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· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · November
· · · · 30 (2 entries)

Lustre-Lustrous · I am the lucky owner of one of the plates used to print the original 1928 version of the <a href='http://www.oed.com/'>Oxford English Dictionary</a>, a trophy of the years 1987-89 when I worked full-time on a sideshow of a sideshow of the production of the <cite>OED Second Edition</cite>; 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 <a href='http://blogs.sun.com/dp/'>Daniel Price</a> that build 72 of Solaris 10 <a href='http://www.sun.com/solaris-express'>is posted</a>. 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? <i>[Update: <a href='http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/aland/20041201#gcc_3_4_3_with'>Request granted</a>!]</i>
 
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