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Archive for January, 2004

QotD: Mac

Question: Now that the Mac has been around for 20 years, what do you think has been the most significant improvement since the first release way back in 1984? My Answer: In one letter, word, and idea: X. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on […]


For the hell of it, I've flipped my site's "sidebar" and my "content" areas. Why? For the hell of it! Weren't you paying attention? 🙂 Things should go back to normal soon… unless I decide that I like things this way. What do you think?

Spammer Typos

A spam slipped through my spam filter(s) today. You can see it to the right. What did I notice? No, not that "" is probably not the correct TO: address, but rather that the domain name is grammatically poor. Grrrrr. I'm not sure whether I'm more annoyed by the fact that it got through, the […]

Happy Birthday, Macintosh!

Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Macintosh Happy birthday to you… …and maaaaaany mooooooooore! Today is the Mac's 20th birthday. The big TWO-OH. As I sit here staring at my 23" LCD attached to a dual 2 GHz G5 with 2.5 GB RAM about 18 peripherals, all running on a […]

QotD: Birthday

Question: Birthdays: just another day or cause to call off work (and call in sick the next day)? My Answer: Just another day. But hey, I'll take any chance to get some presents that I can get, right? Nah, I usually don't make a big deal out of it. You are encouraged to answer the […]

Blocked Blogs

My post on writing well received a TrackBack from another blog somewhere. Unfortunately, I can't see what was said about my post because the site is protected - a "members only" site. Since it (look at the URL) has "/executive/" in it, my guess is that it's a company site and you've gotta be an […]

Just as AppleInsider leaks some information about some of Panic's upcoming apps, Slava pens a missive on becoming a successful Indieware Developer. Panic and Unsanity are two of a select group of successful indieware developers. Their opinions carry some weight. Slava's got good advice, but one thought can't be stressed enough: First thing to ask […]

QotD: Speed

Question: If your computer could do one thing more quickly, what would it be? My Answer: Process the massive amounts of email (errr, spam) that I get when I wake up in the morning. I hit check mail, mail downloads, and then… zzzzzzzz… ah, SpamSieve is done filing 450 spams, I can read my 75 […]

iTMS RSS Feeds

Danger, Will Robinson! The iTMS now has RSS feeds. Danger, danger! Thanks to bbum for the pointer.

10 Things to Improve Writing

I am going to read this. It's an article. The article is actually writing well. Actually, it's mostly about not writing badly. Everyone should read it. You should read it. I will read it. In fact, I just finished reading it. Mostly, it's good. If it's not violently obvious, the above is a fine example […]

Rock Star Pricing

I had a discussion today regarding Rock Star's pricing. It has only come up within FSS a few times, and we'd mostly decided that $19 was a fair price. After all, it's a multi-/single-player game with an Internet high scores board. My friend said "how bout $9.99?" We don't like the odd "cents" at the […]

QotD: Registrar

Question: Who is your preferred registrar? My Answer: Dotster. They're a bit pricy, but their service is nicely done, and I got in when they were offering a very good promotion (free transfers + renewal or something like that). I can easily transfer domains to other people, too, which has proven to be nice. You […]

Two Domains

I have two domains with Dotster that I'm willing to sell or give away. They are "NETSCRIBBLE.COM" and "TECHSTRA.NET." They might make good domains for blogs, particularly the prior. THe latter was a play on the words "tech" and "extra" so it too could make a good blog, although perhaps only one "tech"-related. The origins? […]


Speaking of the FSS site… ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Product Created Expires Price Domain Name ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Year COM/NET/ORG Renewal 06-MAR-02 06-MAR-09 67.95 FRESHLYSQUEEZEDSOFTWARE.COM 2 Year COM/NET/ORG Renewal 06-MAR-02 06-MAR-06 27.95 FRESHLYSQUEEZEDSOFTWARE.NET 2 Year COM/NET/ORG Renewal 06-MAR-02 06-MAR-06 27.95 FRESHLYSQUEEZEDSW.NET 2 Year COM/NET/ORG Renewal 06-MAR-02 06-MAR-06 27.95 FRESHLYSQUEEZEDSW.COM ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total (U.S. Dollars) 151.80 Our other domain,, does […]

Today I received an email which I've summarized for you in five words: Your Site Sucks, Hire Me. Perhaps I am feeling particularly {bored, mean-spirited, prick-like, combative} (take your pick) today, but I responded, and not very nicely. Here for you is the entire email with any URLs or names removed and replaced with generics […]