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Friday, January 24, 2003

Career Column

Career-Op: Security
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Of all the issues facing the high-tech careerist in the coming year, security, in all its forms, should be the top priority on everyone's list. I am not just talking about Internet firewalls, VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and encryption, though. While all these are important, security involves the entire company, not just a few pieces of computer equipment. As a high-tech careerist, it will be your responsibility to convey the importance of technology security to everyone. This is simple self-preservation. Regardless of who might be at fault, if security is breached at your company, you will quickly find that everyone will hold you responsible.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003


Van Gogh's Letters

Unabridged, Annotated and Searchable. Wow! Sometimes the web can still amaze you.


I am a big fan of the Harry Potter books (and movies) even though I am far outside the age range of their target market. Joe is just getting old enough now that I have started reading him the first book. We got him a Hogwart's Express train for Christmas, but only knows about Harry Potter from the television advertisements.

If you want to pre-order your copy of the latest Harry Potter book, you can pre-order from Amazon by clicking on the links below.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Boing Boing has some info on great bags for the "road warriors" among you. I personally like "The Pod" as much as he does. It would be a great way to carry around all the stuff that no longer fits in my current bag including digicam, batteries, phone and more.

Tuesday, January 21, 2003


I have really been on a Jazz kick recently, pulling CDs off the library rack nearly every time I visit. Of course, I visit the library 3-4 times a week, so I am never wanting for music choices. -- Douglas


Getz for Lovers


Django Reinhardt 1935-36


50 Fast Digital Photo Techniques


Mac OS X - Free Online Training Videos For those of you wishing to learn a bit more about Mac OS X, here are some short (and free) videos that explain the Finder, System Preferences and more.