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Brad Fitzpatrick

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Misc [Jun. 4th, 2002|03:23 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I was reading some product history on the side of its box and I noticed that all the quotes were replaced with "I" characters with either graves or hats. And instantly I knew that somebody with Microsoft Word typed the paragraph, Word smart-quoted it, sent it to somebody else, and the CP1252 encoding got changed to ISO-8859-1 along the way. Disappointing that nobody noticed, given that it occurred 4 or 5 times. But it was made in China... maybe they can't read it.

I ordered a flat-screen monitor. It'll be here in a few days. Planar CT1904N. Way bigger and more kick-ass than I need, but given that I do nothing but stare at the computer, it'll be worth it. Now I just need the silent case.

I used to have a dozen mice but now I can't find one. Windows hides the mouse cursor if no mouse is logged in, so I can't use x2vnc to it without a mouse. It's kinda neat actually... plug in USB mouse, cursor shows, remove mouse, cursor hides. (But I can still use x2vnc... just not easily....) There's probably a Windows option to keep it on, but hell if I could find it.

Working on my new website is a joy ... so easy, having so much past knowledge and code to work off of. I'll be able to avoid a few dozen huge architectural mistakes that I made in the past on LiveJournal. (and I said the same thing about LiveJournal after making FreeVote....)

Meeting with my realtor on Thursday to look at houses. Can't wait to own a home.

From: ex_lifeofbri692
2002-06-04 07:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey have you heard this yet?


Imagine 'neighborhoods' and 'house numbers' where you can have your very own website! Sure this idea was originally adopted in '95... but now you can jump on board today.
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