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Open Office 2.0 Beta

OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta is out and it’s revolutionary: New technology, better interoperability, and even easier to use. But it is still in beta. Tell us what is good and what needs fixing. –Open Office 2.0 Beta I haven’t checked this out, but I’ve been looking for an alternative to MS-Word’s horrible HTML output — something that I can use in my “Writing for the Internet.” I already know that next…

The Commonly Confused Words Test

Good communication is not necessarily about using an expansive vocabulary. It is about properly using the words and punctuation you already know. –The Commonly Confused Words Test (OK Cupid) It’s a good thing for my sense of professional pride that I scored as an English Genius, though according to the site I got one answer wrong. Probably the one on when to use “toward” or “towards” — I know I guessed…

Babes Up in Arms

To blend in, I sat at the $10 craps table and started to lose the magazine‘smoney with dispatch. I mean, I had to sit at a table so a Borgata Babe would give me a drink and I could check her out?er, I mean, interview her about the ethical implications of the new weight policy. It‘samazing how quickly a reporter‘sexpense budget disappears when he‘scovering a vital story about the workplace…

Schoolyard bullies get nastier online

The emergence of cyberbullying has intensified adolescent angst. It allows bullies to unleash put-downs, nasty rumors and humiliating pictures in e-mail and blogs that can strike victims at home and at any time. The damage can be devastating, psychologists say, even as it is not always obvious to parents and teachers. –Jon Swartz –Schoolyard bullies get nastier online (Yahoo!/USAToday (will probably expire)) Kids who grow up in a cyberliterate world are…