Indian Rupee Symbol Competition

Since I don’t live in India, I’m not allowed to enter the competition to design an official symbol for the Indian Rupee announced last month.

I have however come up with a very simple design:Indian Rupee Symbol Design
(horribly created in Paint.NET)

I’m posting this now so I can see how it compares with whatever is chosen when the competition closes at the middle of next month.

This design is easily written by hand, cannot have some mistaken extra meaning when viewed upside-down, and is narrow enough that it could fit in the space for a zero.
It is also obviously inspired by the letter R.

I’d also be happy to hear your opinions, positive or otherwise.
Does it remind you of anything else, does it have meaning in some Arabic script?

Firefox still has memory leak issue?

I had to kill Firefox earlier today after noticing that it was using around 750MB of memory!

It hung when I tried to close it normally, but perhaps I was just impatient.

This time I’m going to give it the benefit of doubt and blame some crappy Flash advert or something.

Leaving Bitopia

Prior to the big move, I’m leaving my current job at Bitopia at the end of the week.

Last Friday, all the staff went to watch Saints beat  Castleford Tigers.
At the end of the evening I was surprised and honoured to be presented with a personalised and autographed Saints shirt by Paul Sculthorpe.

Paul Sculthorpe presents me with a personalised autographed Saint shirt
Paul Sculthorpe presents me with a personalised autographed Saint shirt

I’d like to thank Christian for arranging it all for me, and Steve, MD of Bitopia, for paying for the evening!