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Archive: July, 2001

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July 31, 2001

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My Newton is back online. Leave a message. Be amazed. Tell your friends.

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July 30, 2001

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Several months ago, I mentioned how addictive a collaborative typography project called Chinese Whispers had become for me. Over the course of a dozen or three visits to the site, I fiddled, clicked, moshed, and otherwise contributed my own typographically-derivative characters to the various fonts in progress. Time passed, focus changed, synapses flickered. During the … Read the rest of this item

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July 29, 2001

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Tired of all your geeky Unix-spewing acquaintances teasing you in the halls because you still use a GUI-based text editor for coding? Fear not, programmatic paladin, Porkrind Dot Org has a Carbonized version of Emacs for Mac OS X ready to save your sorry hide. Via camworld

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July 29, 2001

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What sort of twisted, common sense-impaired person starts cleaning out their mini-van with a shop vac at 6:30 on a Sunday morning? My twisted, common sense-impaired next door neighbor, that’s who.

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July 27, 2001

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Hello? Is this thing on? Well, we seem to be up and running again. However, in the process of upgrading the server hardware, we have lost the grantcam. The rickety old Connectix Color QuickCam drivers just don’t cut the mustard under the new operating system. Nuts. I guess I’ll have to break down and buy … Read the rest of this item

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July 27, 2001

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Look out! She’s got salad in her shoes… A sufficiently large pre-cooked ham goes to Sean for pointing our that our mutual friend Tabitha has been secretly blogging from her underground corporate communications cave since the beginning of July. And by all accounts, it’s a jolly good read too.

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July 27, 2001

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So I just shut the web and ftp servers down on the old machine so I can start migrating the contents of the old (and cute as a bugs ear…) 250 MB hard drive over to the new box. Normally this would only take a couple of minutes over ethernet, but the old Quadra has … Read the rest of this item

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July 27, 2001

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And the serendipitous files and attachments keep on sliding in courtesy of the SirCam virus. The most interesting contribution so far? How about: “Aztektrek team names and passwords”? Looking for more snippets plucked from the hard drives of hapless Windows users? Glenn Fleishman has collected a list or two.

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July 26, 2001

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A new discovery. The friction that is generated while travelling down a water slide in a sitting position (rather than recumbent) will cause your butt to heat up. Really. I wouldn’t kid you about something like this.

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July 26, 2001

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Can you smell the excitement in the air? It might just be the smell of 20 amps worth of gear plugged into a 15 amp circuit, but I’m still going with the excitment angle. Why am I excited? Well, the new server got moved downstairs this afternoon. It’s now sitting all cozy-like between the fast … Read the rest of this item

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