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How to Flatter 100 Bloggers

Do portraits of them as ASCII art. Amit Agarwal, an India-based blogger of impeccable test and refinement, does some very cool pictures of 100 bloggers. Including that picture of me looking smarmy in the middle of the kampung: ASCII Art: Colored Text Paintings of Your Favorite Bloggers – Digital Inspiration

Why Real Player Is Really, Really Unpleasant

Interesting post, and subsequent discussion, at Tomas Jogin’s blog, on the Real Player — which does streaming audio and video, and was once the bee’s knees. Now it ain’t so, mainly because of its very invasive way of installing itself on your computer, and then being very, very hard to get rid of. I’ve hated the way it throws little messages at you and installs a little reminder program called, of all things, TkBell.exe, in your start-up queue, if you ever make the mistake of launching it. But what’s most interesting are the responses from some anonymous folk inside the company. As an outsider youContinue readingWhy Real Player Is Really, Really Unpleasant

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