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August 26, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Hole punch on its last legs. Calgary.

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August 25, 2003

Crap or treasure? Yes it is.

I not sure why I didn’t point to this earlier, but Dan over at Superfluous Banter recently launched The Old Technology Giveaway. If you know me even vaguely, you’ll probably recognize this as an unavoidable opportunity driving right up my alley and screeching to a halt in front of the garage. Ancient technological curios? That’s … Read the rest of this item

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August 20, 2003

Hippy dippy hard disk drivers.

In my ongoing (and somewhat laughable, according to my wife) attempt to catalogue every single, freaking piece of hardware and software I’ve managed to collect over the past twenty years, I occasionally stumble across some simply glorious nuggets. This evening, I verified ownership of several floppies worth of classic driver and utility software from the … Read the rest of this item

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August 20, 2003

Things you don’t see very often.

Things like a PowerBook nailed to a wall for instance.

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August 19, 2003

Eat our dust.

Today, we unleashed a spiffier, and dare we say, much speedier version of the search engine on the Veer site. Yes, it still needs some of the chrome polished and one or two of the hubcaps are missing, but it’s what’s under the hood that we’re tickled about. Go on, take her out for a … Read the rest of this item

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August 18, 2003

Relaxed. Tanned. Moved.

Hello. Remember me? Oh good. I just took a bit of a summer break there. It’s nice to see that almost everything is still working somewhat. What was I doing? Oh, you know… sitting on the beach. Throwing the kids into the lake. Kicking back, enjoying the weather. And pretty much avoiding all of the … Read the rest of this item

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August 5, 2003

Eighteen hobos in a boxcar.

That’s how the indubitable Mr Breibish described our current office space at Veer. This wasn’t a reflection on our comrades and cubicle mates per se, but on the current living conditions. This was especially true today, since the air conditioning decided to conk out and the internal building temperature was certainly creeping close to ‘little … Read the rest of this item

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August 4, 2003

Deglitched.

Permalinks and RSS article pointers are working again. Gah.

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August 1, 2003

Click close.

 I just had to share this with someone. It doesn’t matter whether you are already registered on the Photonica site or not. Simply put, if you’re not signed in, you’re presented with this confusing lump of interface nonsense. Please tell me why registered users should have to navigate past this singular piece of idiocy? Ever … Read the rest of this item

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August 1, 2003

Tour of hype.

On a whim, you decide to publish a page on your site featuring a plethora of disturbingly similar logos accompanied by a few snarky comments, and before you know it, you get quoted in an article on TheStreet.com about another brand design atrocity. I promise not to let the fame go to my head.

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