Articles posted in May, 2004

Running Panther Server: Setting up a blogging system

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004 • 7:41 am

On the Xserve that I administer, we have a web site that we want to redesign and improve so that it can have more dynamic content that can be easily authored by people with little experience in web page design. The idea is to set up a blogging system that will be used to handle […]

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Running Panther Server: 10.3.3 Combo Update fixes automatic login problem

Monday, May 24th, 2004 • 11:34 pm

A while ago, I reported on a problem I was experiencing on an Xserve with Panther Server 10.3.1. In spite of the fact that the option to automatically login as the admin user was checked in the System Preferences, after a restart the Xserve would refuse to automatically login, and would stop at the login […]

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‘Disk Is Full’ bug in Word: another Microsoft developer chimes in

Thursday, May 20th, 2004 • 11:38 pm

While reviewing Rick Schaut’s blog entry on the “Disk is full” bug in Word yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice that one of the people who had commented on his entry was another Microsoft developer named Larry Osterman. His comment was in response to a comment by Rick Schaut himself about the number of open […]

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Rick Schaut on ‘Disk Is Full’ bug

Thursday, May 20th, 2004 • 12:08 pm

Microsoft developer Rick Schaut has a very long piece on the process of identifying and fixing a bug in Word, which refers more specifically to the infamous “Disk Is Full” bug that has plagued Word for years and that I have already had the opportunity to discuss extensively on many occasions. The piece is far […]

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More on line breaks from Rick Schaut

Thursday, May 20th, 2004 • 7:35 am

Microsoft developer Rick Schaut has written a follow-up to his original post on line breaks in Word. In his follow-up, he specifically refers to my post on his blog entry. I don’t really have time to address his response point by point. I’ve already spent a lot of time trying to get Rick to understand […]

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Rolling Stone magazine music news feed

Thursday, May 20th, 2004 • 6:20 am

The Rolling Stone magazine web site has an XML feed for its Music News headlines, so I thought I’d subscribe to it in my favourite news reader, NetNewsWire. Here’s what I am getting in NetNewsWire these days: Geez, thanks, Rolling Stone! (For what it’s worth, the CD Reviews feed and the DVD Reviews feed work […]

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FileMaker Developer 7: Error in console.log

Thursday, May 20th, 2004 • 5:56 am

Each time I launch FileMaker Developer 7, either by opening the application itself or by opening a FMD7 file, I see the following error message in my console.log: 2004-05-20 16:38:04.374 FileMaker[664] CFLog (21): Error loading @executable_path/../ Frameworks/FMS.framework/Versions/ A/FMS: error code 0, error number 2 (dyld: /Applications/ FileMaker Developer 7/FileMaker MacOS/FileMaker can’t open library: @executable_path/../ […]

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O’Reilly article on fight against spam

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004 • 11:11 pm

O’Reilly columnist François Joseph de Kermadec has a new column on the fight against spam that contains some good advice for people struggling with spam. I already follow most of his recommendations, and still get spam, so obviously his recommendations are not a cure, but they will definitely help if you are now following them […]

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Panther: Screen saver freezes (again)

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004 • 10:48 pm

Yup. It’s happened again. Tried to woke my G4 from (display) sleep this morning. Got the frozen screen saver animation frame. Had to do a hard reset. It definitely looks like this problem is completely independent from the freezes that I used to get while working, which appear to have been linked to a defective […]

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Adam Engst (TidBITS) on word processors

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004 • 3:13 am

Adam Engst of TidBITS fame has just written a column that’s pretty much required reading for anyone who’s serious about the Mac as a writing tool. His column is a compelling demonstration of what’s still sorely lacking in today’s word processors, including the de facto standard Microsoft Word. I am just slightly surprised that he […]

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Le professeur d’économie Pierre-Noël Giraud sur le capitalisme et la gratuité

Monday, May 17th, 2004 • 6:01 am

Je recommande à tous ceux qui s’intéressent aux questions de piratage des fichiers numériques la lecture de l’article « Un spectre hante le capitalisme : la gratuité » publié par Le Monde le 6 mai 2004. Morceau choisi : Comme toute tentative de s’opposer aux libertés nouvelles qu’offre la technique, ces méthodes seront au mieux inefficaces, quand elles […]

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QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback component update for QuickTime 6.5?

Monday, May 17th, 2004 • 12:19 am

I’ve just purchased the MPEG-2 Playback component for QuickTime sold by Apple through the Apple Store. The version that I downloaded from the store mounts as a disk volume containing two versions, one for QuickTime 6.3 and one for “QuickTime 6.4 and later“. The installer is dated October 17, 2003. The disk image itself is […]

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Arsenal unbeaten and deserving champions

Sunday, May 16th, 2004 • 3:03 am

The last stretch of the EPL season has been somewhat disappointing for Arsenal fans, because the players obviously took their foot off the pedal after the title was secured with a 2-2 draw at Tottenham. That game was followed by two other draws against Birmingham and Portsmouth, where the Gunners obviously did just the minimum […]

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Panther: Screen saver freezes (continued)

Saturday, May 15th, 2004 • 5:03 am

Another week, another Panther freeze… While I haven’t experienced any more system freezes while working on my G4 since removing my apparently defective internal hard drive a week ago, I have experienced two pseudo-freezes, each time with the same symptoms: I leave my computer for a while, which causes the screen saver to kick in […]

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Saturday, May 15th, 2004 • 12:07 am

Excellente nouvelle pour les amateurs de foot français au Canada. TV5 Québec Canada semble avoir décidé de se mettre à retransmettre, comme son homologue américain, les matches de l’équipe de France, à commencer par le match amical contre le Brésil le 20 mai prochain. De surcroît, la chaîne canadienne retransmettra également la finale de la […]

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