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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Wine-tastings in Silverlake - $12

LAist.com offers up this info regarding no-reservation-needed wine tastings at Silverlake Wine. Sounds like a great way to start the week!

Feeling Wine-y

If the beginning of the work week gets you down, Silverlake Wine is ready to ease your pain. Their Blue Monday wine tastings require no reservation, feature snacks provided by the Cheese Store of Silverlake, and deliver three distinct wines to take the edge off the old grind.

From 5-9pm, savvy owners George Cosette, Randy Clement or April Langford will be on hand to spill as much wine knowledge as you might crave. Or you can hand over the $12 cover, nosh, drink, and slink off to prepare for dreaded Tuesday.


Monday, January 31, 2005

Streamline your Windows startup : Lifehacker

The readers here probably fall on either side of the technological fence -- unsure about what this article is telling you to do or already knowledgeable about changing your startup programs to make your computer boot more quickly. Still, it is worth the read to introduce yourself to the concept or refresh your memory on how to do it.

LifeHacker is a new site from the folks that bring you Gizmodo and other blogs.

Streamline your Windows startup : Lifehacker

Scent of a Robot, the music video by Pete Miser

Wow! This is a way cool music video with a hip-hop beat. Some might call it "nerdcore" but it is the only such video/song by this particular artist. The visuals are great, the story is neat and you can understand the words easily! Check it out!

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Tech Nation with Moira Gunn

I want to recommend this latest Podcast from Tech Nation with Moira Gunn.

Barbara Kellerman talks about her book, Bad Leadership.

One of the most interesting items to me was her discussion of the converse side of the leadership relationship, that of "bad followers." Take a listen and check out her book.

From the web site...

First Interview: Barbara Kellerman
Research Director, Center for Public Leadership
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Author, Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters

Macworld: Prevent Mac Disasters

While this is defintely for the more knowledgeable Mac users among you, these 5-6 simple procedures can help you keep your Mac running at top form.

Many of the tips use the Terminal program to run utilities from the command line, but nothing that is too difficult to understand. The author also does an excellent job of explaining why you should run the procedure.

Macworld: Prevent Mac Disasters