Monthly Archives: March 2005

NYC Photo Update

I’ve updated my New York City vacation photos after processing them with Picasa. What do you think?

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Want to see computers, refrigerators, boats and car parts being shredded into tiny bits? Check out the product demos of SSI.

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Evil and moral judgment

The following comes from a recent philosophy assignment. My task was to “discuss the meaning of each of the following five concepts: bad, wicked, evil, vicious, and immoral in the context of negative moral judgment.”

In the course of living in society, it is necessary to interact with many different individuals, each with a different philosophy and consequent moral code. In order to be successful in dealing with a variety of different people, it is necessary to exercise careful moral judgment to evaluate the potential value or dis-value each individual offers. In most cases, only a basic evaluation is necessary because the interaction is of a limited and predefined nature, such with a clerk in a store, a newspaper article, or a casual acquaintance. In other cases, it is important to make a careful moral judgment of a person as a whole, such as with a business partner, a close friend, a potential spouse, or a philosopher one admires and aims to emulate.
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De-policing

Story on the evening news: “de-policing” is a popular response to allegations of racial profiling. Cops are stopping fewer minorities in order to avoid creating statistical patterns that might implicate them or their departments in racial profiling.

Is anyone really surprised by this?

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Picassa Trick: Subfolders

I was disappointed to see that Picassa doesn’t support subfolders – all folders are shown as a long list. But guess what, here is an undocumented trick direct from a Google employee: the “My Pictures/Picassa” folder is special. Any folders placed inside it will display in a hierarchy. Voila!”

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Gmail Drive

Need a 1GB online drive? Get this shell extension for Gmail.

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I was reading an article on Firefox, when I saw an ad for a “free download.” The ad took me a prompt for a $37.95 “subscription” and a $10 “desktop pack.” For the gullible, Firefox can be obtained for free here.

Update: Wondering who actually funds Firefox development? Click.

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Steve Fossett is starting a bid for the first round the world solo flight. Bon voyage!

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