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Daily Archives: March 8, 2006

Essential OS X Software

by Rob Friesel

Been toying around with doing this list for a while now. The question: What are the top 10 software applications for OS X (that aren’t out-of-the-box, mind you) that are absolutely essential? The top 10 apps that I couldn’t live without: [tag]Quicksilver[/tag] ( – The launcher to end all launchers. Is there anything this app […]


by Rob Friesel

Via MeFi: A brief history of [tag]Unicode[/tag] in Japan: [tag]JIS X 0208[/tag] (originally JIS C 6226) of 1978 was the first JIS character set to include [tag]kanji[/tag]. It specified 6,335 kanji, arranged by frequency into two levels … Many bizarre mistakes were made in transcribing names, resulting in several new kanji coming into existance. And […]