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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/11-Oct-04

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Switching profiles on AirPort Express -- The AirPort Express can store up to five pre-set profiles, but the device can become confused if you don't switch profiles before taking it to a new location. (1 message)

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Other methods of color matching -- Charles Maurer's ongoing series about digital photo editing on the Mac prompt discussion of color spaces (such as sRGB versus AdobeRGB) and the importance of calibrating displays (6 messages)

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Anthropomorphising computers -- Is it strange to refer to "iPod" instead of "the iPod"? Does our attachment to devices make us refer to them differently? (6 messages)

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Warning: FileMaker 7 and ODBC -- Sharing of ODBC databases in FileMaker 7 has changed, starting a discussion of new features and workarounds. (3 messages)

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