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March 31, 2003

Pax et pixel.

What started as a subtle visual declaration by several regulars in a typography forum, has transformed into a full-on community-powered display of creative voice. Submit an icon or three to the Typophiles For Peace virtual quilt, brought to you by mighty folks over at — where else but — Typophile. I’ve sent in a couple … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

March 30, 2003

Stubby.

No, this isn’t a photograph from my non-stop birthday party weekend. If you must know, the hastily scrawled caption on the back of the snapshot reads as follows: “Grant fetching some beer for Dad. August 1964.” Aside from the shape of the bottles and the style of my shorts and, I suppose some things never … Read the rest of this item

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March 28, 2003

Water on the brain.

The available domain name of the week is

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

March 28, 2003

Introducing Soybo.

Fellow PDA enthusiast and developer Adam Tow has released a stream of interesting software, some of it for the Newton, some of it for the Palm. Today, Adam announced the public release of Soybo, a technology which bridges those two hand held platforms, your desktop, your laptop, and pretty much anything else you can throw … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

March 27, 2003

Isn’t that special?

 Ah, the things you discover while playing around with discs full of old software. Apparently you can’t just double click an installer disk image from a pre-beta developer release of System 7 in the Mac OS 9 Finder. Well, nobody told me.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

March 27, 2003

Mahalo.

The gang at Veer threw me a little Hawaiian-themed birthday shindig today. In between actually trying to get a catalog proof out the door, it was all about leis, lawn chairs, loud shirts, and flourescent slushy fruit drinks. Paper-chain decorations in bright rainbow gradients garnished the hallway and my desk. A macramé hammock on loan … Read the rest of this item

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March 23, 2003

Hot Russian Logo Action!

If recent referrer logs are any indication, there has been an enormous surge in interest with regard to spiral logos. But it’s not just any old body displaying their curiosity. I’ve been doing this spiral logo thing far too long for it to be considered newsworthy in North America. The Russian weblog community on the … Read the rest of this item

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March 22, 2003

Muy ocupado.

When we’re between catalog drops at Veer, that generally means that I have more time to fix things on the web site that have been dogging me. More time to go through the piles on my desk and either toss the various sheets of paper into the recycle bin or the filing cabinet. More time … Read the rest of this item

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March 19, 2003

Chew on this.

After a three month fast, the unquestionably nourishing and vitamin enriched Newton FAQ has been added back on the menu and is awaiting your ready consumption and subsequent digestive processing. This is what I call real brain food. Now fortified with even more valid links.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

March 19, 2003

Ping. Clunk.

After nearly 60 hours of uptime running the latest Newton Personal Data Sharing modules, my Newton server stopped working. Not to worry, it’s not a permanent situation. In testing this new thread-safe version of the NPDS software, I’ve stopped using the NPDS Watcher component. The Watcher would keep an eye on the various connections and … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

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