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March 28, 2005

Forty two.

It’s not every year the incremental value of your age corresponds to the answer to life, the universe, and everything, but then again, I’m afraid that you can’t much control that sort of thing anyway. Since it is simply impossible for me not to be 42 this year, I shall enjoy the rather nice coincidence … Read the rest of this item

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March 27, 2005

Ovoid of colour.

Ad praesens ova cras pullis sunt meliora. This is a Latin saying which translates into something akin to ‘… eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow’. It’s sort of a ‘bird in the hand’ kind of thing, I suppose. Happy Easter.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

March 24, 2005

That burnt toast smell.

Damn. I had no idea that Toast used HFS rather than HFS+ for the Mac OS portion of custom hybrid discs. Normally, this isn’t an issue since I’m often compiling batches of data that fit comfortably onto a CD-sized partition. But since beginning to work on a number of DVD-based masters, I ran smack dab … Read the rest of this item

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March 23, 2005

No corporate raiding.

FlickrBlog: Being owned by Yahoo fails to prevent hard drive failures. I feel their pain. If the movers and shakers at Yahoo won’t protect you and your loved ones from toasted drive syndrome, the very least they could do it provide funding for a decent failover system. In the meantime, while you’re waiting for your … Read the rest of this item

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March 21, 2005

Wirelesser.

The available domain name of the week is blooth.com

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March 20, 2005

Aquir’d.

Well, there you go. After all the mumbling, Yahoo actually does acquire Flickr. I’ll think I’ll just sit back and trust the Ludicorp gang telling me that things won’t get all futzed up just because some of the new owners wear suits. Most of the time, change is actually a good thing. One promising tidbit … Read the rest of this item

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March 18, 2005

Spamalittle.

Have I ever mentioned how much I appreciate having SpamSieve working for me? Well, let me just do that right now. Thank you Michael Tsai, thank you. I get a crudload of spam across my numerous email accounts and have been practically giddy about how well SpamSieve does keeping up with the onslaught. 99.6% accuracy? … Read the rest of this item

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March 18, 2005

I spy with my little eye.

Three things. A mountie in full dress uniform, Her Majesty the Queen, and a vintage Lincoln convertible with suicide doors.

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March 16, 2005

Dion gone wrong.

Oh no! What has Celine done with the rest of the Belmonts? That’s no teenager in love by any stretch of the imagination. This afternoon, my iTunes playlist appeared to have been infiltrated by some unwanted Francophone audio dreckage. Fortunately, it wasn’t a terminal affliction. I grabbed this screen capture of Synergy displaying the wrong … Read the rest of this item

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March 14, 2005

Random submenuism.

I’m sure that I’m not the only person who has noticed the wonderfully random (if not playful) way in which applications are sorted in the Open With… contextual menu found in Apple Mail. The image below only hints at the mad scramble of menu items that appear when I control click on an image file … Read the rest of this item

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