Monday, April 25, 2005

The Null UPC

The Null UPC
Emulating my too-hip-for-the-room 13 yr old, I switched to a Sidekick II this last week. I won't bore you gushing over how cool it is.

What I will share with you is a shot of the UPC located on the shipping container. If you know anything at all about UPC symbols you have to ask yourself why oh why would anyone bother to employ such a null bar code. What, you don't have your own freakin' company prefix? To lame to use a number system 4 symbol?? Is this a mistake??? Inquiring minds demand to know.

2 much 4 me

I came across this site while following a link on Engadget for this item.

Sheesh... And I thought I was a bar code nerd.

Now, who wants me to scan and decode this thing? Hunh??

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Coloured Bar Codes cont.

Pink, it's this year's black

Speaking of coloured bar codes (and who isn't these days), the above just proves yet again that pink is this year's black.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Coloured Bar Codes

Coloured bar codes, a bad idea that refuses to dye (bad pun intended).

If you think color matching print jobs is a pain in the *ss now, try adding this to the mix. Besides, who really fills up a PDF417 or Data Matrix 2D bar code anyway? Right; I didn't think so.

I've seen coloured bar codes come and go over the years and quite frankly, I ain't impressed. A solution in search of a problem IMHO.

Friday, April 15, 2005

That CueCat thing just won't die...

Remember the CueCat? Some of us do.

Others of us have continue to play with it. Grab you one and git bizzie.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Curved, ehhh?

a CURVED bar code thank you very much
While throwing out old stuff I came across SoundBlaster CDs that come with their very own curved bar code. How kewl is that?