· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · March
· · · · 27 (3 entries)

SF-200 Slide Feeder · A <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2003/03/02/Scanner'>previous entry</a> 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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