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February 17, 2003

We’re just exuding sensibility.

Sharing the available domain name of the week duties, and helping me pick up the slack for being out of town last week, is the indubitable Peter Schwartz. No being one to simply browse through the visceral gems on my site, Peter felt moved enough to send in the following suggestion: “As I was listening … Read the rest of this item

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February 17, 2003

Counting blessings, among other things.

I hadn’t been consciously counting the days since my mom had her aneurysm. Somewhere in the back of your brain, events of this magnitude can’t help but leave some sort of dog-eared page or red circle around a date on the internal calendar. The days get counted anyway. Some seemingly unrelated occurrence reminded that yesterday … Read the rest of this item

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February 15, 2003

The server god.

About twelve years ago, when I first worked for Image Club Graphics, our office inhabited a renovated warehouse just east of the downtown core. (As a little bit of calgary-related web trivia, this was the same building that currently houses the folks behind iStockPhoto, Webcore Labs, and Evolvs.) The point of telling you about this … Read the rest of this item

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February 13, 2003

Blend over backwards.

And over. And over again. I can’t stop playing with Eric Meyer’s Color Blender, a nifty little JavaScript hack that, well… blends colors together in an iterative fashion. I know, I know… it’s supposed to be a tool, not a toy. But I can’t help myself. By the by, users of Mac IE may want … Read the rest of this item

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February 13, 2003

Frothing at the bit(map).

Maybe it’s my affinity for consistent user experience and common sense design. More likely it’s my appreciation of the finer points of slamming interfaces that aren’t quite colouring within the lines. No matter what the reason is, I’m certainly enjoying the almost daily schpiels of Matt Gemmell on his Irate Scotsman weblog. Intriguing topics like … Read the rest of this item

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February 12, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Tchotchke and thank you note. Calgary.

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February 11, 2003

It’s nothing a little Ibuprofen can’t take care of.

Friend Ian told me that posts documenting my attempt at getting Movable Type and company set up on my Qube “… are getting painful to read”. His suggestion that it would be easier (and truth be told, faster) for me to set up a previous loved PC with Linux, Apache, PHP, Perl and whatever else … Read the rest of this item

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February 11, 2003

Freshly rumpled.

No, I didn’t forget about you. I’m back from what turned out to be a substantially relaxing break in Victoria. Four days of inhaling volumes of the spring-like air on Vancouver Island, walking through blocks of antique shops and used book stores, listening to robins twittering songs that won’t be heard in Calgary for at … Read the rest of this item

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February 5, 2003

Another permutation.

After reading my previous blatherings on trying to get the DB_File module installed on my Qube in order to use Movable Type, gentle reader Peter Wilkinson took pity on my soul. He offers this alternative to the Perl module hell I’ve been wading into of late: “I just read your note about DB_File being a … Read the rest of this item

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February 4, 2003

Speaking of which…

No, I haven’t managed to install that new version of Perl yet. The same goes for the pesky DB_File module that requires installation of the aforementioned Perl. Nor Movable Type for that matter, given that it depends on both of the previously indicated components to be in place prior to it being even a tiny … Read the rest of this item

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