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June 26, 2000

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Big things come in small packages. Eckhart Köppen runs a spunky little open source project shop called 40hz.org and is developing a sweet little XML tokenizer and a small footprint HTTP library for the Newton.

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June 26, 2000

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In his report from last week’s MacHack convention, Andy Ihnatko teases me with the uncovering of a hacked together two button Mac mouse. I need scematics. I need pinouts. Yes, I know I can buy one from a third party, but that’s not the point. I need to do this.

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June 26, 2000

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Oh, the joy of being in the spotlight. Sometimes it’s such a bother working in a supposedly swell office environment, particularly when you’ve been recognized (or picked out of the lineup, depending on your point of view) by some one the local dead-tree media as one Calgary’s “Cool Places to Work”. And regardless of how … Read the rest of this item

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June 25, 2000

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I’ve never liked those pesky warranties either. A brave soul disassembles an iBook purely for the visceral pleasure it brings. And this time, having parts leftover is a good thing. Dang, that’s pretty.

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June 25, 2000

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Steve Ballmer attempts to get more specific about all the .Net fluff in an article over at the Register, but I still can’t get my head around what the hell Microsoft is trying to do here. Maybe it’s simply the fact that regardless of what user interface they slap on top of it, hosting applications … Read the rest of this item

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June 24, 2000

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My site was offline for several hours again this morning. I muttered under my breath about the server freezing up, and then resigned myself to the fact that I would need to restart the whole shebang manually. (I am adding an auto-restart monitor soon… really.) After checking the server in person, everything was running perfectly … Read the rest of this item

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June 23, 2000

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Put away the pain killers. Thanks to this link I found on xblog, I can finally read slashdot without having a seizure.

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June 22, 2000

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The other day, I set up a Blogger account for a friend of mine whose site I host on my server. He came to me saying, “I must blog. I need to blog.” He’s a writer by nature and by profession, so I wasn’t going to stand in the way of his new-found desire to … Read the rest of this item

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June 20, 2000

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Ars Technica has a Mac OS X Q & A covering the top questions generated by their meticulously detailed articles about Apple’s über operating system. My favorite question from the list? “Where can I get the picture of that jet you used as a desktop and window background?” The one question I want answered? Why … Read the rest of this item

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June 19, 2000

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Oh sure, right after I give creativepro.com a whack up the side of the head with the backhanded complement stick, I find this article on their site. The Man Who Launched 1,000 Fonts is an interesting backgrounder on Colin Brignall, the driving force behind typeface development at Letraset and International Typeface Corporation for the past … Read the rest of this item

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