Course: Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information

Karin from work and I attended a one-day course, Presenting Data and Information, by Edward Tufte at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. I had read some of his stuff a year or two earlier, tried to go to the Chicago course, and our crack clerical staff missed the deadline and it was full. So here we… Continue reading Course: Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information

Sanibel 2008 – Fun with Sam and Karin

Friday 21 March Barely beat the snow closings out of MKE airport. Arrived on time in Ft Myers. Karin and Sam were at the Twins game. We stopped at the “used food store” (Dixie’s Discounted Wine) on Bonita Beach Rd just east of US 41 for some wine and discount food. Then we had to… Continue reading Sanibel 2008 – Fun with Sam and Karin

Book Review: Object Oriented I/O using C++ IOSTREAMS

Hughes, Cameron and Thomas Hamilton and Tracey Hughes. 1995. Object Oriented I/O using C++ IOSTREAMS. John Wiley and Sons, New York, New York. ISBN 0-471-11809-5. Order… Two halves of a book here. First is a good explanation of the IOSTREAMs package although a lot of it doesn’t seem to be more detailed than the Visual… Continue reading Book Review: Object Oriented I/O using C++ IOSTREAMS

Book Review: Internetworking with TCP/IP

Comer, Douglas E. 1995. Internetworking with TCP/IP; Volume 1: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture. Third Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-215987-8. Order… A detailed look at the transport of the Internet. As one who spent days configuring an NT server into a multihomed host using subnetting, a lot of the information is… Continue reading Book Review: Internetworking with TCP/IP

Book Review: The Dilbert Principle

Adams, Scott. 1996. The Dilbert Principle, A Cubicle’s Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads and other Workplace Afflictions. New York, New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-88370-787-6 Pretty Funny. The obvious assortment of Dilbert cartoons and email from hapless fans illustrate foibles in the modern re-engineered business world. The final chapter on the OA5 Corp (… Continue reading Book Review: The Dilbert Principle