Month: January 2002

  • On Zeno and Writing

    Addendum to the Roxio affair: Roxio refunded my money without problem. I went ahead and bought Nero?s software, which is excellent and very easy to use. The only thing I would like to see is CD burning software that will automatically chunk your files into 650MB chunks for you. An excellent tool for documenting your…

  • How Long Should a Consumer Wait on Hold for Technical Support?

    A friend of mine regularly calls me up to ask tech support questions about commercial applications. While I generally have no problem about helping him (I’ve pestered enough of my own geek friends at one time or another), I’ve frequently advised him to call technical support of the company supporting the application. That is after…

  • Reusable Learning Objects

    Here is an article about obesity. Here?s a White Paper about Reusable Learning Objects It seems like a useful methodology, and one especially geared toward storage via databases, but it makes implicit assumptions about the subject matter. It seems to assume that all learning goals can be ?chunked? into 5-9 learning objects, and that learning…

  • On the Internet Nobody Knows You?re a Dog

    Restoring Old Records to your computer Today I learned a new trick about submitting your site to search engines. Find sites that allow you to add links to their page. For example, I typed in google, ?add url fiction writer? and found several online directories for writers, many of which allowed you to have a…