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October 30, 2003

Copy block.

Ok, here’s a stumper. Our creative team runs on Macs, natch. But we rely on the services of a Windows 2000-based file server to transfer our working documents and as a backup repository for our workstations. Small transfers rarely give us the berries, but backups have become a painful bubble in the intestinal tract. We … Read the rest of this item

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October 28, 2003

Ow, there’s something in my eye.

People need to be aware of the dangers of unsupervised corporate presentations. Yes, the available domain name of the week is powerpointedstick.com

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October 25, 2003

Juicy fruit.

No matter how careful you are or how skillful you profess to be, there is absolutely no way to eat a pomegranate (Punica granatum) with any degree of grace and couth. I suppose I’d better go change my shirt before I leave the house this afternoon.

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October 24, 2003

The cat’s pajamas.

A crisp fall evening, the public release of an eagerly anticipated operating system update, and the bullshitless Mark Pilgrim to walk us briskly through the new and improved bits of Mac OS X Panther. What more could a Mac-head ask for except more time to play. I guess I’ll be staying up a little bit … Read the rest of this item

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October 24, 2003

Party’s in the kitchen.

Received this morning. An email announcing the our upcoming company Christmas holiday year-end party. Spot the typo. Quick note to say Veer’s Holiday Party will be on Thursday, November 27th. Details to follow. Should be good fun. Significant others included. Mark your colanders. I wonder if I should I bring a salad?

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October 20, 2003

Public service announcement.

Please be aware that the web site operated by the affable Mr Sixto and previously occupying the saintcaffeine.com domain (now squatted), has been officially relocated to it’s new, permanent home at saintcaffeine.ca. I would also like all of you to take careful note of the fact that not once did I mention that the reason … Read the rest of this item

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October 20, 2003

The editor’s new clothes.

Seeing as I can hardly control myself, I’ve been nosing around Panther a bit more. Although it’s not the most significant change in this update, I thought the following redesign of the AppleScript Script Editor interface was — at the very least — worth a comparison with the Jaguar version. I’m not prepared to offer … Read the rest of this item

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October 18, 2003

Christmas is coming, you know.

Since my site gets about twenty-fold as many daily visitors as his does, I thought I’d help Jon out by mentioning that he’s looking at finding a good home for his G4-upgraded and very well maintanined Blue & White Power Mac. It’s vaccinations are up to date. Pretty much only driven on Sundays. Lots of … Read the rest of this item

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October 17, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Rear end of whippet and lawn. Calgary.

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October 17, 2003

Seriously useful software.

Since it’s Friday and most of you are probably killing time surfing anyway, I thought I’d share a tidy little list of various utilities and system add-ons I’ve discovered I simply cannot live without. These bits of software continually make my OS X experience more efficient (and less likely to cause yearning pangs for OS … Read the rest of this item

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