Monthly Archives: December 2010

Small World / n Degrees of Separation

I just noticed that URS, the company that bought the Military-Industrial Complex-related operations of EG&G, also owns some portion of the old Lear-Siegler corporation. I found that interesting because I used to work for EG&G, and before that, I used … Continue reading

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Google Docs Now Includes Drawings

This is pretty neat: Google Docs, which I’ve mentioned here before and increasingly trust, now features a drawing app. It seems to be pretty full-featured, although it doesn’t seem to have scaling and measurements. By full-featured, I mean, compared with … Continue reading

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VLC vs. DVD Player.app

Apple’s DVD Player.app has been broken for so long, I honestly can’t remember the last time I was pleased with it. It’s very telling that if you go to Apple’s web site, you can’t find DVD Player there. If I … Continue reading

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So Now It’s Okay…

…to like Rush? That’s what it says in the Toronto Globe and Mail: Both the book and the film attempt to come to grips with a band that has had the most unusual career trajectory, defying age and the loathing … Continue reading

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Talking to Your Kids About Star Wars

With all the changes just in the past generation, it can be pretty hard to raise kids right. I’m glad there are people who are committed to helping parents deal with the tough issues:

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