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December 17, 2002

Mom?

I want to call out her name and have her answer back. But I can’t do that because everything is different today. My mom suffered a grade V intracerebral aneurysm yesterday afternoon. My dad found her unconscious on the bathroom floor. She underwent surgery last night and is currently in critical condition in ICU. She … Read the rest of this item

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December 16, 2002

Input. Output. All around the port.

When your company name is straddling the chasm between typographic awkwardness and nerdy self-awareness, your product better be damn good and useful. From what I’ve seen so far, IOXperts seems to have avoided most of the issues surrounding its corporate moniker by developing some dearly needed device drivers. USB and FireWire-based cameras, webcams and other … Read the rest of this item

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December 13, 2002

Photo of the day.

 Graffiti on wall of disused school. Here’s another view.55th Avenue & 2nd Street Southwest, Calgary.

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December 12, 2002

All together now…

Deck us all with Boston Charlie, Walla walla, Wash., an’ Kalamazoo!Nora’s freezin’ on the trolley, Swaller dollar cauliflower alley’garoo!Don’t we know archaic barrel, Lullaby lilla boy, Louisville Lou? Trolley Molly don’t love Harold, Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!Bark us all bow-wows of folly, Polly welly cracker n’ too-da-loo! Donkey Bonny brays a carol, Antelope Cantaloup, ‘lope … Read the rest of this item

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December 12, 2002

Zoom. Zoom. Zoom.

We launched a nifty little gizmo on the Veer site today. Something to play with. Something to click on. Something to make life easier for all you designers who have to make image purchasing decisions day after day after day. Something we like to call Image Zoom. Enjoy. By the way, it requires Flash 6, … Read the rest of this item

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December 11, 2002

Upping my dosage.

Another Newton-related weblog has hit the bitwaves. I’ve appreciated Daniel Padilla’s nifty hardware tweaks and awfully useful Newton utilities for quite a while. Now, I can enjoy him in text form as well. Please welcome Newton Dose to the daily reading list.

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December 11, 2002

Driving a hard bargain.

When you stumble across the opportunity to purchase a genuine replacement hard drive for that dusty Macintosh Portable languishing in the corner, and the price is a quarter of what you’d pay if you sent the old, flaky hard drive in as an exchange, what would you do? You buy the darn thing and not … Read the rest of this item

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December 10, 2002

I’m just happy to be nominated.

It’s time to cast your final votes for the 2002 edition of the Newtie Awards. What the heck is a Newtie? A fair question given that most upstanding folks haven’t been hanging around Newtons as much as some of us. The Newties are annual awards given out by Mr Rich Lindsay of This Old Newt … Read the rest of this item

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December 10, 2002

Photo of the day.

 Neon sign in salon window. 5th Avenue Southwest, Calgary.

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December 9, 2002

An all-star celebrity domain name spectacular.

After reading this, you’ll likely think that I’m compensating for being a week behind on posting the latest available domain names by resorting to overly cute and forcibly clever candidates. Well, you’d be mostly correct on that assumption. However, you also have to admit that there is something inherently smileworthy about the availability of mattdaemon.com. … Read the rest of this item

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