Today, I was reading the NYT with a web browser, logged in to my account. I got this message: “That’s kind of weird.” I thought. I kept reading. Pretty soon I got this message: I persisted, and saw this: I was already logged in, so I clicked on the link to link my account, in… [Read More]
In my last THoS post I was whining about the NYT’s programming ineptitude. It turns out that characteristic extends to the people writing the code to deliver mass emails. This morning I received this email: I hope I don’t really need that account number.
The New York Times has long been a leader in delivering news in the form of pigmented petroleum products arranged over processed dead trees. About 10 years ago, they realized that their primary delivery system would someday become obsolete. They have experimented ever since with replacements. First they had a free website. Then they had… [Read More]
For a dozen years, I’ve owned an Imacon Flextight scanner. It started life as a Precision II, and I bought the Imacon kit that supposedly upgraded it to a Precision III. The kit consisted of a firmware upgrade, a third-party FireWire to SCSI converter, and a stick-on rubber thingy with a “III” on it to… [Read More]
This morning I noticed that, when I hovered my mouse pointer over items in the Taskbar, I didn’t get the usual miniature preview windows. Instead I got a set of small dark blue windows with the names of the documents that were open by the indicated application. I’d never seen anything like that before. Then… [Read More]