Articles posted on August 21st, 2003

Word X: Another problem with discontinuous selection

Thursday, August 21st, 2003 • 10:26 pm

Following the observations I recently made about Word X failing to apply macro-operated formatting commands to a discontinuous selection properly, I’ve discovered another, even more obvious problem. As I have already had the opportunity to explain here before, Word’s drag-and-drop capabilities suffer from a very simple and obvious bug which often causes the drag-and-drop operation […]

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Mystery behaviors in Mac OS X

Thursday, August 21st, 2003 • 10:09 pm

There are a couple of mysterious behaviors in Mac OS X that I have been unable to pinpoint and EXPLAIN yet, probably due to a lack of time for comprehensive testing procedures. Yet these behaviors keep occurring again and again, and I can’t help but wonder whether they are due to “mistakes” that I make […]

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Windows viruses are a pain

Thursday, August 21st, 2003 • 7:27 pm

As Mac users, we might be watching the virus/worm situation unfold for Windows users from the sidelines, but that doesn’t mean that we are not affected. I have 18 different email accounts to manage, and for a variety of reasons my email addresses are in many people’s address books / contact lists, including those of […]

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OpenOffice: Forget about it

Thursday, August 21st, 2003 • 5:54 pm

The lastest news coming from the OpenOffice project is that a native Aqua version of the product will not be available until the first quarter of… 2006. I have tried OpenOffice. I’ve installed Apple’s X11 environment for Mac OS X, and the huge OpenOffice for X11 package. I have tried to use the software… It […]

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