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July 31, 2000

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Crap, it’s hot in our offices today. Apparently the air chillers conked out in the building this weekend and obviously couldn’t fire up as they usually do late Sunday night. So, rather than walking into a lovely, air conditioned comfort zone, everyone here is taking advantage of an involuntary, heat-induced weight loss program. According to … Read the rest of this item

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July 30, 2000

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See, I told you it wasn’t just me. Jason Kottke confirms my suspicions that RealNetworks is indeed the America Online of streaming media. How the hell America Online and RealNetworks became industry leaders is, quite frankly, beyond the mental grasp of this mortal, but that’s probably another discussion altogether. I make this comparison not because … Read the rest of this item

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July 28, 2000

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This definitely gets my vote for the most inappropriate news headline concerning the recent crash of the Concorde in France. It’s nice to see that Reuters is still using summer interns as proofreaders. Yuck. In case the above reference succumbs to the inevitable linkrot, here’s a more permanent PDF version. Forwarded by Mike

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July 27, 2000

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Writing’s On Wall For Mac OS X It looks like Apple is resurrecting the acclaimed Newton hand writing recognition software once known as “Rosetta” in future iterations of Mac OS. Now dubbed InkWell, it appears to have the exact same features as what I use in my MessagePad 2100 right down to the font used … Read the rest of this item

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July 27, 2000

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Today Jeffrey Zeldman lamented that “books have no links.” I don’t believe this to be entirely accurate. If a book has a table of contents or an index, you have basic navigational links to other places within the document. This intra-document surfing requires some manual effort in order for it to work properly, but it … Read the rest of this item

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July 27, 2000

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My wife has been feeling dizzy and off balance to the point of nausea for the last couple of days. We thought it might have been an inner-ear infection or a flu bug of some sort, so she went to the doctor today to get checked out. The doctor said that it may very well … Read the rest of this item

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July 26, 2000

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At. Othon. Schnable. Apeklootje. Find out what the rest of the world calls that cute, ubiquitous email address delimiter in Scott Herron’s Natural History of the @ Sign. By the way, apeklootje is a Dutch word meaning “little monkey testicle”. And damn if there ain’t an acute similarity between the two. I suddenly have a … Read the rest of this item

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July 26, 2000

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Let me say right of the top that the following confession does not indicate in any way, shape, or form an abandonment my beloved Newton platform. No way, no how. That being said, last night I ventured over to Handspring just to see whether or not they had finally got their act together and were … Read the rest of this item

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July 26, 2000

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Something to keep you busy this afternoon. Brian Nenninger describes in loving detail his “big giant hack” that basically lets you install WebObjects 4.5 under Mac OS X DP4. Via MacNN

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July 25, 2000

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Ars Technica previews the Seti@Home 3.0 beta client, which brings with it even more geeky data crunchiness to help satisfy our ingrained human need to find some alien… something. Any piece of software outside of Photoshop that does cool stuff like “pulse and triplet searches”, “gaussian signal fitting”, and the ever popular “fast fourier tranformation … Read the rest of this item

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