Articles posted on July 3rd, 2003

Word X: More problems with Find/Replace dialog

Thursday, July 3rd, 2003 • 10:25 pm

A while ago, I wrote about keyboard shortcuts not working reliably in Word X’s “Find/Replace” window. Sometimes they do work as expected, sometimes nothing works: Return doesn’t press the “Find” button, cmd-A does not “Replace All”, esc does not “Cancel”, and tab does not switch between the “Find” and the “Replace” fields. I have no […]

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Desperate for publicity

Thursday, July 3rd, 2003 • 9:51 pm

Here’s a strange story about acts such as Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers refusing to let Apple sell their music as individual tracks on the iTunes Music Store. I don’t really see what the big deal is. Last time I checked, Apple did allow artists to restrict sales to entire albums only. It’s an […]

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Mac OS X printing woes: nothing like a good old restart

Thursday, July 3rd, 2003 • 5:13 pm

I probably have a printer setup that’s not exactly orthodox for Mac OS X: I’m still using an 8-year-old HP LaserJet 5 MP which works like a charm and has never required any kind of maintenance. Of course back in 1995 this printer was LocalTalk-only, and I never purchased an Ethernet-based print server. Instead, I […]

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John Markoff on “trusted computing”

Thursday, July 3rd, 2003 • 4:40 pm

New York Times writer John Markoff has a good column on “trusted computing” à la Microsoft: Microsoft’s use of the term ‘trusted computing’ is a great piece of doublespeak,” said Dan Sokol, a computer engineer based in San Jose, Calif., who was one of the original members of the Homebrew Computing Club, the pioneering PC […]

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