Articles posted in March, 2005

EPL 2005: Day 30 (Blackburn 0 – Arsenal 1)

Monday, March 21st, 2005 • 5:29 am

It was yet another encouraging display by a severely depleted team away from home against a Blackburn team that has not let in many goals lately, but desperately lacks creativity and tends to resort to a very physical approach. Ljungberg having picked up an injury during warm-up, Wenger had to improvise and use Ashley Cole […]

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Word 2004: Doesn’t scroll properly when cursor is in table

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 7:23 am

Take a Word document with a table. Put the insertion point in a table cell and then scroll up the document so that the cell with the insertion point is right along the bottom edge of the window, like so: Then press the Down key once. Normally, when you press the Down key in such […]

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Word 2004: option-shift-Left keyboard shortcut in table cells

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 6:44 am

I promise this is the last post on keyboard selection for today :). Take a Word document containing a 2×2 table, for example. Type some text in each cell. In the bottom-left table cell (first column, second row), place the insertion point after the first word in the first paragraph of text in the cell […]

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Pages: Keyboard selection done right

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 2:30 am

I have just posted an item about text selection with keyboard shortcuts in table cells in both Microsoft Word and Apple’s Pages. But what about text selection outside table cells, i.e. in the body text of a document? You would expect things to be the same in all text editing / word processing applications. But […]

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Word and Pages: More on keyboard selection in table cells

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 2:02 am

There aren’t two ways about it: Microsoft Word punishes you for wanting to work quickly and efficiently. In order to work efficiently and quickly, I use keyboard selection a lot. This means that, instead of grabbing my mouse each time I need to select something, I keep my hands on the keyboard and select what […]

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Zach Braff, Garden State (2004)

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 1:10 am

It is so refreshing to see that such debuts can still happen in this world. Zach Braff is both the director and the leading actor in this excellent romantic comedy… If the very genre (romantic comedy) makes you cringe, this movie will probably not change your opinion. But if you are not prejudiced against the […]

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Keynote and Pages: Compress documents before sharing them by e-mail

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 12:41 am

This is an important piece of information for people who are experimenting with Pages and sharing their documents with other Pages users over the Internet. If you want to share your Keynote/Pages documents with other people by e-mail, make sure you compress them first in the Finder, using the “Create Archive of…” command (which creates […]

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Word 2004: Column width in Table Properties not selected by default

Thursday, March 17th, 2005 • 5:56 am

This one is a perfect example of how Microsoft Word can be a constant source of irritation because of small details that are wrong. They might be small, but the irritation that they generate is anything but. Take a table in a Word — any table. Select one of its columns — any of its […]

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Move completed

Thursday, March 17th, 2005 • 5:30 am

The move to a new server has been completed and the new DNS information is quietly propagating… If you are reading this, it means that you are already in an up-to-date corner of the world. If not, well, you will be soon (within 48 hours) :). I hope this is the end of my hosting […]

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Server problems

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005 • 6:59 am

Just a quick word to let Betalogue readers know that my host is currently experiencing serious problems and is in the process of moving me (and other customers) to a new server. Until then, there might be further interruptions of service at unpredictable times. I am supposed to be moved to the new server early […]

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HDTV sets and calibration

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005 • 2:27 am

This article in the Los Angeles Times is a rather discouraging read. It turns out that high-definition TV sets are complex machines that, like a computer monitor, require some degree of calibration in order to produce optimal results. I don’t have a high-definition TV set yet — not enough of the stuff that I like […]

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Rick Schaut on anchored selection

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 • 3:35 am

Microsoft Word developer Rick Schaut finds time to complain in his blog about a selection behaviour in iTunes. It is indeed a behaviour that is not consistent with what happens when you select text with the keyboard in a text editor or word processor such as TextEdit or Word or Pages. It also affects other […]

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iTunes Music Store: Not a global village store

Monday, March 14th, 2005 • 8:14 am

Here’s a perfect example of what’s wrong with the iTunes Music Store as it currently exists. My favorite French musician Jean-Louis Murat has just released an Internet-only EP titled “1829”. According to this page, it’s available through various on-line music stores, including iTunes. But here’s the catch: If I click on the link to the […]

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The Globe And Mail: Ian Brown vs. Doug Saunders

Monday, March 14th, 2005 • 5:26 am

Canada’s national newspaper The Globe And Mail recently featured a series of articles by columnist Ian Brown on the current surge of Christian fundamentalism in the United States. These were very long articles that were obviously supposed to be an illustration of the kind of in-depth reporting that can only be found in lengthy newspaper […]

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FA Cup Quarter-Final: Bolton 0 – Arsenal 1

Saturday, March 12th, 2005 • 6:27 am

You can always count on Bolton to ruin the appeal of a football game. They are an ugly team that plays ugly football, and the only time I can ever condescend to supporting them is when they play against a team like Manchester United or Chelsea. And even then… Their game plan today was obviously […]

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