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1) ctnow.com: Service - By Way Of Bangalore : Betty Coulter is a typical 21-year-old college graduate from
Illinois. She wears bell-bottom jeans and is a faithful fan
of "Friends" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Or so says Betty, if asked, while taking calls from Americans.
2) rediff.com: Air chief refuses to salute Musharraf: In a conspicuous departure from strict protocol requirements, Air
Chief Marshal Anil Yashwant Tipnis did not salute President Pervez
Musharraf of Pakistan at the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati
Bhavan on Saturday morning. Instead, the Indian Air Force chief
merely shook hands with the Pakistani general
3) NewsBruiser: NewsBruiser is a simple but full-featured weblog management system.
It is almost entirely self-contained, requiring nothing but SSI and
Python (1.5.6 or greater) to be happy.
4) Run On Sentence: Pie Menus are a naturally efficient user interface technique:
directional selection of pie slice shaped targets. The cursor starts
out in the center of the pie, so all targets are large, nearby, and
in different directions. Fitts' Law explains the advantages of pie
menus, relating fast selection speed and low error rate to large
target size and small distance. Pie menus are easy for novice users,
who just follow the directions, and efficient for experienced users,
who can quickly "mouse ahead" once they know the way.
5) On Trial : Are Tech Companies Destroying Morale? : On "trial": Adobe, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Lucent
Technologies, and Sun Microsystems. The charges: Ruining internal
morale with pay cuts, early retirement schemes, forced vacations and
corporate doublespeak; reducing strategic flexibility by hanging on
to too many workers or firing the best. The prosecution: Ladies and
gentlemen of the jury, this is a case about pain. Scared of the
financial, emotional, and legal pain of firing workers now and having
to hire and train more of them when the economy picks up again,
technology firms are doing whatever it takes to keep people on the
payroll. For more on this case, check out the article...
8) WebDAV filewriter for Frontier : Jim : 'It's a shame (from my POV, probably not theirs) that UserLand
diverged off their ContentServer path (which I think is the best CMS
tool they ever made) when they decided to focus on writing and
weblogging tools instead of sophisticated CMSs.'
9) Broke Playboy Takes First Job at 85: "I thought I would die before the money ran out," Guinle said in
perfect English. "I lived too long but I had a lot of fun, and now
it's time to work."