Monthly Archives: January 2012

Interesting Yahoo! article re job search faux pas: “5 Out-of-Date Job-Search Tactics”

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/5-out-of-date-job-search-tactics.html?mod=pf-series-a-article I’m interested in what people think about these points.

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The GE wired optical scroll mouse from Target – DO NOT BUY

I bought a mouse from Target a week ago, it’s made by GE.  After a week of use, the wheel doesn’t work.  That’s what you get for buying an $8 mouse from Target. General Electric model # 99912 Rev.S2 Optical … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day 2012 5K – pics – John V. Karavitis

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My New Year’s Day 2012 5K race video is gaining momentum on YouTube. HURRAH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hedEiTGmi2o

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Another GREAT Cracked.com article: “The 6 Stupidest Things We Use to Judge People We Don’t Know”

A must read, especially in today’s horrific job market.  Everyone does the best they can do.  Judge yourself before you judge someone else.  Peace. http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-6-stupidest-things-we-use-to-judge-people-we-dont-know/  

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Penn State coach Joe Paterno is dead, and people are actually wondering how to “honor” him.

This Penn State sex scandal is just incredible.  Coach Joe Paterno allegedly knew about the sexual assaults that were occurring, yet never “followed through” after he allegedly notified university officials of what he knew.  Well, now that he’s dead, everyone … Continue reading

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Mozilla Firefox AdBlock add-on not allowing certain websites to resolve.

Go to certain websites, you get “nginx”, which is the name of a server or something, like Apache. The fix:  In Firefox, go to Tools/Add-Ons/AdBlock Plus Filter Uploader 2.1/Options/Exceptions/Exclude the following filters from the upload, and add   the web address … Continue reading

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Illinois CPA Society needs money! Urgent! Even if you’re UNEMPLOYED!!!

I got this e-mail yesterday from the Illinois CPA Society.   EVERYBODY, it seems, needs them some $$$$ NOW! Also, if you read the e-mail very closely, they are all but admitting that the jobs economy is DEAD, even for CPAs.  … Continue reading

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The stupidity of colleges in America. “They’re looking for the next Bill Gates.”

I was just watching the NBC Nightly News on TV.  They had a segment on how colleges are now being “creative” (read:  cute and stupid) with the essays they are making applicants answer.  (E.g. from the worthless University of Chicago:  … Continue reading

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Splendex aka Liquid Splenda (sucralose)

I came across a product called Splendex, aka Liquid Splenda.  It’s basically sucralose suspended in water and I think a few preservatives like citric acid and sodium benzoate.  I bought the smallest bottle I could, 1 ounce, for $9.95 (free … Continue reading

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