Buggin' My Life Away

Musings of a Mad Mac Maven

March, 2005

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    Want to Talk to Me?

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    Martin Sevior wonders how one talks to me . Well, you come over to my blog, and you leave a comment. I'd have answered Martin's question by leaving a comment there, but his blog doesn't have comments turned on.   Rick Currently playing in iTunes: Whipping...
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    OSS and Deaf Developers?

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    I came across this rant about feature requests in Gnome. I have to confess a sense of siding with the OSS developers on this one. The author of the editorial doesn't get into full swing until she quotes the following statement from the Gnome web site...
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    Marketing are Bad

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    Todd Bishop’s story in yesterday's Seattle Post-Intelligencer about Professor Sandeep Krishnamurthy’s fisking of Word’s grammar checker is making the rounds. It even got a blurb on NPR’s Morning Edition today. Word’s grammar checker is a by-product of...
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    Selection Behavior

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    I'm absolutely certain that something like this has happened to you. I was putting together some quick and dirty play lists in iTunes based on a random shuffle smart playlist I'd created (basically, a random list of 100 songs that I hadn't listed to in...
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    Wes Montgomery

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    When I first started this blog, I said I'd talk about music from time to time. I've been searching for the right opportunity to do so, but, until now, none have presented themselves. This morning, however, NPR's Morning Edition had a piece on Wes Montgomery...
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    Usability Survey

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    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County has an online usability survey of GNOME. The timing is rather serendipitous in light of my earlier remarks on user feedback and GNOME . It's entirely likely that more than a few people who commented on that...
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    Hungarian Notation (Again)

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    Cyrus is having difficulty parsing out the example given in Simonyi's original article on the subject. I've blogged about this before , but it's worth reiterating the main point of my earlier post. It's somewhat unfortunate, because the example that Simonyi...
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    Variations on "Open" Source Licenses

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    Jason Matusow, Microsoft's director of open source licensing, has started blogging. His first post wasn't more than the classic "Hello World" thing. So, his second post on the subject, More Open Than Open , is his first substantive post. He certainly...
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    Oops!

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    Due to a combination of server issues and a wetware problem on my part, a couple of my posts from early Friday got deleted. Unfortunately, any comments people made on those posts got deleted too. If you had anything to say about OSS and Deaf Developers...
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