Articles posted on July 11th, 2003

Latest “Apple Peel” column

Friday, July 11th, 2003 • 11:53 pm

My latest “Apple Peel” column is up at “The Missing Link: The iServe” by Pierre Igot, in which I fantasize about an Apple-branded device that could act as the missing link between our computer and our home entertainment unit and draw from all the latest technological advances to enhance our listening and viewing […]

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Professional Email Etiquette 101

Friday, July 11th, 2003 • 5:35 pm

I, like many people I suspect, use email for more than just informal discussions with friends. I use email for work, and therefore depend on email messages arriving to their recipients on a reliable and timely basis. I suspect it is the same with people with whom I am working. How is it, then, that […]

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Nikon Coolpix 5000 and dead pixels

Friday, July 11th, 2003 • 5:11 pm

I purchased my Nikon Coolpix 5000 a year and a half ago — right after the camera model was first launched. What I didn’t know at the time is that, just like LCD screens, digital cameras — more specifically their CCD (charge-coupled device, the circuit that responds to light and effectively captures the image) — […]

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File sharing: Finally the truth comes out…

Friday, July 11th, 2003 • 12:47 am

File sharing: Finally the truth comes out… It’s about time: “File swappers ‘buy more music‘”, BBC News Of course, the BPI (the UK’s equivalent of the RIAA) is still in denial about the whole thing, and is quoted far too extensively in the article. But the last word is by the market research company that […]

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Mac OS X: More on Mail and URLs

Friday, July 11th, 2003 • 12:37 am

Further to an item posted earlier today, I’ve found that the problem with Mail falsely including trailing punctuation marks in URLs is not limited to periods. It also affects commas, parentheses, etc. In fact, it looks as if the algorithm is pretty dumb and looks for the next space or return character to decide that […]

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