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Friday, July 25, 2003

Career Column

Career-Op: Six years...and counting
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

This column marks the beginning of my 7th year writing about high-tech career issues for ComputorEdge. In those years I have seen some things change, but, for better or worse, even more remains the same. The Internet bubble burst and reminded us all that business, work and career are about developing value over time, and not some mad sweepstakes gamble. High-tech workers still struggle for respect despite their ability to create new commercial markets out of nothing but their own creativity. It seems that, despite the clear benefits of technology, and those that make it work, high-tech workers have to justify their existence nearly every day on nearly every job.

Thursday, July 24, 2003


Angeles National Forest Free Day

Saturday is the one day a month when you don't need an Adventure Pass to visit "our" Angeles National Forest.


MOCA presents

BOO-HOORAY An all-day festival of art and music

July 26, 2003, 11am-8pm

Boo-Hooray* is MOCA's largest summer celebration, and MOCA members get in free!

Featuring music by:

Blonde Redhead
DJ Z-Trip
Los Super Elegantes
Vida Vierra and Swing Brazil
String Theory
Plus special surprise guests

Artmaking with GEORGE HERMS
Children's storytellers including RICK FOX
Artist Maurizio Cattelan's Charlie , on a trike
Film and video screenings presented by IFP/LA
Food, drink, and much, much more!

MOCA MEMBERS -- Bring your MEMBERSHIP CARD to receive:

All-day FREE admission for 2 (additional guests are $15 in advance, $25 at the entrance)
A 20% discount at the MOCA Store
Free parking at California Plaza


A limited number of tickets are available for $15 in advance from Ticketmaster, or $25 at the door.


Malibu Arts Festival

7/26, 9:30AM-5PM;

23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265 -- 310-248-1015

We have visited this in the past and always been impressed with the variety and quality of the artwork.

Tuesday, July 22, 2003


Metro Gold Lines Opens - Activities Abound

The Metro Gold Line, running from Downtown LA to Pasadena, opens for business this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, July 26 & 27, their will be entertainment and activities at every station along the line. Better still, the ride is FREE!

Click the link above for a detailed list of activities and further information.


Integrate Macs into a PC environment with built-in OS X tools

My first article for TechRepublic.com appears today. Check it out!

Access might require registering for a free account.

From the web site...

It was once an onerous task for IT professionals to integrate Apple Macintosh computers into their Microsoft Windows environments, but Mac OS X 10.2 makes it easier than ever. Thanks to several built-in tools, Mac OS X workstations can play in the Windows sandbox just like their Pentium-based brothers

Sunday, July 20, 2003


Big Brother Watch 001

RFID (Radio Frequency ID) manufacturers have often proclaimed that their technology was strictly used for managing inventory in stores. Well, as opponents have often postulated, it seems the at least 1 UK store has found a way to intrude on privacy in a big way.

A UK supermarket chain has admitted testing controversial technology that tracks customers buying certain products through its stores. Anyone picking up Gillette Mach3 razor blades at Tesco's Cambridge store is photographed.

Via Lockergnome