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~ Friday, July 18, 2003

Career Column

Career-Op: A little crazy
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

I hear it all the time; “You must be crazy to turn down that job.” “Take a month’s vacation, are you crazy?” “You would be crazy to quit your job now!” The truth is, a little craziness is something to be cultivated, not quashed. If you don’t have a little craziness in you, you are in danger of locking yourself into a life and career of staid boredom. Is that what you really want?

~ Thursday, July 17, 2003


Mice reborn!

While I admire this person's talent for recycling, this is just one more example of people with entirely too much time on their hands!

Via Web405 mailing list



The Map Room

Check out this "way cool" blog about all things mapping.

~ Wednesday, July 16, 2003


Two new Windows Updates are available via http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/.

Here is the information from Microsoft:

Security Update for Windows XP (823980)

Download size: 1.2 MB

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise a computer running Microsoft® Windows® and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

821557: Security Update (Windows XP)

Download size: 5.1 MB

An identified security issue in Microsoft Windows could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows-based system and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could execute code on the system. By installing this update, you can help protect your computer. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

~ Tuesday, July 15, 2003


Produce and sell your own books on the cheap!

Did you ever have a book your wanted to share with the world? CafePress will soon have a way of doing just that, without worrying about publishing companies, printing presses or anything else.

CafePress has been providing print on demand services for T-Shirts and other merchandise for quite some time. You merely upload your artwork, perform a little online setup and you can start selling. Better still, there are no up-front costs involved. CafePress charges you a set price per piece, you set your retail price and keep the difference. CafePress handles ordering, manufacturing and delivery.

Print on demand is a new market for CafePress. You will be able to choose from 3 different types of binding and 5 different sizes of books. Prices are as follows:

Per Page Flat Binding Fee

Wire-O $0.045 $5

Saddle Stitch $0.045 $4

Perfect Bound $0.03 $7

This would allow you to produce a 200 page, perfect bound book for $13. Selling this book for $20 would generate $7/book.



KidCity at Exposition Park

Similar to their Book Festival, the LA Times is turning Exposition Park into KidCity for 2 days, July 19 and 20.

There are far too many activities and shows to mention, so visit the web site and check it out for yourself. Sunday's paper also has a complete flyer with maps and schedules, too.

From LATimes.com...

So what’s KidCity all about? Think of it as a master-planned “community” where kids can learn to play and play to learn. It’s two days of everything fun in the worlds of science & nature, arts & culture, literacy and sports. And so much more. Featuring seven exciting city-themed areas, six thrilling outdoor stages, over 150 kid-related exhibitors, plus countless authors, athletes, celebrities and costumed characters, KidCity is going to be a weekend that’s a total WOW!
~ Monday, July 14, 2003


Apple Security Update 2003-7-14

This update, available via the Software Update control panel, fixes a problem with the built-in, OS X screen saver.

From Apple...

Security Update 2003-07-14 addresses a potential vulnerability when a password is required upon waking from the Screen Effects feature, which could allow an unauthorized user access to the desktop of the logged in user.

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