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May 12th, 2005  |  Published in old and busted  |  1 Comment

> “It is vital that you enhance the inter-departmental syngergies of your operation,” I said. And then I killed him. — Darth Vader

Peoplecheck

You know who isn’t posting near enough to suit me lately? Snappy. That’s who.

Sometimes …

… when I think about moving this operation back over to PuddingTime!, I think of Nigel Tufnel coming back around in the third act.

Don’t ask … it’s between me and David.

HTML Mail is Mildly Anti-Social…

… and Mail.app would do well to expose how to not have to read it by default. Until then, there’s always this from the terminal:

 defaults write com.apple.mail PreferPlainText -bool true

Much better.

May 12, 2003:

> With the iBook back in the shop for some more just-before-warranty-termination work, I turned back to the Windows machine, only to learn that Mozilla, for reasons unknown, won’t launch. Mozilla derivative Firebird, however, will. Verdict: it’s a browser, it seems to work, the icons are spiffy, and it’s not Internet Explorer, which makes me feel safer. Oh, it blocks popups and has tabbed browsing. — Me, May 12, 2003

With the benefit of two years of hindsight and some of the most annoying horserace coverage my profession has been able to dish out since, well, since “Is Linux Ready for the Enterprise?” appeared in a headline, I must now offer an amended version:

> Verdict: it’s a browser, it seems to work, the icons are spiffy, and it’s not Internet Explorer, which makes me feel safer. Oh … and it’ll totally bring about world peace!

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