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At the next stroke the time will be…
June 4, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Wired News Report 12:45 PM Apr, 04, 2006 Where New York Times columnist David Pogue latched onto this fascinating factoid, there’s no telling. But as randomly useless bits of trivia go, this is definitely worth noting. Pogue writes: Late tonight — specifically, 123 seconds after 1:00 a.m. — the time and date, for the first […] … Read Article »

Motivation

Frustrated at work? Read on
June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Communication Nation has an excellent post on dealing with frustration at work. Which is quite appropriate as I’ve had 3 people “doing a letter c” on me this week. You’re frustrated. Somebody, somewhere in your organization has done something that made you mad. They made extra work for you; or they didn’t do something that […] … Read Article »

Business

Christopher's Meeting Guidelines
June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Off the back of my last post, Christopher Hawkins has some interesting Guidelines regarding meetings, here’s my favourite: Christopher’s Meeting Guideline #3: No chairs. This one drives people crazy. I can hear you already – “No chairs?!? Have you lost your mind?!? What about pregnant people? What about the crippled? What about employees who wheelchair […] … Read Article »

Business

What's your hourly rate
June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting article over on About.com on how to calculate your hourly freelance rate. I think I want to buy too much stuff….   … Read Article »

Productivity News

Nekked!
June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

A third of Brits make phone calls while stark bollock naked, according to research from the Post Office, with four in ten blokes and three in ten lasses letting it all hang out while chatting on the blower. Saucy! Read more at The Register … Read Article »

Computer & Software Tips

What Is That File?
June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Ever looked at your task manager and wonder what all those dodgy looking files and service that were running are? Now you can find out. Head on Over to What Is That File, start typing and it’ll start giving you suggestions in that Web2.0 way we all know and love. If the file isn’t there […] … Read Article »

Business

How to cope with a backstabber
June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting post by Bob Lewis over at Advice Line about how to cope with Office Backstabbers. I don’t know of a more challenging situation than being on the wrong end of an adept corporate backstabber. I checked my favorite reference for this kind of thing, It Takes More than a Carrot and a […] … Read Article »