Articles posted on March 17th, 2003

Spell Catcher X to the rescue

Monday, March 17th, 2003 • 11:56 pm

I constantly type file names (in various applications, in various contexts) that contain the date of the day in reverse format (yyyy-mm-dd), so that they get sorted properly. For example, my blog entries for today are typed in a BBEdit file named “Betalogue 2003-03-17”. Now, with Spell Catcher X, I never have to type that […]

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More cheerful stuff on the looming Iraq war

Monday, March 17th, 2003 • 10:39 pm

Randomly picked on the web, with the help of idleworm: “WHY Won’t They See Things OUR WAY George?” by Steve Bell, The Guardian (cartoon) “Top US military planner fears a ‘likely’ repeat of Somalia bloodbath ” by Andrew Buncombe, The Independent “Bush March of Folly to Iraq ” by Fred Branfman, “Lunch With The […]

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Editorial at

Monday, March 17th, 2003 • 7:50 pm

Today Applelust publishes my response to an editorial by Charles Moore recently posted at “Lust Gone Awry – Don’t Mix Macs and Politics” along with another (unnecessary, in my opinion) response to my response by Charles Moore, and another response by Applelust’s editor-in-chief, David Schultz.

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The Long and Winding Road

Monday, March 17th, 2003 • 5:58 pm

I don’t know how much of this article is actually true (too many unnamed “officials” quoted), but it still is an interesting read: “A Long, Winding Road to a Diplomatic Dead End” by Steven R. Weisman, The New York Times We have had our share of mistakes, said a senior administration official. But fundamentally we […]

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Iraq Crisis: Final Countdown to War

Monday, March 17th, 2003 • 5:03 pm

Since we’re on the eve of war in Iraq, it’s time to take stock and get a last picture of where this whole crisis has led us. The most important thing is that the US administration has utterly failed to convince anyone beyond a handful of national leaders (Tony Blair, Asnar, and a few others) […]

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