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Entries from November 2008

Delete your iTunes

November 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

Not all of Apple’s offerings are shiny and perfect. And when it comes to iTunes,  most sane people will agree that this music player is just plain ugly. I applaud Scott Gilberson for calling it like it is in his blog post, “The Top Ten Reasons iTunes Sucks”. Here are his main beefs:

Tags: music · software · technology

Culture shock…at work

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

If you’re more concerned with your company culture than the size of your pay cheque, your might be interested in this Vancouver start-up. Jiibe is a user-generated service that matches your value system to a compatible company based on a questionnaire you fill out. I can see this site being really useful to young Millennials […]

Tags: culture · employment · productivity · web 2.0

Surf’s up – and so is your heart rate

November 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

That’s probably the cheesiest line I’ve ever written. But for some reason, the editors over at alive actually seem to revel in cheese (One example is the title I’ll eternally shake my head at: G…I can’t believe it’s a Glycemic index). God bless ‘em though – they’re a wonderful bunch. Anyway, here’s an article I […]

Tags: article · reading · writing

Have a laugh, have a cry

November 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Here are some recent article shorts. As usual, you can click on the thumbnails to read them. The one on the left is a feel-good piece on laughter yoga. The right piece touches on the depressing psychological and cultural effects of global warming. There’s also a teeny one in there on the dodgy air we […]

Tags: article · culture · reading · writing

Reader letters warm my writer’s heart

November 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

As you may or may not recall, last August my article on the evils of recycling was published. Sometimes I lose sight of the fact that thousands of people read the stuff I put out there. Some probably think it’s a load of tosh. Other slightly more creepy individuals google my name and usually ask […]

Tags: article · inspiration · reading · The audience