Monthly Archives: July 2004

Thunderbird rocks

Until fairly recently I was an Outlook Express user and had been for many
years.  I’ve now switched to using Thunderbird which is a
great mail client.  I never liked the regular Outlook client since it doesn’t
have builtin support for newsgroups which is a requirement for me and
Thunderbird fits the bill nicely.  Another bonus of using Thunderbird is that
it’s being updated regularly and in fact I’ve now installed several updates with
new features that I can immediately appreciate.  It also has some very nice
plugins like Quote Colors which
makes reading newsgroups really nice.

Laptops in Meetings

One of my pet peeves is laptop use during meetings when the use of said
laptop(s) is not related to the “business at hand”.  With but a single search
for “laptops in meetings“ Google yielded a great
article
on this exact topic from none other than Microsoft.  I gotta work on
getting Borland to adopt
these rules.  Having worked at MS I have first hand experience at how seriously
they take meetings and how they value efficiently run meetings, so it comes as
no surprise to find the above article on their website.  Thanks for sharing
MS!