Articles posted on August 1st, 2003

Mac OS X: iDisk idiocy

Friday, August 1st, 2003 • 10:54 pm

Another aspect of Mac OS X that definitely rubs me the wrong way is iDisk. Apple obviously never tests the feature with a modem connection, because it is downright unusable. Since I keep forgetting whether the “File Inspector” window in Mac OS X’s Finder is invoked by cmd-shift-I or cmd-option-I, and since cmd-shift-I is the […]

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Mac OS X: File extension and type/creator non-sense

Friday, August 1st, 2003 • 10:44 pm

What it’s going to take for Apple to finally see the light about all this file type/creator and extension non-sense, I don’t know. But I do know that things can be a royal pain in Mac OS X. Case in point: I do most of my web development in BBEdit, so I want all my […]

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Jean-Louis Murat, « Royal Cadet »

Friday, August 1st, 2003 • 9:55 pm

Ce morceau, disponible uniquement sur le CD-single 4 titres de L’au-delà, paru l’an dernier, illustre parfaitement l’impérieuse nécessité de se procurer, dans le cas d’artistes comme Jean-Louis Murat, absolument tout ce qu’ils produisent, quel que soit le support. Murat est le genre d’artiste qui dépasse de loin le cadre rigide de l’album de 10 à […]

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Software Archeology 101

Friday, August 1st, 2003 • 12:57 am

Salon has a good article on issues that we will all face sooner or later when we realize that we need to access old software — in this case, the word software also includes document files — and no longer have the tools necessary to do it. I once wrote an article about computer data […]

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