Articles posted on November 27th, 2003

More on favicons

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 11:22 pm

Just so you know, I’ve been experimenting with favicons a bit more, and have now created what I believe is a version of my favicon for Betalogue that has a transparent background and should include two sizes: 16×16 and 32×32 pixels. Right now, when I check my site with Camino and Safari, they are still […]

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G5 Noise

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 8:49 am

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I was (and still am, to a certain extent) a victim of the G4 (MDD) noise fiasco. After that fiasco, the petition, and the subsequent PSU replacement program offered by Apple, it appeared safe to assume that Apple had learned their lesson and […]

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Panther: The little touches

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 7:52 am

It also the little touches that you discover over time that make you appreciate a Mac OS X update more… For example, in Panther, if you use iChat and make yourself “Away” rather than “Available” before leaving your computer, and then your computer goes to sleep, when you come back and wake up the computer, […]

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DVD nonsense

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 5:43 am

Go to Search for “Solaris” in the DVD section. Look at the list of results. Today, I am only interested in the new version of Solaris by Steven Soderbergh. There are no fewer than three different versions of the same thing: a widescreen version a full-screen version a widescreen English/French version for Quebec This […]

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Panther’s Mail: unable to remove some attachments

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 5:22 am

I appreciate the new functionality in Mail 1.3 when it comes to handling attachments. However, I keep encountering certain email messages where the “Remove Attachments” command simply doesn’t work. If I get one of the problematic emails with an attachment and choose the “Remove Attachments” command (in the “Message” menu), the email is temporarily removed […]

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Umlauts in The New Yorker

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 2:37 am

I’ve just noticed something that I had never seen in print in English before. In the The New Yorker, the umlaut (¨) is used as a diacritic to mark the distinction between a succession of two identical vowels that’s pronounced as a single sound (say, “oo” in “zoo”) and a succession of two identical vowels […]

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