Stopping the Worm

By now most of us, I hope, are aware of the new vulnerability discovered in OS X. It is a very bad one and I’m sure it will be attacked by hackers very quickly. Yesterday I decided to research it and do something to defend our household Macs.

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Why Do I Hate Word Processors?

When I write, I am not processing words. I’m writing. I write sentences, paragraphs, chapters, etc., and pretty much take words for granted. How about you? Do you want to process words? Or do you want to write?

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Thanks that I Give

My wife mentioned to me tonight that there are Americans who think we should not be celebrating this day in the traditional way. Namely,

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The Library of Babel

The announcement by Google that they will begin digitizing and indexing the contents of the world’s great research libraries — a step in the

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After the Ball

OK, it’s Monday night after MacWorld. Other people who were there are writing about their thoughts on what they saw and heard. Me, I

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Remembering Jef Raskin

I knew Jef at the time when he was starting the Macintosh project, but I never heard all that much about it from him.

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A Sharp Stick in the Eye

So yesterday, after much waiting and puckering up, I got the cataract removed from my right eye and a replacement lens implanted. It’s in

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The iMovie DRM Hack

So I’m reading all these blogs and forum posts and news items etc. about using iMovie to remove the DRM from a song downloaded

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Easter Weekend

OK, so it’s already Wednesday night. So sue me. We live in Palo Alto, and our daughter is in college down in Claremont. So

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Spain

By now I’ve seen several dozen statements about how the Spanish are cowards, how the terrorists won in Spain, etc. I don’t think so.

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Little Feet

So, most every portable computer I’ve ever used (all Macs) has had a problem about its little rubbery feet. They come off. No, I

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Recording for the Blind

Actually, it’s Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, or RFB&D. They have studios all over the country, and one of them is only a

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In the Days of Giants

Yesterday I spent some time at Macworld, listening to Andy Herzfeld tell stories of the Old Days at Apple. Any time you get a

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