Monthly Archives: November 2006

Suits me

Last year Mike Nolan, coach of the 49ers, wanted to wear a suit on the sidelines in honor of his late father. The NFL fashion police said “No,” forcing him (and other NFL coaches) to continue wearing “Official NFL Apparel.” … Continue reading

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WIU recently updated its policy regarding the academic accommodation statement included on course syllabi. Point 3 now reads: In accordance with University policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), academic accommodations may be made for any student who notifies … Continue reading

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The macro of micro

Lately I’ve been thinking about the importance of focusing on the micro rather than the macro: what Johndan talks about in the introduction to Datacloud, or what what Vincent memorably called “little differences” in Pulp Fiction. The long tail: I’m … Continue reading

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Vista cometh

Microsoft has finally anounced a date for the release of Windows Vista: Nov. 30. The beast has also unveiled Windows Vista Enterprise Hardware Planning Guidance, a lovely blather of corporate-speak. Don’t worry, the page includes actual minimum hardware requirements: 800 … Continue reading

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