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works for me in firefox on a mac.

I don't have a scanner, but here's a link to the page previews on Amazon so that you can at least take a look - I think you'll need an Amazon account to view the pages:

I thought you'd just helped me solve a mystery!  Has anyone read Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'?  It's an interesting book for a whole lot of reasons, and very moving indeed.  There's a couple of pages - 269-271 - that are typed out on a telephone keypad by a character who can't speak.  The pages just consist of numbers, and it's really hard to work out phrases by just holding up a telephone and trying to make sense of them...  I thought this site might have worked, but it can only do 12 characters at a time, and it's not making any sense of the first 12 from page 269...  I've googled, and others have also tried to work out the meaning of these pages, but I haven't (so far) found a full translation - anybody have any other ideas?

A postcard from Macland:

Installing and removing software on OS X is easier and cleaner than on a PC - you generally just drag the program into your Applications folder to install, and uninstalling just requires dragging the program out of your Applications folder and dumping it in the trashcan.  However, having only very recently moved to the Happy Isle of Macland, and having for years had a Windows registry bowing under the heavy weight of a long history of installed and removed programs, I've wondered if drag-uninstalling was removing everything.  And then I heard of Appzapper this weekend (in this discussion of the Top Ten Most Beautiful Mac Apps: http://www.phillryu....beautiful-os-x-apps/).  It's not only a pretty face, though it certainly is that: start it up and you get a dropbox by means of which you can uninstall any program by simply drag-n-dropping its icon onto the dropbox - Appzapper lists all the elements of the program scattered around your system, and then you just click Zap and it removes all traces of that program.  It's a brilliant, easy to use interface, and it's even quite fun to uninstall things, because the screen momentarily flashes and there's a little zapping sound.  Highly recommended for Mac users!

I found Office 2007 Beta to be excellent, and had I kept on my Windows machine, I would certainly have upgraded - after just a few hours of playing with it, returning to Office 2003 was difficult.

But having now switched to Mac, and faced with the prospect of paying again for Office, I've opted for Nisus Writer Express for my word-processing needs, and I think I can get by with Google Spreadsheets for the other part of Office that's sometimes been useful to me.

Living Room / Re: I've bought a Mac
« on: June 28, 2006, 11:25 AM »
So my Mac finally arrived yesterday, and it's wonderful.  I've never had an easier Windows-Windows transition between two computers than I experienced in moving my life across to this machine.  of course, using the bat! for email made this a lot easier... 

Living Room / BumpTop
« on: June 22, 2006, 05:38 AM »
In case anyone missed this on LifeHacker yesterday, it's well-worth a look:

And then there's the hip-hop version!:

Living Room / I've bought a Mac
« on: June 16, 2006, 10:27 AM »
Some people aren't going to like this...  I've bought a Mac.  I've always wanted one, but never been able to afford it.  Now I've ordered a white 2ghz Macbook, and dang I wish it were here already!

I hope people won't be offended by my doing this, but I need to raise some money to pay for this new machine - if this kind of posting isn't on, dear Mouser and other Moderators, please delete it.  Over the last year or so, I've bought a whole lot of really good software, which I now no longer have a use for (I'm selling my Windows machine to a friend, and while I likely will run XP on my Mac, I will do all the things these programs do from within OS X).  So I'm wondering if anyone is interested in buying some software from me?

Here's the list of what I have:

* Microsoft Office 2003 Student and Teacher edition (original packaged, holographed CD included - licensed for installation on three computers) - UK only, as I will mail you the CD: £65
* Look 'n' Stop firewall: £15
* Roboform Pro: £15
* WindowBlinds 5: £10
* Acronis TrueImage 9: £20
* Genie Backup Manager Pro 6: £25

If you're interested in any of these, please p.m. me.

If the machines are running WinXP, you might consider using Microsoft's Shared Computer Toolkit (, which is designed for the kind of environment you describe.  This doesn't answer your question exactly, but it might provide a way of not needing to reinstall so often.

General Software Discussion / Re: Flashget is now freeware
« on: June 07, 2006, 02:02 PM »
I found this second entry on Wikipedia, which reads: 'Note: In version 1.72, the Cydoor ads removed.'

General Software Discussion / Re: Flashget is now freeware
« on: June 07, 2006, 01:32 PM »
On Wikipedia, it lists FlashGet as containing 'Cydoor Pop-up ads' - if this is true, I'm dumping it straight away!  They also say it costs $29.99, so maybe their information is outdated?

General Software Discussion / Re: Flashget is now freeware
« on: June 07, 2006, 01:25 PM »
Is FlashGet any better than FreeDownloadManager?

Living Room / Re: Awesome advertising
« on: June 06, 2006, 07:50 AM »
Oh, god, I know that feeling!

Very clever!  Nice find, M.  :up:

I asked because my HP ZD7010 has a well-documented failure on restarting from hibernation - if I leave the USB ASDL modem plugged-in; unplug it before hibernating, and it works perfectly.  Wondered if you might have the same (or similar) machine, but it seems not.

Also off-topic: What make/model is the laptop?

If you use MS Office, and specifically Outlook for email, then the image tools that come with that are pretty good.  Otherwise, Google's Picasa 2 does a good job (though it consistently crashes my machine).  I use FastStone Image Viewer, which is free and good for so many reasons.

I probably use Ctr+Shift+Esc more than any other keys on my XP machines...  :(

I thought you liked MSN Desktop Search, Carol?  before I read your post above, I was going to post a question to you about this: I'm using GDS at the moment, and I like it, but I would prefer to be able to specify when the program indexes, rather than having it always spinning my disks in the background...  I know there are other desktop search apps that allow this, but I'm hooked on GDS's Quick Search Box. 

Anyway, that's all off-topic: what I wanted to say here is that after a few hours of working with Word 2007, I really don't want to have to go back to 2003!  The new interface is a huge improvement for me.

Right now, I'm a pretty dissatisfied TU user: I bought it a few months back, and have completely relied on it, never installing anything without TU since reformatting my machine a while back.  But a month or two ago, it just stopped working - I posted a query on the forum, and I've had no luck getting the problem fixed, though Gavrila acknowledges that at least one other user has had the same problem - here's a link to my post:

Right now I'm not installing anything at all because I've come to rely on TU...  Well, actually, I've just started downloading Your Uninstaller! - that might be the first thing I've installed for a few weeks, when I swap it for TU!

I've recently started blogging over at D*I*Y Planner (, and this week made myself a hPDA - look out for my next piece there, which refers to this thread...  I'm coming around to using all paper and no digital after all this hunting for the perfect software!

Living Room / Re: Thread for time-wasting flash games.
« on: May 10, 2006, 03:30 PM »
Not that I'm competitive or anything...  ;)

I've used LogMeIn (, and that works very nicely, but works out to be quite expensive if you're wanting to access more than a few computers, though the free option is probably fine for home users wanting to work between locations.

Currently I use TightVNC, which is free and plenty powerful, and easily configured to work with most firewalls:  I use this for my remote work on clients computers, and it's really easy to configure and use.

I'll add my vote for OneNote: I find it to be elegant and attractively simply designed also.  I'd go for a discount - but has MS ever been known to give discounts?! 

Living Room / Re: Web 2 Logo
« on: May 09, 2006, 01:07 PM »
Sorry to rain on the parade  :(

I'm just amazed at how many companies there are in this list!

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