Thursday, April 29, 2004

Bag and Baggage - Denise Howell, appellate and intellectual property lawyer �

this guy has some neat code in his side bar

for futher study

nice "logo" as a header too
Bag and Baggage - Denise Howell, appellate and intellectual property lawyer �: "Friday, April 09, 2004
Gee! Mail
By now you know it was no April Fool's joke.
You know it has privacy advocates worried. You know there seems to be a trademark issue.

But have you thought about how Google's GMail, and an archive and search strategy in general, will force businesses to kiss their email (non)retention policies goodbye, or at least recognize the fact they may not be very effective?

See, here's the thing. The efficiency of storing and Google searching all of one's email has got to be beyond compare. (I don't know much about the Google Appliance �

does it only work on intranets and Web sites, or could you conceivably search a whole network?) From the standpoint of user/employee convenience and productivity, this is pure poetry:
Gmail simplifies this process by placing your messages in 'All Mail' when you use the archive function.
'All Mail' is the holding place for all of the messages you've sent or received, but not deleted. When you delete a message, it's gone forever. With Gmail, you have enough storage space to last for years without deleting a single message. Just archive everything and all your messages will be searchable and easily accessible.

From the standpoint of businesses seeking to keep smoking email guns from coming back to haunt them, it should be a loud wake up call. But wait, you say. GMail won't replace carefully crafted corporate email systems, policies, and IT routines that periodically purge. It's going to be a public, Web based service like Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail, right? People will use it to hit on each other and send pictures. What's the big deal?
Well, we're talking a gigabyte � years worth � of storage space, coupled with everyone's favorite search technol"

Google Search: gcheese

Google Copernicus Hosting Environment and Experiment in Search Engineering (GCHEESE).
Swamp Gas Forums -> Google Mail: "then perhaps it's like a reverse April Fool's joke. You think it's false, but it's true"
"The Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches, and Proposals"

By Moira Anderson Allen
6 x 9, 256 pages; Paperback, ISBN 1-58115-099-7;

Chapter 1: The Perfect Pitch: Ten Steps to a Winning Proposal

Step 1: Research the Market
Step 2: Research the Competition
Step 3: Follow the Guidelines
Step 4: Prepare Your Manuscript Properly
Step 5: Send an SASE
Step 6: Follow Up Appropriately
Step 7: Be Professional
Step 8: Expect and Accept Rejection
Step 9: Hone Your Skills
Step 10: Keep Trying

How to Write a Query Letter:

"Query letters are a much-debated practice in the writing community. The majority of writers swear by them, but others feel they are a waste of time.
There are many successful writers who stick to sending completed manuscripts or informal, ultra-brief queries.
This practice has especially grown in the age of email, where a less formal writing style has taken root.

See Bob Sassone's article The Query Trap if you want to look further into that strategy"

The Query Trap -- Writer's Resource Center:
"So why did I call this piece 'The Query Trap?'

Because query writing has become such a mainstay in the freelance writing world that I think that too many writers are relying on them TOO much.

Because we live in such a quick, microwavable, I-want-it-now-culture, writers are using queries as a crutch, and forgetting about the ACTUAL WRITING."

Diary of a frustrated writer: "Thursday, April 22, 2004

Wow, real political argument brewing over in the office. Throw in a st george's flag, over zealous culturally sensitive manager, and a whole host of thinly veiled personal animosity and right wing political views. For me it's like an early christmas!
- posted by presenttense @ 18:22 "

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Bella Cucina designer kitchens, fitted kitchens, kitchen Installation, kitchen furniture, kitchen insallation

In a message dated 28/04/2004 xrz writes:
in search of English forks and knifes, to draw
modern design or traditional ?

silver or steel?

steel blade or stainless steel (invented in sheffield)

what class of people ?
rich or poor

one of my best knives is an army issue one

a nesting set of knife fork and spoon
aluminium and stainless stel


My daughter was a student there so we visited the master cutlers house - in Sheffield

normal people shop at ARGOS

You searched for "cutlery"
Here are the 38 items found in the following areas
Homewares (37) Toys and games (1) q=cutlery+site:uk q=cutlery site:uk

Swedish wood on a UK web page



Sunday, April 04, 2004

Google Search: darwins awards

you are never depressed for long on the net if you remeber that search string

darwins awards

Google Search: darwins awards

Did you mean: darwin awards says Mrs Google

Google Search: darwin awards