Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ye Olde Barcode Scam Once Again

Azalea Software UPC barcode fontsOh everybody thinks they can steal using barcodes. Some bozo realizes that UPC barcodes contain a unique number that identifies an item, not the item's price. Soooo, reproduce the barcode found on a cheap widget and slap it on an expensive widget. If the cashier doesn't notice the brand/price difference, you save money. Or should I say you use bar codes to shoplift.

Come on folks. Stealing is stealing. People have been teasing me about it since I began writing barcode software 19 years ago. Yes, I could. No, I haven't. No, I won't. Now go outside and play in the traffic.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I wanna Japanese cell fone that eats barcodes!

Short of moving to Tokyo, I really wanna Japanese cell phone. This insidiously clever barcode-based marketing campaign is brilliant. It reminds me of the cup of noodles monsters of years back.

Watch this video first and then read this article and this one too.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Best Part Is That It Made the Newspaper

Tennessee mail ends up in a Texas mailbox!

Sure sure. Blame the POSTNET. Blame the OCR. Never mind all the humans that eyeballed it along the way, it's gotta' be the barcode.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Barcode Tattoos (temporary tattoos but still...)

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The barcode tattoo photo gallery over at JetCityOrange is really popular. So that got me to thinking: who else would be interested in a bar code tat?

I'm not inked but every once in awhile I'd like to sport a barcode tattoo. A temporary barcode tattoo will do nicely, thank you very much. And at 3 for a buck, how can you go wrong?

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Barcodes in SE Asia

If you're looking for barcode software in SE Asia try: Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Javanese, and Indonesian. Not bad, ehhh?