Articles posted on August 25th, 2003

Raymond Chen on the “Start” menu

Monday, August 25th, 2003 • 9:55 pm

I am afraid that Raymond Chen’s recent blog entry on Windows’ “Start” menu is typical of the attitude that explains why so many things in Microsoft products are so flawed and user-hostile: But one thing kept getting kicked up by usability tests: People booted up the computer and just sat there, unsure what to do […]

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Windows: “Insecure by Design”

Monday, August 25th, 2003 • 9:38 pm

Rob Pegoraro tells it like it is in a Washington Post column about the recent worm/virus attacks targeting Windows computers: The usual theory has been that Windows gets all the attacks because almost everybody uses it. But millions of people do use Mac OS X and Linux, a sufficiently big market for plenty of legitimate […]

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EPL: Day 2, Part 2

Monday, August 25th, 2003 • 9:13 pm

I am afraid Arsenal squashed Middlesborough once again on their home turf on Sunday. The game was effectively over after 25 minutes… and, of course, we’ve all seen it before. It’s a bit sad that Middlesborough are so utterly unable to offer any kind of challenge. You’d think the teams were from two different leagues… […]

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Spell Catcher X and Microsoft Word’s Find dialog

Monday, August 25th, 2003 • 4:09 pm

I have finally been able to identify and reliably reproduce a bug that has been… bugging me for a long time. When Spell Catcher X is on (i.e. the Input Menu is on “Spell Catcher”), if you invoke Microsoft Word X’s “Find” dialog and then type a word or string that contains an accented character […]

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