Notepad Generator – 1.0.0a

This tool allows you to customize a PDF notepad. I needed a way to organize my notes from various meetings, so I developed this to assist me. Below you can customize how you would like your PDF file to look. You can then print it out on standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

Betrayed by Your Adviser

February 20, 2006 Chronicle of Higher Education

By David D. Perlmutter

The second source behind the dead-end dissertations, and the one I’ll focus on here, is advisers who, for whatever reason, decide to use a student’s dissertation as an extension of their own work — without regard to whether the text will build the student’s scholarly skills and career portfolio.

Concise, SCANNABLE, and Objective: How to Write for the Web

John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen (1997)

Abstract
Studies of how users read on the Web found that they do not actually read: instead, they scan the text. A study of five different writing styles found that a sample Web site scored 58% higher in measured usability when it was written concisely, 47% higher when the text was scannable, and 27% higher when it was written in an objective style instead of the promotional style used in the control condition and many current Web pages. Combining these three changes into a single site that was concise, scannable, and objective at the same time resulted in 124% higher measured usability.

More here.

Bogons

http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2006/7/3/211811/5310

What are bogon IPs you are asking? Well I didn’t know either. There is no reason to really. Here is what they are.

Officially they are not IP blocks officially allocated by IANA or RIRs. Additionally, they should not be routable. This is no big deal unless you are an organization that puts these lists in your routers so that if they show up on your WAN circuit the bad packets are immediately dropped. Still, this is a common practice with some organization, no big deal nothing wrong with that. However, there is a very big problem that happens very rarely and it happened to us.

The /20 CIDR block that had been allocated to us by our tier 1 backbone provider was allocating an IANA unallocated /16 CIDR block! The result was 1000s of ISPs dropping our packets to them. This was happening on DNS lookups, MX lookups and for websites. For example we were getting calls from our customers saying that they could not get to a airline’s website or some email was not getting to recipients.