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· · 2003
· · · March
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SF-200 Slide Feeder · A pre­vi­ous en­try re­port­ed on the ac­qui­si­tion of a Nikon CoolS­can 4000 ED 35mm slide scan­ner; this is on the ad­di­tion of an SF-200 slide feed­er ...
Wow, *new* Punctuation! · It can't be that of­ten that our lan­guage ac­quires an en­tire­ly new punc­tu­a­tion id­iom, but over the past decade, the prac­tice of high­light­ing *im­por­tan­t* words with as­ter­isks has come in un­der the radar and is now ubiq­ui­tous. Frankly, I think emoti­cons will have no more longevi­ty than CB Ra­dio or the Zero Op­tion or any oth­er short-lived cul­tur­al flour­ish, but the stars work so well vi­su­al­ly that I'm bet­ting they stick. In fac­t, when re­cent ver­sions of Mozilla's email client start­ed to em­bold­en words thus framed, I didn't even no­tice for a while, than I laughed out loud when I did. But that's noth­ing ...
Vedderism · I was driv­ing around lis­ten­ing to the modern-rock ra­dio sta­tion, and there were three singers on in ten min­utes with low-pitched chesty voic­es, and I was won­der­ing “why does ev­ery­body sound like Ed­die Vedder?” ...
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