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Wednesday, November 26th, 2003

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I’m using a well-known image editing program (I won’t name it, but you know the one I mean), importing pictures from a scanner. The scanner freaks out and decides to quit. I have to restart - I know this routine well. When I try to do another scan without restarting, it gives […]

Lileks

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

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About Vegas:

It looks great at night. In the day, it winces like a hungover vampire.

Statements like that are what keep me reading Lileks’ Bleat. He has a mastery of language and words like few others. He writes about daily life in a manner that is not repetitive and is never boring. […]

aiming for reelection

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

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Sounds like London’s mayor is a real winner. First Bush,

But the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, branded Mr Bush as “the greatest threat to life on this planet” whose policies will “doom us to extinction”. The mayor also said that he did not recognise Mr Bush as a lawful president and he condemned […]

entertainment

Friday, November 7th, 2003

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It was inevitable. After the TV movie about the DC Sniper, we get Jessica Lynch, the movie. I hear rumors of a movie about Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapping.
It was also inevitable that the movie would be inaccurate. The story was doctored to make it more exciting. Jessica Lynch

web standards

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003

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Now it’s Mozilla’s turn…
Mozilla doesn’t support embeded fonts. You can make your site really cool by using fonts beyond the normal handful commonly available. You have to “embed” them in the page’s stylesheet. Trouble is, Mozilla won’t show those fonts. It uses the specified alternative, or the default if none is […]

web standards

Monday, November 3rd, 2003

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To those using Internet Explorer: I’m sorry. I’ve fixed the links to the left, and they work now.
I do dislike IE, because there are standards for web content. Like most things Microsoft does, they take the standards and “adjust” them a little, to their liking. The result is […]