A LaTeX mod to draw coffee cup rings on your technical papers


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/30/hanno-rein.html


#2

I don’t need that as I am good at doing it the old fashioned way.


#3

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As inspired by:


#4

my rings are typically purple


#5

Never got this little tradition of stamping academic/professional documents with coffee rings. I mean, yeah, it is edgy and clever to ruin your diploma with a coffee ring, but it isn’t really “smart”.


#6

using your diploma as a coaster is the first practical thing you can accomplish out of graduate school.


#7

Yeah? Try getting coffee stains on your PDF document. Printing it out not allowed.


#8

Pretty sure it says “fatuous nerdgasm” in Heptapod.


#9

So does it automatically choose a typographically appropriate place to put the stain? I wouldn’t rate it a full-featured TeX plugin until it does. not having to set things like that manually is the whole point.


#10

Came to comments looking for this.

Happy to find it.

Sad that is has been rattling around in my head for near 22 years.


#11

I thought the point was to place the stain so it strategically covers the most embarrassing part of the document. You’d need a pretty good AI do do that automatically.


#12

Where was this 30 years ago?


#13

It’s been brewing for a while.


#14

The genius isn’t in coming up with the logo; it’s in coming up with the bullshit that sells it on the customer.


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