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Hawt Biznez

After several years of questionable tax practices (just kidding Mr. IRS-man), I have finally made it official. [MacPhoenix Design][1] is open for business. Now let the millions come rolling in.
Despite being a poor schlub, I like to do the right thing as far as software and fonts and such. When I’m working on something for myself, like Halloween invites, I don’t stress too much about what typeface I’m using and how it was obtained, but when I do commercial work, even for things I put on [CafePress][2], I like to make sure I actually own the typeface I used. I mean, it’s the very least I can do, since I am, uh, *testing* several hundred fonts.
Actually, I tend to stick to the fonts that Microsoft and Adobe install with their software, which fits my need, especially on the web, 90% of the time. But I used to work at Kinko’s, and people would install crazy amounts of fonts on the self-service computers there. When we cleaned the machines out, we would inevitably save a copy of whatever was put on there. On a [SyQuest 88][6], of course. Ah, the memories.
Anyway, as I said, I like to do the right thing. Now that MacPhoenix Design is going legit, I decided that I really should get a license for [Pike][3], the typeface that is the base for the [MacPhoenix logo][4]. I went to [FontHaus][5] to order it, and filled out the registration, when, during confirmation of my data, FontHaus told me I was already registered. I checked my voluminous email archive for a receipt from FontHaus, and, sure enough, I had purchased Pike over two years ago.
This made me feel exceptionally good about myself.
[1]: “MacPhoenix Design. Web design and hosting for the people.”
[2]: “MacPhoenix Swag”
[3]: “A good database of fonts and their foundries.”
[4]: “My awesome logo.”
[5]: “They’ve got good prices.”
[6]: “Aw yeah! 88 MEGAbytes of grinding noises and indecipherable blinking lights!”

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