Monthly Archives: November 2006

Strange Days in the UK

Although it’s disastrous for the environment, flying to a faraway place or different culture provides a great opportunity to hone your observational skills, and to open up your senses and perceptions and tune into your instincts. In familiar environments where … Continue reading

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For the Love of a Dog

Another of Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts strips Patricia McConnell’s book For the Love of a Dog is one part training manual and one part love story. It is a study of the behaviour of our companion animals and of ourselves, but … Continue reading

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En Route to London

I’m on my way to the UK, so no post today. I’ll be waxing philosophical from London tomorrow.

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Unfamiliarity Breeds Contempt

Patrick McDonnell’s wonderful MuttsAn op-ed in todayís NYT by Jonathan Safran Foer describes the challenges that pets, and their companions, face in a city like New York. In the greater Toronto area, the loathing for our animal companions has recently … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread — November 26, 2006

I haven’t made much progress on the items I promised to write about last week, but I will get around to them. What I’m thinking about this week: How politics is becoming less and less important, and more impotent to … Continue reading

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Links for the Week – Saturday November 25, 2006

This week’s lineup illustrates why the media need to do a better job of making what’s important interesting. Each of these items is, in my opinion, very important, but none of them gets any attention in the legacy media.The Real … Continue reading

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Communication Technologies — A Decision Tree for Users

Part of my task in my current consulting assignment is to develop the client’s strategy for the use of e-learning and other communication tools. So I thought I’d update the decision tree I developed about three years ago. The result … Continue reading

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Crash-Proofing Your PC

We’ve all heard about the importance of backing up your PC regularly. But if you’ve ever had to restore a disparate set of week-old or month-old data onto a new computer, and reinstall all your software (and probably have to … Continue reading

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Hockey Salary Caps and Performance

After a two week wait, Millennium Data Systems fixed my computer in two hours once they got the replacement part from HP. Thanks to Debbie at Millennium for persevering, and Stan Garfield at HP for expediting things at HP’s end. … Continue reading

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Laptop repair update

The replacement part for my HP laptop is in, so there will be no post tomorrow. With luck, I’ll be back on Thursday, and things will be back to normal. Keep your fingers crossed! /-/ Dave

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