Articles posted in January, 2004

Raoul Ruiz, Le temps retrouvé (1999)

Monday, January 19th, 2004 • 11:50 pm

Je ne suis pas forcément très bien placé pour parler du Temps retrouvé en tant que film, vu que je fais non seulement partie d’une petite minorité de gens qui ont lu l’oeuvre de Marcel Proust À la recherche du temps perdu dans son intégralité, mais que j’en ai même fait le sujet de mon […]

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Dave Hyatt’s redesign

Monday, January 19th, 2004 • 10:58 pm

I am pleased to report that Surfin’ Safari, the weblog of Safari developer Dave Hyatt, has been redesigned. Given the glaring problems with the previous design when viewed in Safari, this is good news. Then again, they seem to have eliminated the problem by removing the calendar altogether :). The cool thing is that you […]

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FA Cup 4th Round: The Arsenal – Middlesborough game will be shown in Canada

Monday, January 19th, 2004 • 10:39 pm

Sportsnet Canada appear to have changed their minds about the FA Cup 4th Round games that they will show on TV next Saturday (January 24). The good news for Arsenal fans is that the Arsenal – Middlesborough game will be shown after all, at 10:30 am (30-minute delay). US viewers will have to access it […]

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Mac OS X: The Save as PDF feature should be under Save, not Print

Monday, January 19th, 2004 • 8:43 am

I find the fact that the entire Mac OS X printing architecture is based on PDF absolutely great. Just the other day I was discussing with a friend who was complaining that Adobe Reader 6 was atrociously slow on his Windows laptop. It’s not that slow on my computer, but I sure am glad that […]

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Mac OS X: Save As field in File Save dialog sheet should be bigger

Monday, January 19th, 2004 • 8:26 am

I save a lot of web pages as PDF files on my local hard drive, so that I can read them later on and have a searchable archive of all the stuff that I am interested in. In Mac OS X, we now have the ability to use very long file names. (In most Mac […]

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Mac Hardware flakiness: Not just USB, FireWire too!

Monday, January 19th, 2004 • 8:12 am

I’ve already talked about USB flakiness in Mac OS X on my dual 1.25 GHz G4. Now I am finding that things are not so rosy on the FireWire side either. My G4 only has two FireWire (400) ports on the back, and I have several FireWire devices, so I have to set them up […]

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MicroWarehouse Canada (CDW) web site: Dreadful searching capabilities

Sunday, January 18th, 2004 • 4:39 am

Good grief. I was trying to find an Ethernet PCI card for a friend’s Performa 6400 computer. I went to the MicroWarehouse Canada. What a dreadful web site! Putting simple keywords such as “Ethernet PCI card” gets you absolutely nowhere. The first result is a USB/FIreWire adapter card! You cannot tell which category an Ethernet […]

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EPL: Day 22 (Part 2)

Sunday, January 18th, 2004 • 4:15 am

All in all, a very good week-end for Arsenal, who regained the top spot in the league after their win at Villa Park while Manchester United lost at Molineux against Wolves and Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw by Birmingham at home at Stamford Bridge. It was not a great game for Arsenal against […]

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EPL: Day 22 (Part 1)

Saturday, January 17th, 2004 • 6:08 am

Last week, Arsenal fans were counting on Newcastle to put a stop to Manchester United’s run of 8 consecutive wins in the Premier League. And they did manage to get a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, while Arsenal maintained their unbeaten run with an easy win against Middlesborough. Few Arsenal fans, however, were counting on […]

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Printing web pages from Safari

Friday, January 16th, 2004 • 1:45 am

Here is something that I simply cannot understand. I am in Safari (v 1.1), reading a page, and I want to print it or save it as a PDF file. So I go to “Print” and choose “Preview”, to see what the page will look like on the printed page. For some reason, Safari decides […]

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Word 2004: Example of enhancements that would make a big difference (for me)

Thursday, January 15th, 2004 • 11:24 pm

With the discouraging news about the forthcoming Office 2004 for Mac — more feature creep, no word on any valuable enhancements or bug fixes — I thought I’d give an example of a small, yet significant enhancement that would make life easier for me (and other users, I suspect). Given that I live in a […]

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Jim Dalrymple on Apple’s Backup application

Thursday, January 15th, 2004 • 12:05 pm

Jim Dalrymple, who is a regular Mac Web contributor, says that .Mac’s Backup application is “near perfection“. Funny how two people’s experience with the same piece of software can be so different. I’d say Backup is as far from perfection as any unfinished beta version of something that Apple has put out in the past […]

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eBay spoofing

Thursday, January 15th, 2004 • 11:53 am

Just got spam masquerading as an official e-mail message from I don’t get those very often (or Mail catches them correctly most of the time). But these people, whoever they are, are obviously getting better and better at faking the headers. I didn’t see anything in the headers that would give away the fact […]

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Scripting Mail: good news and bad news

Thursday, January 15th, 2004 • 8:40 am

I am in the process of exploring the possibilities offered by AppleScript scripts in Mac OS X’s Mail. Since Mail’s commands for moving messages from mailbox to mailbox are frustratingly limited, I have created a batch of scripts for moving messages from my most frequent correspondents to their respective mailbox. The scripts all follow the […]

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Ted Landau on Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit

Wednesday, January 14th, 2004 • 6:37 am

Ted Landau of fame has a column about a “secret” Mac media event organized last year by Microsoft, which he was not allowed to reveal until after the January 2004 Macworld Expo. The motivation behind the event was and remains unclear, and the fact that it was an “all expenses paid” type of deal […]

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