Posted by Mike on 28th November 2005
Seth Goden wrote a piece called Classifieds are next. I believe what he says about stock tables. I don’t agree on the subject of classified advertisements. First of all, classified ads do bring revenue to a newspaper. Second, people do read the classifieds in their local newspaper and shopper-type publications.
I may be backwards, but I regularly check the print classifieds for items I am looking for and for bargains. Sometimes, I will pick up the local paper just for the classified ads!
I also see huge value for online classifieds. I’m a regular buyer and seller on eBay. I also have had great success using online classifieds at work.
I think there is room for paid classified advertisements in the both the print and online markets.
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Posted by Mike on 24th November 2005
I have been working to put on a used ThinkPad. Maybe I shouldn’t say “working”, because it has been a lot of fun. I purchased an IBM Model T-23 on eBay. The purchase itself was a lot of trouble, as I had to send back two laptops before I got one that works.
I decided to install Ubuntu 5.10, aka Breezy Badger. With this installation, I am also taking the leap from KDE to Gnome. The installation went very well and my laptop was functioning quite well with the default installation. I did, however, want to get as much of the custom ThinkPad “stuff” working as possible, so I did some searching.
The Ubuntu Forums proved quite useful. While poking around in them, I found a link to a great page for configuring Ubuntu 5.10 on a ThinkPad.
Now, it’s back to work! I need to move files from my old PC to my “new” laptop.
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Posted by Mike on 3rd November 2005
I read a startling statistic in Computerworld’s October 31, 2005 issue today. They were quoting Forrester Research and its Consumer Technographics 2005 North American Benchmark Study.
I strongly agree with the statement “having fun is the whole point of life.”
AGE 18-34 34%
AGE 35-54 29%
AGE 55+ 19%
Contrast this with the Westminister Shorter Catechism.
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. ManÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
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