Articles posted on April 10th, 2003

Winning the war and winning the peace

Thursday, April 10th, 2003 • 11:26 pm

Thomas Friedman brings some well-needed words of moderation: “Hold Your Applause” by Thomas Friedman, The New York Times We are so caught up with our own story of “America’s liberation of Iraq,” and the Arab TV networks are so caught up with their own story of “America’s occupation of Iraq,” that everyone seems to have […]

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Mac OS X: Software UPDATE acting up

Thursday, April 10th, 2003 • 11:22 pm

Looks like Mac OS X 10.2.5 is out now (through Software UPDATE — should be available as a standalone download some time soon). This is good news, as I’ve had to deinstall 10.2.4 and return to 10.2.3 due to too many problems (both potential and real). Weird thing, though, is when I checked for updates […]

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Radio: A certain degree of unreliability

Thursday, April 10th, 2003 • 8:33 pm

On the whole, I’m pretty pleased with Radio UserLand as a blogging tool. For the most part, it just works, and its limitations are not too annoying at this point. (I’d like to be able to handle comments locally on my server, and I’d like to have a proper server-based search engine on my own […]

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Word X: ‘HyperText’ fields

Thursday, April 10th, 2003 • 7:07 pm

Who ever came up at Microsoft with the idea that, by default, cross-referential fields inserted in Word documents should be “live” and behave like hyperText links when one clicks on them. It makes editing them a horrible pain in the neck. You have existing Word documents in which you need to edit the field or […]

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Mac OS X and Word X: A Windowing Mess

Thursday, April 10th, 2003 • 5:20 pm

Try the following: open a document in Word X open the Spell Checker window in Word X using the “Spelling…” command in the “Tools” menu switch to another program, such as Safari, and open a window in that other program click on the Word document window in the background to switch back to Word The […]

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In-depth essay on digital TV and regulatory policy

Thursday, April 10th, 2003 • 1:19 am

A long, but very interesting essay on the current situation regarding digital broadcast television (DTV), digital cable and satellite TV, Internet streaming, content protection, etc. “Prisoners of Digital Television” by Mike Godwin, longer version available at It is a bit technical, but if you are wondering what’s going on with the move to […]

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Google and press releases

Thursday, April 10th, 2003 • 1:08 am

Andrew Orlowski, writing for The Register, is currently busy covering the Google News automated service and their recent inclusion of press releases as legitimate news sources. Here’s the latest column: “PR rules, OK? Google ducks promised news policy pledge” by Andrew Orlowski, The It does sound like a serious issue, although it depends on […]

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