Journal: News & Comment

Friday, December 03, 2004
# 10:46:00 AM:

Links of interest (2004-12-03):

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  • The 2004 winners of the worst instruction manual contest. (I linked to the 2002 version, but forgot about it last year.)

  • When secrets make sense in software. (Summary: not very often.)

  • Ode to Word. A sample: "Even though you,/Oh mighty Word,/Are licensed to William Smith/I do not mean to type William Smith/Every time I type 'will'."

  • "If having the freedom to mess with your operating system matters to you, running Linux on your Apple hardware is going to be a better choice than running Mac OS X, no matter how Unix-like it is."

  • Yet another demonstration of why word-based censorship filtering never really works.

  • The semi-anonymous tales at Daily Adventures of Mixerman (now a book) demonstrate a small fraction of the ways in which the modern recording industry is horribly, horribly broken. Read through a few of the entries and do a rough calculation of how much money and time gets wasted trying to make a lousy rock album.


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