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August 30, 2002

Photo of the day.

 Underside of bridge deck. Riverfront Avenue and Centre Street Southwest, Calgary.

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August 29, 2002

Song for Blink 182

Brilliant, bloody brilliant. Now everyone join in on the chorus… I’m in love with the X10 girl…

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August 29, 2002

Index of /pub/netscape7/english/7.0

Forget about getting anything else accomplished this afternoon. There’s yet another browser to stuff into the closet arsenal. Indeed, Netscape 7.0 has been freed from engineering and is ready to wipe its feet on your mousepad. If you’ve already been fiddling with the 7.0 preview and all of its chewy tabbed window goodness, it’s recommended … Read the rest of this item

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August 29, 2002

Newton tootin’.

Two quick pointers to articles that appear on Wired News this morning. Apple’s Newton Just Won’t Drop relates a fairly accurate description of the energy and enthusiasm that still exists in the Newton community. Aside from a couple of minor technical glitches (the top-end MessagePad 2100 uses a 162-MHz processor, not a 20-MHz), this story … Read the rest of this item

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August 28, 2002

Say what?

Dongle required urgently, plus waffle! A great album title in the making? Or an example of the broken English you’d find in some random piece of spam. Neither, I’m afraid. In fact, it’s a strangely poetic subject line that somehow still relates to a message posted on the NewtonTalk mailing list. It caught my attention … Read the rest of this item

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August 28, 2002

Apology accepted.

Ross from the infamous ScarBitten contacted me this morning with an apology for having lifted my design and its various sundry contents. Although some remnants of the design are still wafting through the ether, the bulk of the site has been removed. He’s obviously sorry. I’m reasonably satisfied. Let’s move along. And of course, thanks … Read the rest of this item

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August 27, 2002

Plagiarism. The sincerest form of stupidity.

My site must have finally hit the big time. Why? Because the design has been borrowed blatantly made off with by some young git at ScarBitten (here’s a screen grab of the page, just in case he proprietor managed to come to his senses by the time you read this). The minimalist table layout, the … Read the rest of this item

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August 27, 2002

Gro(w)in pains.

It’s been nearly three days since I attempted to play a racquet sport that vaguely resembled tennis. I know it’s been three days because my groinal area is currently aching in places that it should not be aching. These places should not even be aware that they are capable of aching in the first place. … Read the rest of this item

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August 26, 2002

Available domain name of the week. Now 20% fluffier!

Let us begin. The available domain name of the week just happens to be teledemic.com. Not exactly your cup of nom de plume tea? Well, I’ll let you in on a special deal. I’ve just finished a quick little tidy of the domain name listings and found that a few previously registered contenders have become … Read the rest of this item

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August 23, 2002

The missing links.

It was news to me, but it explained more than a couple of gaps in my server statistics over the past few months. Apparently, when you copy a WebStar log file using FTP, WebStar thinks the file is busy during the session and stops writing to it. This would be fine as long as WebStar … Read the rest of this item

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