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Archive: June, 2005

June 20, 2005

Being unregionable.

It’s really such a small thing, but when I stumble across this kind of semantic slip, my peeve level starts to rise. This particular screen buried in the help for Apple’s DVD Player implies that Canada is — not part of North America proper, as I have assumed up until now — but apparently a … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 20, 2005

Nice weather for ducks.

Veer comrades Yuval and Marc, along with Flickr friend James Tworow, have been posting sets of images of the flood waters currently dampening our fine city. Other Calgary-based Flickrites like Dave King and Ian Harding have sets showing the damage caused in Fish Creek and craziness along the Elbow River. My lone documentation of this … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

June 17, 2005

Allergic reaction.

Best auto reply signature ever… “This auto reply was produced in a factory that also produces peanuts, almonds and other nut products.” And yes… in fact, it did make me laugh out loud. Snagged from a message sent by the proprietor of the Atarian-sounding Wizard Need Food Badly. Actually, the story behind the name is … Read the rest of this item

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June 14, 2005

Pattern recognition.

I like Naked & Angry because I appreciate the aesthetic and workmanship of a hand-made silk tie, even though I rarely entertain the opportunity to wear one. The unquestionably beautiful hardwood boxes in which their products are lovingly cradled are fine enough to exist a cappella. I also enjoy the concept of producing limited edition … Read the rest of this item

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June 9, 2005

Secret agents, man.

This would probably be something of interest for extreme web geeks only. I suppose that’s why I’m posting it myself. Apple recently published a page on the Developer Connection site containing a lovely history of User Agent strings for every significant iteration of Safari and the Web Kit framework since the release of Jaguar. Now … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.