Tip o’ the Week 362 – Working with symbol characters

One of the coolest things about the PC as it developed from the earliest days, was the ability to represent “foreign” symbols through expanding beyond the 7-bit ASCII character set, meaning it’s feasible to use all sorts of exotic symbols, accents, icons and the like (without resorting to art). As well as “Dingbats” fonts (like…

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Tip o’ the Week 361 – Music streaming choices

Happy New Year! Fingers crossed, 2017 will be slightly less momentous than 2016, whether your measure of panic is political upheaval or celebrities ceasing to be. Some people even think 2016 was a real horror movie. News just in, though, is that 2016 saw a resurgence in sales of vinyl LPs; in the UK, over…

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