The angels and the devils are definitely within us, not within the machines we use. – Michael Dertouzos
Sometimes, you get an asshole selling enterprise IT solutions who won’t take no for an answer and you have to stop being nice. When I was working HR, it was fascinating to me that people selling HRIS systems couldn’t grasp the concept of centralized authorizations and enterprise wide conformity for large corporate HR processes. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the station I take home every day. I’m glad I worked late tonight… Unsuck DC Metro About 50 minutes ago, Metro said there were only “residual delays” on the OR/BL/SV after a power outage. Here’s Farragut W. (via @savetheblueline)Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dead Trees and Pixels (or Creativity Is The Real Answer) by James Landrith crustmania / Foter / CC BY The e-books vs. dead tree media discussions and snobbery fascinates me. People frequently post self-congratulatory articles (from online versions of publications, of course) bemoaning the existence of e-books. I have a few thousand hard copy books […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I've written before about organization and data storage with regard to my use of PIMs, PDAs and smartphones (here, here and here). This will be a bird's eye view of my current process. I will write a more in-depth piece later for those looking to get better organized and gain more control of their piles […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I've been reading ebooks for years – actually since the late 1990s, when I got my first PDA and installed the Peanut Press ereader. The first book I read on a PDA (Palm IIIx) was "The Wailing Asteroid" by Murray Leinster. I soon discovered tons of free books and plenty of low-priced digital content to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I recently signed up for a Twitter account. In a word: addictive. From the Twitter Fan Wiki : Twitter is a way of life. It's living with a publicity policy. It's friends, Romans and country people the world over engaged in timely snippet conversations that fit into 140 character chunks. For those of you with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you know me in meatspace, then you know that since 1996, I am never without my PDA. I started out with a Radio Shack EC-379, switched to a Palm IIIxe, upgraded to a Palm VIIx, converted to a Treo 300 PDA/cellphone combo, later opted for a Treo 600 and then upgraded to a Treo […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My Treo 650 took a header into a wall this morning. The screen was cracked in several places and the casing cracked up around the antenna. To further complicate matters, Verizon Wireless (I have a different name for this company) screwed up my account by not enrolling me in the insurance program I had selected. And, […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
New Scientist reports that Handheld PC virus holds ominous promise: The first virus designed to infect handheld devices powered by Microsoft’s Windows CE software has renewed debate over whether a flood of mobile malicious software could be on the way. The new virus, known as “Duts”, has not as yet succeeded in infecting any computers […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
June 23, 2004 Plate Tectonics American Military University SC 106, Introduction to Oceanography by James Landrith Comprehending the theory of plate tectonics requires first understanding the concept of “layering.” Geologists believe the Earth is made up of the following layers: the lithosphere (100-200 km thick), the asthenosphere (350-650 km thick), the mantle and the core. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.