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January 31, 2004

Atom. Da bomb?

The gang at Blogger recently announced that its auto-generated newsfeed functionality now supports the Atom syndication format. Can anyone tell me if there is any reason not to switch from an RSS-formatted newsfeed over to Atom? Based on what I’ve been reading over on AtomEnabled.org, it sounds all fine and dandy. The main catch seems … Read the rest of this item

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January 29, 2004

A warm fuzzy.

The available domain name of the week is feltlike.com

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January 28, 2004

Usenet is dead. Long live Usenet.

Those supamonstermacheads over at the mighty Panic have unleased a brand new OS X application called Unison which looks like it actually makes the Usenet usable again. Gosh, I’m feeling all 1993 again. Sniff.

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January 27, 2004

Several things that need mentioning.

Quite a few items have caused my ears to perk up recently, but dagnabbit if I don’t have the time to properly comment on them. So here I sit, attempting to post at least a short little blurb about each them so, at the very least, I can refer back them at some point in … Read the rest of this item

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January 27, 2004

Random chattage.

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January 21, 2004

The bold and the feckless.

I’ll admit to considering some Adobe typefaces to be of questionable aesthetic value and still others as downright fugly. But, I don’t think I have ever run across an Adobe font that’s been annoying.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

January 20, 2004

Nothing will keep us apart.

The available domain name of the week is undelimited.com

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January 16, 2004

Photo of the day.

 Late afternoon billboard. 14th Street Northwest, Calgary.

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January 16, 2004

Curiously found mints.

Well, they’re not actually mints… they’re better than mints. Courteously observant viewer Eric Gordon pointed out that Callard & Bowser produced a limited run of Ginger Altoids at some point last year. Ginger. Now that’s a flavour I can wrap my lips around. It’s too bad these tasty little babies are no longer available in … Read the rest of this item

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January 15, 2004

Alternatoids.

Dear Callard and Bowser-Suchard, Inc., Please consider the following suggestions when developing new flavours and variations in your product line of Altoids (Curiously Strong) Mints. I realize that not all of these potential candidates will have the same mass appeal as your current selection of peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen or cinnamon. However, I think that some of … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

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