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January 10, 2006

One more thing.

Enough about the keynote already. Ok, maybe not quite yet. I have to get this out of my system… MacBook Pro? What kind of lame-butt, patronizing brandsludge is that? Feh. I guess Jonathan Ive doesn’t sit in on the product branding meetings. If somebody nonmenclated one of my hardware designs like that, I’d have to … Read the rest of this item

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November 7, 2005

Count your kittens before your click.

While muddling my way through a thousand or so autoreplies after sending out a Veer email newsletter, I came across what has got to be the strangest (and yet, the cutest) verification message ever. This is definitely one way to smack down the screen scrapers and dictbots that spammers use to get around sender verification … Read the rest of this item

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October 18, 2005

Applesopht.

Stewart Smith (working under the canopy of the brilliant Stewdio) has taken two things I enjoy and mashed them together in a simply wonderful way. Frankly, this is one of those things you wish you had thought up yourself. This home-brew video for a song from Grandaddy’s The Sophtware Slump album uses a vintage Apple … Read the rest of this item

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October 13, 2005

Unsane, unsane again.

A happy belated number five to the kids over at Unsanity. Their dedicated w00tness has helped me keep my own sanity in check during the bumps and grinds transitioning to OS X. Keep them haxies rolling.

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October 4, 2005

I see London. I see France.

I see Newton’s underpants. Well, perhaps not underpants. Underpinnings, maybe. Invigorated by this thread on the NewtonTalk mailing list, I somehow decided it would be good idea to post and annotate an x-ray image of a MessagePad. It’s partly an exercise in technical documentation, but it’s also pure, green-bleeding geekiness. Come on, admit it… you … Read the rest of this item

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September 3, 2005

Personal digital assistance.

Admit it, you’ve always wanted a Newton. Now’s your chance to nab a really tasty one, and help those in need at the same time. Ken Bush, the president of J & K Sales, a supplier of used Newtons and other PDA platform goodies, has asked me to post the following information. His company is … Read the rest of this item

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August 18, 2005

Tiger by the tale.

I finally installed Tiger this week. A little slow on the adoption curve? Perhaps. Overly cautious? Not in your life. The timeline to upgrading my OS is usually impacted more by available time between projects than it is about swimming in unknown waters. Transitioning from Panther to Tiger was extremely smooth. Frighteningly smooth, in fact. … Read the rest of this item

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August 16, 2005

It’s an honour just to be nominated.

Well click my shutter and call me exposed. Some kind soul nominated me for this year’s Flickys in the category of Excellence In Photography, By Those Living Or Working In North America. Yes, that is quite a mouthful, but it’s also unexpectedly flattering. If you have a Flickr account, and the inclination, join the Flickys … Read the rest of this item

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August 10, 2005

Fixed-pitch poetry.

If you can’t imagine ever writing 88 lines about 44 women, then try tapping out 4 lines about 30 alphanumeric characters. Enter Veer’s Inkjet Haiku contest and push your inner poet to work within the typographic constrains of high-speed direct mail printing.

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July 14, 2005

Doppelgängr.

On his recent trip to San Francisco, friend Brian documented other friend Ian hanging around cool buildings, photographing stuff and apparently doing a damn fine job of Being Grant Hutchinson. I’m not sure whether to be flattered for the reference or duly concerned by the visual similarities.

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