All posts for the month December, 2006

books 2006

Published December 31, 2006 by lisaolisa
  1. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow by John C. Maxwell (1999) (nf) (on [2006]
  2. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al Ries (nf) (on [2006]
  3. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries (nf) (on [2006]
  4. Anatomy of Greed: The Unshredded Truth from an Enron Insider by Brian Cruver (nf) (on [2006]
  5. Bait And Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich (nf) (on [2006]
  6. The Beginner’s Guide to Buddhism: A Short Course on This Powerful Eastern Philosophy by Jack Kornfield (nf) (on [2006]
  7. Blizzard: The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy (nf) (on [2006]
  8. Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus (nf) (on [2006]
  9. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella (on [2006]
  10. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond (nf) (on [2006]
  11. A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester (nf) (on [2006]
  12. CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD by Edward Hallowell (2006) (nf) (on [2006]
  13. The Crisis of Islam : Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis (nf) (on [2006]
  14. Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson (nf) (on [2006]
  15. Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch Jr. (nf) (on [2006]
  16. Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack: A Boyhood Year During WWII by Charles Osgood (nf) (on [2006]
  17. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson (nf) (on [2006]
  18. Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival by Anderson Cooper (nf) (on [2006]
  19. Don’t Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count by David Rakoff (nf) (on [2006]
  20. Dying to Cross: The Worst Immigrant Tragedy in American History by Jorge Ramos (nf) (on [2006]
  21. F.U.B.A.R.: America’s Right-Wing Nightmare by Sam Seder, Stephen Sherrill (nf) (on [2006]
  22. The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker (1997) (nf) (on [2006]
  23. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (nf) (on [2006]
  24. Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War by Michael Isikoff & David Corn (nf) (on [2006]
  25. How To Be a Winner by Zig Ziglar (nf) (on [2006]
  26. How To Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less by Nicholas Boothman (2000) (nf) (on [2006]
  27. I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel by Tom Wolfe .(2004)..(on [2006]
  28. The Last True Story I’ll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier’s Account of the War in Iraq by John Crawford (nf) (on [2006]
  29. Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman (nf) (on [2006]
  30. Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs .(2004) (nf)..(on [2006]
  31. Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan (2005) (nf) (on [2006]
  32. The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs by Madeleine Albright (nf) (on [2006]
  33. Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel (nf) (2004) (on [2006]
  34. Night by Elie Wiesel (1960) (nf) [2005]
  35. Night by Elie Wiesel (nf) (on [2006]
  36. Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries (nf) (1985) [2006]
  37. The Power of Resilience by Robert Brooks (nf) (2003) (on [2006]
  38. The Real Festivus by Daniel O’Keefe (nf) (2005) (on [2006]
  39. Stein on Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques & Strategies by Sol Stein (nf) (1995) (on [2006]
  40. Stick: Great Moments in Art, History, Film, and More… by Jeffrey Metzner (nf) (2006) (on [2006]
  41. Talk Your Way to the Top: How to Address Any Audience Like Your Career Depends On It by Kevin Daley (nf) (2003) (on [2006]
  42. That’s Not What I Meant by Deborah Tannen (nf) (1992) (on [2006]
  43. A Treasury of Deception by Michael Farquhar (nf) (2005) (on [2006]
  44. Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World by Thomas W. Lippman (nf) (1995) (on [2006]
  45. The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works–and How It’s Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman (nf) (2006) (on [2006]

Hotel Pierre penthouse for sale

Published December 6, 2006 by lisaolisa

Have $70 million buring a hole in your pocket? The penthouse triplex of the Hotel Pierre is on the market. Its lavish interior has been seen only rarely over the last three decades. The ornate exterior of the penthouse is a signature feature of the Fifth Avenue skyline. Sweeping vista of Central Park and beyond. 3,500-square-foot, double-height ballroom (harp not included). Private elevator landing, complete with gilded doors. Original Belgian marble double staircase.

coyote driver sentenced

Published December 4, 2006 by lisaolisa

Reading in on the news this a.m. I see that Tyrone Williams was convicted for smothering, then abandoning, a trailer full of Latino immigrants. The book I’m listening to this week and fell asleep/spent time during insomnia/woke up to is "Dying to Cross: The Worst Immigrant Tragedy in American History." Last thing I remember hearing last night was the part where he stopped the truck, panicked, then abandoned his human cargo.

HOUSTON (AP) — A truck driver was convicted Monday for his role in the nation’s deadliest human smuggling attempt, in which 19 of 70 people trapped in a tomb-like trailer died from dehydration, overheating and suffocation. Jurors will decide whether the driver, Tyrone Williams, should be sentenced to death or life in prison. The federal jury convicted Williams of 58 counts for the transport and deaths of illegal immigrants during a May 2003 smuggling attempt. Williams had no visible reaction when the verdict was read.

–> USA Today: " Truck driver convicted in human smuggling"

"because we can"

Published December 4, 2006 by lisaolisa

Windows Vista is rightfully getting a thrashing in the media for the sheer lunacy of having too many choices. This is my pet peeve in working where I do, where just because code allows something to happen is somehow seen by some as a justification for spinning it into a feature and tacking it on to the UI.

There are apparently 9 different ways to not have your computer up and running, and while that’s not in itself a bad thing, the UI seems hell-bent on shoving them all in front of you, rather than having [SHUT DOWN] [PICK OTHER/PROGRAM DEFAULT] [CANCEL] like any sane person would need. This is a one-minute mockup on a sticky note by anyone who isn’t afraid to make a decision, but apparently it’s a 40-person, two-year cockup in Vista.

–> Business Week: "Vista’s Many Turnoffs: How many geeks does it take to shut down a computer?"

mole blaster recipe

Published December 3, 2006 by lisaolisa
ciscoe says:
take 2 handfuls of mint, put in blender with enough water to make a slurry. then put in "a large soup can" (pot?), bring to boil, and simmer 20 minutes. recipe makes enough concentrate to dilute to 6 gallons for drenching mole holes. put the solution in a watering can and douse the area of mole activity.