· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · April
· · · · 06 (3 entries)

On Disconnectedness · We're com­ing off 72 hours of be­ing off the Net at home. This dis­con­nect­ed­ness di­ary is bet­ter than oth­er bloggers' home-tech laments, be­cause it in­cludes a gen­uine earth­quake pre­pared­ness safe­ty tip ...
On the Goodness of Unicode · Quite a few soft­ware pro­fes­sion­als have learned that they need to wor­ry about in­ter­na­tion­al­iz­ing soft­ware, and some of those have learned how to go about do­ing it. For those get­ting start­ed, here­with a brief in­tro­duc­tion to Uni­code, the one tech­nol­o­gy that you have to get com­fort­able with if you're go­ing to do a good job as a soft­ware cit­i­zen of the world ...
What Happened Was... · I was just watch­ing the BBC TV stream (had to use a Win­dows box, my Mac can't get it). In a live broad­cast from the out­skirts of Bas­ra, their cor­re­spon­dent Hi­lary An­der­s­son in her hard-edged (for the Bee­b) North Eng­land voice said: “What hap­pened was, <pause>...” Beau­ti­ful; pure Amer­i­can, dragged in­to the main­stream, as near as I can tel­l, by El­more Leonard ...
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