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November 30, 2003

Closing the window with a sledgehammer.

Just freaking wonderful. I try to send a few email replies this afternoon, and what happens? I get pummeled by a slew of bounce backs indicating that my ADSL provider has just had its outbound mail server blocked by the freaking Open Relay Database. There was no mention of it on the Nucleus system status … Read the rest of this item

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November 28, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Trade show display in reception area. Calgary.

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November 28, 2003

I’m alright. Don’t nobody worry ’bout me.

I promise I’m not going to make a habit of quoting the lyrics of Kenny Loggins songs, but I couldn’t seem to pry this one out of my head. A few kind folks have sent me messages inquiring why I haven’t been posting much over the past few weeks. Thanks for asking. The gist of … Read the rest of this item

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November 24, 2003

Hardware security.

The available domain name of the week is boltshut.com

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November 17, 2003

A classic conundrum.

So here’s the deal. The Panther install discs do not contain the components needed for the Classic (OS 9) environment. I guess it is assumed that if you require Classic for running certain legacy applications, you more than likely installed Panther over an already existing Jaguar that had an OS 9 system already in place. … Read the rest of this item

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November 15, 2003

Walking in a whois wonderland.

The available domain name of the week is crystified.com — which is exactly what will happen in Toronto when all the wet snow starts to freeze. That’s according to guest domain-namer Victor Rehorst anyway. And if anyone asks me why the weekly available domain names are always late, I’m just going to tell them that … Read the rest of this item

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November 14, 2003

The short answer.

There’s plenty to be said for being succinct when it comes to providing technical information for a software product. Some people get overwhelmed when confronted with too much detail and jargon. Personally, I prefer the verbose release notes from folks like Bare Bones to the ultraminimalist documentation of other (nameless) software companies. For example, examine … Read the rest of this item

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November 12, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Building lettering and turquoise stucco. Kensington Road, Calgary

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November 11, 2003

As if you still need convincing.

While you’re all digesting that rather lengthy Ars Technica article I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to point out a few more short bits of Panther-related bloggery. Of specific note are Matt Gemmell’s Obscure But Cool Panther Features, Jeff Carlson’s Panther Application Improvements over at TidBits, John Gruber’s Panther Text Rendering, and finally a tidy bundle … Read the rest of this item

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November 11, 2003

Just wait until we release the pro version.

Observe this perfect example of what happens when a software developer allows his otherwise harmless product naming and version numbering conventions to run around naked in the backyard.

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