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Archive: September, 2000

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September 24, 2000

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Busy weekends are great things, but they also mean that my site gets updated only when every other commitment has been met. Spare time has been tight seeing that yesterday evening we had some friends over for dinner, tonight we’re feeding and kibitzing with a passle of family, and I finally finished putting up the … Read the rest of this item

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September 22, 2000

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Vision Command is a programmable digital camera that adds pattern recognition and visual motion sensing capabilities to your existing Lego Mindstorms set. Come on, you always dreamed of having your own automated brick sorting machine. It sure would have come in handy when your little sister dumped that bucket of bricks down the basement stairs … Read the rest of this item

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September 21, 2000

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Simplicity itself. Now you too can build icons for Mac OS X using only basic tools such as a Power Mac G4, your favorite stock photography resource, a flatbed scanner, and Strata Studio Pro. Cripes. What ever happened to using a fatbits editor? I know, I’m starting to show my age. But, it just spins … Read the rest of this item

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September 21, 2000

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New rule to live by: Take something home every day. This guideline has developed out of my need to reduce the mountain of crap I have collected in my office over the past 12 years. Actually, crap is really not the right word from my perspective. A much better description would be “amazingly useful stuff … Read the rest of this item

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September 21, 2000

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You can tell it’s the last day of summer here in Calgary. When I looked out the bedroom window this morning, I saw snow. Not much snow mind you, but snow nonetheless. On the lawn. On the cars. On the roofs. It’ll be gone by mid-morning, and the sun is starting to beat its way … Read the rest of this item

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September 19, 2000

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Fumbling through my referrer log today, I found this site. Maybe it’s just me, but it appears to have a blog layout reasonably similar to something I’ve seen before.

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September 19, 2000

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Driving to work this morning, I spotted a small hawk dipping and diving with great abandon over the three lanes of traffic flowing into the downtown core. Its style of flight reminded me of the swallows that lived in the silt hills and flew over the lake near our family cabin years ago. What amazed … Read the rest of this item

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September 18, 2000

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A note from my daughter found stuck on my monitor. Let me explain. Molly is eight years old. She edits scans in Photoshop. She manages her site with GoLive. She drags and drops between applications without blinking. She surfs using multiple browser windows. She downloads and plays MP3s in the background. I haven’t given her … Read the rest of this item

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September 18, 2000

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Patent different. Apple Licenses Amazon’s 1-Click

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September 18, 2000

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Dash it all. The Justification for Hyphenation

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