Articles posted on October 3rd, 2003

Adobe Reader 6 and font smoothing

Friday, October 3rd, 2003 • 10:36 pm

Whatever type-rendering engine Adobe’s Reader 6 for Mac OS X is using, it is obviously not doing a very good job. Look at the following portion of a PDF document displayed in Adobe Reader 6: and then the exact same portion of the same PDF file in Mac OS X’s Preview: The font used here […]

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David Bowie album packaging

Friday, October 3rd, 2003 • 5:36 pm

Just got the latest David Bowie album Reality in its limited edition digipak packaging (with bonus CD). I must admit I have no idea how one is supposed to get the CDs out of the case. Instead of being hollow and flexible, the plastic part in the center of the case that you’re supposed to […]

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Women’s World Cup Quaterfinals: China 0 – Canada 1

Friday, October 3rd, 2003 • 4:47 pm

It wasn’t a very interesting game to watch (and leave it to Canadian TV network Sportsnet to actually screw up their time schedule, which meant that I missed the first 20 minutes of the game, during which the only goal was scored), but there is no denying that this Canadian team has grown tremendously in […]

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John Gruber interviews Michael Tsai

Friday, October 3rd, 2003 • 4:40 pm

This is already a bit old, but I’ve just had the chance to read it… John Gruber interviews Michael Tsai, the creator of SpamSieve and other Macintosh software titles. It’s a very interesting interview that covers a number of topics, including spam (and how SpamSieve works), AppleScript, independent software developers, and more.

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