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Brew Your Own Auto Fuel For 41 Cents A Gallon

Brew Your Own Auto Fuel For 41 Cents A Gallon

From Slashdot: Brew Your Own Auto Fuel For 41 Cents A Gallon “Iphtashu Fitz writes “Damon Toal-Rossi of Iowa City, Iowa had enough of the high price of gaso­line, so it didn’t take too much for his friend to talk…
It Pays To Fight A Ticket

It Pays To Fight A Ticket

In “— or fight one - Insure your car” href=“http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/Insurance/Insureyourcar/P51288.asp?GT1=3391”>It pays to avoid a tick­et or fight one” MSN Money details prac­ti­cal and fru­gal tech­nic­ques for fight­ing a speed­ing tick­etand there­by sav­ing thou­sands of dol­lars on your insur­ance rates.…
Dear Maury, My Google Page Rank Is Too High

Dear Maury, My Google Page Rank Is Too High

The lesson here is that, for now, bloggers should be careful about the titles of their posts less they get too high a Google page ranking. I say “for now” because, before too long, the porn sites will figure out this little trick and stuff their pages with references to “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” Mark Cuban‘s “The Benefactor,” and, of course, the “Maury Show,” thus knocking us happless bloggers so far down Google’s ranking that misdirected Dear Maury mail will no longer be an issue.
Homeless Mothers Treated Like Queens In SF

Homeless Mothers Treated Like Queens In SF

I wish I had found this ear­li­er. It would have made a nice Sunday morn­ing feel-good read this Mother’s Day. I applaud Harry Denton for this unique and gen­er­ous 10 year tra­di­tion. From a press release by Harry Denton’s Starlight Room. San Francisco Sunday,…
Blogging Is My Business. Business Is Good.

Blogging Is My Business. Business Is Good.

Though I haven’t real­ly a point or argu­ment to make, I’m pass­ing this along as more of an FYI. Blogging is a new art form, and it’s a new a busi­ness form. Blogs are becom­ing com­mer­cial, make no mis­take about that. While Big Media is…
Computerworld Seeks IT Professionals for 18th Annual IT Salary Survey

Computerworld Seeks IT Professionals for 18th Annual IT Salary Survey

This just released: 3 May, 2004; 7:30AM, Business Wire “WHO: IDG’s Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management. WHAT: Computerworld’s 18th Annual Salary Survey eval­u­ates IT salaries, includ­ing base pay, bonus­es and total com­pen­sa­tion pack­ages, for key IT job titles. The…

"The Lost Boys'' 2-Disc Special Edition DVD

For your con­sump­tion: “Warner Home Video Gives New Life to the Undead on August 10 With More Than Two Hours of Bonus Features Including Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes, New Documentary, Five Featurettes and More” Click con­tin­ued to read the…
Color Scheme Tool Accounts For Color Blindness

Color Scheme Tool Accounts For Color Blindness

Color Scheme by PixyCruising Toni Allen’s design post archives I found this post, Comprehensive Color Tool, which links to Color Scheme by Pixy. Color Scheme is a free, web-based col­or scheme tool with almost as much pow­er as paid appli­ca­tions like…
Adobe's Microsoft Strategy

Adobe's Microsoft Strategy

Adobe’s Microsoft Strategy - The Design Weblog - design​.weblogsinc​.com “In case any­one for­got, Chizen runs down the the Adobe vs. Microsoft score card. At this point in the game the Redmond team is behind by 5. A sub­tle dri­ving…
Nortel The Next Enron?

Nortel The Next Enron?

Excite Money & Investing “TORONTO (Reuters) - Nortel Networks Corp. (NT) (NT) fired its top three exec­u­tives on Wednesday and said account­ing prob­lems already under inves­ti­ga­tion by reg­u­la­tors ran deep­er than expect­ed.
The sur­prise announce­ment from North America’s largest mak­er…
An Olive Branch To Jamie Leigh

An Olive Branch To Jamie Leigh

Thursday, short­ly after post­ing Ban Jamie Leigh From Blogs, I received a nasty e-mail from Miss Leigh. It was dis­joint­ed and dis­or­ga­nized, con­tained sev­er­al junior high lev­el attempts at per­son­al attack, made lit­tle sense, and redressed a few things that I nev­er said. I won­dered…
Ban Jamie Leigh From Blogs

Ban Jamie Leigh From Blogs

I call upon the blo­gos­phere to ban Jamie Leigh from blogs. Report her to MT-Blacklist so that her URL, jamieleigh​.net, and her name are banned from com­ment­ing on MT blogs. Bloggers using oth­er sys­tems should do the same. I have already…
My New Project:  The Magazine Design Blog

My New Project: The Magazine Design Blog

The Magazine Design Weblog After weeks of plan­ning, my new project, the Magazine Design Weblog, Weblogs, Inc.‘s newest com­mer­cial blog, is live as of 9:00 PT this morn­ing. I’m very excit­ed about this new, first of its kind, weblog. The…
Save A Chat Log... Go To Prison?

Save A Chat Log... Go To Prison?

SecurityFocus: Chat, Copy, Paste, Prison “You are engaged in a chat ses­sion with some friends and col­leagues, when one of them makes a wit­ty remark or imparts a pithy bit of infor­ma­tion. You hit CTRL-A and select the con­ver­sa­tion, then copy it…
National Chains Shave Employees' Hours, Wages

National Chains Shave Employees' Hours, Wages

From the New York Times: Altering of Worker Time Cards Spurs Growing Number of Suits “Experts on com­pen­sa­tion say that the ille­gal doc­tor­ing of hourly employ­ees’ time records is far more preva­lent than most Americans believe. The prac­tice, com­mon­ly…
Apple:  Going For The Jugular... And Cutting Its Own Throat

Apple: Going For The Jugular... And Cutting Its Own Throat

In a graph­ic design group I recent­ly got into a dis­cus­sion about appli­ca­tion choice on the Macintosh. During this dis­cus­sion, in response to the accu­sa­tion that, with­out Apple and com­pe­ti­tion, we would “be stuck in a Windows world,’ I said the fol­low­ing: “Actually, Apple’s…
YourBlog.Blogspot.com Going Away?

YourBlog.Blogspot.com Going Away?

Is your blog host­ed as a sub­do­main? Has your provider received a cease and desist let­ter? If so, you might find your blog tak­en offline. You may want to con­tact your provider with the infor­ma­tion below and ask how they plan to…
St. Patrick's Day Facts

St. Patrick's Day Facts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here are some inter­est­ing facts about this emer­ald hol­i­day, cour­tesy of Finnegans Rainbow St Patricks Day Facts “Saint Patrick was not actu­al­ly Irish. Erin Go Braugh” means Ireland for­ev­er The first American cel­e­bra­tion of…
The Man Who Loved Spam

The Man Who Loved Spam

One man’s trash… WSJ​.com - For Orlando Soto, No Day Is Complete Without Some Spam “Mr. Soto rou­tine­ly comes home to some 150 e-mail pitch­es, and he loves get­ting them all. The 45-year-old grand­fa­ther opens most of them. He…
Fighting Blog Spam

Fighting Blog Spam

Spam in my mail­box? I can­not utter enough exple­tives to describe the depth of my revul­sion for spam. Spam on my blog? Sailors, cov­er your ears. Fighting spam is a pain in the ass. For the first time in my twelve years…
Winner! Free Blog Makeover Contest

Winner! Free Blog Makeover Contest

After read­ing and re-reading, after much thought and the input of Strawberry Blonde, I have picked a win­ner in the Free Blog Makeover Contest. Before I announce the win­ner I want to state that there were many, many excel­lent entries. Choosing the win­ner was…