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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Malibu Sunset

After working all morning, and part of the afternoon, we finally got our act together to have a little fun. Rosanne suggested a trip out to Neptune's Net, on the Oxnard end of Malibu, near Leo Carillo State Beach. We had been there once before, a few weeks ago, and really like its beach-side, seafood shack style...as well as the food.

After dinner, we headed over to the beach for a little walking. As sunset approached, I started to see some nice pictures forming. Through the use of my polarized sunglasses, I was able to emphasize the colors of the sunset in some dramatic ways.

While I took the shots, Joseph found a friend. They played with toy trucks and then drug their boogies boards out to the edge of the surf line. They kept getting more and more adventurous, straying farther and farther out. A great time was had by all.

Friday, September 03, 2004

Career-Op: Your elders

Career-Op: Your elders
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

While a recent lawsuit against Google may have brought the news to the forefront, age discrimination in the workplace is one of the more troublesome issues facing high-tech careerists today. Much like television, advertising and film, high-tech companies have begun worshipping at the altar of youth, both in the focus of their business and the makeup of their staff. While young staffers certainly bring interesting thoughts to the table, the older members of your staff have an important role to play, too. Without them, you might doom your younger staffers to a reputation of past failures instead of using your “elders” experience to lead your company to new heights of innovation.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Apple - iMac - iMac G5 Introduction Video

If you couldn't be in Paris for the big iMac G5 introduction, here is link to the introduction video, a 4 minute presentation explaining the concept behind the iMac G5 and its features.

Large file requires broadband (DSL/Cable) connection.

Apple - iMac - iMac G5 Introduction Video

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

School Magazine Drive

The school year has just begun and we are already into our first fundrasier, the Magazine Drive.

If you are in the market to renew any of your subscriptions -- or start a new one -- please take a moment to check out the QSP Reader's Digest magazine store.

40% of your purchase will go directly to Joe's school, St. Cyril's.

Back it up!

This article is from this month's issue of the WelchWrite Newsletter. I am posting it here for those of you who might not be on that mailing list. -- Douglas

Too many of us (myself included) do not backup our data frequently enough, if at all so I have decided to name September 2004 Back it up! Month.

Let’s get together this month and work towards remedying this problem. The simple fact is performing even a simple backup can seem like an overly complicated task. There are many individual steps involved and written directions on how to backup can intimidate almost anyone, let alone someone new to computers.

Yet, performing a backup isn’t that difficult, if you have the right instruction. I believe that a quick demonstration, along with a document describing the process, can provide all of us with some much needed backup protection.

While there are many ways to make backups easier and more automatic, this initiative isn’t about that. Instead, I am focused on creating a down-and-dirty, manually processed, “get-it-done” backup that provides you some modicum of protection should you have issues with your computer. You can always re-install MS Windows and your application software from their original disks, but your data could be gone forever. Let’s make sure this never happens to you.

Once we have established some basic backup peace of mind, we will have the opportunity and the time to research more advanced alternatives.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

New iMac Announced

While it may take a few months to actually get your hands on one of these, Apple announced its latest version of the iMac in Paris today.

Monday, August 30, 2004

How to be a boor...or not! from ChangeThis.com

How To Be a Boor

Learn some email etiquette with this manifesto from ChangeThis.com. Be sure to pass it on to your friends (and maybe some enemies), too!

Excerpt from the manifesto: "Alas, your parents knew squat about email when you were growing up. They didn’t hector and hassle and harass you every time you blind cced a friend on a catty flame you sent to that girl who doesn’t like you as much as she said she did. So no one taught you the stuff you will now learn."

A Sketch

Sunday, August 29, 2004

WelchWrite Newsletter almost here!

The September Edition of the WelchWrite Newsletter is just about ready to ship (email).

If you are not already a subscriber, you can join the mailing list by sending a blank message to subscribe@welchwrite.com. I will be emailing the newsletter on September 1st, so get your subscriptions in soon.

You can check out past versions of the newsletter by visiting the Newsletter & Alerts Archive.