Articles posted on April 23rd, 2003

Word X: 0.39 inches does not equal 0.39 inches

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003 • 9:38 pm

Only in Microsoft Land can such basic stuff go wrong. I have a Microsoft Word style with a negative indent of 0.39″ (as per the “Paragraph…” dialog box) and a tab stop at 0.39″ (as per the “Tabs…” dialog box). It looks like this: Yet when I type my bullet, press tab once to go […]

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Finder’s Find non-resizable window

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003 • 9:19 pm

A “small” annoyance, but one that gets in my way on a constant basis. In Jaguar, the Finder’s Find window is not resizable. When searching in places like “Home” or “Everywhere”, it’s not really a problem. But when you SELECT the option to search in “Specific Places”, the Find window displays a list of all […]

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A Chilling Wind

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003 • 5:44 pm

Even though this has probably already been linked to to death, I still feel I should include it here: “A Chill Wind is Blowing in This Nation…” by Tim Robbins, It’s a transcript of the speech given by actor Tim Robbins to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 15, 2003. I […]

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DataViz’s MacLinkPlus: a disappointing lack of updates

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003 • 4:19 pm

MacLinkPlus Deluxe is a pretty much indispensable tool for any Mac user who has to exchange files with PC users. PC users, being the overwhelming majority, tend to forget that their computing platform is not the only one, and to send attachments in formats that many Mac users cannot read. MacLinkPlus Deluxe comes to rescue […]

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Mac OS X: French Canada vs. France

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003 • 12:39 am

There is a simple, yet very annoying problem with Apple’s default settings for French-language installations of Mac OS X (Jaguar, any version). When you install Mac OS X, one of the first things that the system asks you is what kind of keyboard layout you want to use. If you’ve selected “French” as your main […]

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