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By JULES ALLEN
Published August 29, 2005
Chief evil officer
Is your boss nuts? No, not just one who reads and implements silly management book ideas, but an honest-to-goodness sociopath? This interesting article suggests the folks who ran Enron into the ground weren't just crooks but could have been genuinely psychopathic. It's a quick, informative read for those of us interested in the human condition.
Art on the move
We don't take our public transportation very seriously here, except in the largest cities, where it's such a burden to use a car. Look to the rest of the world and you'll see efficient subway systems that are not only functional but almost works of art. This site is a collection of photos of such things, and I think you'll agree we could do a lot better. Lisbon, Stockholm and Moscow are particularly gorgeous.
PDAs are passe, so you don't want to risk looking unfashionably retro in front of the office "in" crowd. Paper isn't green, so what's an industrious wanna-be to do? A free account on voo2do might be just the ticket. It's a nothing-to-install application that runs through your browser and can neatly separate the tasks in your work life from what you call a personal life. Nifty.
Some people collect cars, others bottle tops. I just like to venture back and remember things such as operating systems. Ah, go back and remember the chunky horror that was Amiga Workbench, giggle at the control panel in Windows 1.0, and peek at the early Macintosh system. This site is a wonderful slice and dice of all things that make up graphical user interfaces and is worth exploring once you get bored with the screenshots.
About to switch
I have been really on the fence about upgrading my PowerBook to the latest version of OS X. While bits of Tiger are compelling, the thought of having to sit through an upgrade really doesn't appeal to me. But I think this weekend might be the one as the niftiest of utilities won't work on the version I'm running. Ambrosia's free dashboard widget makes it easy to address and print envelopes.
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