Windows CeMeNT combines the strength of the three most powerful operating systems in the world into a solid (and I do mean solid) foundation for Wintellian computing in the 24th century. Oh wait, I mean the 21st. Or is it still the 20th? Anyway, this one was a little too good to pass up. At [...]
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I subscribe to a mailing list which is supposed to stay on one topic: Mac OS X. On this list, as on almost any mailing list, there are people whose opinions and thoughts simply don't matter to me and threads that run amok and stray off-topic. Much like this Nick Denton article, the comments on [...]
A group of Vikings in the corner start a song: "Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, lovely spam! Wonderful spam!" If you're curious as to why it's called "spam" then check out that link. Yes, it has to do with Monty Python. Yes, the term has been around for quite a long time. [...]
Not more than about a week after I post about some Safari theme changer that should have been freeware (and now is) that cost $10 comes another example, this time setting you back $30! I don't even want to link to the damn thing, so I'll make the link as tiny as possible. Guess what? [...]
This article at news.com.com talks about "cybercriminal" Kevin Mitnick and his recent journey back onto the Internet. It also contains this gem: Mitnick hopes to replace the laptops with a 17-inch Apple PowerBook. While he continues to play with computers and technology, he stressed that misusing them is something he will never do again. Wouldn't [...]
By the way, I absolutely despise Web servers that don't respond to domain.com, only choosing to dish their content when you type "www." in front. And lest you think this is a problem seen only on the little guys, I dare you to click http://adobe.com/.
Steven, of Panic fame, has taken a stick and scratched out an article titled "Free" into shifting sands of the Web, and I'd like to respond before it washes away. His post (article? I'm still not sure what to really call these things) talks about the "hidden cost" of Apple's free iApps. After all, "The [...]
Chuq posts an interesting "look-back-but-walk-forward" type of post here in regards to the "rule" that signatures should be no longer than four lines long: I personally stopped paying attention to the 4 line limit over a decade ago, because I felt it was no longer relevant. I still think people need to be thoughtful about [...]
Copied from an old blog I used to have on Blogger (one I largely ignored) comes this conversation that Aaron and I set up between two Eliza clients (that I wrote). It's quite amusing.
Like my Crufty UI rebuttal, Kuro5hin.org offers a nice rebuttal at this location. My mom understands save and open. My mom also understands how to use iCal and iPhoto (which don't really have "Save" and "Open" in the traditional sense… but then again they're not document-based either). Anyway, I give up, and I'm still bummed [...]
From this article on kuro5hin.org comes this quote: Personally I don't know why Microsoft doesn't just offer a bounty for bugs. Say $10,000 for each one found, on the condition that Microsoft be notified with a week's warning. Even if 1000 bugs are found, that's only $10 million, which is spare change given what Microsoft [...]
Quark and NeverWinter Nights (for the Mac and Linux) made Wired's "Top 10 Vaporware of 2002" list. My personal list includes the Mac version of Unreal that shipped for Windows and Linux a few months ago as well as real online gaming for my GameCube. Maybe next year…
I totally changed some things about this site today. I sat, frustrated, for about five hours after the design was done due to some weird ass bug in Chimera (and, as it turns out, Mozilla itself). The bug is simple: view my December 2002 archives and look at the black 1-pixel border that should go [...]
Two articles, this one and this one talk about Microsoft's Longhorn. Apparently (go figure) it's run into some problems. The second article mentions the fact that thousands of engineers are working on Longhorn. Thousands. I guess each is responsible for writing their own major bug, with incentives going to those who take the time to [...]
Chuq has a little post that fairly vividly describes the place in which any responsible 'net user should regard spam blacklists: as unethical, amoral, and perhaps illegal acts. I've written on spam a few times in the past: Shein on Spam: Stupidity Spam: It's Not Just For Dinner Anymore "Unsolicited" is Right Spam needs to [...]