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Archive: April, 2005

April 22, 2005

Merge splurge.

I occassionally find it a bit of a struggle to come up with reasonably interesting (and dubiously clever) domain names each and every week. Other times, these things just write themselves. See how convenient the title of my previously post was? Like magic, the available domain name of the week is macrodobedia.com. As an extra … Read the rest of this item

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April 22, 2005

Macrodobedia.

I’d like to share a couple of snicker-encouraging tidbits found amidst the commentary and analysis of Adobe devouring embracing Macromedia. The excruciatingly witty Mr Gruber once again had me giggling like a schoolgirl with this wonderful translation of the requisite public relations spin. If you’ve seen this already, you know exactly what I mean. If … Read the rest of this item

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April 19, 2005

Comment t’appelles-tu?

With Tiger growling on our doorstep and the two hundred or so new features to consider, did you happen to notice that Apple has also renamed Rendezvous in the process? Say bonjour to Bonjour? Pardon my French… but ce qui la baise? On some level, the new name makes sense. Like all good networking techniques, … Read the rest of this item

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April 13, 2005

Sticker shock.

As you get older, there are signs and occurrences that present themselves which make you realize that you are gradually becoming more and more like your parents. One of those signs plopped into our mailbox today. The Alberta Motor Association sent me a Quarter Century Member sticker in the mail. Apparently, I’ve had a driver’s … Read the rest of this item

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April 11, 2005

Deflashing Flickr.

Neil Kandalgaonkar popped into my view last month through his intriguing 50 people see… image blending project. Apparently sitting on his laurels is difficult for Neil, because he has just unveiled Lickr, an experimental interface for Flickr that replaces the standard Flash-based image display you know and love with one implemented entirely through HTML and … Read the rest of this item

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April 5, 2005

Zeldman blogs.

Well, knock me over with a verbose markup validator. Our standard issue Jeffrey has been spotted dabbling in a very bloggish way. Please make a note of Apartness, Mr Zeldman’s alter ego digeratum. Gosh, he’s got comments and everything. I keep telling people that parenthood causes one to attempt things that have otherwise been avoided … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

April 5, 2005

Happy blogday to me.

Five years and just over 1,800 posts ago, I began to jot down bits and snippets in a weblog. This weblog, in fact. Reflecting on this anniversary, I’ve come to the stark realization that one hell of a lot of text (based on opinion, fact, self-reflectance, or what have you…) has been tapped out through … Read the rest of this item

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April 4, 2005

Flickrlessness.

If you’re not able see any of my Recently Flickr’d images at the moment (or were Flickrless at some other point today), it appears that a sporadic DNS gremlin has been yanking their tail. I wasn’t able to load any images served from the Flickr site via my office connection, but here at the home … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.