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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…
Family As Clients, A Bad Idea

Family As Clients, A Bad Idea

Recently a fam­i­ly mem­ber asked for help with a design project. I agreed, but it brought back to mind the last time I worked for fam­i­ly. I’ll share it. A few years ago my uncle was run­ning for Senator of an East Coast state.…
Giant Black Hole Rips Star Apart

Giant Black Hole Rips Star Apart

Wow. All I can say is a stunned “wow”. Chandra :: Photo Album :: RX J1242-11 :: 18 Feb 04Illustratoin of star being ripped apart by giant black hole.…
Physics of Comic Books Taught At UMinn

Physics of Comic Books Taught At UMinn

Uncanny physics of com­ic book super­heroes “Can you teach a physics class with only com­ic books to illus­trate the prin­ci­ples? University of Minnesota physics pro­fes­sor James Kakalios has been doing it since 1995, when he explained the prin­ci­ple of con­ser­va­tion…
Today Started A New Gig

Today Started A New Gig

Today I start­ed a new con­sult­ing gig train­ing in Quark. It’s a lot of fun. It’s also prof­itable, but the fun is the main draw for me. The gig should last about two weeks. For more on Quark, see these very active dis­cus­sions…
Job Posting:  Kissing Ass

Job Posting: Kissing Ass

I found the below in a pub­licly post­ed job open­ing. Its good to know exact­ly what you want in an employ­ee. “If you have expe­ri­ence in the print­ing, copy­ing and/or kiss­ing ass/Graphic Arts fields please join our ranks.”…