Wacom debuts two new pen tablets priced at $99 and $199.

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Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 11:09
Category: Hardware, PowerBook

For “mobile creatives” the added features make these a must have when bouncing from client to client or just chilling out at the local coffee spot.
The new tablets come in two different sizes; 6×8 and a 4×5. And like it’s bigger siblings, the Intuos and Cintiq models, the Graphire series tablets finally get two programmable “Express Keys” and a scroll wheel right on the tablet itself. The stylus has the usual 512 levels of pressure sensitivity and two side buttons that are programmable. Also included is a cordless mouse.
While pointing out Wacom’s new releases not to be overlooked are their other cool creative tools; the 6D Art Pen, and the Graphire 6×8 Bluetooth model.
As an additional note to all owners of Wacom tablets, Wacom has a “Privileges” section on their site so it’s good to check here from time to time and see what specials they are running… “Registered owners of current Wacom tablets are eligible to take advantage of special offers made possible through the combined efforts of Wacom and its partners.” Jump to the webpage

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Humor: The very definition of "misconfigured".

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Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 10:10
Category: Sighting

I was writing a report last night in Pages and had used the word “misconfigured” to describe an instance of IIS 6.0 on a Windows webserver. Pages gave me the red underline telling me it didn’t like the word, but didn’t offer up any suggestions that I thought were appropriate. I’ve used the word hundreds of times and read it thousands, and on a whim I decided to try out the “Look up in Dictionary” context menu item.
Dictionary.app launched and queried my phrase using the Oxford American Dictionary. To my delight the word not only checked out with Oxford, but it had a very relevant definition as well!

So there I sat, in my livingroom, laughing at my PowerBook. But how appropriate! Google returns only 8 instances of “Misconfigured Mac” and half of those were about MAC addresses on ethernet interfaces. “Misconfigured Windows” on the other hand turns up thousands of times. “Misconfigured’ seems to be a word that dovetails with the phrase “Microsoft Windows,” and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that reads this website.
You may click the thumbnail for a full-size version, or merely run Dictionary.app yourself and check it out. Fantastic!

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