Articles posted on August 19th, 2003

Cruft-free URLs

Tuesday, August 19th, 2003 • 10:01 pm

The move to “cruft-free” URLs for blog pages (i.e. URLs with no user-hostile content) appears to be a hot topic these days. Reading an item such as Mark Pilgrim’s “Cruft-free URLs in Movable Type“, however, along with the many, many comments and feedback items listed under it, is giving me a bit of a headache. […]

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Press releases in Word format

Tuesday, August 19th, 2003 • 8:46 pm

Hot on the heels of the recent BBC article on the hidden dangers of Microsoft Word documents, what do I get in the mail this morning? Not one, but two unsolicited email messages from two different companies that I had never heard of and who had obviously found my email address on the web […]

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Word X: Macros vs. built-in commands

Tuesday, August 19th, 2003 • 6:36 pm

I have the following Word macro command in my Normal template: Sub lowerCase() Selection.Range.Case = wdLowerCase End Sub As you can see, it’s as simple as it gets. The only reason I created it is that I was getting tired of going to the “Format” menu, choosing “Change Case” and selecting “lowercase” and clicking on […]

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Amazon Spam?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2003 • 5:57 am

I am a long-time customer of and, more recently, of their Canadian store. I’m generally quite pleased with the service. However, today I received the following email: From: “” Date: Lund août 18, 2003 9:20:59 PM Canada/Atlantic Subject: ORDER “The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season” Today! Greetings from! As someone who has purchased […]

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