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in preparation of this blog’s move to a movable type installation and into autumn clothes, I am modifying the code a bit and have also tried soft-hyphenation with the „­Â­“ entity in the last post. The justified paragraphs look better this way – on my Internet Explorer 6.

Netscape 7 and Opera 7.11 just ignore the soft-hyphenation, so using it doesn’t hurt. That covers roughly 86% of people reading this page. In Netscape 4.x the text looks like shot in a Chicago mob gang drive by, but only a handful of my readers are using 4.x. So what about the rest? Especially Mac users? Please tell me.

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My Gentle Readers,

I would like to inform you that recent hardware rescue efforts have been rather successful.

As a fortunate consequence I am now able to post again. So in my next entry, I will try to explain why I – contrary to most German commentators – believe the Israeli policy to militarily weaken Hamas and other extremist groups could actually be helpful for a peace process in the Middle East, should it ever be complemented by one crucial ingredient – real hope for a real solution.

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Argh!

My (main) computer is still experiencing an extreme amount of unwarranted file-system induced „strokes“. Keeping it running and online long enough to write this is as good as it gets today. Hopefully, I’ll be able to fix this tomorrow. If anyone has any idea why my system (Win98SE) suddenly crashes all the time – and certainly when copying files larger than, say, 5 Mbytes from one partition or physical drive to another – please let me know. Ah, it’s not a virus, according to AntiVir.

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Less Common Browsers.

I recently had the opportunity to look at this page with an old NS 4.x browser and – it was not pretty. I checked this page in NS 7 and Opera 7 and there were only minor deviations from the intended look (in IE 6). The share of users with less common browsers is evidently limited, but there are nonetheless quite a few. So if those of you not using any of the above mentioned browsers plus IE 5 get the impression that your screen would prefer to explode instead of displaying this page, I would be grateful if you could send me a screenshot to figure out what the problems are. Thanks in advance.

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Homeowner.

I am sure, that you, my gentle readers, will be thrilled to hear that this little page from now on has a second home. One with its very own diskspace and domain. Ladies & gentlemen, „tschwarz.blogspot.com“ is now also „www.almostadiary.de„.

You don’t have to update your links yet as I will continue using blogspot for the time being. But I thought I let you know that it feels good to be a homeowner – who, as Denise DiPasquale and Edward L. Glaeser found out some time ago, might well be the better citizens ;-).

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Quote Of The Minute.

Gentle readers, I have introduced a new and exciting service, which I, in all modesty, decided to call „Quote Of The Minute…„. You can find it in the previously rather unused left sidebar on this page. Despite the column’s title, don’t expect me to update it every minute – that is, at least until I have a certain number of quotes and a php-script to rotate them for me ;-).

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