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If, like me, you find yourself typing 2911 in place of 2011 entirely too often, you can have Mac OS X (either Lion or Snow Leopard) fix such typos for you automatically. Just open the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, click the Text button at the top, and then add a text substitution by clicking the + button underneath the list. It won't work everywhere (for that you'll want a utility like Smile's TextExpander), but it should work in applications like Pages and TextEdit, and in Save dialog boxes.

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Bring Your Own Badge -- This week, TidBITS celebrates its eighth anniversary, making it one of the oldest and largest edited publications on the Internet. We've marked previous anniversaries by writing about TidBITS history (see "TidBITS 7.0" in TidBITS-375), but this year we created TidBITS Web badges, which we hope loyal TidBITS readers will display on Web pages (or corporate memos, bumper stickers, forehead tattoos, etc.). If you've been reading TidBITS for years, check out the badges saying "TidBITS Reader Since 1904, 1990, 1991, 1992," and so on. Other badges sport slogans like, "The Best Bits are TidBITS" and "Powered By ASCII." Suggestions for new silly badges are welcome. Also, you'll find special badges for TidBITS authors and sponsors, and for linking to a software review in TidBITS. The TidBITS Badges Web page contains the badges plus sample HTML code. [TJE]

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