Buggin' My Life Away

Musings of a Mad Mac Maven

February, 2004

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    Mac Word 6.0

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    Mom always said, “The only good thing about beating your head against the wall is that it feels good when you stop.” Well, sorry Mom, but that’s not fully true. While you’re sitting on the couch buried beneath an ice pack, you...
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    A Brief Bio

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    Since I’m a n00b in the bloggosphere, I suppose a brief introduction is appropriate. So.....
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    Marketing vs. Marketing

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    Well, I’d written about half of this post when Chris Pratley posted this . Fortunately, what I’d written dovetailed with Chris’ remarks rather well. Chris is a Group Program Manager in Authoring Services group, and he’s been responsible...
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    Carbon vs. Cocoa

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    Yesterday I posted a link to Todd Bishop’s More on Mac BU. Among the comments to Todd’s article is a question I’ve seen and heard before: When is Microsoft going to port Office to Cocoa? The question, the frequency with which it gets asked in various venues and the common tone that suggests Carbon is a second-class citizen to Cocoa’s aristocratic blood-lines, all suggest that there’s still a great deal of misunderstanding out there regarding these two technologies. ......
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    My Comment Policy

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    Ground Rules Having had some time to browse a few of the other blogs on msdn.com, I think it only appropriate to be clear and up-front about a few things. The first is that this weblog is mine. If you click on the "Home"...
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    Hungarian Notation

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    My dad always used to say, “Call me anything you want. Just don’t call me late for dinner.” If variables and functions in computer programs were sentient beings, I wonder if they’d say the same thing. As religious wars go among...
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    More on "Mac-Like"

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    In the comments to my article on Mac Word 6.0, Chris Hanson said, “I'm surprised it was that hard for Microsoft to discover what ‘Mac-like’ meant.” Michael Tsai expressed a similar thought , in that he wonders why we needed to...
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    We Don't Need No Steenkin'...

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    As I type this, I'm listening to some "Ten Years After" being played on an ELP model LT-1LRC laser turntable routed through a CounterPoint pre-amp/amp combo system into some Carver Planar speakers. Kinda makes you want to say "piffle" to the whole ACC...
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    Ed Fries

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    Ed Fries is retiring from Microsoft, and last night we held a little shindig to send him off Rick Scháut Normal Rick Scháut 5 2004-02-13T05:15:00Z 2004-02-13T05:21:00Z 1 258 1476 Microsóft Corp...
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    Andy Ihnatko's Gift...

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    IBM sent Andy Ihnatko a gift as a promo for their upcoming laptop. Check out the actual laptop he uses in the picture to give us a sense of size. [ Andy Ihnatko's YellowText ]
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    Back to Work...

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    Well, I’m back. Comments have been re-enabled, so you can now read thoughts that had been added to posts before I left. And, now that I’ve actually been to Galveston, I’m really left wondering exactly what Glen Campbell was pining about...
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    On Vacation

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    I'm a few states south, and a couple of time zones east, of Seattle (just off Galveston Bay, actually) visiting family. Since it seems I've acquired an admirer from Sweden--or at least the ISP he's using, Telia Network Services, is in Sweden, I've disabled...
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    More on Microsoft Mac BU

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    Todd Bishop has a nice follow-up to the Seattle Post Intelligencer's article on Microsoft's Mac BU. No mention of the Mad Mac Maven, though. Rick There were a number of interesting tidbits that didn't fit into the story we published this morning...
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