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August 24, 2001

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Ah, that feels so much better. It’s been just over seven years since we moved into this house. This evening, I finally got around to scraping the remaining weather-hardened bits of green Astroturfesque carpeting off the back porch steps. It’s as if I’ve smeared salve on a persistent rash and it has cleared up and … Read the rest of this item

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August 24, 2001

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There’s a new version of MacHTTP that should nip all those pesky Code Red buffer overflow problems in the proverbial bud. Yes, I know that Mac-based web servers can’t be compromised by Code Red, but earlier versions of MacHTTP could potentially suffer from request string indigestion.

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August 24, 2001

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I’m glad that my friend Howie is finally using his powers for good and not evil. He’s definitely on to something promising with his concept for a WAP-based Slurpee Status interface tied into a GPS location system. Now all we need is a wireless input mechanism for ranking 7-11 employees on a standardized perkiness index.

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August 23, 2001

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Phasmidless. The last remaining grandchild of Shim, my original stick insect, finally dried up and crumbled into tiny bug pieces this past week. It was quite a progenetic run for old Shim. I can assure you that there are still quite a few twiggy-legged offspring stuffed into jars across western Canada. However, there are no … Read the rest of this item

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August 23, 2001

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“I don’t know what a monopoly is until somebody tells me.” The tap-dancing sweat gland, Steve Ballmer, as quoted in this News.com article a couple of days ago. I guess he must get paid to be a public ignoramus. Nice work if you can get it. What a dork.

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August 22, 2001

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Fear not faithful viewers, I’m still here. It just that I’m in the middle of drywalling the furnace room down in the basement. Can’t you just see it? There’s going to be twenty more linear feet of tidy, organized storage aplenty. Hot damn.

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August 20, 2001

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This is a test post through the Blogger API using an XML-RPC enabled AppleScript written by Jeffrey Czerniak. The spiffiest thing about this, at least from my twisted point of view, is that I can now wrap a custom HyperCard-based user interface around this script. Oh dear, I think I’m feeling faint…

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August 20, 2001

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Continuing today’s inadvertent tribute to the more colourful end of the vernacular, this may be the most accurately representative word mark and domain name ever secured by a law firm. Presenting for your viewing pleasure, mofo.com

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August 20, 2001

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Something a little bird sent me.

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August 18, 2001

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Yes, I’m back. And now the server is too. Drat. Apparently, WebStar decided to take its own vacation two days after I left on a week long trip to the mountains. Crud. To all the inconvenienced hostees and regular visitors alike, my sincere apologies for the unintended disruption. I promise that I will install the … Read the rest of this item

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