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Entries for Tuesday, September 25, 2007

September 25, 2007

Rands In Repose: The Button

Good Rands post on how to correctly deal with job interviews — as an information-gathering operation. “How… would you… test a soda machine… in the dark… submerged in strawberry jello?”

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Macworld: On ringtones and copyrights

Good summary of what Apple would be up against even if they *wanted* to let you turn your MP3s into ringtones for free.

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Bug in Excel 2007 - microsoft.public.excel | Google Groups

Wow — Calculations in Excel 2007 that come to 65,535 get displayed as 100,000. “Oops”

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Amazon.com MP3 Downloads

Amazon’s un-DRMed 256kbps MP3 store launches. It’s got the full EMI and indie catalogues that iTunes has DRM-free, plus the Universal catalogue.

There’s an optional downloader for Windows and Mac that allows you to queue up entire albums and import them into iTunes automagically, but you can also download individual tracks without any software.

My only problem with it? The first track I tried buying — “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond — turned out to be a live recording without being marked as such. So now? I get to test Amazon’s refund policy!

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Federal Agent Indicted for Cyber-Stalking

Filed away for ammunition the next time someone excuses gov’t massive-database-building with the platitude “If you haven’t done anything wrong, you don’t have anything to worry about.”

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.