Saturday, December 16, 2006


43 Folders Series: Inbox Zero

These are posts from a special 43 Folders series looking at the skills, tools, and attitude needed to empty your email inbox — and then keep it that way. You can visit each of the posts by clicking the title.

And don’t miss the “Related Articles” for our all-time popular posts on productively dealing with email. - Home of the Microsoft Office System Enthusiast

What is a Zealot?
Zealot (According to the dictionary): One who is zealous; one who engages warmly in any cause, and pursues his object with earnestness and ardor; especially, one who is overzealous, or carried away by his zeal; one absorbed in devotion to anything; an enthusiast; a fanatical partisan.

Are you an Office Zealot?

Have you experienced the warm glow of satisfaction that is possible when you combine your technical know-how with the functionality of Office to solve problems or eliminate a manual process? At Office Zealot, we have been avid fans of Microsoft Office for many years now. We have been promoting Office as an important platform for developers and working with users to squeeze more productivity out of Office. For that reason, we are happy to be your hosts here at is your source for relevant, focused and practical developer information pertaining to everything Microsoft Office.


Gadgets, Movies, Music, Podcasting and Making Media - Jake Ludington's MediaBlab New Releases - Free Software for the mac population

Great resource for discovering what other OSX users are running on their Apple Computers. Digg like interface for discovering new applications with plans for a recommendation service based on your current apps.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Hotline On Call

The Publication of Record on American Politics

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Combining original, bipartisan reporting with coverage from over 2,500 media sources, The Hotline gives readers what no one else can: a comprehensive picture of the political landscape, from the president to your own local mayor.


The Atlantic Online - Home is the first online community that joins Opinion Drivers from across the spectrum. The community connects well-known influencers from the worlds of politics, business, religion, and popular culture with influencers who drive opinion at the grassroots and community levels. Harnessing the power of social networking technology, levels the playing field by giving anyone and everyone a voice in how America’s institutions can work better.


Opinion Drivers are the individuals who, every day, influence their friends, colleagues, and peers. They fall into two categories:

A relatively small group of Opinion Drivers is the famous personalities whom we read about in newspapers and see on television. They help shape opinion by virtue of their elected offices, access to media, or leadership roles in business and industry. What sets these people apart is their ability to affect public opinion on a grand scale.
A larger group of Opinion Drivers is the roughly 30 million grassroots influencers we know through our communities: friends, neighbors, PTA members, firefighters, homemakers, small business owners, and non-profit directors to name a few.
Collectively, grassroots Opinion Drivers are an enormous and growing force because Americans place decreasing trust in old-line opinion leaders such as network anchors and politicians; they’re turning to each other for advice and guidance in these fast-changing times. Where is a good place to eat out? What’s the best car to buy? Who’s the best candidate for school board and for president? More and more, Americans are turning to trusted friends and neighbors to answer such questions and manage the crush of information at their fingertips in the info-tech age. If you’ve ever been asked, “Hey, what do you think about…,” then you are probably an Opinion Driver. Welcome to the community.


State of the Day and other political notes


Thursday, December 14, 2006


Aaron In Africa: The Stories of my 27 months in Togo


The Liberal Doomsayer


Search Google Patent Search

Google has expanded the scope of its search activities once again with the beta launch of Google Patent Search. The patent search engine allows users to search through the full text of over 7 million patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office and works much like Google's Book Search.


Draft Obama | There Are Better Days Ahead


First Obama Presidential Ad


Size Matters by Stephen S. Hall

Size Matters: How Height Affects the Health, Happiness, and Success of Boys - and the Men They Become

An award-winning journalist tackles the hot topic of male body image and shows how physical size during childhood affects our psychology, social status, relationships, and income as adults.

With a mix of fresh research, incisive reportage, and bracing candor, Size Matters traces the surprising history of society’s bias against shortness and reveals how short people can and do thrive in spite of this insidious bigotry. Drawing on his own childhood experiences (he was shorter than 99 percent of boys his age), Stephen Hall explains the evolution of the growth chart, the biology of childhood aggression, and the wrenching phenomenon of bullying. He explores the factors that determine why one child’s small stature may lead to anguish while another short child develops an emotional resilience that will enrich his later life. Weaving together recent findings from the fields of animal behavior, psychology, and evolutionary biology, Hall assesses the role of physical size in mating success and argues that the alpha male may not be king of the mountain after all. Hall also pinpoints the social forces that create and cash in on our anxieties about size, from bulked-up superhero action figures to pharmaceutical companies selling growth hormone to increase a child’s height -- at a cost of up to $40,000 a year. He introduces us to families who have agonized over whether to make that huge investment. He explains new research showing that a person’s height as a teenager has lifelong psychological consequences. He even tracks down kids he bullied in elementary school and kids who bullied him in high school to show that these childhood encounters have lasting effects on our adult lives. Along the way, Hall builds a persuasive case against societal attitudes that make size (or any difference) matter and argues forcefully that being short has psychological, social, and biological advantages. Size Matters will raise the consciousness -- and the spirits -- of any short male and anyone who cares about him.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Rapping in Iraq


Japanese Magic Competition - illusion


Christian Embassy, Washington, D.C. video (click)



IraqSlogger is the world's premier Iraq-focused Web site. The free 24/7 up-to-the-minute news service provides an unrivaled combination of exclusive and third party reporting and analysis on Iraq. IraqSlogger reports on traditional topics as well as extraordinary topics: black market prices in Baghdad, the buzz on Iraq's streets, the latest graffiti in Iraq, and more. IraqSlogger's contributors include journalists in Iraq, the U.S., and elsewhere who are committed to providing insightful and, at times, unconventional, reporting and analysis, as well as links to, and critiques of, reporting and analysis in U.S. and Iraqi news outlets. IraqSlogger is committed to providing clarity, truth, and confidence in reporting on Iraq.


Despair, Inc. (click)

MOTIVATION. Psychology tells us that motivation- true, lasting
motivation- can only come from within. Common sense tells us it can't
be manufactured or productized. So how is it that a multi-billion
dollar industry thrives through the sale of motivational commodities
and services? Because, in our world of instant gratification, people
desperately want to believe that there are simple solutions to
complex problems. And when desperation has disposable income, market
opportunities abound.

AT DESPAIR, INC., we believe motivational products create unrealistic
expectations, raising hopes only to dash them. That's why we created
our soul-crushingly depressing Demotivators® designs, so you can skip
the delusions that motivational products induce and head straight for
the disappointments that follow!


There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive


Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours
may be


When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each


Google Blogoscoped


Picasa Web Albums

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dean Martin & Foster Brooks


BuzzFlash - Daily Headlines and Breaking News


Center for Media and Democracy - Publishers of PR Watch (click)

The nonprofit Center for Media and Democracy strengthens participatory democracy by investigating and exposing public relations spin and propaganda, and by promoting media literacy and citizen journalism, media "of, by and for the people." Our programs include PR Watch, a quarterly investigative journal; six books by CMD staff; Spin of the Day; the Weekly Spin listserv; and, Congresspedia and SourceWatch, part of our wiki-based investigative journalism collaborative to which anyone, including you, can contribute.


Google Operating System: Good blog


Carpetbagger - Movies - Oscars - Awards - David Carr - New York Times Blog


The Anti-Google FAQ


Google Operating System: Dear Google

Many people think Google is a person somewhat smarter, with a bigger memory and that can also gives pieces of advice. Here's a list of popular queries obtained using Google Suggest.


Rolling Stone National Affairs Daily ; Mideast news links


CorrenteWire | Ecrasez l'infame!

Barack Obama on MNF


The Digital Divide Network - Phil Shapiro's Profile


At Home with John and Debbie - Blog on tech, photos, etc.



Create a personal Bloglines page loaded with the freshest news about the things you love. : Free Software For Macs

FreeMacPhoto- FreeMacPhoto deals with photography in general, but adds a special Mac flavor to it. If you are into photography, or would like to learn more about it, you’ll find things of interest here. This site also serves as a place to show your best photos. Just submit them to the FreeMacPhoto Flickr Group.

FreeMacWare- FreeMacWare find the best free applications in the world of OS X software. We review each application and write a post with out thoughts. There is one a day, Monday thru Saturday.

FreeMacBlog- At FreeMacBlog you’ll find a variety of posts. Tutorials, interesting tidbits about Apple, tips on using Mac OS X. The posts cover a variety of topics.

FreeMacMusic- The only thing better than a good tune is sharing that tune with a friend. On FreeMacMusic, we post bout some of our favorite music. Everything from Merle Haggard to the latest rap song.

FreeMacUnix The secret to the power of Mac OS X is found in it’s Unix foundation. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the power of Unix, FMU is the place to start. The tips are for those just learning.

The sites from FreeMacPlanet are written and maintained by Richard K Miller and Brian Stucki.


CPCUG Entrepreneurs and Consultants SIG Past Meetings


Meeting Kwadjo Screencast

This screencast shows and explains the Picasa Web Albums plug-in for iPhoto, using the art of Kwadjo Dickson.

Monday, December 11, 2006 - Doctor Ratings and Reviews


9rules — Rule 8: Must constantly improve.

9rules is a community of the best weblogs in the world on a variety of topics. We started 9rules to give passionate writers more exposure and to help readers find great blogs on their favorite subjects. It’s difficult to find sites worth returning to, so 9rules brings together the very best of the independent web all under one roof.


Arts & Entertainment - Salon


Movie Reviews - Salon


Foneshow 'blog


Academy Awards/Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes - Complete Awards Show Coverage - The


TCS Daily : Technology - Commerce - Society


2006 Holiday Camera Guide


Flickr: Search Bad apostrophes


Blogger Tips and Tricks





PikiPimp Upload your photo and add some bling!




Independent Publishing News, e-Marketing Articles, Online Collaboration Reviews by Robin Good


The Boys' Book: How to Be the Best at Everything

At last, here is a book that no boy, young or old, should be without, a book that guarantees hours of fun, a book that shows readers exactly how to be the best at everything. It includes: How to build a basic raft; How to write in secret code; How to find water in the desert; How to read a compass; How to get an egg in a bottle; How to make a boomerang; How to win at conkers; How to find treasure; How to make fire; How to tie essential knots; How to make stink bombs; How to row a boat; and How to hypnotize a chicken.


Dangerous Book For Boys by Conn Iggulden & Hal Iggulden

If ever there was a book to make you switch off your television set, "The Dangerous Book for Boys" is it. How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare? "The Dangerous Book for Boys" gives you facts and figures at your fingertips - swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There's a whole world out there: with this book, anyone can get out and explore it. "The Dangerous Book for Boys" is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden's number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages. Lavishly designed and fully illustrated in color and black and white throughout, it's set to be a perfect gift for Father's Day and beyond. Chapters in "The Dangerous Book for Boys" include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Astronomy, Girls, The Golden Age of Piracy, Secret Inks, Patron Saints of Britain, Skimming Stones, Dog Tricks, Making a Periscope, Coin Tricks, Marbles, Artillery, The Origin of Words, and The Solar System.


News for Curious Cooks

Here at News for Curious Cooks...

...I'm filing brief reports from the intersection of food and science. It’s a lively neighborhood these days. There’s a constant influx of new information in food chemistry and microbiology, agriculture and manufacturing, and in human perception and health. I glean items from current technical publications and scientific meetings, from conversations with cooks and scientists, and from questions that come up in my own kitchen. --Harold McGee



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