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Friday, March 28, 2003

Career Column

Career-Op: Little Things Mean A Lot
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

You might not think you would learn something about high-tech at the local Chuck E. Cheese franchise, but this is exactly what occurred the other day. Due to some technical difficulties at this particular branch, I was reminded of a basic truism of technology ?? little things mean a lot.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Web

Photographic Improvement

I am always looking for ways to improve my photography and Dawn Mikulich over at A Life Uncommon has a treasure trove in a recent posting to her blog.

She points to hints on self assignments, Portrait tips and shooting great photos of bad weather.

Monday, March 24, 2003

Web

Women of Our Time
Twentieth-Century Photographs from National Portrait Gallery

I believe that providing long-distance access to their collections is one of the most important roles of the Smithsonian Institution today. Not everyone can visit Washington, DC to visit all the wonderful museums located there. While online galleries are certainly a lesser experience, they allow nearly anyone to delve into the exhibits and artifacts held within. More amazing collections are available the the Library of Congress's American Memory Web Site.

The gallery is a collection of women's portraits along with brief biographies and some history of the photo itself. The photos run the gamut from Shirley Temple to Rosa Parks.

This site requires Flash and works best on broadband connections (Cable/DSL).

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Books

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Wind: How the flow of air has shaped life, myth and the land by Jan DeBlieu

I came across this book while reading Writing a Book That Makes a Difference. It sounded so interesting that I had to request it from the library. I have not been disappointed, either. I love books that deal with science in an interesting fashion and am already a hundred pages into the book.