Monthly Archives: August 2003

The way things *should* work

A long time ago, I remarked that the best form a memory upgrade could take would be for the box from the seller to arrive via UPS, whereupon you toss the unopened box into the same room as your computer, … Continue reading

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Moon madness

A map showing the landing sites of the Apollo missions. [For the last 15 years or so, when I could arrange it, I’ve always had a large Rand McNally poster of the moon on my office wall. It’s nice to … Continue reading

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Eeeediots

Hmmm… I ordered a second CPU for my older Dell XEON-based workstation. The older CPUs are kind of hard to find (the two processors have to match, more or less). The package arrives. Heat sink, check. Two CPU clips, check. … Continue reading

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Securiteeee

From Wired News, we have the line Many passengers at New York airports said they appreciate the increased security. Too bad it’s useless posturing. Oh well.

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Unapplied Wisdom

If you see a GUID, kill it before it spreads. Half the time, the comment is wrong, or is going to be. A quarter of the time the comment doesn’t help. Then we have half-truths, rambling literary nods to Moby … Continue reading

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DVD-+$&*@

Here is a good article on the merits of DVD+RW. Nice to see technical goop on this stuff. (Horrible, horrible naming, marketeers need to be shot (again): +. -. What’s next, * or &?)

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Eudora 5.21

I don’t know how many people QualComm has working on Eudora, but they’ve been adding features slowly over the past few years. They finally added the feature I’ve been wanting really, really badly. Version 5.21 lets you specify filters based … Continue reading

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Been a while

Notes, in no particular order. We’ve moved to the Seattle area. (Yes, working for *that* company). The probability of a cable modem working is inversely proportional to the number of times you’ve said, “This is gonna work, no problem.” There … Continue reading

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