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For an instant full-screen slideshow of a bunch of pictures, select them in the Finder, and press Command-Option-Y. (This is the same as pressing the Space bar, clicking the full-screen button in the Quick Look toolbar, and clicking the play button.)

 
 
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Brief Network Outage 17-Apr-01

Brief Network Outage 17-Apr-01 -- We normally wouldn't stress about a short downtime, but Qwest tells us they plan to take my 56K frame relay connection down for a software upgrade on Tuesday 17-Apr-01 from 4 A.MShow full article

Mac OS X 10.0.1 Available

Mac OS X 10.0.1 Available -- A mere three weeks after the initial release of Mac OS X 10.0, Apple has released 10.0.1, a 4.1 MB update available via Mac OS X's Software Update control panel (which itself requires a 700K update before it gets the 10.0.1 Update)Show full article

Retrospect Client Public Beta for Mac OS X

Retrospect Client Public Beta for Mac OS X -- Dantz Development has released the public beta of Retrospect Client for Mac OS X, making it possible to back up Mac OS X machines via a plug-in added to Retrospect 4.3 on a backup server running Mac OS 8.x or Mac OS 9.xShow full article

What's Up, eDoc? Emailing Your Doctor, Part 2

In a previous article, I presented some of the reasons why doctors and patients would both benefit from more widespread use of email, along with some of the problems inherent in doing soShow full article

TidBITS Goes to Eleven

Today marks the beginning of our 11th consecutive year of publication, finally giving us the right to play off the famous Spinal Tap quote, "These go to eleven." Previous anniversary articles covered our basic history, motivations ("TidBITS Nets Ninth Anniversary"), and the lessons we've learned over the last ten years ("Lessons from Ten Years of TidBITS"). To crank up the volume this year, I decided to read through the TidBITS issues from ten years ago, when we'd had a chance to smooth out the rough edges of our first year of publicationShow full article

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