· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · November
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Lustre-Lustrous · I am the lucky owner of one of the plates used to print the original 1928 version of the Oxford English Dictionary, a trophy of the years 1987-89 when I worked full-time on a sideshow of a sideshow of the production of the OED Second Edition; this fragment’s title is the range of words that were on that page. Herewith a brief visual essay on the plate, which surprisingly includes a curvy fashion shoot ...
Solaris 72 · I see via Daniel Price that build 72 of Solaris 10 is posted. The kernel geeks’ hearts will beat faster over the AMD64 support, but what I think is also newsworthy is that Solaris comes with StarOffice (as in Sun’s souped-up version of OpenOffice) on-board. OK, here’s my chance to get a late feature request in: along with a full-function office suite, how about a C compiler? [Update: Request granted!]
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