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Saturday, April 24, 2004

Career-Op: Working where you live
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

While it may seem only natural to develop as many clients and as much business as possible, you have to be a bit circumspect when combining your professional life with your personal life. I recently observed a situation at my sonís school that points up the dangers of working where you live. While I wasnít privy to the exact nature of the dispute, it points up some important guidelines to observe when making clients or your friends and neighbors.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Windows Tips

Extremetech has this great link to a bunch of tips to help you make Windows work as well as possible. These peobably aren't for the beginner Windows user, but those of you who are ready to learn a bit more are sure to benefit.

174 Tips to a Better Windows Experience
Think you know Windows? We've got dozens of tricks, hints, and shortcuts that'll turn the Redmond Giant into a pussycat. [Extremetech]

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Sunday, April 18, 2004

What I'm Reading...

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

I just finished this wonderful book by Ross King. It details the life of Michaelangelo during the 4 years he spent painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It offers a mix of family history, art history, Vatican history and a detailed overview of each scene in the chapel and what may have led to its creation.

King is great at making history come alive. He includes incidents both private and public in an effort to allow the reader to understand not only the artist, but also time in which he lived.

King's previous book, Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture, contained all these traits as well. I read through each of these books in the course of a week or so, picking them up when I had a spare moment or needed to engage in something other than business books or my daily work.

* Other Books about Michaelangelo