Category Archives: Technology

Aversion, Phobia… Something Like That

Have you gotten more telephone averse with age? This is something I’ve written about before myself, or close to it, in reference to phone phobia. Even in times of no creditors, my heart leaps up into the roof of my … Continue reading

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Spokesmodel Bill Gates

Too funny, Bill Gates in a Tandy ad.

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Thumb Rules Worth Knowing

Good post on rules of thumb, some of which are familiar to me. I didn’t know the interruptions thing had a number attached, but I knew it was bad. I can seldom do much of substance without being free of … Continue reading

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Nagging Question

What does one charge as an appropriate rate to migrate a blog, from MT to WordPress or otherwise, for a blogger?

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Recruiter

Just talked with a recruiter who apparently found me on Monster.com, and had a very favorable impression of him. I’m not a fit with the specific opening he had in mind, which would have required Foxpro background, but I’m going … Continue reading

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Hoarding

Apart from cost and fussiness, depending on model, I actually like the compact florescents, and what they did to the electric bill. At least, until the electric usage we were getting billed for nearly doubled for no apparent reason. One … Continue reading

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Selling Those High Fees

On an amusingly related not to my consulting fees post the other day, here’s a post on how to sell overpriced services. The dressing part feels tongue in cheek, even though it’s tried and true advice I first saw decades … Continue reading

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Barney Frank

Sounding sensible? Apparently it can happen.

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Consulting Fees

This is good post on determining consulting fees, even if it does date back to January. I famously have trouble with pricing, which may be tied up somewhat with self-esteem and excessive desire to please others on my part, and … Continue reading

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Funny

The baby was away, lunging in bed with the girls taking care of him, having a blast. Now to get him something to eat, drinks all around, and maybe do some cleaning that won’t hurt my hand the way mouse … Continue reading

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Reunion

Who’s who and reunion for the famous picture of Microsoft’s early employees.

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Gates and Usability

Via Dan, this is an amusing, lengthy article in which Bill Gates e-mails complaints about Microsoft end user experience to his own staff, which apparently was something he did regularly. I have to agree in general with Dan about Vista.

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Text Messages Private

Apparently text messages are private from employers, per the court.

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Web Video

No surprise, it’s becoming more the purview of professionals.

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Tin Whiskers

Weekend Pundit has regularly discussed tin whiskers, though due to the Blogmosis failure those posts are not available. I previously mention the problem in this post. So I was interested to see a “fact or fiction?” post and discussion of … Continue reading

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