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Friday, September 20, 2002

Events

LA Arts Open House

October 5, 2002

Over 150+ events throughout Los Angeles. Free admission to all museums on Museum Row. Visit the web site for a complete list of events. A complete PDF document (799K) is also available.

As part of the LA Open House...

Craft and Folk Art Museum 5814 Wilshire Blvd.

International Festival of Masks 11a-5p

Parade of Masks, Continuous dance, music and storytelling, International Crafts, creative activities for children and adults, International Foods

Thursday, September 19, 2002

Computers/Macintosh

StuffIt Expander 7.0 Update

This is one of the most useful utilies in the entire computer world. Once you install Stuffit Expander, you will no longer have trouble opening and installing downloaded files, regardless of the source. It understands nearly every file compression format under the sun and works like a charm.

Also available for Windows.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

What every good computer geek wants for Christmas this year?

I caught this earlier today in a few online news sources, but my buddy, Daniel Harlow reminded me again this evening.

Perhaps this is exactly what your favorite computer geek might want for Christmas?

In case you can't tell from the picture, this is a Firewire hub that allows to expand the number of Firewire devices you can attach to your computer.

Douglas and Rosanne on the town


A few months ago we attended an Alumni event for our old college, Bowling Green State University (BGSU). There was a reception and a private tour of the Getty, where the event photographer caught this picture of us.

Click on the picture for a bigger image.

Macintosh Updates - OS X 10.2.1/iTunes 3.0.1


The following updates are now available using Software Update on your Macintosh.

The 10.2.1 Update delivers enhancements and improvements to the following applications, technologies and components: Mail, Image Capture, Help Viewer, graphics, printing, networking, Rendezvous, Kerberos, USB, FireWire, SCSI device compatibility and includes additional Digital Hub peripheral device support.

For detailed information on this Update, please visit http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n107036

iTunes for Mac OS X lets you build and enjoy your personal digital music library on your Mac. This third generation of iTunes adds powerful new tools to help organize, personalize, and experience your music collection, including Smart Playlists, My Rating, Sound Check, and many other exciting features. iTunes 3 also supports Audible spoken word content so you can listen to best-seller audio books and premium publications on your Mac and iPod.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Events


If I may indulge in a bit of self-promotion. Palm Springs Walks is beginning its 2nd season on October 5th, 2002. Here is all the pertinent information.

FOR THE 2ND SEASON RUNNING PALM SPRINGS WALKS ARE HOT!

Palm Springs Walks is gearing up for the start of their second season offering guided walking tours of the city's historic downtown district. Palm Springs has been a gathering place for eclectic and artistic souls for decades.

The two-hour, one-mile leisurely walks tell the stories of pioneers like Nellie Coffman, who started the legendary Desert Inn in 1909; architects like Stewart Williams and Albert Frey who specialized in the Palm Springs Modern style found in many local homes and businesses alike; and, of course, the many celebrities who sought the sun and fun of a city so close to the studios that they could almost commute to work.

Highlights include the bed and breakfast where legendary lovers Gable and Lombard spent their honeymoon, the hideaway inn where they stayed before their marriage and the Plaza Theatre, winter home to Jack Benny's radio hour and now the site of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.

You'll hear stories about the Courtship of Harpo Marx, the legend of the Tahquitz witch and how a divorced beat singer named Sonny Bono ended up a Republican in the State Senate. If you've always wondered what drew so many diverse characters to this oasis in the desert, come walk with us!

Walks start on the weekend of October 5th. The Winter Rate is $20 per person with walks leaving at 10:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information or to make your reservation go to http://www.PalmSpringsWalks.com or call (760) 341-2048.

Computers/Macintosh

Macintouch is reporting today that we should see an updater for OS X 10.2.1 available sometime today or tomorow, probably available via Software Update. A tech note was published by Apple but withdrawn soon after Macintouch linked to it. The details of the tech note are available at Macintouch.

Monday, September 16, 2002

What I'm Reading...


A Home for All Seasons

How to Make the Most of Your Workday

The Venture Cafe : Secrets, Strategies,...

Birders: Tales of a Tribe

Design of the 20th Century

Check out more book recommendations in the WelchWrite Bookstore

Events

Living History Program

Sunday, September 22nd
1 PM to 3 PM

Los Encinos State Historic Park
Encino, CA

Traditional music, children's games and domestic skills are demonstrated by costumed docents.

Sunday, September 15, 2002

Career Column

Career-Op: Not without you
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine
The high-tech career market is a rough place to be right now. There is no denying it. Jobs are scarce and those that are mainly entry-level or low-paying contract jobs. Tech workers who were making six figure salaries are now scraping by, trying to pull together enough clients and projects to stay afloat. It may seem that the bottom has dropped out of the high-tech market, but there is hope. Regardless of how much money is spent on flashy technology, it is worthless without you. Technology does nothing but sit in a corner until you and your skills make it do something amazing. Donít let the hard times get you down.

FREE Sunday Concerts In The Park at Peter Strauss Ranch

September 22, 2pm - 4pm

Toni Janotta

Singer Toni Janotta brings her quintet to Peter Strauss Ranch. Come hear jazz in her straight-ahead, vocalese style. INFO: 805-370-2301.

In cooperation with the National Park Service

Complete listings and directions