Matasano Chargen » Blog Archive » A Case Against DNSSEC, Count 1: Solves A Non-Problem: "Thomas Ptacek
April 3rd, 2007 2:36 pm
Easy. I diagram with a set of network widgety things I drew myself, and the AIGA common pictograms (which you can download as a series of EPS documents). Until Illustrator comes out with a universal binary, I’m stuck with OmniGraffle, and the AIGA pictograms are a stencil in our OmniGraffle install.
So, you look at the stencil for things that could apply to “security” and you get, uh, “key”, “message”, “deny sign”, “alice and bob”, “arrows”, and “passport guy”. I thought about using “ticket girl” for DNS but that seemed demeaning.
All joking and self-importance aside: the AIGA pictograms RULE, and they’re open-source (really, Alan!). You can get 100x better diagrams tomorrow by:
1. Using black and white and one or two accent colors.
2. Never using single-pixel strokes for borders.
3. Drawing a guide box to represent a plane for all your little icons to live on.
4. Using the AIGA symbols instead of trying to draw your own stick figures.
5. Picking one typeface and sticking with it.
You too can be a bad, wannabe graphic artist!"