Articles posted on September 16th, 2004

The one question John Kerry should ask about George W. Bush

Thursday, September 16th, 2004 • 7:34 am

Things are not looking too good for the Democrats’ candidate in the 2004 US presidential election at this point. Poll results show that Bush is leading by 7 to 10 percentage points. The low blows about Kerry’s involvement in the Vietnam War appear to have done their job, regardless of how shameful and unfounded they […]

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Word 2004: ‘Save’ command never becomes disabled

Thursday, September 16th, 2004 • 5:02 am

This is a perfect example of how Microsoft doesn’t even get the basics of a decent user interface right. Normally, the “Save” command in the “File” menu should only be active (enabled) when the current document is in an unsaved state. If the document in its current state has already been saved, then the user […]

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Mac OS X freeze while mounting CDs: seems proportional to the number of tracks on audio CDs

Thursday, September 16th, 2004 • 1:27 am

I have already written about this recurring problem I am having when mounting optical media on my G4. Essentially, what happens is that, 20 seconds or so after I’ve inserted the CD (or DVD) — i.e. the time it takes for the drive to spin up and start reading the CD — my entire Mac […]

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