Friday, March 22, 2002
iMac Price Increase Not Contagious
PC makers probably won't follow with similar increases. Instead, PC makers will reduce the amount of memory or change the hard drive.
Fetch For Mac!
Shareware from Fetch Software helps Macintosh users transfer files faster on the Internet.
How to Crash iPhoto
At least, with my digital camera and my copy of iPhoto...
Download one whole bunch of photos from camera. Camera automatically turns off after a while, probably due to "lack of activities". (???)
Luckily, OS X is still alive and well. All I have to do is restart iPhoto, do the whole download again (USB's speed is getting on my nerve.) And pressing the "forward" button on my camera every minute. (That last part is not fun. But I don't feel like turning off the auto-off feature of my camera.)
USENET and the Web
I wish the messages in my USENET newsreader have a link in there that brings me to the corresponding page at Google Groups. (No, reading posts on Google, or other web applications, is not what I want.)
Dan Gillmor: I wish Google had more spine.
John Hiler: Google is powerless to do anything before [DMCA], without risking its entire business on unproven legislation.
Does anyone has any pointers on how to teach somebody the concept of "drag and drop" over the phone?
E.T. The Extra Material
Dell Unfazed By Rival China PC Maker
Dell doesn't seem too woried that a China rival is adopting its made-to-order model to defend itself against Dell in the crucial mainland market.
Losing The HP Way
Carly Fiorina may have triumphed over Walter Hewlett, but the effort to save her company's share price came at a cost: Silicon Valley's soul.
Meet The Real Microsoft: Why It's Not What You Think
Some myths about Microsoft, and how they vary from the reality I've seen firsthand.
Microsoft Password Research Looks To Images, Not Text
Images thend to make more of an impression on people than string of text characters.