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    Wednesday, March 29, 2006


    Not everyone is into this, but I ran across an interesting article about careers today.
    Careers don't just reflect which jobs are available, they represent who we are as people. Fast Company was founded on that notion (among others). The ensuing 10 years have seen everything from the rise of online job boards to the Brand Called You, the birth of blogs to offshoring. All of these developments have had a significant impact on the way we manage our careers--and the next 10 years promise to be just as dramatic. A number of technological and demographic trends still in their infancy will shape the way you develop and guide your professional life in the decade to come. Here's how to ride those waves.
    Pitifully enough, lately I'm realizing that I need to get, and stay, ahead, so this piqued my interest.


    Saturday, March 25, 2006

    Rockwell Was Right least if you're on the Internet.

    « Questions »

    Is the FBI compiling a list of critics of the PATRIOT Act?

    Does the FBI have one or more agents working full-time on promoting the PATRIOT Act (someone who could be catching criminals)?

    from the SpeakSpeak News, via Fark.




    Response:  No surprise.  Is there any reason that we should be?

    I admit, I had to link this just to see how many more government hits I get today.  We'll see!
    ...uh...right after I get done waving this American flag, here. 
    Hm.  Hot dogs and apple pie sound good for dinner, tonight.  Yummy!

    Thursday, March 09, 2006

    The Definitive Free Software List?

    Could it be?

    There's not much to say about this one. It's a gigantic list of free software broken up into categories for easy browsing. Let's get ready to downloooooooad!
    All hail Lifehacker.  God love 'em.



    Google is killing me lately.  I knew about this yesterday, but refused to post two Google posts on the same day in a row.
    The TechCrunch blog has gotten ahold of some screenshots and a copy of the beta testing agreement for CL2, the long-rumored calendar application from Google. After a series of doctored shots, this certainly looks like the real deal, and you can go check out the login screen for yourself if you like. Unless you're one of the circa 200 users in the beta program, however, it won't get you very far. The screenshots of the inside show a simple, clean calendar with an interface style that echoes GMail rather closely, hinting at tight integration with the e-mail service.
    Via  Hat tip to ringloss.
    In honor of this post, and the one just written yesterday, I would like to quote one of my favorite stories of all time.  When you read the capitalized initials, simply substitute the word, "Google".

    "Matter and energy had ended and with it space and time. Even AC existed only for the sake of the one last question that it had never answered from the time a half-drunken computer [technician] ten trillion years before had asked the question of a computer that was to AC far less than was a man to Man.

    All other questions had been answered, and until this last question was answered also, AC might not release his consciousness.

    All collected data had come to a final end. Nothing was left to be collected.  But all collected data had yet to be completely correlated and put together in all possible relationships.

    A timeless interval was spent in doing that.   And it came to pass that AC learned how to reverse the direction of entropy."

    - Asimov, The Last Question


    Wednesday, March 08, 2006

    Admit It. You Knew It Was Coming.

    Web giant Google is planning a massive online storage facility to encompass all users' files, it is reported. The plans were allegedly revealed accidentally after a blogger spotted notes in a slideshow presentation wrongly published on Google's site. The GDrive, previously the subject of chatroom rumour, would offer a mirror of users' hard drives, Reuters said. Google declined to comment on the reports but said the slide notes had now been deleted. In the notes, chief executive Eric Schmidt reportedly said Google's aim was to "store 100%" of users' information. The notes said: "With infinite storage, we can house all user files, including e-mails, web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc; and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform, etc)."
    Love to the BBC.
    Not that I know if this is actually true or not, but I, for one, welcome our Googalian overlords, and would like to remind them that in my capacity as an experienced software analyst and rogue communicator,  I could be useful in rounding up others to toil in their pan-dimensional data werehouses.
    Thank you.


    Tuesday, March 07, 2006


    Looks like they have released the new trailer for the movie X-Men: The Last Stand online.

    Found this one via Digg.  Yeah, you heard me right.  I gets around.
    I'm looking forward to this one.  But am I looking forward to it as much as this?
    "Gaaa!  Snakes!  On a plane!"

    Monday, March 06, 2006

    Book Bloggin'

    Sigh.  I should have bought Lifehacker flowers for Valentine's Day.
    The New York Times reports on previously-mentioned blog publishing software BookSmart, which will download and reformat your blog into book form, print and help you sell copies to your fawning readers and internet admirers.
    Of course this is a good idea.
    Speaking of which, I'm happy to say that I'm re-emerging into the world.  Hello, people.

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