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Archive for October 24th, 2006

Facelift for your résumé

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This site has some useful information, but one harbors some fears about their advice, given that they don’t seem to know how to spell “résumé”.

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24 October 2006 at 7:27 pm

Very good Prop 7 commercial

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I thought this was particularly good.

This one is also good, just not as powerful as the first:

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24 October 2006 at 7:16 pm

Posted in Drug laws, Election, Video

Nice Firefox extension: Tiny Menu

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Go for it. More screen real estate with no loss of functionality.

UPDATE: Well, for me the Tiny Menu remained in the Menu Bar, which remained present. Thus it’s of no value. Sorry.

SECOND UPDATE, NEGATING FIRST UPDATE: See the useful comment by webmasterbyname, who explains how to make it work. Basically, you bring all the stuff from the navigation toolbar up into the menu toolbar, then turn off the navigation toolbar. Bob’s your uncle.

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24 October 2006 at 5:12 pm

Posted in Firefox, Software

Make Ctrl-V act like “Paste Special” — Windows only

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This is quite a handy little freeware tool: PureText. Once you install it, you specify the hotkey that will paste text while stripping it of formatting. The default, which works well, is Windows-V.

Then, when you paste text by pressing Windows-V (instead of Ctrl-V), the action is exactly as if you had pasted the text into Notepad, then copied it from Notepad, then pasted it in with Ctrl-V—i.e., it strips formatting from the text so the text uses the default formatting of where you’re pasting it. Alas, it strips hyperlinks (of course).
Unobtrusive and does the job. (Some restrictions may apply—read at the link for more info.)

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24 October 2006 at 4:32 pm

Posted in Software

They can’t even use “the Google”

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Tony Snow reports that White House research was able to find only 8 instances where President George Bush said we would “stay the course” in Iraq. Apparently White House research is just as bad as you would expect. (They don’t get out much: who needs research when they just make shit up?) The number is at least 30:

Apparently, the White House research team isn’t very good at “the Google.” ThinkProgress has documented 30 times that Bush has used the phrase to describe his policy in Iraq:

BUSH: We will stay the course, we will help this young Iraqi democracy succeed, and victory in Iraq will be a major ideological triumph in the struggle of the 21st century. [8/30/06]

BUSH: Stay the course also means don’t leave before the job is done. And that’s – we’re going to get the job done in Iraq. [8/11/06]

BUSH: As a matter of fact, we will win in Iraq so long as we stay the course. [7/11/06]

BUSH: And I saw people wondering whether the United States would have the nerve to stay the course and help them succeed. [6/19/06]

BUSH: If we don’t lose our nerve, if we stay the course, someday down the road, an American President will be working with democratically-elected leaders in the broader Middle East at the table to keep the peace. [3/24/06]

BUSH: Some critics continue to assert that we have no plan in Iraq except to, “stay the course.” If by “stay the course,” they mean we will not allow the terrorists to break our will, they are right. If by “stay the course,” they mean we will not permit al Qaeda to turn Iraq into what Afghanistan was under the Taliban – a safe haven for terrorism and a launching pad for attacks on America – they are right, as well. If by “stay the course” they mean that we’re not learning from our experiences, or adjusting our tactics to meet the challenges on the ground, then they’re flat wrong. [11/30/05]

BUSH: We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq. [8/4/05] Read the rest of this entry »

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24 October 2006 at 3:37 pm

PDF organizer/viewer for Mac OS X

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For you Mac fans among my readers: Yep is free for now, and organizes (with tags, if you want) all your PDFs in one interface, and allows you to read them.

And here are more Mac apps you might want to consider.

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24 October 2006 at 3:06 pm

Posted in Software

WordPress vs. Blogger, redux

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I said I wouldn’t make more WordPress/Blogger comparisons since I’m not using Blogger these days, but AmericaBlog is:

Open thread – Blogger is down, yet again
by John in DC – 10/24/2006 03:28:00 PM

God forbid what happens next week, right before the election, when Blogger most assuredly dies again and takes all of us with it. And I shudder to think what Google, which owns Blogger, will do to YouTube’s quality of service. Pathetic. We are working double-time to get ourselves off of this service asap. Stay tuned.

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24 October 2006 at 2:59 pm

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