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Larry Qualig on Monday 06 March 2006 18:15
The site is not gone. It is temporarily unavailable due to heavy load.
As regards your work habits, which involve the use of paper (it was me who called it an old-fashioned methodology by the way), I have no problem with that. I merely try to make constructive suggestions, but I know too well that the old generation is tougher to bend. My dad has had the Palm in the cradle for over a year and he is still reluctant to master it. He want to, but he won't do it.
I still try to save all Web sites that refer to me or my site, but I never look back at these. I compress them into monthly archives. I accumulate text files with commands of interest and save them locally, as well as on Webspaces, so I need never rely on a Debt Collection of scattered (and often broken) links.
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a dual head display would work, switching desktops wouldn't. there is a separation when switching...
When you find yourself surrounded by heaps of papers and folder, you will realise why paper can never be properly organised. It has a limit impose ondepth-. In my Department, I was among the first people to make an open statement against use of paper, so I still live a paperless life. To compensate for inevitable and frustratingly-important paperwork, I use the scanner to digitise. Digitisation in general is an aspect that intrigues me and I recently scanned all my photo albums. In fact, your recent question as regards pets had me aware of the fact that I had never posted a picture of my dog anywhere. I did so on that same afternoon, by pulling old digitised
As I juggle between streams of consciousness, I might as well involve the issue of operating systems. Windows bashing unavoidably lurks Linux offer tremendous filesystem advantages, as well as scalability. Windows was design for a home user (call it a Toy O-S) and itshows-. Windows simply could not contain some important corporate and server-inclined needs. It did not accommodate for what it calls "deep paths", which I find to be an embarrbuttment (see for example:
Returning to topic, re-use is very important in research. Getting an abstract that is concise, precise and unambiguous can take an hour overall. One must stick with long paths in order for to file, discover, preview, and re-use files. KDE does an excellent job of thumbnailing PDF's 'on the fly'. How deep and informative can the file system tree be however? Long enough for Windows to be unable to contain and handle, so I moved all my filestore to Linux (I had 2 Linux boxes, 1 Windows laptop at the time). On Linux, all 200,000 files or so are neatly filed and organised. No filesystem is involved that is a few decades old and was set up and formalised by a bunch of computer hobbyists without academic qualifications *cough* Gateset al.*cough*.
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Erik Funkenbusch OO and StarOffice right from the start used standard database linage, i.e. the connection string is all you really need to connect. MS didn't follow that...
Actually, the CEO has been Steve Ballmer, for quite a few years in fact. And he wasn't racist toward his fellow Chimpanzees (Ballmer is said to be a baboon, I believe). The man is full of it. Chair throwing is not the only indication of his inability to remain humble and apologetic.
There are many participants in this groups that pull the discussion Windows-ward, often intentionally so. Few of these participants have actually used Linux throughout their lifetime. These very same participants often beg for flames too. They are here merely to stir up a hornet's nest. I don't respect that.
Aragorn posted a good little write-up a few hours ago. I will cautiously quote it verbatim below, also in its entirety.
Aragorn on Monday 06 March 2006 16:29
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It is not always a case of older generations not being comfortable with technology. I tend to save stuff in paper archives because it is easier...
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Erik Funkenbusch Really? Last I looked, Publisher and Project were not part of MS Office. OK, that...
Aragorn, by the way, is one participants whose posts are worth reading. If I went by the #ffffff-list approach, he would probably be included.
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On Mon, 06 Mar 2006 11:21:49 -0500, mlw I would concur with that. My own pet hate woth Word is that if you indent the first sentence of a paragraph, it indents the WHOLE paragraph...