Some readers have been hunting unsuccessfully for Doddy, the lugubrious lizard I mentioned in a column a few weeks back:
Apparently the link given in the original piece has gone. Doddy can now be found here.
Good article on the health effects of using cellphones
. The Sun Sentinel says
the U.S. is preparing to launch an investigation into the matter, and quotes Gary Brown, an adjunct professor in technologies at Nova Southeastern University, as saying people don’t realize the issue of cell phone safety has not been settled.
“The industry says there’s no problem and the public remains ignorant. Adults can do what they want, but where the issue becomes critical, is with children,” Brown said.
I’ve been a huge fan of Calypso, an email program that’s simple, highly fiddle-able, and small. Unfortunately its producers, MCS
of Dallas, dropped it a few years back leaving a lot of users in the lurch. I’m still using it, however, despite its quirks under Windows XP, and am very glad to see that another company, Rose City Software, has reintroduced it as Courier 3.5
. They promise new features — like “Color Markers” to help organize messages — and a cheap upgrade for Calypso users ($20 against $30 for the full thing.)
I’ve yet to try it out yet, but I’m glad to see that software as good as Calypso doesn’t always just die off. I’ll review Courier in a future posting.