October 31, 2006

Microsoft accounting software

Microsoft is giving away a free Accounting Suite for small businesses. But in true Microsoft style, the download is 330 MB. Kids, don't try this at home with your dial-up connections. ;)

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October 30, 2006

Annoying customers

I don't like to write about annoying customers, but this story on my LiveJournal blog just had to be said.

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October 27, 2006

May I quote you? Even if you didn't say it?

"Houston, we have a problem" is just one of many famous misquotes. Wikipedia has a much bigger list. See how many you were aware of.

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October 25, 2006

Online networking

I gave a presentation about ten days ago on "online networking for career growth" at an STC learning session for technical writers. The powerpoint version can be downloaded here (right click; "Save target as").

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Firefox 2.0 released

For those of you who care about such things, Firefox 2.0 has been released.

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October 13, 2006

Why do women put up with abuse?

This post on Ask Metafilter about a woman who endured physical abuse and infidelity from her husband is both sad and revealing. In my view, nobody is worth that much in your life. At least this woman found the courage to walk away.

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October 11, 2006

Not enough geeks for Google

Apparently, the great Google is finding it tough to hire people in India, especially user interface folks. Damn, I switched careers three years ago. :)

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Sealing wounds, Star Trek style

Self-assembling gel stops bleeding in seconds. "Swab a clear liquid onto a gaping wound and watch the bleeding stop in seconds." I hope this works out. It would help a lot in surgery.

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October 6, 2006

Spanking the monkey is haram

Attention Muslims! please do not masturbate during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Saving Aussie marriages - the socialist way

Apparently cheaper lingerie can help Australian marriages, so they want the government to step in and subsidise it.

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October 5, 2006

Love is a wonderful thing

Sometimes, Internet romances bloom. Sometimes, they end up with you getting murdered by that wonderful person you met on the Net. Did I mention that it was the man that was killed by the woman? Over money? (To all the ladies out there, yes, I do have lots of sharp knives, but I am only reasonably abnormal, not homicidal. It's safe to be around me.)

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Control by design

I found a new blog on architecture of control, which is about how "products increasingly control and restrict your behaviour". I think I'll be reading this often.

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October 4, 2006

Misquoted quotes

Things people never said, including "Elementary, my dear Watson".

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A good funeral song

Poor James Blunt. I'm sure he didn't imagine that his song Goodbye My Lover would be UK's #1 funeral song. What's perhaps more interesting is that I've Had the Time of My Life (yes, from Dirty Dancing), is #3.

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Coffee or a drink?

Ever heard of Patrón XO Café? It's a coffee-flavoured premium tequila. So now instead of wondering whether to ask her out for coffee or a drink, you can do both. Hmmm... I can think of a tequila lover who might find this interesting.

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