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October 16, 2003

Available domain name of the week.

With a tip of the noggin’ topper to Jason Perkins and his handy-dandy RSS feed, the available domain name of the week just happens to be stinter.com

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October 15, 2003

Unexpected clarification fix.

I love it when software vendors actually manage to label an updater or patch so that you can tell what the heck it does by simply looking at the file name. So, what do you do? You say you fix an error where InDesign version 2.0.2 unexpectedly quits? And what’s your name? Ah. Why, thank … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

October 15, 2003

More connections, less applications.

Hey smart people, I need your help. I am looking for answers to two relatively minor OS X issues. First of all, does anyone know of a way to increase the number of concurrent connections in Safari? More often than not I am finding that the default number of four is a bit limiting. The … Read the rest of this item

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October 14, 2003

Here’s looking up your old address.

Jason Perkins just made my life easier. Maybe too easy. He’s just released an experimental RSS feed of recently expired single word domain names. How cool is that? Well, it might just make the dot-compound domain passé. Single, simple words kick it. And it’s well known that the regularity of my domain name of the … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

October 14, 2003

It was the dog’s fault.

It wasn’t that long after midnight on Friday that we heard the dog get up. He shook himself vigorously, jingling his pair of dog tags (which in the middle of the night, quite frankly sound like several dozen pieces of cutlery thrashing around in a tumble dryer), and then proceeded to galoomp down the stairs … Read the rest of this item

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October 9, 2003

eDoppelgänger?

It was probably a presumptuous notion, but I believed I was still the only person hanging about online using the splorp moniker. Well, I was wrong. I assure you that this is not me. For one, I don’t post to slashdot. Secondly, I’m damn sure never to have a section of my site dedicated to … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

October 8, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Electrical transformer and mountain ash berries. Granville Island, Vancouver.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

October 8, 2003

Proactive cures for future pains in the ass.

Good old Apple is on top of things, by golly. They have kindly published a series of developer articles (an overview, practical code samples and a FAQ) to help web developers make sure that sites with embedded content (QuickTime or otherwise) will still work as intended after Microsoft modifies Windows Internet Explorer next year. I … Read the rest of this item

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October 7, 2003

Sometimes these things just write themselves.

The available domain name of the week is shakydog.com

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October 7, 2003

Shaking all rover.

This week we confirmed that Indigo, our Whippet-shaped hound, has mild canine epilepsy. Last week, my wife noticed that Indy was sitting on the floor in our home office shaking his head, almost as if he was shivering. Visually, it looked like a simple muscle spasm, but it lasted several minutes. She ran him over … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

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