Ouch! Apple gets it right on Vista


Yesterday, I referenced what it was like living with Vista

Today I ran across an Apple ad. Unfortunately, they pretty much got it right.

I'm hoping for an update that fixes this. Please, Microsoft?

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Living with Vista


OK, I've had Windows Vista installed for 9 days now and my verdict is ... it's not worth upgrading. Vista is supposed to be more secure than XP but this manifests itself in really annoying ways. The screen flashes black and a box pops up that must be dealt with. That'd …

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Too many choices = problems


I installed Vista on my home desktop machine on Friday. I've already been bitten twice by the new (off( button with Vista. I'm going to have to figure out how to change its default behavior.

I enjoy reading Joel Spolsky's articles. In Choices = Headaches he talks about the problems with …

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Buzz Monitoring and Tracking


Not that it applies to this blog at all but Web 2.0: Buzz-Monitoring and Tracking is a nice write-up of some solutions and I need to look at it more closely.

I've been trying to use Google notebook to track things but it's not working so well for me …

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Keep your add-ons/extensions while upgrading Thunderbird


I installed Vista on my home desktop machine. I say "installed" rather than upgraded because Microsoft's installation routine refused to let me upgrade. I spent a couple of hours on trying to figure out how to get around that and, in the end, decided that I'd rather install FireFox, Acrobat …

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Like your drinks fizzy?


Found a neat idea if you're into doing things yourself. You can use this device to make your own bottles of soda, mixing the flavors and setting the carbonation the way you want.

Create Your Own Fizzy Drinks

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Seattleite patronizing Portland again


I enjoy reading 360digest when I get a chance. Not only is my brother-in-law Dave a newly-minted real estate agent but the house next door was up for sale for a while recently. Real estate is one of those things that we all have to deal with, because we all …

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Testing MyPages linking


We're experimenting with linking back to blogs who reference a business on mypages.com For example, a business that listed itself recently was Hammy's Pizza. It's in the Portland Pizza category.

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What I now know about Wordpress 2.1


What I now know about Wordpress 2.1 ... is that I can't run it because my host is running MySQL prior to 4.0. Tried doing the upgrade and it sort of worked ... but not really. So I reverted back to 2.0.6 and found 2.0.7 which …

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Good article on online communities


I've had this article on my hot list for a while. In Human Scale, Neighborhoods, and MySpaceaphobia Stowe Boyd writes well about some of the issues with online sites like MySpace or Facebook and even proposes some solutions to the problems they have.

Human-oriented social contexts should allow users to …

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