Sunday, December 29, 2002

Mercury News | 12/28/2002 | Japan's shut-in society

Mercury News | 12/28/2002 | Japan's shut-in society
TOKYO - Kenji has seldom left his bedroom in five years. On a good day, when he forces himself, he can almost get to the front door of his mother's small Tokyo apartment before fear overtakes him.


At least 1 million Japanese adults, mostly men, share Kenji's reclusive behavior, just one symptom of the nation's decline after a decade of recession and economic stagnation. Sleeping by day and pacing their rooms at night, these men epitomize a country that has become isolated, apprehensive and increasingly unable to interact with the outside world, according to a growing number of professional counselors and other experts.

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Writing for the Web

Writing for the Web

Yahoo! News - Segway Scooter Among Best Sellers on

Yahoo! News - Segway Scooter Among Best Sellers on
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Segway LLC's Human Transporter, the self-balancing electric scooter that has kept technophiles abuzz for the last two years, ranks among the best-selling items on Inc.'s Web site, the online retailer says.

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

paper cd case

paper cd case
Use this website to create a PDF file which can be printed and folded to create a paper CD case. For folding directions, see the about section. To add more tracks, a mailing address, or graphics to the case, use the advanced form. Mix CD cases created with the advanced form can be optionally added to our public mix CD database. To create a case for an existing CD, use our CD search engine to find the CD and it will fill in this form for you. Jewel case inserts can also be created.

Sunday, December 08, 2002

IT Careers - Is It Time to Move On?

Is It Time to Move On?
Research company Meta Group Inc. recently reported that 500,000 IT jobs disappeared last year alone.

Friday, December 06, 2002

Layfoffs at UC Berkeley Extension

Layoffs at UC Berkeley Extension -- another sign of how bad the economy is in the Bay area.

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

New Version of PocketKnife Peek

PocketKnife Peek
PocketKnife Peek is an Outlook add-in for screening your e-mail as plain text before opening it in Outlook. The add-in can be used to view all Outlook message formats, but is aimed particularly at averting the threats lurking in HTML mail.

If you use MS Outlook - you need this.

Dan's 20th. Century Abandonware -- just the best apps ... period!

Dan's 20th. Century Abandonware
Welcome to Dan's 20th. Century Abandonware -- a visual and text representation of my abandonware software collection which dates back from the early 1980's to 2000

Monday, December 02, 2002

My site actually has some content...

(via Freedom To Tinker) Results of running Adrain Holovaty's Get Content Size tool:


Total page size: 34571 bytes (not including images, attached scripts or style sheets)

Text content: 14480 bytes

Text content percentage: 41.88 %

There is one big idea underpinning this entire site, and it is a simple one. Internet news sites are not limited to following the breaking-news model that dominates newspapers, weekly newsmagazines, and television. That model works for media that must pull readers in daily or weekly, but it emphasizes new developments at the cost of deeper understanding and it fails to serve people who might be curious about an issue independent of that day's news cycle. The Internet can follow different models, and Newsaic is an attempt to embrace this opportunity by:
analyzing the issues and events that inspire television shows such as the West Wing, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live, and JAG, , turning the shows back into news in an audience-friendly format,
presenting comprehensive coverage on issues such as Social Security, affirmative action, and cloning,
tracking major legal cases such as those involving Microsoft and Slobodan Milosevic, and
providing resources such as annotated versions of major speeches and documents (i.e., the most recent State of the Union address and the Constitution).

Kansas City Star | 12/01/2002 | Expanding suburbs, expanding waistlines? Some researchers see a connection

Kansas City Star | 12/01/2002 | Expanding suburbs, expanding waistlines? Some researchers see a connection
Critics long have accused the suburbs of fostering social isolation, racial segregation and traffic jams. Now some scientists say the suburbs are making America fatter.

Sunday, December 01, 2002

Wired News: MS Takes Hard Line on Security

Wired News: MS Takes Hard Line on Security
[I]n response to the threat of terrorist cyberattacks, Microsoft would deploy security fixes to its installed base of hundreds of millions of computers worldwide in the coming year -- even if those fixes break applications in use by customers. "We're going to tell people that even if it means we're going to break some of your apps, we're going to make these things more secure. You're just going to have to go back and fix it,"