Articles posted in May, 2003

Radio Sucks

Sunday, May 25th, 2003 • 7:28 pm

This is really getting to be a bit much. These days Radio fails on me almost every single day. The symptoms are always the same: for some reason, all of a sudden FTP upstreaming ceases to work properly. I post new items to my weblog and the Radio server processes them locally just fine, but […]

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Lyon 1 – Guingamp 4 : Pas d’excuses

Sunday, May 25th, 2003 • 6:46 pm

On a donc assisté hier soir au sacre désolant de l’Olympique de Lyon face à Guingamp à domicile. Je n’ai pas suivi de trop près la saison de la “ligue 1” française cette année, mais si le champion est une équipe qui perd ainsi à domicile de façon si affligeante lors de la dernière journée […]

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Brain-dead installers

Saturday, May 24th, 2003 • 9:31 pm

It really is amazing how many updaters/installers for Mac OS X-native software still come with totally inappropriate/antiquated behaviors. Yesterday, for example, I ran the updater to UPDATE Virtual PC from 6.0 to 6.01. Virtual PC is, as far as I know, an application — not a system hack or some other weird kind of software. […]

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Mac OS X: Weird stuff going on this morning

Friday, May 23rd, 2003 • 6:42 pm

A handful of weird problems in Mac OS X this morning. It first started with Safari quitting unexpectedly while in the background, as I was browsing a site in Explorer (which doesn’t render well in Safari). The weird part is that Safari crashed without OS X giving me the usual “Safari has unexpectedly quit” alert […]

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David Zeiler on people hacking iTunes 4

Thursday, May 22nd, 2003 • 11:12 pm

David Zeiler has another good column on recent events surrounding the release of iTunes 4 and its sharing abilities. “Hackers bite Apple in its iTunes” by David Zeiler, It contains further ridiculous statements by the afore-mentioned Hilary Rosen and slightly more reasonable comments by other music industry representatives. Above all, it clearly demonstrates the great […]

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SFGate on Apple’s iTunes Music Store as ‘mild rebellion’ rather than revolution

Thursday, May 22nd, 2003 • 10:25 pm

Mark Morford has a good column at on the Apple iTunes Music Store and its far-less-than-revolutionary approach when it comes to compensating artists fairly for their work: “Highway To $0.99 Hell – Apple’s iTunes music store: A rockin’ revolution, or same ol’ corporate song and dance?” This is the tragic flaw, the biggest disappointment […]

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Mac OS X: More on sticky contextual menu issue

Thursday, May 22nd, 2003 • 10:13 pm

To be fair to Explorer, the more I think about it, there more it appears that there is a system-wide problem with sticky menus in Mac OS X. Quite often, in several different applications, I experience the unexpected behavior of menus not sticking when they should stick (after a single click) and sticking when they […]

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Outstanding bugs in Explorer

Wednesday, May 21st, 2003 • 10:30 pm

As much as I would love not HAVING to ever use Internet Explorer again, there are sites on which Safari does not a good job or that don’t even work at all. Sometimes Camino doesn’t work either. So I have to switch back to Explorer for certain things. When I do, I’m constantly reminded of […]

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Grey Matter

Tuesday, May 20th, 2003 • 9:40 pm

This is what the “mess” looks like two days later… They are all more or less grey, but hey, what can you do when both the mother and the father are grey? (There is absolutely no doubt about the identity of the father. We live in a remote location and he’s the only male cat […]

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The Guardian on the ‘storm in a teacup’ regarding Google and blogs

Tuesday, May 20th, 2003 • 9:19 pm

The Guardian has a decent article summing up the recent controversy regarding Google and blogs: “The blog clog myth” by Neil McIntosh, Guardian Unlimited This whole story does not reflect well on The Register and Andrew Orlowski, I’m afraid.

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Mac OS X: Cocktail Brilliance

Tuesday, May 20th, 2003 • 6:48 pm

I’ve just discovered that the excellent Cocktail utility includes a button for creating “symbolic links” easily without HAVING to use the CLI in Terminal. The need to resort to the Terminal had been keeping me from moving my “Mail” folder from its default location inside my home library folder on my startup volume to my […]

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Radio Frustration!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2003 • 4:47 am

It seems that, every week, Radio finds some new way to cause me grief. Today, I wanted to find out why my local backup had not been updated since Saturday. (Today’s Monday.) There is absolutely no control in Radio’s prefs over when the backups take place and no way to force a backup manually now. […]

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Google Schmoogle

Monday, May 19th, 2003 • 11:48 pm

Lots of noise these days about Google and what the company might be up to, especially when it comes to blogs and their relatively strong presence in Google search results, due to the fact that most of them rely heavily on links to other blogs. The problem is of course that people can only speculate […]

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Monday, May 19th, 2003 • 4:45 am

It’s a messy job, but somebody’s got to do it… Well done, little Mirabelle!

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Kottke on iTunes 4

Sunday, May 18th, 2003 • 11:32 pm

Widely-read has an item on iTunes wondering whether Apple is “stupid or courageous” for implementing features that make it relatively easy for entreprising third parties to create software that enables local saves of shared iTunes libraries of tunes. “iTunes 4, is Apple stupid or courageous?” at Being based in Canada, I have not […]

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