Visiting Zlin

I'm reading, rather listening as I have an audiobook, "Gottland" by Mariusz Szczygieł. It's about interesting people and facts from Czech Republic. Unfortunately, despite it has been translated into many languages, English is not one of them. Really good read. I've learned about many things from Czech culture I've got no idea before. First story from the book is about Bata's family and begins with description of life of Tomas Bata.

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What I like in OWA 2010

With the release of Exchange 2010 Microsoft introduced new Outlook Web Access App (OWA), BTW. I’ve preferred old name. It’s quite amazing improvement and here is the list of things I like the most: Tick boxes when selecting messages. Now you can simply select multiple items without necessity of holding Control button. Really nice functionality, I wonder why Outlook 2010 doesn’t have it? Built in communicator functionality. Now you can chat with your contacts same way as you would do that with Microsoft Office Communicator.

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Can sinner be good?

What would you think about the person who by any means is a sinner, but never harmed innocent. And never was indifferent when somebody was hurting those who can’t fight back. Does this man, even as he is full of sin, deserve to go to heaven? Can all people who were saved by him erase his misdeeds? That were the questions I’ve asked myself today after seeing Bill Hickock being shot in the back of his head by some trash.

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Bits more expensive than paper

I was checking a book I would like to buy on Amazon - How Risky Is It, Really?: Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts. As delivery from US takes long and is expensive I’ve wanted to check price for Kindle version. It’s easy as Amazon is providing you with such table: As you can see Kindle (electronic) edition is almost 3$ more than hardcover. Yes, let me say it again, hardcover.

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How to create iso image on Mac OS X

One of many great things about Mac is that you can do a lot of stuff just after launching your computer for the first time. So here is another one, you can create iso image of your CD/DVD just using apps which are already in the OS. Lets start then: 1. Put the disk into your drive. 2. Go to Apps -> Utilities -> Disk Utility. 3. Choose your disk from the list on the left and click New Image.

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Wanna freebies?

I’ve just read on Noise’s blog (PL) information that Paragon is offering some of their software for free! Head to their website and enjoy following apps (serial will be provided to you after filling short form): Partition Manager Free Edition Backup & Recovery Free Edition Rescue Kit Express (also for Mac - Rescue Kit for Mac® OS X) If they would give away their NTFS for Mac® OS X 8.

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Don't talk to strangers!

Today I’ve read about new bot, HoneyBot. It’s bot designed to use on IRC and Facebook chat. The way how it operates is both simple and clever. It enters the chat and starts chatting with two people (preferably with different sexes, it uses nickname analysis to distinguish it), then it passes text from one human to another, so there is no way that they would notice a bot, because they’re indeed talking with human being.

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How to post long text on Facebook?

Some time ago I’ve wanted to post excerpt from the book I was reading on Safari Books Online on my Facebook wall. Everyone who have ever used Safari knew that their books are displayed in special way, so you can only use their applet to copy text (probably they’ve done that to avoid people copying entire books). As a result you’ll obtain text which would reside in your clipboard. To publish it on Facebook you need just to paste it into appropriate field and…

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Always say no to bad offer

Within past three months I was called couple of times by my ISP’s (UPC) representatives. They offered me to change my Internet plan from 15Mb/s to 10, of course price would be lowered by 80-100 CZK, but I’ve declined it as I prefer to have faster than cheaper connection. Last call wast a little offensive as guy when I’ve declined his offer became angry and was very close to call me an idiot (at least it’s my feeling).

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