Archives: January 2004
Mon Jan 12, 2004
The Macintosh Custody Battle
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Sun Jan 11, 2004
Confessions of a Union Buster
I've been reading Confessions of a Union Buster by Martin Levitt for a while now. It hasn't kept my interest... not, that's not it. It's too depressing. I wish I had read this book before I had ever started to work on a union election. So many of his tricks are what the University does it its employees too. It bums me out to read these obvious and rote and well-known tricks of management that keep staff from acting collectively to improve both their own, and their employees' professional lives. More...
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Fri Jan 09, 2004
Truth in Advertising
MoveOn.org is pretty popular in Santa Cruz. But that's what you would think, right? On Dec 7, MoveOn.org sponsored houseparties to watch a movie about the lies of the Iraq war. Three of these parties were in tiny Bonny Doon! Four of them in Santa Cruz.
But this latest project of MoveOn.org is their Bush in 30 Seconds contest. Each one of the finalists is a gem.
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Wed Jan 07, 2004
"Dear Friend of Marriage, I need $4.5 Million"
I took a survey at the urging of some email I got from a gay friend. I checked "I support gay marriage" just like almost 60% of the other people who took that survey. A few weeks later, I got this email from Lou Sheldon. More...
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Mon Jan 05, 2004
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Nice Long List of Security Resources
A colleague sent this to us, and I thought I'd put it in my blog for safekeeping More...
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Sat Jan 03, 2004
Very Hard Test
A few days ago, I took an on-line grammar quiz and I am proud to say I got a 100%. On this quiz of obscure facts, I got nothing. I couldn't even finish reading the questions. Most of the answers are here.
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Thu Jan 01, 2004
Another Reason to Love The Web
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Letter from a Michael Moore Fan
Margaret Cho wrote a fan letter to Michael Moore. I pretty much feel the same way.
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A Mechanical Pocket Calculator
Scientific American has a great article this month (January) about the "Curta" the first pocket calculator. It was completely mechanical and built to last a lifetime. I loved the article even more than most SciAm history articles, and then saw that it was written by Cliff Stoll. There is a preview of the article here . More...
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Monterey Bay Backroads
It being a holiday, we decided to go on a little roadtrip. Yes, it was pouring down rain the entire time, but that just kept the other cars off the road. Basically, we drove from Santa Cruz to Gonzales and back, but since we took the backroads, it was pretty fun. We'll probably do it again. More...
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Pebble Beach on the Central Coast
One of my favorite places to visit is less than an hour's drive from Santa Cruz, near Pescadero. It is a small cove that shelters a beach that collects tiny pebbles as well as sand. I've been told this is a unique geologic entity, called the Carmelo Formation and the pebble beaches near Carmel and Point Lobos is where most people see it. But I like this pebble beach the best. More...
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