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September 29, 2002

Walk softly and carry a big stick.

I don’t normally go around quoting dead presidents, let alone the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, but for some reason this commonly uttered phrase just popped into my head and stayed there, begging to be used. Why? Because this week’s available domain name is bludgeoner.com, that’s why. And if you don’t see the multiple connections between … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

September 28, 2002

iSync I can finally see something.

Cutting it as close to their pre-announced deadline as per usual, Apple has finally made iSync available in public beta form. There’s nothing specifically technical regarding the way iSync operates amidst the current batch of support documents, but I’m hoping that it will be open enough to support third-party plug-ins like iTunes does. The fact … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

September 27, 2002

Seek and ye shall find… maybe.

After considering the usefulness of the bookmarklet that I posted a couple of weeks ago, my friend Grant (…no, not that Grant, the other Grant…) weighed in with some thoughts on how there should be a better, more integrated way to provide meta data on a page to indicate how to search locally, instead of … Read the rest of this item

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September 27, 2002

Put that in your card slot and mount it.

After more than two years in development, software wunderkind Paul Guyot has unleashed the first release candidate of his ATA Support driver for the Newton. There’s likely only two ir three handfuls of people on the planet who will take advantage of Paul’s work in this particular form, but that by no means diminishes what … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

September 25, 2002

New browser models are now in the showroom.

If you’re someone who appreciates the little æsthetic improvements that make browsing better, like enhancements to the interface, custom skins, and tabbed multi-windowing, then the Mac release of Opera 6.0 Beta 1 is for you. If news of security patches and the eradication of serious software vulnerabilities sets your propeller spinning, perhaps Internet Explorer 5.2.2 … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

September 25, 2002

Photo of the day.

 Staircase on corrugated metal building. 11th Street Southeast, Calgary.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

September 23, 2002

Point of purchase.

I’ve been thinking that the computer and software industries need to take step back from traditional advertising and look at flogging aftermarket add-ons more like gas stations do. As an example, what hard core Adobe supporter wouldn’t want to shell out a couple extra bucks at their local software purveyor for a vinyl sticker of … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

September 23, 2002

Don’t tread on me.

If all those late-night squeals in front of the 7-11 have left your whitewalls worn thin and your sticker a bit shocked, then this week’s available domain name is for you. Why fork over a small fortune for a new set of wheels when you could register highwayrubbery.com instead?

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

September 20, 2002

Me? Busy. And you?

Crap, it’s Friday already. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been neck deep in PHP code while attempting to finesse a bit of CSS aesthetic into the dry, boring parts of a self-validating subscription form, as well as rechunking the entire navigational flow of a site which relaunches of Monday. One thing that broke … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

September 17, 2002

I’ll show you my Newton if your show me yours.

Way back in April, I had mentioned on the NewtonTalk mailing list my interest in starting up a project which would feature images of Newtons all over the globe. The idea was stolen borrowed from the iPods Around The World gallery originating over at ipodlounge.com. I figured that we couldn’t let the iPod users have … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

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