There are multiple examples of Microsoft Word 5.1 nostalgia on the web. For various reasons, many Mac users have come to believe that Microsoft Word 5.1 was the last great word processor for the Mac, that it was a near-perfect product and that it’s been all downhill from there. The latest example comes from Forkbombr [...]
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New interface drops single-window, frame-based approach and improves accessibility for all users, not just disabled users.
A small, yet significant improvement that could be implemented in text drag-and-drop.
A very simple improvement for software writing tools, and musings about why such improvements are not happening right now.
Deux nouveaux textes (en français) ont été ajoutés au site LATEXT : « Les corps sages » « Rumeur » (avec illustrations).
Not really a “mental” case — at least not according to most reasonably well-informed people (including the several mental health professionals who have all been unsuccessful in their attempts to treat me as one) — but not really a “physical” case either. We are, quite obviously, in that “grey area” in between, where things seem [...]
Trois nouveaux textes (en français) ont été ajoutés au site LATEXT : « À force de mourir » « Les êtres faux » « Retour de force »
Je reçois depuis un certain temps déjà par courrier électronique les messages d’actualité littéraire du site Remue.net. Je me suis déjà plaint à plusieurs reprises auprès des responsables du site des mauvais choix concernant le format de ces messages électroniques. J’ai réussi, à un moment, à les convaincre de faire un effort pour éviter autant [...]
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Our current text editors and word processors still have a long way to go before they can claim to be anywhere near the level where a real writer requiring real writing tools would expect them to be. Here are a few examples. When editing a text, I often decide that I want to put a [...]
Les deux textes suivants ont été ajoutés au recueil Sans être vu: « Machines » « Rêver sans verbe »
I don’t usually read James Adams’ weekly column “Weekend Diary” in Saturday’s Globe and Mail. As the column title indicates, there is very little of substance in it. But today I came across this: However, because Heidi [Fleiss] has a criminal record — she spent 1997-2000 in a California prison for money laundering and tax [...]
LATEXT has been updated with the addition of the following text: “Wave of Destruction” (with picture)
LATEXT has been updated with the addition of the following text: “Perspective” (with picture)
No pills in almost two months. Then two pills in the space of three little days. Definitely the nastiest “flare” in a long, long time… Why? Where does it come from? Where does it go? What causes it? What causes it to subside? I just don’t know. Springtime is here. Temperatures are milder. (Cat) love [...]