbage. How much can be inferred from looking at them? Well, some of them look like real human activity; for example, queries of the Minimum Profit page followed by the images of MP's screenshots seem legit (there are 14 queries for that page). On the other hand, there are bursts of activity asking for 50+ pages simulteously in the same fraction of a second from IPs in the 47.88.x.x and 47.254.x.x ranges and running some software that reports a User-Agent that mentions the Safari browser but it's obviously lying. There are at least 400 queries from this thing. I don't know what the fuck is it.

So there are a little more that 400 queries that are not easily identifyable as cruft. But what is known as a WWW visit is not the same; following the previous example, each visit to the Minimum Profit editor page results in 15 different file requests.

This is starting to get depressing so I'll end this post here.

1 de enero de 2020

Estoy sentado frente al mar. No hay nadie, todo estรก en calma salvo por el rumor del agua y algรบn graznido de gaviota. De pronto se ha formado una ola mucho mรกs grande que el resto. No era un tsunami pero sรญ extraรฑamente alta y ruidosa, temblorosa, coronada de espuma. Al instante se ha desmoronado y todo ha seguido igual, como antes, como ahora. He mirado a mi alrededor y no ha habido ningรบn otro testigo de este hecho sorprendente y efรญmero. Eso ha tenido que significar algo. O quizรก es cosa mรญa, quizรก soy yo esperando algรบn tipo de seรฑal.

Lanzamiento del satรฉlite CHEOPS

Para aquellos a los que les gustan estas cosas: maรฑana dรญa 17 de diciembre se lanza el CHEOPS, un satรฉlite destinado a la bรบsqueda de exoplanetas fabricado en Espaรฑa por la gente increรญblemente brillante de Airbus Defence & Space (de soltera, CASA Espacio) y en el que he tenido el honor de colaborar un poquito. El chisme incluye varios detalles cuquis: parece una cรกmara de fotos gigante con tapa de objetivo abatible y lleva clavada una chapa con 2748 dibujos de niรฑos que fueron seleccionados en un concurso organizado por la ESA y la agencia espacial suiza.

El lanzamiento lo harรก la compaรฑรญa Ariane desde la Guayana Francesa y se retransmitirรก en directo a las 09:30 hora espaรฑola desde la web de vรญdeos de la ESA.

Esto es un orgullo nacional. Con suerte aparecerรก en las noticias enterrado entre un montรณn de gilipolleces.

Podรฉis ver los dibujos de los chiquillos aquรญ:

The 2019 log of achievements

Through my friend Vรญctor I learnt about a concept expanded by a blogger named Julia Evans in this document: it proposes the idea of creating, as a tool for self-awareness, warning to others like bosses and friends and pure onanism, a document enumerating every thing, action or project that you consider a personal or professional achievement. The original post suggest to write this brag document periodically. I'm going to do this exercise covering all this about-to-die year. Of course, I don't remember anything, but fortunately I have everything under version control so I can just ask the computer about it. So here they are: a list of awesome things I did on 2019, in no particular order:

  • As usual, work is hell, but I managed to develop a software suite for decrypting the images of the PAZ spanish satellite, a project requested by Hisdesat, the satellite operator. I worked on this by myself and didn't depend on work nor delays from others, so it was deployed on time and with better performance that the specification requested.
  • Also about my paying job, I collaborated on the CHEOPS exoplanet searching satellite by European and Swiss Space Agencies, manufactured here in Spain and scheduled to be launched on 17 December. It's a relatively-low budget equipment that looks like a humungous photo camera, detachable lens cover and all. My job here was on software for the platform simulator and for some parts of the launcher.
  • After trying several crappy tools to backup IMAP mail servers (i.e. my mail on Gmail) that failed miserably because they pretend to be frameworks or sync tools or other fucking nonsense I got sick of it and wrote my own tool, aov-imap-fetch. It just downloads the full content of an IMAP server for a specific user without touching anything and stores all messages into Maildirs. Messages repeated among several folders (very common in Gmail) are maintained as hardlinks instead of copies. Messages that are no longer on the server are moved to a special folder.
  • Though I don't write music with my band Ann Hell anymore, I managed to do a remash / remix of some old songs into something named The Triumph of Death than can be listened to on Youtube. As a trivia fact, these set of songs were originally conceived together, so this somewhat puts things back in order.
  • To do the previous one I developed ahxm-glue, a command-line tool that accepts a set of .wav files, does some operations on them (like cropping, overlapping or fading-out) and gives another .wav as a result. It was meant to be a part of my Ann Hell Ex Machina music making software (hence the name), but I released it separately instead because it lacks any library dependencies (it's pure ANSI C).
  • I wrote a software library to compress/decompress data using the Huffman algorithm for a web seminar I was the teacher of. Though it was learning material for my students, the implementation is functional enough to be used in production. It includes a command-line tool as well.
  • In August, the book Sturm un Drang, an anthology of texts inspired by early German romanticism that includes my short story Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo, was published. I haven't read any review from anyone yet, so maybe I should mark this as an under-achievement.
  • I worked much into my web/blogging CMS Gruta and its companion pygruta to implement a new series of social-network-related protocols like ActivityPub (used by Fediverse-affiliated software like Mastodon, Pleroma or Friendica), Indieweb's Webmention, Telegram and other unrelated things like calendaring and Twitter search imports.
  • Fed up of the complexity and lack of quality in personal encryption tools (specially in the field of assymmetric cryptography), I wrote my own, aov-sodium, which is mostly a wrapper to the ECDH and stream cyphering functions in libsodium. You can encrypt any file or archive with my tool without having to type any password, because it only needs the public key to do it (of course, you'll need the secret key to decrypt it, but it can live on another computer); this is great for unattended backups of remote servers.
  • From August to September I wrote a new 34000 words novel (in spanish) with the working title El chico que volviรณ (The Boy Who Came Back), about a set of old friends that lost contact after the years and have to reunite in the village they were grown after the death of one of them. Genre is realism.
  • I fixed some nasty errors in the 1993 3D shoot-em-up game Freaks 2.002 that made impossible to run it on recent Linux and MS Windows systems.
  • I wrote the prologue for a book of short stories inspired by the unfinished work by Edgar Allan Poe The Light-House. It won't get published until 2020, I think.
  • I wrote a new ad-hoc compiler for MPSL (Minimum Profit Scripting Language), the programming language I created to develop my Minimum Profit Text Editor. This new compiler coexists with the original (a Flex+Yacc version), but it's now the default one.
  • I re-licensed almost all my software from GPL to public domain. I'm not sure if I can call this an achievement.

Of course, a list of achievements should also contain a set of things that you tried but failed because you suck or because everyone is an asshole or because the universe is a motherfucker. Also unsorted, here they are:

  • I presented a small set of already-written short stories to several literary contests. None of them were accepted.
  • I presented my novel El legado del cornezuelo to two book publishers: the first one was contacted on January (almost a year ago!) and got no response from them (may be they died on a flood or something). The other publisher, who was contacted on September, was much faster and friendly in his response. He read the book up to the end and sent me a list of reasons why my work failed on us, suggesting several modifications (that I understood as an almost-complete rewrite). I'm a bonehead and a real artist and a complete moron and decided not to touch my manuscript, so it was rejected.
  • Probably my greatest non-achievement of the year was that I passed again through another valley in my depression curve, so I needed to spend a week or so in a psychiatric hospital after suffering from deep suicide ideas. My experience there was not as sad as it may sound; doctors and nurses were warm and friendly, met some sweet people that were suffering badly from internal desease or from bad luck or from other assholes and had time to keep my head busy in occupational therapy and group conversations. My meds were changed. Of course, I don't feel any better.
  • I wrote a short story on purpose for another literary contest that required material in a very special genre. Though they said winners would be known in December, I don't know yet if I failed again or not, but no news in cases like this are usually bad news.
  • I got absolutely no reviews on any of my literary work. Aside from my usual readers Paloma, Fernando, Ana, Manuel y Marisa, nobody ever read any of my novels or stories.

It's kind of disheartening to think back about all these things and how worthless they really are.

On HDMI things that don't exist

I'm the maintainer of several headless servers that very ocassionally need to have a screen attached to them for special cases like boot errors or BIOS tweaking or the like. For this, I need to keep around a fucking screen monitor that is cumbersome and heavy and tedious and serve no other purpose while idle. Instead, tablets (that usually have screens with acceptable size and quality) should include a HDMI input socket that, when plugged, made it to behave like a common monitor.

On the other hand, TV sets are no longer just gadgets that receive signals and convert them to pictures and sounds to be fed to couch potatos. Internally they are computers that also generate content via its internal apps like Netflix and Prime Video and whatever, so they should include a HDMI output socket to connect, for example, another TV in the other side of the room or a projector.

Computers should also have the HDMI input socket mentioned above, as well as reverse-USB connectors for using its keyboard and mouse to control external equipment. This way, a simple laptop could be used as a portable KVM without the stupidly expensive gadgets that are common in server farms.

I don't think any of these features would make equipment much more expensive nor complicated.

Build these things and I'll buy them.

Music that made my 2019

You may like these songs I enjoyed during 2019: