Articles posted on January 13th, 2004

PowerPoint X: Scandalously poor text editing interface

Tuesday, January 13th, 2004 • 6:14 am

I don’t know if it’s the same for PowerPoint XP or other Windows versions of the product, but the text editing tools in PowerPoint X are abominably poor. I have already covered certain problems before. Here are a couple of new ones that are driving me nuts today. The first one is, I suspect, a […]

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New York Times article on mad-cow disease (B.S.E.)

Tuesday, January 13th, 2004 • 4:51 am

As someone who was still living in western Europe in the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s, I am all too aware of what mad-cow disease is. In fact, the simple fact that I was living there at the time — whether I actually ate beef or not — means that I am […]

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“more than” vs. “over”

Tuesday, January 13th, 2004 • 1:49 am

This is something that has been bothering me for a long time… Since English is only my second language, I don’t always have the “intuitive” knowledge required. In this particular case, I just can’t seem to find any information about the difference between more than and over when applied to a number. Is there any […]

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