Articles posted on May 12th, 2004

GraceNote CDDB and French titles

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004 • 11:52 pm

This one has been annoying me for a while. As you know, when you need the track list for a CD, iTunes offers the option to look it up in GraceNote’s CDDB database. It’s usually much faster than having to enter all the information yourself manually. The problem is that the CDDB is extremely poor […]

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Kurt Vonnegut on today’s socio-political crisis

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004 • 11:12 pm

Veteran sci-fi writer Kurt Vonnegut has this to say about the world we live in today: Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing […]

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Apple: Do not drag install Safari

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004 • 11:00 am

Apple has a laconic new Knowledge Base article that states: You should not drag a copy of Safari 1.0 or later to install it. If you do, Safari may not work, or may give unexpected results. Beta versions of Safari were compatible with “drag install,” the practice of installing software by simply copying an application […]

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iTunes Music Store: Moving beyond ‘Best Of’ albums

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004 • 10:42 am

There is something rather contradictory between the very concept of an on-line music store and the fact that so many of the “catalogue” albums currently being added are “Best Of”-type albums. For example, one of the albums recently added to the iTunes Music Store is Blues with a Feeling – The Very Best of Taj […]

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Panther’s Mail: Still some visual glitches

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004 • 4:34 am

I don’t use Mail’s default settings when it comes to displaying mail messages. Then again, I don’t use outlandish settings either. My font setting in Mail’s preferences for “Message list font” is “Lucida Grande” size 14. (And my message font is Trebuchet MS size 14.) Unfortunately, when scrolling up and down my list of messages, […]

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