Linux.com | A parent’s guide to Linux Web filtering

May 27, 2006

Linux.com | A parent’s guide to Linux Web filtering

Excellent summary of how to configure safe internet browsing for the home based on Linux server, DansGuardian, and Squid.


pink_adicolor_large.mov (video/quicktime Object)

May 27, 2006

pink_adicolor_large.mov (video/quicktime Object)

My son found this “confusing”. I found it amazing and creative. And try to get that song out of your head.


Ethanol: Myths and Realities

May 21, 2006

Ethanol: Myths and Realities

What Business Week fails to mention is the high energy cost of making the fertilizer required to produce the corn. THe fertilizer comes primarily from natural gas, which of course is a non-renewable energy source. Further, too much nitrogen is being used. It runs off and kills streams, rivers, lakes, and the ocean …


This is a Saudi textbook. (After the intolerance was removed.)

May 21, 2006

This is a Saudi textbook. (After the intolerance was removed.)

Saudi Arabia must change.


The Edinburgh Festivals are on their way � The Edinburgh Blog

May 14, 2006

The Edinburgh Festivals are on their way � The Edinburgh Blog

Nice summary of upcoming events in Edinburgh. A great reminder why Edinburgh is such a great city to call home.


Excel User Tip: Creating a database table from a summary table

May 11, 2006

Excel User Tip: Creating a database table from a summary table

When Microsoft first included Pivot Tables in Microsoft Excel (early 1990’s as I recall), it took me a little bit of time to get my head around what they were and what they were good for. Once in head, I recognised how powerful they are.

The next step was to be able to do “reverse Pivot Tables” on data presented in summary Pivot Table format. That seemed impossible without doing coding in VBA or something.

This web site explains how to do it from with Excel without coding. First time I ever saw this. Perhaps this capabilty included in Excel when Pivot Tables entered into Excel. I don’t know. But this is good stuff.


Foreign Policy: The List: The Five Top Global Choke Points

May 9, 2006

Foreign Policy: The List: The Five Top Global Choke Points

I like thinking about world-class risk analysis and management processes. It doesn’t get any more world-class than considering these.