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Productivty and usability issues are in every company

It’s amazing to read that even Bill Gates (yes, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft) has severe issues with his own company’s products (in this case Moviemaker… or is it Movie Maker?), in which he then slams his employees for their degrading performance (as re-published by the Seattle Times), and doesn’t receive much in …

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Yes, I’ll have the “Bean curd made by a pock-marked woman”

CNN: Apparently China’s restaurants are coming up with creative (or less creative?) ways to lure more 2008 Olympic visitors to dine at their establishments… by changing the name of their quirky-named Chinese delicacy dishes. I must admit, I’d probably pass on the “Husband and wife’s lung slice” and prefer to try “Beef and ox tripe …

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American First

Here’s an interesting read in which CNN discusses Obama being bi-racial and the ensuing dynamics in being identified as a black presidential candidate. Reading this article made me think about how I’ve often struggled with my racial identity, having a white mother from Vermont and a black father from South Carolina. Even though I do …

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Some more free advertising for Twitter

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/06/05/twitter.maree/index.htmlThis was the story that first gained my interest in Twitter. And as contained within the article, it appears the story (of unfair treatment and unrest) isn’t over. Meanwhile, Twitter continues to gain free advertising. I can only imagine how many new people are joining Twitter, given its recent worldwide attention.

Unbelievable Picture: Car crashes into bike race

Drinking, driving, and falling asleep at the wheel is dangerous enough… but when you add the element of a bicycle… that’s just a distaster. It’s no wonder why this is the most emailed item on CNN.com today:http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/06/02/mexico.bikers.ap/index.htmlI also find it amazing how the first picture in this article was taken mid-crash with literally bodies, bikes, …

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CNN: Uncontacted Tribes

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/05/30/brazil.tribes/index.html I guess I never gave it much thought, but it’s amazing to think there still exist people that have had absolutely no contact with the outside world, not understanding anything as to the advances of human society. In one of the article pictures, you can barely make out some of the uncontacted tribesmen staring …

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