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May 31, 2000

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Have you ever opened up a bottle of your favorite condiment, started pouring it, and then looked down in dismay at a puddle of tranluscent liquid? There is now a name for this substance. Pre-mustard. If you’re a red, seasoned pureé sort, it’s pre-ketchup. And for the times when we’re all feeling a little bit … Read the rest of this item

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May 30, 2000

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Doc Searles scratches Jakob Nielson’s back in a congratulatory missive relating to the fifth anniversary of Alertbox. “I love Jakob for a lot of reasons, but most of all because he sides with the user, the customer, the human being who wants to just find the damn information.” Yes, Jakob has occasionally blurted out some … Read the rest of this item

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May 30, 2000

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You beta, you beta, you bet. AppleInsider has an in depth look at the next full version revs of Adobe’s workhorse image applications, Photoshop and ImageReady. The Photoshop 6.0 feature list is impressively massive, including such gems as on-screen text entry a la ImageReady 2.0, OpenType support (now all we need is for Adobe to … Read the rest of this item

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May 29, 2000

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Zeldman May 28, 2000: “Removed meaningless entry of 27 May.” Now that’s editing without guilt.

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May 29, 2000

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Albert is a spiffy little Mac utility that can execute AppleScripts remotely via email. It operates by parsing the subject line for the names of scripts, and other specific commands. Via MacNN

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May 29, 2000

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I’m working on a photographic piece for a charity art auction being held at our office. From its conception it was going to be a Polaroid composite of some sort. A couple of weeks ago I started thinking about visual themes and the type of substrate to mount the images onto. Then I had a … Read the rest of this item

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May 28, 2000

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It must be nearly summer. I just spent the last three days working in the yard instead of working on the computer. That’s a good thing, right?

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May 25, 2000

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According to MacNN, Adobe officially discontinued PageMill back in March. The spunky little “what you see it sort of pretty close to what you get” web design tool that wowed looky-loos at the 1995 Macworld Expo in San Francisco, could never seem keep up with the likes of gui-riffic apps such as CyberStudio and Dreamweaver. … Read the rest of this item

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May 25, 2000

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Ars Technica has posted another episode of their boundless and evenhanded review of Mac OS X. This time they put the screws to changes in the DP4 release, get all niggly with the details of code bundles and application packages, and wax poetic on the user experience. “Aside from the reclaimed pixels and small concession … Read the rest of this item

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May 24, 2000

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Applefritter, one of my favorite retrotech Macintosh sites, has just posted a disk image archive of the entire Boston Computer Society software library. The BCS shut down in 1996 leaving a sizable collection of shareware and utilities to drift into obscurity. The disk shown below is packed full of circa 1986 Desk Accessories such as … Read the rest of this item

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