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Friday, September 26, 2003

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Apple Doin' The Logo-Motion
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
The world-famous Apple logo is getting a new look. Purists may not approve, but the designer of the original Apple logo, Rob Janoff, likes what he sees.


Nisus Thesaurus 1.0 A Free Download
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
After a period of beta testing, Nisus Software has released Nisus Thesaurus 1.0, an electronic thesaurus that automatically integrates with any Service-aware Mac OS X application including Nisus Writer Express, Mail, TextEdit and Safari.

Apple Adds Free iBlog, VersionTracker Plus To .Mac
by MacMinute
Apple has added three new exclusive gifts for .Mac members — a free copy of the iBlog weblog software, a free VersionTracker Plus subscription and a US$30 discount on SmartDisk hard drives.

Porting Linux To The iPod
by Howard Wen, O'Reilly Network
With Linux on iPod, you can play (to a limited degree, as of this writing) MP3 and Ogg files under Linux on your iPod. This is possible thanks to the work of just one man, Bernard Leach, a 30 year old software engineer in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Tokyo U Buying 1,150 iMacs (The Right Story)
by Ron Carlson, Insanely Great Mac

'1984' In 2003?
by Ray Baltes, Hampton Chronicle
Comparisons to George Orwell's "1984" may be inevitable, but parents of Hampton-Dumont students now have a powerful new tool to help keep track of their student's performance.

Apple Financial Results Coming Oct 15
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Apple will announce its fourth quarter and end-of-year financial results on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and will Webcast the announcement at 2 p.m. Pacific.


How The iPod & iTunes Changed My Life
by Bob LeVitus, Mac Observer
I love it every time I use it, which is to say every single day. If you don't have a 'Pod yet, you don't know what you're missing.

Do You Want A Cheap Mac?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
You can argue lower support costs and superior standard equipment till you're blue in the face, but the initial purchase price still hurts.

Panther OS Brings Touch Of Old, Much Of New
by Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle
Panther isn't expected to be out until later this year, but here's a taste of what you can expect when it leaps onto the scene.

The Fudge Factor
by Jarrod Spiga, APC Magazine
Hardware manufacturers and system builders use benchmarking to show how well their products perform, but the figures aren't always what they seem.


DiskWarrior 3
by Gary Coyne,
There isn't a Mac out there that couldn't benefit from owning and running DiskWarrior.

Should A Windows User Buy An iPod?
by David Coursey, ZDNet
I can tell you that the iPod is an absolutely wonderful device on a Mac and 10-15 percent less wonderful on Windows. That is still wonderful enough for many of us.


Friday, September 26, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

WHILE LISTENING TO MY MP3 COLLECTION, I just noted that my music are mainly from CDs I bought during the last 80s and early 90s. Then I fondly remember what good time I was in then — no worries, no need to plan beyond next semester.

One does always seems to remember only the good things — your first project, your first crush, your first date.

As I approaches my mid-life crisis (no idea when that is yet), maybe I should start doing a lot of things for the first time too. Maybe I should tear down and built something new.

(Oh yeah, I didn't really get into that Napster craze.)

KILL SITEFINDER? Have you taken actions yet?


Microsoft Celebrates Longhorn 'Gold Release' Early
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
How do you keep a large team of developers on a big project motivated during the inevitable slippages? Easy: you just pretend the project is already complete.

Microsoft Critic Dismissed By @Stake
by John Borland, CNET
A computer security expert who contributed to a paper deeply critical of Microsoft has been dismissed by his employer, a consulting company that works closely with the software giant.

Judge Tosses Microsoft Smart Tags Case
by David Becker, CNET
A federal judge has dismissed a patent infringement case against Microsoft.

Shutting Of MSN Chat Rooms May Open Up IM
by Jim Hu, CNET
In announcing it would shutter free chat rooms, Microsoft highlighted problems with spammers and pornographers. But analysts said there may be benefits for the software giant, which is trying to shunt customers to paid services across its network.

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