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March 30, 2001

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Grab it while it’s hot. The Opera 5.0 for Macintosh Technology Preview 2 has been released. This version fixes some of the “most reported” bugs found in the first preview and that’s about it. The style sheet font sizes are still kerflunky, but holy crap… is this sucker fast.

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March 30, 2001

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When one owns a domain named ultrashag.com, I suppose one should expect to receive a certain number of email messages relating to theme implied by such a domain name. With this in mind, let’s check the old inbox: Subject: care ofDate: 29/03/2001 12:47 PMFrom: email hidden; JavaScript is required: email hidden; JavaScript is required How do … Read the rest of this item

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March 30, 2001

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If I was asked to choose a new career path right at this very moment, I could say with absolute authority and affirmation that it would not have anything to do with administering name servers.

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March 29, 2001

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While Mac-centric media outlets and the self-inflicted early adopter crowd speculate whether or not Apple will release an update to everyone’s favourite big blue box of x, I’d like to share an observation. The version number being bandied about for this update is 10.0.1, which if viewed as a binary number actually has a value … Read the rest of this item

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March 28, 2001

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Perhaps it would serve me to explain the previous post. From the west coast office, our vigilant cub reporter Mike submitted the internet shorthand for “Laughing My Ass Off”. LMAO, of course. Not being one to let the carpet hang on the line unbeaten, I added my own. Naturally, YAOA stands for “Yet Another Online … Read the rest of this item

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March 28, 2001

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YAOA. LMAO.

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March 28, 2001

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Since I’ve been going on about changes and progress and such lately, this item seems to follow the theme. Today was my 38th birthday. I just thought I’d mention it here, since I received a whole lot of smiles and salutations from a whole lot of family and friends today. Thank you all.

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March 27, 2001

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After you make the decision that you’re going to be leaving your current place of employ, it’s interesting what types of things catch your eye when flipping through magazines. For example, get a load of this ad for the oxymoronically named company Behavioral Technology that I snipped out of Fast Company.Once my mind was made … Read the rest of this item

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March 27, 2001

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Got a hankering for something different this weekend? How about trying your hand at installing Mac OS X on an unsupported Mac? Thanks to a heaping helping of source code borrowed from Apple’s open source Darwin project, you can go ahead and wedge one and a half gigabytes worth of preemptive multi-tasking, protected memory goodness … Read the rest of this item

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March 27, 2001

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Thought for the day: “No matter how many times you bang you head against the wall, the hole will only get so big.” Ah, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as pulling a piece of wisdom like that out of an hour and a half worth of senior management-level rhetoric. I’m really going to miss parts … Read the rest of this item

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