Saturday, February 14, 2004

Henry Ward Beecher tells us that:
No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
♥ Economics is indeed the dismal science, and the Economist takes a close look at the science of love
What browser do you use? What if there was a better one, and it was free? See: 13 Reasons To Use Firefox Over IE.

Don't let a fear of the number 13 stop you.
A nice look at poison pills on Professor I wonder if he has posts on Golden parachutes, white knights, and other fun-filled anti-takeover strategies?

Friday, February 13, 2004

Sad news as Lycos restructures, and lets a number of employees go, including the wonderful webmonkey folks.
Normally, I don't care much about the distinction between democrat and republican, nor does my mind turn towards bashing whomever might be president. But,when the US Department of Education gets tough on the hard of hearing, I'm about ready to exercise some sign language on the decision makers. Unfortunately, the best of those I know are obscene, which is somehow appropriate under these circumstances.
From the does-the-fantasy-world-of-dolls-have-to-imitate-real-life department comes news that Ken and Barbie are breaking up. Frankly, I'm floored.
Eleanor Roosevelt has today's quote of the day. Maybe it's about war, and maybe it's just about sharing one world:
We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.
There's just something about the old school black-bound daily scheduling calendars that I like much better than an computerized scheduling program. Sorry Outlook.

Maybe it's the touch and feel, or that you can scribble all over it's pages. Just be careful not to spill that first office cup of coffee on it!

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Sadly, for the sake of ecommerce, too many sites fulfill the complaints found on Tog's list of the Top 10 Reasons to Not Shop On Line
As if I wasn't confused before, there's a bit of dueling standards to contend with for syndication. I noticed this, but hadn't paid much attention to the struggle. I suspect that I'm not too different from most people. Atom or RSS?
Out of nowhere, Comcast goes acourtin' Micky Mouse Is Disney worth $66 Billion?
Today's thought, via Robert Frost:
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.
Sincerely, I'd rather fly naked then have my privacy stripped bare.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Micky Mouse is a RSS man.

And I might be one soon, too. I'll have to think about it a bit. The owner of the Blog Business World Blog suggested that it's the wave of the future in a comment earlier today. I guess if Mickey can do it, I can too.
I've always wondered if those automated phone messages were listening to me hurl expletives at them.

It appears that they will, and they will do something about it.
Eye candy and good css all rolled into one: Web Standards Awards
Rudderless. Directionless. Somedays that's the way it feels when you've got a lot of decisions to make, and no notion of which ones are best.

Where do you find direction? What inspires you, and motivates you thoughout the day?

Here's one to keep in mind from Theodore Roosevelt:
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly, I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Powerpoint is a tool. It is only a tool. It is not the presentation. Jeffrey Veen has some excellent recomendations about presentations: Seven Steps to Better Presentations
Why is public access to public records so hard?
I'm not surprised that a school district is refusing to grant work study credits for work at Hooters. A learning experience it was, though.