Articles posted in November, 2003

Panther’s Mail: Basic shortcuts missing

Sunday, November 23rd, 2003 • 12:39 am

It is always puzzling to use a reasonably mature program such as Apple’s own Mail application and find that it’s missing some basic functionality that should have been there since 1.0. Case in point: This is an error message that appears if you select a thread that includes a fairly large number of messages and […]

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EPL: Day 13, Part 1 (Birmingham 0 – Arsenal 3)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2003 • 7:26 am

It’s tighter than ever at the top of the Premier League. Arsenal have had their (the?) best-ever start of the season, and they are still unbeaten. But both Chelsea and Manchester United are right behind and showing no sign of losing pace. Today’s games maintained the status quo, but widened the gap between the top […]

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Le blogue de Paul Martin (suite)

Friday, November 21st, 2003 • 5:35 am

On m’a fait des commentaires (hors ligne) sur le fait que j’étais un peu méchant vis-à-vis de Paul Martin et de son blogue dont je trouvais la traduction française pitoyable. C’est évidemment plus facile de critiquer que de faire… alors je me suis dit que la façon la plus constructive d’illustrer mon propos était de […]

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Jean-Luc Godard, 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle (1966)

Friday, November 21st, 2003 • 1:41 am

Il est facile, au début, de laisser gagner par l’impatience. Après tout, comme souvent (toujours?) chez Godard, il s’agit d’un film sans histoire ou du moins sans histoire délibérément conçue pour qu’on s’y plonge. Il y a des choses répétitives sans que la justification de la répétition soit claire. Et puis surtout il y a […]

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General System Failure

Friday, November 21st, 2003 • 1:16 am

It was, as usual, too good to be true… I had been using Panther non-stop for over two weeks, without a single restart. I had been doing all kinds of stuff, from burning CDs to laying out a review in InDesign to designing a cover in Photoshop to working on all kinds of Word documents […]

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There is democracy, and then there is democracy

Thursday, November 20th, 2003 • 4:09 am

It’s interesting to read William Safire’s November 10 column in the The New York Times entitled “The Age of Liberty” and then Ellen Bork’s November 15 column in the Washington Post entitled “No Exceptions for Democracy in China“. They both deal with George W. Bush’s recent speech at the 20th anniversary of the National Endowment […]

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Politique canadienne : le « blogue » de Paul Martin

Thursday, November 20th, 2003 • 3:48 am

Je viens tout juste de découvrir, de façon tout à fait accidentelle, que notre prochain premier ministre du Canada, Paul Martin, prétend avoir son propre « blogue ». Ce « blogue » est disponible dans les deux langues à Faisons fi, pour l’instant, du côté « culte de la personnalité » du site Web […]

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Panther: Temporary freeze when mounting a CD or DVD

Thursday, November 20th, 2003 • 3:33 am

This is something new in Panther that I never used to experience in Jaguar. Whenever I insert a CD or DVD either in my internal SuperDrive or in my external FireWire CD-RW drive, at some point during the volume mounting process, the whole Mac OS X environment (except for the mouse pointer) freezes for a […]

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Panther’s Mail: No “Junk” button in message window

Thursday, November 20th, 2003 • 3:25 am

My Junk Mail filter in Panther’s Mail is still in “training” mode. (I figure that it still has quite a bit to learn.) This means that I usually select those junk messages that it didn’t catch and flag them as junk, so that Mail will learn for the next time. The trouble is with accessing […]

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Very weird problem in Panther with Word X, Spell Catcher X, and Apple’s latest keyboard

Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 • 4:45 am

I recently had to get a new keyboard for the Xserve that I am currently working on and I got Apple’s latest keyboard model, which is this white thing with a pretty thick plastic casing, no space between the function keys and the extra F16 key. I thought I would try the keyboard out with […]

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dive into mark on weblog spam

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 • 11:13 pm

Mark Pilgrim has a scary entry about weblog spam… Makes you want to stay small… really small….

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Andy and Larry Wachowski, The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 • 8:03 am

I know that I am way behind when it comes to seeing the latest movies… But it just so happens that I live in a remote area, that the local theatre is a very unpleasant experience (noisy kids, rancid popcorn, small screen, bad sound, etc.), and that my pay-per-view digital TV provider appears to have […]

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Panther: Houston, we have a big (synchronization) problem

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 • 4:55 am

Yesterday, I noted that synchronization problems in Finder windows and Open/Save dialogs when new files are added to a folder appear to be back in Panther. Today, I have hard evidence of it. Look at the screen shot below: As you can see, it shows the contents of the exact same folder (called “Uploads”) in […]

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Panther: Open/Save dialogs in Columns view mode

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 • 4:43 am

I am very glad, of course, that Apple has brought back the List view mode in Open/Save dialog boxes in Panther. Not only does it give you the option to sort files by modification date in such dialogs, but, in List view mode, the Name and Date Modified columns are resizable, which means that you […]

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Panther’s Mail: Sending mail idiocy not completely gone

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 • 1:30 am

I just had a problem that unfortunately contradicts my initial impression about improvements made to the way Mail handles errors while connecting to an SMTP server in order to send a mail message. Here’s the situation. I was composing a reply to someone’s message when Mail started checking my mail in all my accounts. In […]

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