January 21, 2009 | Software and Downloads

OpenOffice.orgNinja (oooninja.com) has a look at OpenOffice 3.1 here. The new features include: Antialiased drawings Solid dragging Translucent selections in Writer Chart axes and labels Outline levels Replying to notes Increase font size button Grammar checking Overlining Hyperlinks management Accept tracked changes Control slideshow media Sorting improvements Macros in Base SQL syntax highlighting Relative database [...]

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January 12, 2009 | News

An anonymous reader on Slashdot posed an interesting question: In light of the coming recession, how hard will it be for someone graduating this year to get a job? The collective wisdom of the respondants: You’re more likely to get a job if you already have a job. That doesn’t really help if you don’t [...]

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January 12, 2009 | Digital Rights

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that a San Fran chiropracter is suing a local artist who wrote a bad review of him in Yelp, the crowd-sourced business review site. The story is being discussed on Slashdot here. The dispute was over the doctor’s billing practices, not medical care.  Ironically, he’s probably damaged his business [...]

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January 10, 2009 | Digital Rights

Slashdot is reporting that GoDaddy, the web registrar known for racy Superbowl commercials, has shut down a Palestinian children’s web site for what a private group calling itself the “Northeast Intelligence Network” described as a cartoon promoting attacks on Israel. Although I’m not able to evaluate the webpage in question, I’m skeptical of the ability [...]

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