Articles posted on March 19th, 2003

De nouveau Murat

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 • 11:26 pm

Les occasions de se laisser porter par la musique en toute insouciance sont rares, ces temps-ci… Mais Murat a de nouveau réussi à me prendre à la gorge, ce matin, avec la poignée de morceaux de Murat en plein air (deuxième disque du double album Live In Dolores/Murat en plein air). D’abord l’instrumental du début, […]

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Designing Bad Software

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 • 10:24 pm

Good analysis by Marc Zeedar at of the badly designed Print Center toolbars in Mac OS X: “Designing Bad Software” These “Start Jobs” and “Stop Jobs” buttons are utterly confusing. They badly need to be fixed. And the fix is amazingly easy. The interesting aspect in all this is that you can’t help but […]

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War vs. Peace: Looking for balance

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 • 10:14 pm

Interesting article in The Guardian about the current lack of balance in the UK media: “We’re not all peaceniks – but you wouldn’t know it” […] It is one thing (and far from dishonourable) to refuse to support the war because it has not been given the official seal of approval by the UN. It […]

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Textism on neocons and political correctness

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 • 7:23 pm

Textism: “This occurred to me“ Of the many stains left across the internet by the current crop of neoconservative idiotarians […] surely one of the greasiest is the constant grousing about the scourge of ‘political correctness’.

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idleword on school lunch menus: France vs. US

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 • 7:20 pm

Great blog item by idleword: “Two school lunch menus“ Note that not only do the French students eat more interesting meals than the American kids, but they get a different message from mealtime, too. You get the sense that a French school lunch is considered part of the child’s education. […] Contrast this with the […]

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