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October 23, 2001

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I knew that the interfaciators over at Iconfactory had collaborated with Microsoft on a couple of heavy projects before, namely the Macintosh versions of Outlook Express and Office 2001, but it knocked me on my keister to discover that they had been pixel farming the fields of bliss in Windows XP as well. And other … Read the rest of this item

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October 23, 2001

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I can forgive the hype. I can ignore all of the wishful speculation of what it should or could have been. I can even drown out the grumpy mumblings of all the dissenting uniplatformists. When it comes right down to it, I think I’m in love. Sigh.

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October 23, 2001

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Snap. Crackle. Pop. Just when I was starting to think that the firmware update I mashed into this system over the weekend was a huge mistake, things are working again. Of course, that fresh install of system software and the hunting down of a couple of questionably valid preference files probably didn’t hurt either. But … Read the rest of this item

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October 21, 2001

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Why can’t these two pixel slinging idiots just make up and move on already? Instead of pounding the collective snot out of each other after school every day like a couple of mall rats who just stole the other moron’s girlfriend, why can’t they just use the brains they were given and start innovating again? … Read the rest of this item

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October 21, 2001

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Serendipitous email poetry: This message failed and it had rejected.Maximal number of dispatch intents exhausted. Wasn’t that beautiful?

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October 20, 2001

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You Are Extremely NumerousRuminations and thoughts on the upcoming AppleScript Studio application development environment for Mac OS X. Of course, this article also taunts the tenaciously stubborn HyperCard user (hand raised accordingly) with the wistful premise that our favorite rapid prototyping tool may not have died under the hobnailed boot of the irascible Mr. Jobs … Read the rest of this item

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October 19, 2001

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Parenting Tip #219: If you happen to find an unmarked Ziploc® bag in the fruit bowl on the kitchen counter, do not assume that it is a leftover from a lunch box. And for goodness sake, do not throw it away. It more than likely contains the very first baby tooth that has finally managed … Read the rest of this item

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October 19, 2001

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Are nine year olds supposed to be able to use the term “sound-bite” in context?

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October 19, 2001

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With every single day that passes I become more thankful that I escaped from the village of the damned when I did. Case in point, I snagged the following graphic from the recently reskinned and semi-portalized gettyimages.com home page. I realize that this example is but one of several messages that cycle on the page, … Read the rest of this item

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October 18, 2001

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A quick note to all those folks who rely on my cranky old server to host their digital piles of blandishment. I just upgraded the ftp server to a version which hopefully (should the claims in the documentation hold even a slightest bit of truth) will be a bit less tempermental in the connection department. … Read the rest of this item

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