“words—
lonely written words—are all you’ve got”

—Virginia Shea

“communication happens when I know you know what I know”

—Me

Flying the long way home

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Meeting old friends for the first time

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Comparing computers to politics

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Readying for MacBU

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Reading ActiveSync Sent Items

Just last night posted [Use AppleScript to read ActiveSync Sent Items in Entourage](http://blog.entourage.mvps.org/2008/08/use_applescript_to_read_activesync_sent_items_in_entourage.html) on the Entourage Help Blog.

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Finishing my new Entourage Exchange setup script

I hadn’t touched my new Entourage Exchange Setup script for a few weeks and decided to finally tackle it again. Didn’t realize how much I’d done already and how little was really left to do.

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Visting with a fellow MVP

[Mickey Stevens](https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Stevens), a fellow Mac MVP and his mom came to Minneapolis this weekend to see the sights. At one time Mickey was one of the youngest MVPs awarded by Microsoft. I still remember my first MVP Summit where I not only met him but also his mom Irene, who was chaperoning. I met Mickey and Irene at the [Walker Art Center](http://www.walkerart.org) in downtown Minneapolis and we walked through most of the exhibits there. I had told Mickey to be sure they check out the [Minneapolis Sculpture Garden](http://garden.walkerart.org/visit.wac) while here too, which is home to the famous [Spoonbridge and Cherry](http://garden.walkerart.org/artwork.wac).

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AppleScript to add week numbers in Entourage

Just finished an AppleScript for Entourage 2008 to add week numbers to the default calendar. The script actually creates all-day events with each set to “Free” status and includes each Sunday’s [ordinal date](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Ordinal_dates).

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Taking a brief break from the new Exchange setup script

Microsoft can be so frustrating at times. I started working on the third version of my Exchange setup script for Entourage and have accomplished quite a lot. It now includes a new component for configuring default signatures. Of course, it includes optional setups for not one but three signatures as I outlined in the section **What do I use for my own business E-mail signatures?** in my [Entourage Help Blog](http://blog.entourage.mvps.org) post *Don’t waste time with unbusinesslike signatures*. That felt like a productive bit of work. Then I started some testing in a new identity. Arg.

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I didn’t understand AIUI

In two newsgroup messages today I saw *AIUI*. That one was new to me. AIUI = As I understand it.