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June 19, 2000

Typosoft.

Ever since Clive Bruton boarded up the windows on the FontZone site, I’ve been rather torn up inside by the fact that Microsoft now has the most comprehensive and well-maintained typography news pages around. I mean, it wouldn’t bother me so much if it was some half-assed, token link page surrounded by Word-formatted white papers … Read the rest of this item

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June 19, 2000

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Dad’s need new toys too. Following the tradition of Father’s Day in our house, I not only get the requisite hand-made goodies from my kids, but I usually get something to play with too. This year I got a Hoberman Sphere. If you’ve never played with one of these things, track one down. They are … Read the rest of this item

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June 17, 2000

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You’ve caught me. I’m really only posting something here this morning so I can avoid having to clean out the budgie cage. It’s not that onerous a task, just a pain. The birds deserve a tidy home, but honestly if I had the choice… well, you probably understand. At least they don’t generate as much … Read the rest of this item

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June 15, 2000

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Hey, I finally added permalinks. Big whoop.

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June 14, 2000

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Need a little late night reading material? I offer you a small selection of particularly intriguing documents that I have stumbled across recently. \r\* Adopting The Aqua Interface — 2.2 MB PDF\r\* Use & Misuse of Metaphor — 320 KB PDF\r\* Adobe Illustrator 9.0 New Features — 1.8 MB PDF\r\* Ameritech Web Page Standards (1996) … Read the rest of this item

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June 14, 2000

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Plunging Into Aqua is another look at the fruity-fresh face of Mac OS X. Apparently the keyboard jockeys over at MacWeek aren’t jiggy enough with Apple to earn themselves a copy of the new system to play with. The article is based solely on “Apple’s public demonstrations, the Mac OS X section on its Web … Read the rest of this item

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June 14, 2000

Context, you all.

Why take life so seriously that it makes your brain hurt, when you can simply crank out genuinely useful software? Turly O’Connor has just taken the wraps off a new version of FinderPop, the indispensible utility that puts your contextual menu on a high-fibre diet washed down with a pint of Beamish. This time out, … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 13, 2000

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As if we needed another reason to ensure the failure of keystroke recognition… Some bright-eyed keener at the Gartner Group had an extra sip of Sumatran Dark and suddenly realized that you don’t actually need a keyboard to listen to an MP3, do you?

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June 13, 2000

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The frothing crowd dedicated to protecting digitized intellectual property just took another step towards the stupid bus. A couple of companies are pitching keystroke recognition as a means to identify individual users and potentially verifying ownership of digital content and software installed or executed on their machines. “It’s very difficult for any of these companies … Read the rest of this item

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June 12, 2000

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At work today, we couldn’t quite figure out if this was good news or not. RealNetworks licensed bits of QuickTime for inclusion in its RealServer system. I guess it makes sense for RealNetworks to support as many different media formats as possible, seeing as they have the number one (in terms of market penetration anyway) … Read the rest of this item

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