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Archive: July, 2004

July 18, 2004

Eight.

Eight years, that is. Eight years since this site went live. Eight years since I first paid Internic for the privilege of having a place to call home on the internet. Eight years of running a web server on a series of archaic, retrofitted Macintosh boxes that along the road somebody else figured weren’t useful … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

July 17, 2004

I love serifs.

 This masking tape badge of honour was presented to me by my eldest daughter yesterday. She is always commenting that I ‘add serifs to everything’, meaning that I have to constantly fiddle with stuff after it’s handed to me. Like adding ground pepper or salsa to my food. Yesterday, I apparently was ‘adding serifs’ because … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

July 16, 2004

The simplified life.

Amidst the aforementioned hardware issues experienced earlier in the week, I actually managed to accomplish quite a few things without access to my usual complement of application preferences, archived email, and customized keyboard shortcuts. It’s funny how much faster a clean, unmodified system runs in comparison to one that has been tweaked and preened and … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

July 13, 2004

The sound of silence.

At least the hard drive that contained data I had actually backed up still works. The other drive — my boot drive — doesn’t. Applications. Email. Prefs. Several gigabytes worth of current work files scattered all over the blessed desktop. Poof. Reflecting on this incident, I have determined that I feel much more comfortable with … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

July 8, 2004

Classifaction.

The available domain name of the week is filterati.com

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

July 6, 2004

Photo of the day.

 Photocopied image on mailbox. Kensington Road, Calgary.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.