November 29, 2007
7 and a half cents
Sounds like the old song from Pajama Game...
Op-Ed Contributor to the New York Times
By ERIC SCHLOSSER
Published: November 29, 2007
Telling Burger King to pay an extra penny for tomatoes and provide a decent wage to migrant workers would hardly bankrupt the company.
--see link for full editorial--
Seems hard to believe that a single penny a pound could put a crimp on Burger King. But maybe that is the way of the world.
For members of the Ross Community - check out the Company Databases for more details.
This is one of the main reasons I give to the United Way via the University of Michigan. There are far too many people who have it tough.This entry was posted in the following categories: Completely Off Topic!
November 19, 2007
Fiddlers ReStrung Fall Hometown Concert
The Fiddlers ReStrung, the fiddle group affiliated with the Saline Area Schools, will have their Fall Hometown Concert on Sunday December 2nd in Saline at 2pm. This is one fantastic group of performers and the concert will be a blast. Here are the detailsCompletely Off Topic!
November 05, 2007
Happy Birthday Faygo
100 years ago (well, 100 years ago on Sunday), the Feigenson Brothers Bottling Works was founded. This company would become Faygo in the 1930s, but still be considered a Detroit and Michigan institution.
Newspaper article from Toledo Blade (November 2, 2007)
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For better or worse, the Faygo company is credited with spreading the usage of the word "pop" in the Midwest instead of "soda", used on the east and west coasts.
November 04, 2007
Research and Publishing in the Library World: the Academic Perspective
Presentation Title: Research and Publishing in the Library World: the Academic Perspective
Abstract: Presentation about the publishing environment for academic librarians. The presentation focuses on establishing a workable pace for research, creating multiple iterations of a concept and theme, expanding a renewing topics, focusing writing on lessons learned at work, tracking citations and resources for library authors.
Description: This is the full description of the session: Join a panel discussion on library related research and publishing through the eyes of those involved. Learn what goes on in the development, review, and publishing of library research. Panelists will discuss how to select topics and do quality research, what journal editors look for, what peer reviewers look for and add to the process, and the experiences of a published scholarly researcher and a published action (practical programs) researcher.This entry was posted in the following categories: Conference Presentations
November 01, 2007
OK - this is not technically new, but hardly a day goes by when I do not use this great utility.
This simple little application makes it very easy to cut and past items from one application to another without all the garbage or extra formatting that comes with it (have you ever tried to cut and paste from the web into Word...lots of fun!). This saves the step of opening up note pad, pasting and copying from that and then into work.
From the site "PureText makes this simple by adding a new Windows hot-key (default is WINDOWS+V) that allows you to paste text to any application without formatting."
Every time I use this, I think of Bernie Bopp, the great professor at the University of Toledo who shared this with me. So I am helping to spread the word as well!This entry was posted in the following categories: New Favorite Web Utilities
I have not played with this much, but it looks totally Fab!
This is what they say about it:
AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility for Windows. With it, you can:
-Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder.
-Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.
-Expand abbreviations as you type them. For example, typing "btw" can automatically produce "by the way".
-Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars. See GUI for details.
-Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.
-Respond to signals from hand-held remote controls via the WinLIRC client script.
-Run existing AutoIt v2 scripts and enhance them with new capabilities.
-Convert any script into an EXE file that can be run on computers that don't have AutoHotkey installed.
-Getting started might be easier than you think. Check out the quick-start tutorial.
Follow the link above or check out the article below.New Favorite Web Utilities