• This story offers a good lesson on how to deal with assholes and problem clients (not often one and the same), and how to wade through office politics. Project managers, rank and file, and consultants of all stripes should learn from the story.
  • According to the NY Times report, MS Excel 2007 incorrectly multiplies “…six numbers from 65,534.99999999995 to 65,535, and six numbers from 65,535.99999999995 to 65,536.” Better get your good ol’ calculator handy.
    (tags: excel math bugs)
  • Getting acquainted with version control applications probably was one of the toughest parts of my technical writing training simply because it was easy to foul up versions or copies. But the drill got easier eventually. The open-source version control application, Subversion, is still a favorite.
  • I’m sooo installing XP on my laptop. Vista sux, as far as I’m concerned, as it eats up too much resources and asks too many questions even for the minorest operations. And yeah, XP is more user-friendly. Like, totally.
  • “There have been two or three reports of public executions of North Koreans…as punishment for having illegally copied and distributed South Korean visual material,” said Kang Chul Hwan of Committee for the Democratization of North Korea. Good grief, to think that I enjoyed Lovers in Paris in a friend’s 21-disk bootleg VCD…