Articles posted on September 8th, 2003

MacFixIt Pro subscription: not renewing

Monday, September 8th, 2003 • 11:34 pm

A year ago, when the popular troubleshooting site MacFixIt went pro, I immediately subscribed, figuring that the help that the site had provided over the years was well worth it. Recently, I have received a couple of reminders asking me to renew my subscription. I am afraid I will not renew it. It seems to […]

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The End of Chocolate

Monday, September 8th, 2003 • 6:01 pm

It’s hard not to sympathize with the French when it comes to chocolate and new European rules that allow manufacturers to include up to 5 percent of vegetable fat (other than cocoa butter) and still call the end product “chocolate”. Is it the “end of chocolate as a chocolatier knows it“? It’s quite obviously the […]

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“The Problem with the French”: strange Washington Post column

Monday, September 8th, 2003 • 4:56 pm

The September 7 issue of the Washington Post has a strange column by Gene Weingarten. It’s hard to tell how serious Mr. Weingarten actually is. If he’s really serious about anything that he wrote in this column, then his analysis of U.S./France relations is singularly superficial and flawed. If, on the other hand, there is […]

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Printer-friendly pages

Monday, September 8th, 2003 • 4:48 pm

Some time ago I wrote that I had added a “printer-friendly version” link below each Betalogue entry. As a reader rightfully pointed out to me, although a very common approach, this was not the most elegant way of handling the screen-friendly vs. print-friendly issue for my web pages. The “right” way to do this is […]

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