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by Phil White
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: glitch in algorithm
Replies: 15
Views: 3366

glitch in algorithm

Also, something not everybody knows, you can open links in new windows by right clicking them and selecting "Open in new browser window" (or similar, depending on your browser. Furthermore, I've just started using Firefox in addition to IE6 and I love the tabbed browsing function (2 or more separate...
by Phil White
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another glitch
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

another glitch

Hans, You missed the idiom. "Tell me about it" (often preceded in the UK by "Yeah,") is one of the magnificent idioms which means the opposite of what it says. Having spent days, if not weeks, looking at the code of the forum to see where to make the changes the team wanted, I don't need anyone to t...
by Phil White
Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another glitch
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

another glitch

Hans Jörg
Sorry, a forum thread definitely isn't a simple piece of HTML.
Tell me about it!
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: glitch in algorithm
Replies: 15
Views: 3366

glitch in algorithm

I've discovered that you can sometimes recover it if you use the Back button, which was probably the cause of Dale's duplicate postings earlier this week.
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another glitch
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

another glitch

Yes, I can see that that would cause problems. With Edit -> Select all, you're selecting the entire HTML page including all the table cells etc. Not a wise move. When the forum was set up, the team decided to disable many of the options that the software in theory provides. We all felt that thread s...
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: reversing quotes
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

reversing quotes

Create a new toolbar (View -> Toolbars -> Customize) and drop the macros in there. Nope, I'm not fond of Gates and I think Word is useless for many of the purposes it's put to (and unstable in certain configurations), but it's hugely powerful if people bother to learn it properly. Bob, better late t...
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another glitch
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

another glitch

How are you attempting to copy a thread? Ken is copying partial threads regularly as he is working his way through the mammoth task of cleaning up the Archives. Perhaps he can explain how he does it when he gets back, although I suspect that he does a lot of post-editing. Why attempt to copy and pas...
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: glitch in algorithm
Replies: 15
Views: 3366

glitch in algorithm

Dale, I've regularly written replies over a period of several hours with the post window open and have never come across this one. If I've written a lot of text and have to take a break to look something up (or work!), I'll often copy the text into the Notepad (has some advantages over Word). If a m...
by Phil White
Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Ay, there's the rub
Replies: 6
Views: 4355

Ay, there's the rub

Sorry, Bob. Even my father's not old enough to be able to help there.
by Phil White
Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: bar wallet
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

bar wallet

No authority, Dale, but if you look at the websites and discound the BAR Racing (Formula 1 team) promotional wallets and the darts etuis, you're left with a few that all seem to me to have something in common, namely that unlike the simple billfold that I use, they have an extra flap that enables th...
by Phil White
Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Ay, there's the rub
Replies: 6
Views: 4355

Ay, there's the rub

BTW
For an entirely different take on Hamlet (but only for those with an installed flash player and broadband, or a lot of patience...)
http://uninteresting.myby.co.uk/noeffort/hamlet.htm
by Phil White
Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Ay, there's the rub
Replies: 6
Views: 4355

Ay, there's the rub

The Online Merriam Wester has this as part of its definition: 1 a : an unevenness of surface (as of the ground in lawn bowling) b : OBSTRUCTION, DIFFICULTY <the rub is that so few of the scholars have any sense of this truth themselves -- Benjamin Farrington> c : something grating to the feelings (a...
by Phil White
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: S.H.I.T
Replies: 7
Views: 3388

S.H.I.T

Perhaps Ken is already opening the lower areas of his treasure vault...
by Phil White
Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’
Replies: 20
Views: 7698

number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’

I suspect that Louis, Erik, Ken and Phil would all agree on the following: 1 Many people think sloppily 2 Many people use language sloppily 3 Many people communicate badly 4 It would be nice to improve any or all of the above situations. (There ends my suspected agreement, but it's a a whole lot of ...
by Phil White
Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’
Replies: 20
Views: 7698

number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’

Erik, Louis, It strikes me that the plethora of neologisms we appear to be experiencing is an attempt (in my opinion subconscious) to move the English language towards what many people instinctively assume it to be, namely a referential system where a word (more specifically a noun) has one and only...