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September 28, 2000

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Blame It on the Cube? Remember all the doomsday journalists who used to predict Apple’s downfall like clockwork? Well, I think I finally figured out where they all went. They became day traders. Venomous, sore-head day traders who are miffed because Apple is having ups and down like a real company. What a bunch of … Read the rest of this item

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September 28, 2000

Fuddle duddle?

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau died today.

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September 28, 2000

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Not Your Average Day: A play in five acts. Feathers are ruffled. Glares are exchanged. Positions are clarified. Arbitration is summoned. Understanding, enlightenment, and calm prevails.

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September 27, 2000

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I received an email tonight clarifying the lineage of Avaya, which of course has been freshly spun-out of Lucent. I poked a bit deeper into the Avaya site, wondering if any light could be shed on the name. Here’s what I found on their About Our New Name page: * It sets us apart and … Read the rest of this item

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September 27, 2000

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After the initial swing by the Adobe legal team, a punchdrunk Macromedia has filed patent infringement counterclaims against Adobe relating to features included in Illustrator and Premier. And so the intellectual property rumble continues by the corporate bike racks. I can’t blame Macromedia for protecting their interests, but this battle is starting to sound like … Read the rest of this item

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September 27, 2000

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Our current Nortel Networks Meridian phone system has apparently outlived its usefulness and is being replaced by some whiz-bang new installation unfortunately named Avaya Intuity Audix, which I’m pretty sure is Latin for “all the good domain names were taken”. In just a short while I get to attend a ninety minute “mandatory telephone training” … Read the rest of this item

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September 26, 2000

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What To Do When The Kernel Panics A simpleton’s guide to handling cryptic errors that Mac OS X will inevitably puke all over the flummoxed UNIX newbie. And don’t you just love saying “flummoxed UNIX newbie”?

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September 26, 2000

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My apologies to all four of the people out there who have been waiting ever so patiently for my submission to the Behind The Curtain project to be available. Well, pack up your restless anticipation in your old kit bag and smile. Here, in all of its bitmapped glory: a day in the life of … Read the rest of this item

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September 25, 2000

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Today my wife realized — somewhat out of the blue — that we never received a renewal notice for our house and contents policy from our insurance company. Wondering whether or not we were still covered, she called them and discovered that they had no record of our file. Within an hour, she had arranged … Read the rest of this item

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September 24, 2000

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Yes, some young entrepreneurial soul in New Zealand has used one of the suggestions from my domain name of the week page for good and not evil. They’ve launched a free web hosting site called Crash Happy which also happens to have a loosely tethered weblog entitled Thought Juice — another fine domain name from … Read the rest of this item

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