Recently, I saw an ad on Craigslist that described a job, and stated that they would not accept telecommuters, all work was on-site, and "independent contractor." This ad might have been illegal, because there are laws about what defines an independent contractor and what defines an employee. Small businesses that misclassify workers can get an unfriendly visit from the tax man.
This seems to happen a lot - and it took several searches and many pages of reading to find the solution. This page will try to even the odds a little more.
If Windows 7 seems much slower, try changing the theme. Click the Start Menu, then type "theme". The option to change the theme should appear. Click on it.
I was on the Ralphs website, and found some image URLs that looked like this:
A short list of things to make purchasing an SSL cert easier.
This is a rough watchdog script to restart apache on the local machine when the website gets slow. If a GET to the url fails, or takes longer than 60 seconds, the local web server is restarted.
10. Drop shadows.
9. Crescent swoosh.
8. Gradient background.
7. Rounded corners.
6. 8-bit video game pixel nostalgia.
5. Glassy reflection on buttons.
Does BluRay matter yet? Beats me. I'm always paying attention to this because I need to know when to buy BluRay equipment for work.
The common computer battery is a CR2032. The C means lithium. The 20 means 20mm diameter, and 32 means 3.2mm thick.
This is a good 10 minute presentation about how to use social media. I got it from a podcast I listen to.
Having failed at using Unity, I decided to try the Gnome Shell.
Ugh. It's just as bad. And I just found out it's the future of Gnome.
Conclusion is that I've installed KDE, then ended up loading xubuntu on top of that. So it starts up with kdm, and logs me into xfce4. The themes are simple, and the design (or lack of) is restrained. They're not trying to copy Apple, or Microsoft. It looks like a cross between Mac OS 9 and Windows XP, without the obnoxious colors and toned-down gradients.
Tomorrow is May Day! In Los Angeles, this means an annual Los Angeles May Day march for immigrant worker rights.