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Friday, April 18, 2003

What I'm Reading...


Mary Colter: Builder upon the Red Earth

I have always been fascinated with the various buildings at the Grand Canyon and now I know much more about their designer, Mary Colter. If you have ever visited the Canyon, you cannot help but see her work as it spans the park from Hopi Tower at Desert View on the east side to Hermit's Rest on the west. Colter also created many other buildings throughout the Southwest for the Harvey Company.


The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox


Patience & Fortitude : A Roving Chronicle of book people, book places and book culture


Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to do if you are sensory defensive in an over-stimulating world

Career Column

Career-Op: Scenarios, not stone
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

One of the biggest challenges of a high-tech career is planning when you cannot plan. You spend your days trying to predict the future without enough budget, enough time or enough information. This doesn't mean you can't plan, though. It means you have to plan in new ways.

Thursday, April 17, 2003


Santa Fe Art Colony Open House

We have visited once before. It is much smaller than the Brewery, but also more easily navigated. I am a sucker for any chance to check out neat lofts and neat art. (SMILE)

From the web site...

The Santa Fe Art Colony is pleased to announce its' 14th annual Open Studio/Artwalk Weekend. The first weekend in May has been designated as the permanent date for future Artwalks. Named for its' location on Santa Fe Avenue, the colony houses 57 studio residences. Once a year, over 40 residents of the colony open their private studios to the public. Also participating are some non-resident artists and sponsors providing art-related products.

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Office 2000 Bug

If your copy of Office 2000 keeps bugging you about registering, it isn't just you. It seems there is a flaw in the software that is causing it. I cam across this article from CNET today regarding the problem.

Flaw bugs Office 2000 customers
A software slipup in Microsoft's latest update to its Office suite results in the application repeatedly asking some customers to register the program. [CNET News.com]

Monday, April 14, 2003



Dancing Naked: Breaking Through the the Emotional Limits That Keep You from the Job You Want

I came across a mention of this book via AllConsuming.net, a great site that collects information on the books currently being discussed on the Internet. The original entry on the book came from, Susan Mernit's Blog .

I am always looking for books to review and discuss in my high-tech career column, Career Opportunities, and this seems a good candidate. I will let you know my take as soon as I can locate a copy.


The Great Encino Egg Rush of '03

Los Encinos State Historic Park
April 19th 2003
1-3 PM

Music, Games, Living History
Admission is Free!

Easter Egg Hunts are for the following age groups:

Toddlers to Age 2: 1:30
Ages 3 & 4: 2:00
Ages 5-7: 2:30


The Executive's Guide to Information Technology

This item links to a review and discussion of this book over at Slashdot. It sounds intriguing enough to go looking for a copy. I have often thought about writing a similar book myself. I have often wanted to find some way to explain the basic truths about IT to those who weren't immersed in it at an operational level.

If you wish, you can read further reviews and buy the book over at Amazon.com via the WelchWrite Bookstore.


Brewery Art Walk Photos

Photos from our trip to the Brewery last Saturday.


New Safari Release

Apple has released the latest Beta of their Safari browser. It is available via Software Update. This release contains one of my favorite features from Internet Explorer and other web browsers, AutoFIll, which cuts down on the typing of common information when filling out online forms.

From Apple...

Safari Beta 2 introduces tabbed browsing to conveniently see and switch between multiple web pages in a single window, and AutoFill to instantly fill out web forms and password fields. This update also features increased standards compatibility and improved application stability.