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Thursday, December 09, 2004

Career-Op: Getting BY with MP3 Podcast

Career-Op: Getting By
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Have you ever had a day when you didnít want to get out of bed and face your work? Good. Iím glad it isnít just me. Jobs and careers can have their ups and downs, but sometimes it can feel like life is ganging up on you. I describe it as having a reverse ďMidas touch.Ē Instead of gold, all I get is mud. Thank goodness, I know these times are transient. Everything is cyclical and even these days will pass. This can be an important mindset to keep. Otherwise, you might ditch your high-tech career for something less stressful, like work as an airline pilot or crash test dummy.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Career-Op: Stretching...from the archives with MP3 Podcast

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

Stretching yourself, both professionally and personally, can be a bit painful. It can also yield some of the best improvements in your life. Just like you may be sore the day after starting a new exercise routine, your ego and intellect might emerge a little bruised, but your body will be better for the effort.

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Sunday, December 05, 2004

Audio: Where'd All That Spam Come From? -- John Draper

The link below takes you to an MP3 audio file of this talk, hosted by John Draper (also famous/infamous as the hacker Captain Crunch). The talk was held at the "The Fifth Hope Conference: Hackers on Planet Earth" held July 9-11, 2004.

While there is some highly technical talk involved, it also provides an excellent overview of "Where'd all that SPAM Come From?" If you have ever been interested in the "How & Why" of SPAM, take a listen.

I will be highlighting a few other sessions here, as I listen my way through them.

Where'd All That Spam Come From? -- John Draper - MP3 Audio File (5.7 MB)
A study of the mechanisms spammers use to flood your mailbox along with what some of the work and research of SpamCrunchers have uncovered. Topics of this talk will include spam bots, spam trojans, some of the sneaky methods spammers use, how they get around filters, why none of this stuff really works anyway, and what you can do to significantly cut down on spam.

Web: Photography @ WillSimpson.org

Will Simpson is an amateur photographer with a wonderful eye and a wonderful way of talking about photography. I am a regular subscriber to his Podcast, where he presents several photos and then talks about the thoughts and techniques behind their creation.

It is a wonderful way to start the day, his gentle voice leading you through beautiful scenes.

Additionally, Will highlighted me as one of his favorite Podcasts in today's show, along with one of my favorites, Jim Kloss and Esther Golton over at Whole Wheat Radio.

I want to thank Will for his kind words about Career Opportunities: The High-Tech Career Handbook and wish him much continued success with his photography and Podcast.

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