Articles posted in March, 2004

EPL, Day 29: Arsenal 2 – Bolton 1

Sunday, March 21st, 2004 • 5:06 am

We knew it was not going to be pretty. The Bolton manager himself had announced that he would do everything to neutralize Arsenal’s attacking force and turn the match into a boring game. As well, Bolton had manage to score twice in the last 15 minutes of the game in the last encounter and hold […]

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MTV news on imminent capture of al Qaeda’s number-two

Friday, March 19th, 2004 • 5:15 am

I am subscribed to the VH-1 Music News service, which sends a daily e-mail digest of music news provided by both VH-1 and its sister station MTV. I must admit that I was quite shocked today when I saw that one of the news items included in the digest was a piece entitled “Al Qaeda’s […]

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Running Panther Server: What happens when a user’s mailbox gets full

Friday, March 19th, 2004 • 12:35 am

Mac OS X Server still has a way to go before it can claim to be a truly user-friendly server OS, i.e. a server OS that can be managed by an administrator without requiring knowledge of arcane Unix commands. Here’s an example I ran into yesterday. I use Panther Server’s Mail service on my Xserve. […]

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Another inconsistency in text editing: Cursor keys with selected text in InDesign

Thursday, March 18th, 2004 • 6:19 am

As someone who does a lot of text editing in various applications, I am always frustrated when one application fails to behave like all the other ones do. I’ve already mentioned the problem with apostrophes and word selection. Here is another one. In InDesign CS, when working on existing blocks of text, I often select […]

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Memo to on-line vendors: Please stop changing your e-mail addresses

Thursday, March 18th, 2004 • 2:16 am

With spam, viruses, and what not, it’s already hard enough to manage one’s e-mail these days. In order to prevent Mail’s junk mail filter from making errors and flagging as junk legitimate e-mail messages coming from reputable vendors such as Amazon, I tend to create Address Book entries for such vendors, which I then add […]

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Truncated file name in title bar in Mac OS X’s Preview

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004 • 11:43 pm

They say the devil is in the details. Well, the details are certainly something that Apple is still struggling with, as far as Mac OS X is concerned. Take this screen shot of a window in Preview, the PDF viewer application: Mac OS X lets you use long file names (up to 255 characters), so […]

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FileMaker Pro 7 reader report at MacInTouch

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004 • 8:33 am

While waiting for my copy of FileMaker Developer 7 (and later of FileMaker Pro 7 Advanced Server, which replaces FileMaker Pro 6 Unlimited), I have been reading the Reader Report at MacInTouch… and I am afraid it sounds very much like more of the same. In particular, based on what I am reading, FileMaker Inc. […]

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Arsenal-ed right out

Monday, March 15th, 2004 • 8:22 am

We Arsenal fans in Canada are going to be spoilt in the next few weeks. Here’s a list of the games we’ll get to see on TV: 2004-03-20 EPL: Arsenal vs. Bolton (Sportsnet) 2004-03-24 Champions’ League Quarter-Final, Leg 1: Chelsea vs. Arsenal (TSN and RDS) 2004-03-28 EPL: Arsenal vs. Manchester United (Fox Sports World) 2004-04-03 […]

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New Font Doctor 6 for registered Suitcase X1 users

Monday, March 15th, 2004 • 8:11 am

I’ve just received an e-mail from Extensis announcing the availability of Font Doctor 6. According to this e-mail, as a registered user of Extensis Suitcase X1 (which included a free copy of Font Doctor 5.5), I am entitled to a free upgrade to Font Doctor 6. It would really help, however, if Extensis could tell […]

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Panther’s Mail: Not in sync with Address Book from user point of view

Monday, March 15th, 2004 • 5:42 am

When it comes to using Mac OS X’s Mail application in conjunction with the Address Book application, things work reasonably well. But there is one aspect of people’s way of organizing their archived mail messages that Apple could easily make more convenient for the end user. In many situations, it makes sense to put one’s […]

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EPL, Day 28: Manchester City 4 – Manchester United 1

Sunday, March 14th, 2004 • 5:00 am

I remember that day early in the 2002-2003 season, when Manchester United were having such a dreadful start, and the TV commentator said, during yet another defeat by United, something like, “Oh, how the mighty have fallen!” Now, we all know that this observation proved to be rather premature. United recovered quite nicely, and it’s […]

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Madrid: A grim reminder

Sunday, March 14th, 2004 • 12:02 am

US president George Bush called last Thursday’s bombings in Madrid “a grim reminder that there are evil people in the world who are willing to kill innocent life“. Correct me if I am wrong, but, last time I checked, Mr. George Bush himself was more than “willing to kill innocent life” in Iraq, Afghanistan, and […]

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EPL, Day 28: Blackburn 0 – Arsenal 2

Saturday, March 13th, 2004 • 6:24 am

Another job well done by Arsène Wenger’s men. Playing Blackburn on their turf was never going to be easy, as the recent record between the two teams indicates. Blackburn are a tough side, and never really give up, especially against top teams such as Arsenal. They also have an excellent goal keeper. The game was […]

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AirPort Software 3.3.1 does not fix roaming network problem

Friday, March 12th, 2004 • 6:45 am

I am sorry to report that the recently released AirPort Software 3.3.1 update still doesn’t fix my problem with my roaming network. It’s becoming quite frustrating. I’ve sent another bug report to Apple, and it seems to have prompted them to follow up on the previous report, after things had stalled for a while. Now […]

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Champions’ League quarter-finals draw

Friday, March 12th, 2004 • 12:53 am

Just how many times will Arsenal have to play the same teams over and over again this year? After the ridiculous run of four games against Middlesborough (FA Cup, Carling Cup, and EPL) earlier this year, Arsenal, who qualified quite brilliantly for the Champions’ League quarter-finals earlier this week and have become the bookies’ favourites […]

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