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December 31, 2000

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Insert obligatory new year’s message here.

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December 29, 2000

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At long last, Howie unveils his heartfelt obsession with vintage decorator vinyl products. Now presenting, the one and only Blue Ramona. Sometimes I feel so proud to host this site. Sniff.

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December 29, 2000

Lost and found.

Useful “Page Not Found” Error Pages If you’re even the slightest bit concerned about the experience viewers have when visiting your humble excuse for a site, take heed. The last thing some poor, unsuspecting sod should ever see is a 404 message. No matter how careful you’ve been to redirect obsolete pages, support ancient, if … Read the rest of this item

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December 29, 2000

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User-UnfriendlyThis article wouldn’t be nearly as funny if it wasn’t such a painfully accurate assessment of the current state of software and hardware design. Technology breeds complexity. Convergence breeds complexity. Complexity breeds complexity. Hell, even an attempted grasp at the promise of simplicity through disassociating yourself from all of this technology, convergence and complexity breeds … Read the rest of this item

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December 28, 2000

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Warning. This is a blatant product plug. My favourite geek gadget gift this Christmas was the SwissTech MicroPlus super rugged, hardened steel, black oxide finish pocket tool. This isn’t just some wannabe Leatherman that’s been left out in the rain. It’s a beautifully engineered chunk of precision machined, miniaturized hardware sweetness you can take (and … Read the rest of this item

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December 27, 2000

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Cool things in small packages. My five year old daughter showed me a keyboard shortcut the other day that I didn’t know existed. In the Desktop Patterns control panel, you can use the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the patterns. For all you diehard nomenclature precisionists out there, we were using System … Read the rest of this item

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December 27, 2000

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What’s ahead for OS X?Stephen Beale swings back and forth on the fence while diligently asking a bunch of questions that really need to have answers. With Apple so teasingly close to releasing a decent, shippable version of OS X, why does it still seem so far away?

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December 26, 2000

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In writing for Time Digital, Charles Herold professes that he is “a little annoyed that Microsoft is making better software for the Mac than for Windows”. Part of me wants to jump up on my desk and do a little “I told you so” dance. The other part of me slides into a sullen state … Read the rest of this item

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December 26, 2000

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This was sent to me a couple of weeks ago, but a thought is was worth sharing. A residual bit of kiosk-fermented travel commentary from Jon: “So ironic, isn’t it, that just as the average browser screen size goes up to 800×600 (and we change the EyeWire site), we are faced with the explosive growth … Read the rest of this item

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December 24, 2000

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Christmas eve day was a long, trying desparately to keep busy sort of day when I was a kid. It’s an even longer, trying desparately to keep busy sort of day now. In an hour or so, our house will be full of family and friends, and the part of the day that we have … Read the rest of this item

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