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[15 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
What the Computer World Needs Now

If there’s one thing humanity should have learned by now, it’s the importance of communication – of figuring out ways to make sure people understand each other. How many wars could be prevented if people in competing cultures would be able to speak each other’s language, to explain to each other their concerns and common interests? Nations, tribes, individuals, even computers – can’t we all just get along? Apparently not. War may be bad for computers and other living things, but the “authorities” have done little to prevent war …

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[20 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
Digging for Net Gold

You know what they say about summer – it’s the most expensive time of the year! Our kids’ “free” school is expensive enough, but there’s no free summer camp! There’s no free lunch either, and now the kids are home for that meal – and that tuna sandwich that kept them going the rest of the year can’t compete with the mall, with its pizza and burgers – not to mention the movies, pool, and vacations we have to shell out for. Peering down into the pit of …

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[14 Dec 2007 | No Comment | ]
Everything Old, Made New Again

It’s high season for “gifting.” This time of year, there’s a holiday for everyone, no matter what your taste, or “persuasion.” And what a coincidence – they all require the presentation of expensive “presents” to loved ones. Or so the retailers would have you think! Personally, I prefer to give “the gift of love,” when called upon to step up to the plate. At least I did, until I told my wife that once on our anniversary. Let’s just say she taught me a “life lesson” I’ll never …

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[12 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]
Cutting Through the Bull

Admit it. When it comes to output – to getting the results out to the public, to putting words on paper – you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s all bull.
You try, but you just can’t make them understand. They never have the font you used, they don’t like Microsoft Word, they can’t handle your style and formatting. The client calls up the boss. the boss comes down on you – and what do you have for an answer? Yep – more bull.
Actually, there is a solution to your problem; …

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[28 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]
On the Map

If you’ve got a couple of days off for chol hamo’ed, someone in your clan may have broached the idea of taking a road trip to an outdoor site – a national park up north or an out of the way beach, say. Sounds like a good idea – and an opportunity to get one more tiyul in before the onset of winter.
But the idea of taking the family out for a long drive raises some provocative questions: how to keep the kids quiet, what face to make at the …