I am still in computer hell, just a different circle.
Not that life isn’t very good — e.g., I got to sit next to Paul Volcker on the Delta Shuttle yesterday. Dr. Volcker was the Fed Chairman pre-Greenspan who, I believe, was hugely important in keeping our economy from spinning off the tracks. He is […]
Greetings from computer hell – but that’s another story.
A recent Molly Ivins column I referred you to knocked guys for trying to avoid tax on their $100 million stock option windfalls. What’s so wrong with having to pay $40 million in tax on a $100 million in income, it asked.
Marc Fest: ‘Perhaps the best of the programs to help you keep from breaking extra-long URLs is . . . snipurl.com.’
WHERE DO E-MAILS GO TO HANG OUT WHEN THEY’RE GOOFING OFF?
John Kasley: ‘I occasionally send myself an e-mail with a URL in it, as a reference to something […]
If you ever have massive URL’s that you need to put in an email . . . but worry the email program will break the URL thus rendering it useless . . . sorry about the link yesterday. Try this one: makeashorterlink.com.
Bob Fyfe: ‘The one two-digit number divisible […]
The truth is, I got to playing Scrabble with my computer and managed one of my best scores ever, 501 to its 301, with only one questionable word. (OK, I lucked out with both blanks, which makes it almost impossible to lose, but still – for me, 501 is really good.) I assume you have […]
Paul Lowry: ‘Here’s a helpful site for doing calculations for lots of financial decision making.’
☞ I think some of you may want to play with, and bookmark, this one.
PCG – ‘NEVER MIND’
A little while back, I wrote that one of the very smartest guys I know, who really […]
IT’S A . . . MIRACLE!
Cheryl Crumley: ‘How does this work??? It’s impossible!!!’
☞ Hardly. (See below if you don’t figure it out.)
ILLEGAL TO SELL YOUR CD’S IF YOU’VE KEPT COPIES
Chris McMahon: ‘He has 750 cd’s?! Good grief, that’s a lot. That reminds me of your column on […]
Columnist Bob Herbert in yesterday’s New York Times: ‘Everywhere you turn, support programs for the poor, the ill, the disabled and the elderly are under attack. Children’s services are being battered. As Mr. Bush smiles and talks about compassion, funding for programs large and small is being squeezed, cut back, eliminated.’
Like cutting out after-school […]
TYSON CHICKEN QUESTION
Duane Sheets: ‘So anything that feels pain we shouldn’t eat? There are whackos who think plants feel pain. Why don’t all the humans just die and leave the planet alone?’
☞ That would be one extreme. The opposite extreme would be to say torturing animals is completely acceptable. Is there […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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