Monthly Archives: December 2004

A better class of support

This just came up on one of the support lists for the next openoffice beta: bq.. Hi Juraj, > It does not work. Where would you put the check mark? [ ] it does nothing [ ] it copies too … Continue reading Continue reading

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an awful warning

Adobe Acrobat 3.whatever for the palm is a horrible piece of software. I have been trying an ebook in Adobe DRM format. It has one good point: you can shift the book and its activation between computers. But on a … Continue reading Continue reading

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foresight among bonobos

This is a reply to Ben Hammersley’s [“comment(This ought to work)”:http://www.thewormbook.com/helmintholog/archives/001346.html] on the previous entry. It will probably form part of the review I write. Tallis argues that there are fundamental differences between our experience of the world and animals’; … Continue reading Continue reading

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waking to discover

for much of this afternoon I have been dreaming that I am in an armchair reading “Raymond Tallis”:http://www.thegreatdebate.org.uk/raymondtallis.html and waking to find that I am. None the less, “his latest book,”:http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0748619526/qid=1102529329/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_11_3/202-0906715-0570203 which I am reviewing for the _Graun_ is very … Continue reading Continue reading

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A small step for human-ish kind

Justin Arundale, the _Independent’s_ first (and best) librarian, told me in the early Nineties that the company was making more than Continue reading

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Posy Simmonds

Was “perfect(Why don’t we publish it?)”:http://books.guardian.co.uk/posysimmonds/0,12693,852375,00.html again this week. Though the one that made me laugh loudest this year was “earlier.(Autumn fiction)”:http://books.guardian.co.uk/posysimmonds/page/0,12694,1301952,00.html The archive is “here,”:http://books.guardian.co.uk/posysimmonds/archive/0,12699,852391,00.html and if I have linked to it before, well, you should have gone the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Ecco open sourced?

I can hardly believe this, but one of the most original and useful programs of the last fifteen years may finally be “available for improvement.”:http://www.compusol.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl for some time now Ecco has been given away free as a donwloadable binary, and … Continue reading Continue reading

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the socialist’s girlfriend

Here is a real oddity: a morally informed, grown-up story in the _Sunday Times_ that is not by Ferdy Mount or John Cornwell. “Janice Turner points out”:http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,10654-1387269,00.html that most of the story simply shows the morals of “Chat!(it’s worth clicking … Continue reading Continue reading

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Security advice

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Don’t mention Clark County

Just had my invitation to the Features party …. Continue reading

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