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Monday, August 27, 2001

Premature Release

As embarrassing as it is, we have all experienced premature release at some point in our lives.  That cursor can be so sensitive some times, one could easily let go at the wrong moment and make a mess of their work.  And, like the cartoon, life can be frustrating when you have to wait a long time to try again.

Monday, August 20, 2001


Apple's HyperCard was a great little program that let regular people like you and me create interactive presentations for the Mac. As applications like PowerPoint and the Internet have become more popular, HyperCard has all but vanished, and is now rolled into QuickTime in some obscure way. Ritalin is that medicine for hyper kids with Attention Deficit Disorder, which makes this cartoon funny.

Monday, August 13, 2001

Easy Install

Easy Install can sometimes be anything but easy. Sometimes a third-party software developer will chose to include helpful Apple Extensions like ColorSync and AppleScript in their installer. While they may be current versions at the time the software was created, these Extensions will surely be outdated by the time you decide to reinstall your application a few years later. I always chose a Custom Install, but if you've accidentally installed outdated duplicate Apple Extensions, here's a hint—remove the one with the earlier creation date, (it will usually have a ™symbol).

Monday, August 6, 2001

Special Menu

How do you categorize such computer tasks as Empty Trash, Sleep, Restart, and Shut Down? These are no ordinary commands! Special menu items need a Special Menu, and that's just what Apple has included in their Mac OS. But this Special offer won't last—Apple has removed the Special Menu from it's latest Mac OS X.
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