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Posted
03 February 2005

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Verisimilitude Provocation

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Parental Advisory: Explicit DRM

On the cover of a technical book published by Sybex it proclaims that the entire contents are available in PDF form on the accompanying CD. Which sounds nice, doesn't it? If only it were true.

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Posted
01 February 2005

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Nerd Factor X Provocation

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Been Caught Stealin' (Focus)

Garth vents on the subject of Windows applications stealing focus. I agree, this is by far the most annoying thing about using a WinBox on any regular basis.

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Posted
18 January 2005

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Nerd Factor X

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GPS-assisted driving

MSN Mappoint mapThis picture via the Fishbowl, original discoverer lost in a too-long chain of attribution.

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Posted
15 January 2005

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Nerd Factor X

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Broken Standards

A few days ago I submitted my first story to slashdot - a question to Ask Slashdot - and yesterday it was posted:

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Posted
12 January 2005

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Nerd Factor X

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Gooey or Webby? Or both?

It seems that everywhere you look these days, the division between web and desktop is becoming less and less, well, divided.

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Posted
12 January 2005

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Nerd Factor X

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New. Small. White.

Gratiuitous opinion on the new Apple announcements today:

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Posted
06 January 2005

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Nerd Factor X Provocation Or Something

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YAGA

Reading the press release for Samsung's totally drool-worthy 21" OLED display:

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Posted
06 January 2005

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Nerd Factor X

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Essentials for Windows

So at this point you may be thinking that girtby.net has jumped the shark. First a best-of list, and now an essential-apps list! What next, pictures of my cat?

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Posted
29 December 2004

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Nerd Factor X

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unix tips chmod

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UNIX tip o' the day

I never knew that the +X mode for chmod meant set the execute bit only if a directory or if the execute bit is already set on a file.

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Posted
27 December 2004

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Illimitable English

Various change is beneficial to increase intelligence illimitable originality to build happy childhoodPackaging on a cheap Chinese Lego knock-off.

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