Daily Archives: October 18, 2006

Guy Browning offers 20 top tips for surviving life in the workplace

This list is great!

11 Don’t drink under the influence of work

Alcohol and
business don’t mix, which is why you really shouldn’t bother with work
if you like a drink. Excessive drinking at work makes you feel
sociable, light-headed and confident. In other words, it makes you feel
like you work in sales. The day after, when you feel like the whole
world is a grim, head-crushing torture chamber, it makes you feel like
you work in IT. It’s an absolute rule that the person who earns least
in the office will be the first person to buy a round after work. He is
also the first to get absolutely hammered and say something so
offensive that he gets passed over for a raise for the seventh year

Full List Here

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Installing Ubuntu On An External USB Hard Drive

A good how to article, although it is a pretty straight forward process. The point below may be the only problem on how to get the external drive available to format:

To fix the problem System > Preferences > Removable Drives and Media and deselect the following options

  • Mount removable drives when hot-plugged
  • Mount Removable Media When Inserted
  • Browse Removable Media When Inserted


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Christmas Gift Wish

OK I found what I want for Christmas, and I promise not to buy it ahead of time!


This nifty little gadget allows you to record TV and video onto your iPod.

Hint, hint!

The Dow Jones Industrials Pass 12,000

The Dow Jones industrial average swept past
12,000 for the first time Wednesday, extending its march into record
territory as investors signaled their growing optimism about corporate
earnings and the economy.


Wow, I remember the big deal they made when it passed the 10,000 mark a few years ago. Some analysts predict a Dow average in the 20,000 range in the next 10-20 years…

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All cents now worth more than denomination

Zinc passed the $1.80 mark today, that means the current “penny” has a melt value of $0.0101867. All the coins in your penny jar are worth more than their denomination (except for steel cents made during WW2).


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Derailed (Unrated Widescreen)I caught the movie Derailed last night.

Excellant film. Good acting. All around nice movie. I would recommend it. Usually I figure out the movie before the twist but this time I only had a hunch, which really impresses me when a movie can pull one over on me.

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