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August 31, 2001

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Attention all Calgary bloggers! I’d like to report a recent moose sighting. I knew our friend Mike was going to be offline whilst attending his second annual traipse to Burning Man, but I had completely forgotten about the bunch of like-minded denizens he was going to be baking with on the playa. Well, I tracked … Read the rest of this item

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August 30, 2001

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I was digging around a couple of sites looking for potential updates to some software I run on this server, and I ran across a mention of buffer overflow in the read me file of a freshly squeezed version of NetCloak. After confirming that the update was in response to the various iterations of Code … Read the rest of this item

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August 30, 2001

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Well, colour me pedantic… my brother-in-law has a blog.

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August 30, 2001

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All of you friendly folks who have arrived here looking for the grantcam may be surprised when you actually land on this page instead. It’s not a technical problem, it’s just that with the grantcam being temporarily waylaid, there’s just not a hell of a lot to look at on the home page anymore. I … Read the rest of this item

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August 30, 2001

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Alrighty, I think we’re back for good now. I had to reinstall a couple chunks of software on the server this morning and give the router a sharp kick in the pants. Barring any additional hiccups (oh, that’s just asking for trouble isn’t it?), we should be good to go for at least another month. … Read the rest of this item

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August 28, 2001

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Stable? Of course it’s stable. Jeeze.

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August 28, 2001

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I thought things were going too smoothly today. All of a sudden the server decides that it’s going to burp and start spitting up Type 2 errors. The only thing I can track down is two corrupted prefs files, one for Apple Menu Options and one for the Sound control panel. Nice to see that … Read the rest of this item

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August 28, 2001

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Rustboy is a short all-digital film being produced by Brian Taylor using off the shelf software and a G3 Mac. The visuals are gorgeous. The site is gorgeous. And the way that Brian is documenting the process through an online diary and various production-related artwork is positively brilliant. If you haven’t been to the Rustboy … Read the rest of this item

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August 28, 2001

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There’s nothing like the sweet smell of cascading style sheets to snap you out of a late summer funk. Advanced CSS Layouts: Step by Step documents the process of replicating WebReference.com’s very own convoluted, nested-table nightmare of a home page completely in CSS. And on a related tangent, you can also glean plenty of usefulness … Read the rest of this item

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August 27, 2001

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Either it’s time for a mental inventory or my pint glass is empty again. Whatever it is, I’m been feeling extremely uninspired to write stuff in this blog lately. Believe me, I’m not bored. No, far from it. And it’s not as if there isn’t plenty of frustrating things to complain about and geeky stuff … Read the rest of this item

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