Articles posted on June 16th, 2004

Mac OS X’s Mail: Enhancements for e-mail attachment handling

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004 • 10:57 pm

In spite of the great progress made by Apple in recent years to improve Mac OS X’s Mail application, there are still many aspects of the program’s interface that could really use some improvement. Here’s a typical example: This e-mail message came with a single attachment, which is, as always, displayed with a document file […]

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Word 2004: Bug when customizing ‘Work’ menu

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004 • 5:02 am

I want to customize Word 2004’s “Work” menu by adding some of my macro commands to it for quick menu-based access. So I go to the “Tools” menu, choose the “Customize Toolbars/Menus” command (under “Customize“) and do just that. And I end up with the following menu layout: The default commands already available in the […]

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Backup 2.0.2: Error if e-mail attachment is open in third-party application

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004 • 4:17 am

The Backup application can be used to run automatic daily backups to an external hard drive. With the improvements made in the latest update (2.0.2), the process now runs smoothly most of the time. (See this article for more on problems with previous versions.) But I still experience a recurrent problem, which seems fairly easy […]

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Panther freezes: Trying to narrow it down

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004 • 3:58 am

I haven’t mentioned my on-going problems with random system freezes in Panther lately, mostly because I am trying to narrow things down by eliminating possible culprits. Since the freezes don’t occur on a daily basis — weekly would be closer to the mark — I have to wait a long time between each step in […]

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Euro 2004: First Round, Group D, Day 1

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004 • 3:46 am

Nothing too surprising in the ultimate outcome of the first two games in that group, called the “Group of Death” because 3 of the 4 teams (Germany, Holland, and the Czech Republic) are considered potential candidates to go through. The Czechs got a bit of a scare against Latvia, but recovered quite convincingly in the […]

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