Articles posted on May 28th, 2004

Bryan Curtis on ‘How Widescreen Won’

Friday, May 28th, 2004 • 6:37 am

Slate associate editor Bryan Curtis has an interesting column on movie viewing habits in the US and how widescreen movies have become the standard in DVD products — as while “pan and scan” used to be the preferred format in the days of VHS tapes. As a lover of quality movies, I am obviously pleased […]

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Server Monitor using up a lot of CPU cycles

Friday, May 28th, 2004 • 5:42 am

Now that I am responsible for an Xserve server running in a remote location, I use Server Monitor, which is a Mac OS X Server administration tool that lets me monitor the status of the server remotely. I’ve set it to check the status of the Xserve every half-hour and to send me various types […]

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Mac OS X: Return to stability

Friday, May 28th, 2004 • 5:25 am

After a few rocky weeks with various types of system freezes requiring hard resets, I am happy to report that, since I have replaced my internal hard drive with a brand new Seagate model and turning off the security option asking for my password every time I wake my G4 from sleep ((displays only), I […]

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Mac OS X: 10.3.4 update

Friday, May 28th, 2004 • 5:10 am

After waiting for a couple of days in order to make sure that the update was not too risky to install, I did my usual little routine: restart from DiskWarrior CD rebuild directory on startup volume with DiskWarrior CD restart from startup volume with Shift key down (in order to prevent start up items from […]

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Canada: Paul Martin and those deaths

Friday, May 28th, 2004 • 3:23 am

The big news yesterday in Canadian politics (yes, we too are in an election year) was NPD candidate Jack Layton accusing Paul Martin, the current Liberal prime minister and candidate to his own succession, of being responsible for the deaths of homeless people because of his drastic cost-cutting measures when he was Minister of Finance […]

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