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Bringing CHF to Mac OS

There is a very painful limitation in Mac OS X Leopard: the developers forgot to include a customize option for formatting numbers in Leopard. And to make things even worse: instead of the ISO compatible and widely used currency symbol “CHF” for “Swiss Francs” they included the very old fashioned “SFr.” as standard setting – […]

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Google Docs gets drawing feature

Google Docs becomes more and more a powerful companion for everyday office software needs – and best of all: it runs completely in the cloud. The latest feature which Google added to its Google Docs suite is a very nice drawing tool as one knows from OpenOffice: The drawing is inserted as SVG vector graphic […]

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Macheist 3 breaks MySQL

After weeks with fantastic puzzles and a lot of free apps Macheist 3 is ready for prime time now and went online yesterday with an amazing bundle. I’m especially impressed by the inclusion of the brand new Espresso editor/IDE as well as BoinxTV. For 39USD this alone would be a steal. Obviously I am not […]

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When customers become suckhole jerks…

Recently I bought “Delicious Library”, a nice Mac shareware tool from a company called Delicious Monster which helps cataloging books, movies, software, toys, tools, etc. – REALLY great stuff (it scans the barcode from a book/DVD and gets the corresponding data direclty from Well, sometimes nomen est omen, so I wasn’t too surprised when […]

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HP Smart Web Printing: Webpages drucken nach Mass

Ein Ärgernis, das man leider viel zu oft im Netz antrifft – man möchte eigentlich nur einen kleinen Ausschnitt drucken.. oder eine Webpage oder ein Blog hat überhaupt keine Druckansicht und das Layout wird beim Drucken so auseinander gerissen, dass für den eigentlichen Text gerade mal noch 1/10 der Seitenbreite übrigbleibt. Dafür stellt HP nun […]

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Easy blogging – Blog Desk

In his Blog Jürg Stucker linked to a very sophisticated Windows tool to make the life of a blogger much easier: BlogDesk No matter which blogging software you use (WordPress, Movable Type, etc.) – Blog Desk just works and helps you to be much better organized in your blogging life.. just give it a try! […]

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Microsoft: Support wie er sein sollte

Ich bin nun wirklich kein grosser Fan von Microsoft-Produkten, dennoch überrascht mich diese Firma immer wieder aufs Neue mit ihrem wirklich herausragenden Support. Die Support-Teams sind nicht nur kompetent und freundlich, sonder haben auch ihre Prozesse im Griff. Versprochene Rückrufe erfolgen pünktlich und selbst nach Abschluss des Falls wird nochmals nachgefasst, ob die Lösung nun […]

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