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Friday, October 15, 2004

Career-Op is a "Podcast Pick"!

Bruce "Radar" Chandley, over at the Podcast Bunker has selected my Podcast, Career Opportunities as one of his "Podcast Picks"

Many thanks! The recognition is always welcome.

Career-Op: Getting Serious Part 2 - w/ MP3 Podcast

Career-Op: Getting Serious Part 2
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Last week I started a discussion of “getting serious” in your relationships with clients. Today, I will talk about maintaining these relationships for the benefit of both you and your clients. If there is any secret to high-tech career success, this might be it.

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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Web/Audio: Whole Wheat Radio

If you are looking for a source of great independent music, you need look no farther than Whole Wheat Radio.

This Internet "web-cast" features thousands of songs by independent musicians in all genres, styles and moods. Throughout the day "EJ's" (electronic DJ's) program the music according to a preset schedule. At any time, however, listeners can request songs that fit the current show's genre or guidelines, over-riding the EJ's and programming the show for themselves.

The EJ's announce various songs, horoscopes, updated blog entries and more throughout the show, but between the songs. Additionally, the interactive chat room allows listeners to comment and talk amongst themselves while listening to the music.

Years ago, Rosanne and I had a neighborhood hangout called the Iguana Cafe in North Hollywood. Since we moved out of NoHo years ago, and the sad passing of the club, we have been looking for a similar hangout. Whole Wheat Radio has helped to fill some of that void.

It's funky. It's Odd. It's Music. It's Fun!

Event: Photo Fun in Franklin Canyon

Photo Fun in Franklin Canyon

SUN 10/17 3pm
Franklin Canyon Ranch

Capture the moment with an experienced photographer who will guide you to finding unique views and photo opportunities in nature.

Event: Photo Fun in Franklin Canyon

Photo Fun in Franklin Canyon

SUN 10/17 3pm
Franklin Canyon Ranch

Capture the moment with an experienced photographer who will guide you to finding unique views and photo opportunities in nature.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Event: Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling

SUN 10/17 11am
Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

Enhance the way you look at the natural world around you. Bring a sketchbook or pad, pencil, pen, and a small folding stool or chair. 2hrs WODOC

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Career-Op: In the mood - w/ MP3 Podcast

Career-Op: In the mood
Originally published September 29, 200

There comes a time in every high-tech career when important decisions need to be made. Unfortunately, you are often forced to make these decisions at exactly the wrong time. When you are looking for work, unexpectedly downsized or just unhappy with your current job you aren’t in the right place to make decisions that might effect the rest of your career, if not the rest of your life. [Continued]

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Update for MS Office 2004 for Mac

MacDailyNews has a notice that Microsoft has released a new, major upgrade for MS Office 2004 for Mac.

You can use the new Auto Update function of Office 2004 to download and install the upgrades.

From any Office Application (i.e. Word, Excel, Entourage, PowerPoint):

Select the Help Menu
Select Check for Updates

Follow the instructions to download and install.

The update is a substantial 22.8 MBs and can take a long time to download, especially on slower Internet connections.

You can also download the update directly by visiting Microsoft's Web Site.

Event: Wolf Awareness Week

Wolf Awareness Week

October 18 - 23 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join us for a howling good time October 18 -23 as we celebrate Wolf Awareness Week. The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is one of the few places in Los Angeles where you can experience a live gray wolf and watch the long-legged gait of the South American maned wolf. Come touch wolf fur, compare wolf and coyote teeth, and take the Wolf Quiz to see if you would make a good wolf. We'll finish off the week's event on Saturday, October 23, with a special wolf presentation in the Adventure Theater and a Group Howl.

All Wolf Awareness Week activities are free to members and with paid Zoo admission.

Monday, October 11, 2004

What is RSS?

Last night I sent out a WelchWrite Note with an explanation and examples of RSS Feeds. If you have been wondering what it means to "Syndicate this site" or what those little icons mean, check it out a the link below.

You can subscribe to the monthly WelchWrite Newsletter, which also gets you these regular WelchWrite Notes by sending a blank email to: subscribe@welchwrite.com.

Read the WelchWrite Notes, RSS feeds bring the web to you

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Welchwrite Alert: Dell recalls 990k laptop power adapters

I just sent a WelchWrite Alert to all my clients regarding this recall. My Dell Inspiron 8000 has one of the effected adapters and I have already requested a replacment.

Further information, and links to the Dell Adapter Recall page are available in this WelchWrite Alert.