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Archive for May, 2004

Cultivated. A blog to follow closely if you like what Wired (Site and Magazine) write about the Mac: The Cult of Mac Blog

KiKouka has a nice blog that talks about Macs and New Zealand and other stuff.

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An Interesting ExperienceTables vs. CSS – A match to the death. Sergio’s blog seems worthwhile in itself, too… trythis comic to get a feeling of his humour!

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Back To The FutureTest Drive A Macintosh … using System 7.

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Working With XML: The “the little-known XMLHttpRequest object” is on its way to become a mainstream player.

Working With XML (bis)How to Reduce the Burden on Web Designers.

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kurf’uful? Did you know the word kerfuffle? Neither did I, until I read “Some Notes on the “Who wrote Linux” Kerfuffle, Release 1.5“, by the hand of Andrew Tanenbaum, the author of Minix. A very instructive text, offering insight into the history of Minix and Linux as well as into the “mission” of the President of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (no, the link isn’t worth mentioning here).

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Rats! During the weekend, which we spent with family in the Ardennes, my digital camera (a Nikon Coopix 885) broke down: extreme over-exposure on every picture leaves nothing but white blobs on a poisonous green background. Even worse: my local retailer tells me the repair will cost about 170 € – for what may well be a software bug! Software is not cheap, indeed…

Not Just Chitchat. “The simple truth is, many organizations may need plogs to discover their own simple truths about how well (or how poorly) their projects are going“. FYI: a “plog” is just a “project blog”.

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Oh Boy. I received an invitation from Sun Microsystems, to cast a vote in the Java Masters 2004 competition, where Java programmers get to show what they can achieve on a mobile-phone-with-Java platform from Siemens. I was very, very, very disappointed. Not because the quality of the competition entries was low, but because all of the ten finalists are games! Mind you, I have nothing against games – I have been known to play them myself. But come on, Sun, you should know that you need more than games to prove that Java is worth something! Or are you ready to admit that Microsoft got the best part of the recent deal between you two?

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