A frog on my blog is my goal and it’s gotten a “tee hee!”

Many thanks to Mermaid for forwarding me this most excellent email signature from a local frog biologist, and for securing Dr. Helbing’s permission to blog it!

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I remember a phase of DNA helix squiggles in email signatures in the early 2000s, but I like the frog MUCH better. And the tadpoles! Squeeeeeee! Thank you, Dr. Helbing!

Happy Friday, everyone!

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8 Responses to A frog on my blog is my goal and it’s gotten a “tee hee!”

  1. Grant says:

    I used to have an email signature that was a pages worth of vertical bars, forming a thin line down the centre of the page. On scrolling down, the spider at the end of the thread came into view 🙂

    One I’ve found since I liked is a “little devil”, you can see it in the link on my name.

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:


      I used to use this one, but it didn’t make the move with me to my new job / email address

      • Grant says:

        That’s very clever.

        I think people forget what was and can be done within a limited context like ASCII.

        Not unlike how some early computer graphics were limited to (say) what were really ASCII characters presented in 132 x 24 mode. (Think of games like Pong!)

  2. Kyrsten says:

    Nice! I haven’t seen that ASCI script in years! I used to work across the hall from Dr. Helbing, and definitely helped her old lab technicians troubleshoot the old assay gone awry. Ahh, the petch building lunches…

  3. *grumble grumble grumble mutter institutional restrictions bah humbug blarg*

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