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Saturday, November 02, 2002

Career Column

Career-Op: Everyone needs a computer coach
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine
When I first saw the theme for this weeks issue, I was taken aback. Who needs computer techs? Everyone needs computer techs, or as I call myself, a computer coach. I know the theme is meant to depict a user‚??s feeling of self-sufficiency in using their computer. In fact, this is something that I try to instill in my clients. That said, there are times when nearly everyone could use a computer coach. The trick is knowing when they need them and what services a coach can provide.

You may have noticed that I added a new feature to the blog page. If you haven't notice, look to the upper-right corner of this page. I have included a randomly rotating selection of photos that updates with each view of the page. As I take more photos, I will include a few select ones in the rotation.

Clicking on the photo will take you to a larger version of the photo. You can then link to the entire gallery from which the photo was taken.

Enjoy!

Friday, November 01, 2002

Web/Art

I found myself watching an interesting documentary on the painter, Mary Cassatt, this evening on PBS. I have always appreciated the work of this Impressionist painter and the documentary sent me to the Internet to find out more information and images of her work.

Here are a few interesting links.

Mary Cassatt on the Internet

WebMuseum

Artchive

Google Search

Web/Photograhy

Today I added A Life Uncommon to my list of favorite sites just to your left. This "photoblog" has some wonderful photography. It makes me want to try harder with my own photos. Visit it everyday for a does of photographic goodness.

Events/Outdoors

Two outdoor events coming this month.

Saturday, 11/9 -- 1pm - 5pm -- From trees to music! - Native American Craft Fair -- Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Spend the afternoon making, painting, and playing with Native American-inspired crafts made from natural materials. Elderberry Tree Clappersticks, Walnut Rattles, Yucca Rope, Sandstone Paintings and much more. Families welcome! Small fee for each craft. WODOC -- For more info: 310-858-7272 x131

Saturday, 11/16 -- 11am-1pm -- Airplane Program -- Paramount Ranch

Fly the skies with your own model airplane. Join us for a day of constructing and flying model airplanes. All materials will be provided.

Events/Art

The LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) opens an interesting page of history, using one of the best known portraits in America, the Landsowne Portrait of George Washington.

The official press release follows. -- Douglas


LACMA TO HOST HISTORIC "LANSDOWNE" PORTRAIT† OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

LACMA is the sole venue in U.S. to feature accompanying exhibition of Washington-related art works. Extensive adult and children's education programs and public events are offered.†

George Washington: A National Treasure†

Exhibition Dates: November 8, 2002, through March 9, 2003

LOS ANGELES - The famed "Lansdowne" portrait of George Washington will visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of its historic first-ever tour of select cities in the United States organized by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., and sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas, Nevada. The portrait, painted in 1796 by Gilbert Stuart, the most prestigious American portraitist of his day, has been compared in historical and cultural importance to the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence. The painting will be accompanied in Los Angeles by an in-depth exhibition organized by LACMA of Washington-related art works demonstrating the founding father's continuing impact on American life and art.

Click for entire press release

Thursday, October 31, 2002

Events/Outdoors

Paint Outdoors

WED 11/6 9a-2p

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa

Join fellow artists to paint, sketch or just watch. Bring art materials, lunch. TOPAW

Halloween

Foxtrot by Bill Amend

This definitely qualifies as one of my biggest Halloween nightmares. BOO!

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Web/OS X

You can use these pre-built icons to add web sites directly to IE's button bar. Just one more way to get one-click access to your favorite sites.

Better still, there is no software required. Simply drag the buttons from the web page directly onto your button bar. It is that simple!

Monday, October 28, 2002

Web

Teddy Bear Turns 100

Did you know that it has been 100 years since the invention of the first "Teddy" Bear?

Based on a story about President Theodore Roosevelt and a bear hunt, Teddy's Bears quickly became popular all over the US. If you are looking for ways to celebrate the Teddy Bear Birthday, here are 100 ideas.

Computers/Macintosh

Macintouch.com is reporting the release of new drivers for HP Inkjet Printers. In some cases, you may need to also download and install and updater before installing the new drivers.

These new drivers are supposed to increase printing speed and stability along with other improvements.