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Archive: June, 2003

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June 19, 2003

The dull thud of the reality mallet.

Several kind souls responded to my question asking whether a mixed marriage between .NET and everyone’s favourite web standards would fly. While some of you simply wished me luck, others offered condolences at the unfortunate choice of development platform and related personal experiences of smacking heads against various walls. Still others giggled politely at my … Read the rest of this item

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June 16, 2003

Just asking.

Call me crazy if you must, but I need to know if anyone out there in bloggerland has worked on a .Net-based site using pure, unadulterated XHTML and CSS? Is this even within the realm of possibility or am I setting myself up for a shot at America’s Funniest Home Web Development Projects? Judging by … Read the rest of this item

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June 16, 2003

Six months.

Depending on the event being marked, an anniversary can be a time for reflection and celebration, or a sobering reminder of the past. Sometimes anniversaries travel down both lanes with equal momentum. Today is one of those bittersweet anniversaries. It was six months ago today that my mom had her aneurysm. Obviously, a lot of … Read the rest of this item

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June 14, 2003

Zsawing zlogs.

What could some geek with a blog like me possibly have in common with bigger and shinier web types like Dave Shea of mezzoblue or the thunderously prolific Ben Hammersley? Why, a reasonably intelligent-sounding interview at zlog, of course. As always, the various opinions and insights of yours truly are guaranteed to alleviate any manner … Read the rest of this item

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June 12, 2003

And neither am I.

The available domain name of the week is notstressed.com

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June 9, 2003

Go speed racer.

I worked with someone a few years ago whose motto was along the lines of “…when something isn’t working, throw some more hardware at the problem.” I’ve been thinking about this statement during the last couple of weeks, and here’s why. As wonderful as most of my experience during the transition to OS X has … Read the rest of this item

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June 7, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Seedling between concrete and asphalt. 5th Avenue Southwest, Calgary.

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June 7, 2003

Critical blush.

Thanks to a pleasant enough email from one Jason Miles Vanderhill, I’ve just found out that the old spiral logo critique is still getting way more mileage than it probably ever deserved. The page was apparently referenced in the latest issue of Emigre magazine. Yes, that Emigre magazine. In an article written by Shawn Wolfe … Read the rest of this item

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June 7, 2003

Simple everyday software bits.

Beautifully simple things that make your Macintosh computing experience better can found over at Everyday Software, a site that I found — somewhat strangely enough — via Dan Cederholm’s SimpleBits. Simple. Everyday. What more could you possibly want? Well, maybe a supa kewl picture of Yoda.

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June 6, 2003

When I grow up, I want to be just like Google.

Actually, no. I didn’t mean any of those things, but thanks for asking. Search results messaging takes a random stab at being sort of helpful on the Chapters Indigo site. Presumptive clarifications aside, they did have the book.

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