Articles posted on January 29th, 2004

Gretchen Voss, My Late-Term Abortion

Thursday, January 29th, 2004 • 3:16 am

I am not interested in starting a discussion about abortion, but I found this article quite moving: “My Late-Term Abortion“, Gretchen Voss, The Boston Globe And I continue to find the current Bush administration very scary indeed.

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Word X: Finding commands in the ‘Customize’ dialog

Thursday, January 29th, 2004 • 1:59 am

A long time ago, I wrote a whole article about how poorly designed the “Customize…” dialog in Word was. (I am weird that way.) The sad thing is that things haven’t improved one bit. On the contrary, Word X has even introduced new problems, with windows and toolbars overlapping each other and what not. One […]

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Virus notifications: ‘Warning! Your computer is infected!’

Thursday, January 29th, 2004 • 1:41 am

These days, most Windows viruses work by using entries in the infected computer’s address book to disguise their messages as coming from these people. This is why you might get an infected message from your friend A that in fact was sent by the computer of your friend B, whose address book contains both your […]

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Dead pixel has moved again

Thursday, January 29th, 2004 • 1:39 am

Yesterday I wrote about this “travelling” dead pixel that I had on my Apple Cinema HD display. Well, today it’s moved again. Now it’s somewhere in the top-left quarter of the screen. Strange.

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‘Make Text Bigger’ keyboard shortcut (cmd-+)

Thursday, January 29th, 2004 • 1:35 am

I have always had problems with this shortcut. The fundamental issue is that, on my Canadian CSA keyboard (and on the U.S. keyboard), “+” is not a key. It’s what can be obtained by pressing the Shift key in combination with the “=” key. So when an application says that the keyboard shorcut for making […]

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