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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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Bare Bones Software Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Never let it be said we don't play well with the younger kids. Despite TidBITS being an official teenager now, Tonya and I had a great time at the Bare Bones 10th anniversary dinner on 19-May-03 with Rich Siegel, Meredith Taitz, Patrick Woolsey, and the rest of the Bare Bones crew, along with a few other guests like Andy "America's 42nd most-beloved industry personality" Ihnatko and Steve "Mr. IOXperts" Sisak.

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Sorry you couldn't all come to the dinner too, but you can enjoy the rest of the Bare Bones 10th Anniversary Celebration, with a 10 percent discount on any order through 30-Jun-03, a $250 limited edition BBEdit Anthology that brings together every commercial release of BBEdit up through the current BBEdit 7.0 (along with liner notes and bonus tracks), and a $15 10th Anniversary T-shirt emblazoned with a saying about 3,650 days of saving a part of your anatomy synonymous with "donkey." (Dratted spam filters!) Want the collector's edition BBEdit Anthology and T-shirt for free, along with a BBEdit polo shirt? All you have to do is win the Bare Bones 10th Anniversary Essay Contest, in which you describe how you've used BBEdit to change the world in 1,000 words or less.

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We're proud to have such a fun company sponsoring TidBITS, and the 10th Anniversary Celebration helped us recover from the disappointment of learning that the BBEdit Personal Service pricing option ($250,000 for hand delivery by a Bare Bones employee in a gorilla suit, unlimited feature additions, ceremonial breaking of the seal on the CD-ROM, and interpretive reading of the manual) was only a cruel April Fools prank. Oh, the letdown! But seriously, congratulations to Bare Bones for ten years of producing high-quality Mac-only software, and we're looking forward to another ten.

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