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Posted on November 26, 2008 at 9:31 am

Want some floppy disks?

I have old (and I mean OLD) software on Mac floppy that’s destined for the trash unless someone can recommend a good home. Seven disks that comprise Aldus (yes Aldus, not Adobe) Pagemaker 5.0 with a serial number. A complete set of install discs for Mac OS 7.0.1. LaCie Silverlining version 5.5.3/20. There are two disks each […]

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Bright House essentially removed features—not added

Bright House Networks has been performing firmware updates on all digital navigator cable boxes. The update happened to my box last Thursday. The only bits of good news I’ve discovered are: 1) settings that we were informed might be lost weren’t, and 2) there’s now a percentage indicator of how full the hard drive is. Let […]

Posted on September 25, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Grammar quandary (your response welcome)

I welcome input on this. I have a photo caption (edited slightly to remove people’s names from this public post) that currently reads: John Doe participates in the latest health screening which includes measuring blood pressure and weight, and a comprehensive blood draw to measure blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, and other parameters. A proofreader was […]

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 9:17 am

How will you use your spoon?

One of my friends sent this to me. Even though I am truly not in the habit of throwing around stories through e-mail and blog posts, I liked the message in this. Even if you don’t care to pay attention to the spirituality of the message, it’s still a life lesson that more people could […]

Posted on July 18, 2008 at 11:04 pm

Why are logic board replacements always a source of grief?

Just what is it, anyway, with the times when you have to get a logic board in a computer replaced? Is it only an Apple Macintosh thing? Every single encounter I’ve had with the procedure has resulted in some sort of complication. Never mind the fact that after mine was done recently, I had to […]

Posted on July 11, 2008 at 8:36 am

Delicious Library improvements forthcoming

Back in late May, I wrote to Delicious Monster the following: Good job with DL2. Two comments: *Please* consider putting the information pane back on the right side, or give the option to do so. HTML export needs to ignore articles (A, An, The) and such when sorting. Today, they replied, not that I really expected […]

Posted on June 20, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Feelin’ like some Chicago

The horror! Somehow, as I realized yesterday, neither my iTunes library nor my CD collection contains a single track of Chicago. Admittedly, I was never a huge follower, but there are many songs they produced that I like. So now, I’m trying to make up my mind whether to go for a big list of […]

Posted on May 8, 2008 at 1:31 pm

This is only a test

I was diagnosing an issue where MarsEdit couldn’t interact with my new blog because of a server-level block on the xmlrpc file from outside sources. I found a recommendation to make an addition to my .htaccess file that should fix it. I’d been looking for instructions to simply rename the file and how to tell […]

Posted on April 28, 2008 at 11:03 am

Are you here yet?

I fully admit this is completely a vanity post. I am interested to get a sense of how many people deem my blog posts worthy to spend time following. And, just as importantly, how many have managed to migrate from the now-retired Second Initial site to here. Just fill in a comment with your name […]

Posted on April 26, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Checking out Twitpress

The overbearing reason that I’m still maintaining any kind of blog engine is for the occasional topic I want to type about that does not fit in a tweet. With that mentality, it stands to reason I’ll want to announce on my Twitter feed when a new blog post is up, and this entry’s purpose […]

Posted on April 26, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Why the switch?

For someone who is usually happy with the status quo and resistant to change, it sure seems like I’ve migrated to new web sites and e-mail addresses a lot. Okay, maybe not as much as some people I know, but it feels like a lot to me. But here’s the scoop. Second Initial was created […]

Posted on April 25, 2008 at 10:05 pm

ALBj.net’s First Entry

Maybe I should have been more insightful for this blog’s very first entry. But, the fact that it’s not is probably the best indicator of what’s to come. Most everything you’ll find posted to this blog will be thoughts that are too lengthy for my Twitter feed. I’ll always tweet links to new entries I […]