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April 25, 2001

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Gosh, it feels good to have a working site again.

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April 25, 2001

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Off the top of my head, I present to you a few selected words and phrases that I have run across with increasing frequency over the past several months. I would be quite happy never hearing any of these again. Ever. bigco littleco web savant being a player closing the loop operationalize structural realignment industry … Read the rest of this item

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April 25, 2001

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I’ve always been of the opinion that the font smoothing built into the Mac OS was a bit clunky looking. If Adobe Type Manager would anti-alias TrueType fonts as well as it does PostScript ones, I’d use it exclusively. But since ATM doesn’t swing both ways — associating with the Béziers while giving the Quadratic … Read the rest of this item

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April 25, 2001

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Some of you will undoubtedly remember all those guilicious browser skins that the web services shop Alphanumerica once had bubbling on their burner. Aphrodite. Sullivan. Fruity Gum. But ever since Alphanumerica was swallowed up by the ever so smoothly named CollabNet last summer, full-domain linkrot has squashed all attempts to locate these alternative interface flavors. … Read the rest of this item

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April 24, 2001

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For those who are curious, this is the magic nugget of wisdom which ultimately helped me escape from my adventure into hell: “The IP address configured in the TCP/IP control panel must be the IP on the external interface in order for QuickDNS to work properly. QDNS does not handle lookup traffic on any interfaces … Read the rest of this item

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April 24, 2001

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During the past two weeks of frothing commotion and tearful co-worker farewells, my change-addled brain completely forgot that April 5th marked the first anniversary of this here blog. A small milestone, but something to trip over and faceplant into nonetheless. I suppose since I flubbed up and missed the opportunity to celebrate one whole year … Read the rest of this item

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April 24, 2001

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I think I just got windburn. It seems like it was only a couple days ago that Barebones Software released BBEdit 6.1, with a freshly pressed shirt and a shine on its shoes for a date with Mac OS X. Wait a minute, it was only a couple of days ago. And now it’s old … Read the rest of this item

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April 23, 2001

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I can almost feel the tectonic plates shifting into alignment again. I’m absolutely convinced that the majority of the problems I’ve had with name servers and zone data and domain propagation over the last few days are because Joey Ramone died. I’m just sure of it. Everything has felt so out of whack lately, hasn’t … Read the rest of this item

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April 19, 2001

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Thinking of using the rumored clustering capability of future versions of OS X to build yourself a super computer in that spare linen closet? Don’t forget to use stackable Tupperware cases.

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April 19, 2001

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Sure, everybody wants shiny, new DVD drivers and such, but it’s nice to see the familiar faces of some programs that I used way back when getting a fresh coat of paint for OS X as well. You can thank the venerable Dave Alverson for noodling under the hood and cranking out a new version … Read the rest of this item

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