The age old Mac debate

Over on ZDNet, Christopher Dawson rekindles the old Apple Macintosh debate in his piece “Macintosh…Help me understand why.” I’ve observed these discussions from a distance for over twenty years, but they were always abstract to me since I didn’t own nor particularly have any experience with a Mac. I do…

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In case you were wondering how big 6000 pages is: OpenXML/OOXML/whatever

At various times, critics of Microsoft’s product specification-turned-ECMA-standard “OpenXML” or “OOXML” have pointed out how ridiculous it is to think that anyone other than Microsoft will ever fully and correctly implement the specification. I count myself among the critics and I may have even questioned whether Microsoft itself has or…

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Top Ten blog entries and some stats

I’ve now been up and running on this new host long enough that I’ve decided I can resume my monthly publication of the top ten blog entries that people have directly accessed. I’ve also added a few stats on the bottom of the list related to overall readership. Here are…

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Apache, PHP, Mac

The good news is that since the Mac OS X is based on the BSD flavor of Unix, it comes with things like PHP and Apache. The bad news is that both are pathetically backlevel. This is fixable, however, and I played with various options late last night. Right now…

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