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Archive: June, 2004

June 29, 2004

Web design piracy for dummies.

Every once in a swoop, some upstart codepunk decides to lift a chunk or two of my site for their own devices. While this kind of thing is mildly annoying on several levels, it really doesn’t twist my knickers all that much. What boggles me beyond believe is when ridiculously obvious pieces of my site … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 29, 2004

Drop the IDE and back away slowly.

It is a pleasure to report I did not accidentally overwrite any portion of a certain web site today. Similarly, I did not cause any of the core functions of the aforementioned web site to abruptly cease working. I also managed to avoid executing a certain migration script which apparently could be implied as having … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 28, 2004

Reversioning.

Contrary to popular opinion, I’m actually a fairly easy going guy when it comes to doing my job. Or in this case, when it comes helping the folks around me do their job. If a certain piece of software is required to make even a small portion of a job a bit simpler, I’m generally … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 17, 2004

Get smarts.

The available domain name of the week is undumb.com

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 15, 2004

America onload.

I’m guessing they have this ready just in case.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 15, 2004

Photo of the day.

  Weathered delivery truck signage. Memorial Drive, Calgary.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 12, 2004

Public service announcement.

If you’ve been looking for Typographica this weekend and wondering where it could have wandered off to, I have some information for you. It appears that recent events involving a certain regulatory institution from the great white north have caused the typographi.ca domain to be rather unceremoniously yanked from the airwaves. The CIRA can be … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 11, 2004

Photo of the day.

  Graffiti on metal fence. Kensington Road, Calgary.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 11, 2004

Find me first. Read me second.

Apple is infamous for releasing new versions of software and only making noise about the sexiest new features, or as in this weeks iTunes 4.6 revision, feature singular. Why does Apple insist on continuing to bury any clue as to what actually gets fixed in their releases? By throwing the old ‘… includes a number … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 3, 2004

Freshly squeezed, from concentrate.

With age comes wisdom, patience, and apparently more frequent lapses in memory. With this observation in mind, I humbly present an update to the increasingly sporadic and currently misnamed available domain name of the week. Finally, four new weeks worth of tasty domain goodness await your perusal. The backlog has been cleared, and by golly … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.