An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between July 25th and September 21st.
Almost all of my writing for many, many years now has been in a text editor using Markdown-formatted text. I’m using Markdown formatting for this blog post (which WordPress then automatically translates into HTML), I’ve written many, many discussion board posts for school in Markdown format before pasting them into BlackBoard, and I use Markdown formatting whenever I’m writing email messages.
I’ve been attempting to troubleshoot some issues with sending Excel files back and forth between my Mac at home and a professor who uses a Mac at home and a Windows PC at school. Even though we’re both using current versions of Excel, and though the files opened fine on her Mac, she was having consistent problems on the Windows machine.
Microsoft’s partnership with Digital River for electronic distribution of Windows 7 is a customer service nightmare. For the record: as of November 6th, 2009, **Digital River’s customer service phone number is (952) 253-1234**.
With the news of another weblogger losing his job because of posts on his weblog the issues of what webloggers can and cannot expect to be able to post on their weblogs has started bubbling ’round the blogosphere again. Now there’s a proposed Bloggers’ Bill of Rights — but how useful is it? And which companies should really be singled out?
This is progress, I think — references to my adventures with Microsoft are now little more than a throw away paragraph in the midst of another article. I really debated posting this, but I am trying to keep track of these things…feel free to just skip on by this one.
Musings on Microsoft, XBoxes, and PowerPC Processors.
Last Friday, the Seattle P-I ran a nice story on the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft, which included a photo of some of the Mac BU staffers seated in front of racks of Mac computers.
Another major followup post, answering questions about my experiences over the past couple days — Slashdotting and all!
Many thanks to all of you who’ve passed on words of encouragement. Here’s some answers to a few of the questions that have been brought up over all this.