DaveNet: The Last Napster Sunday?
An addendum to today's piece, about Macster.
If you run Microsoft Outlook Express, download and install this patch. It protects your computer, it's very important.
NY Times: "Since the exit of John McCain, who managed to make campaign finance reform seem romantic, it's been hard to find real human passion anywhere but on a fictional TV drama. It's impossible to tell what George W. Bush and Al Gore really care about, besides not making mistakes."
AP: Website posts secret CIA papers.
Susan Kitchens found, to her chagrin, that one of the pages on her site was the top hit in the Google search for Lake George.
Brad Pettit: The Issue is Honesty.
Keola Donaghy: Why haven't we heard from more artists?
WaSP: Open Letter to Netscape. If AOL wanted to be in the browser business wouldn't it be evident by now?
Another cooool Bryan Bell theme.
Kate Adams reports: "Hooray! The unofficial Iron Chef website is back after a month of dealing with lawyers."
The curse of Adobe
I finally got a new copy of ImageReady, it's bundled with PhotoShop. OK, stick the CD into the computer. It shows up on the desktop. Launch the app, click on PhotoShop.
"Prove that you have a valid copy," says the software. (I have a serial number ready, but that's not one of the options.)
They want me to find an installation on my hard drive. It's on the other computer, the one I'm going to erase and turn into a server. I show it to it. It's not happy.
No ImageReady. Call customer support for help. Oh sure. Like I have time for that. Hey, I paid for the software.
I just want to do some friggin screen shots.
Against my better judgment
Josh Allen sent me a .reg file, and says if I 2click it, Microsoft Paint will save GIFs and JPEGs. I held my breath, cursed Adobe three times, and 2clicked. Launch Paint. And voila, they're there. Now can they save? Yes, in a manner of speaking, esp if you like a green tint randomly smattered on everything.
AFAIK, neither Microsoft or Adobe have caught up with the Web. Sorry guys. You get 0 points each, and a negative 100 points for lack of teamwork. How could it be that a developer such as myself can't save a stinking GIF to a file on my local hard drive. It's 2000, not 1995. According to these companies, the Web likes green tints, or I didn't really pay for the software I paid for.
It's very late.
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