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Seeking a Caregiver for my Daughter

Alas, my daughter and I are looking — again — for a caregiver for her. Her last caregiver was great, but health problems forced her to have to scale back. So, here we are again… We’re looking for a younger

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Rejoining the Path

I recently had a reunion with my dearest college friend, Jo Lee, now a professor at the University of Minnesota. Jo has started an insightful blog about “skating and the practice of every day life.” In a conversation with Jo, you

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When art comes from people who aren’t “artists”

John Quarello, the brother of a good friend, has a blog on which he displays and discusses sketches, paintings, and sculptures he has created. I love his work, and I’m always amazed when people who are not professional artists and

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Thoughts on an Active Community of Practice Engine

In my last post on how organizations should look at employee knowledge, I suggested that we need new kinds of tools — other than word processors — for helping people contribute to the organizational knowledge base. I didn’t say how

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Don’t Mine Knowledge, Cultivate It

Departure today from the technical how-to topics I have been blogging on. This time I’m waxing poetic on why I think organizations that depend on “knowledge work” have the wrong attitude and approach toward knowledge. I’m moved to write about

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Running a SharePoint App From Your Own Copy of the Layouts Folder

Did you ever want to tinker with some of the ASPX pages in the layouts folder of the SharePoint hive? You might want to customize the appearance of application.master, for example. Or, you might want to diverge from the released

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Can’t Deactivate Trackpad in Leopard — A (Lame) Workaround

Almost a year ago, I became a “switcher” — someone who abandons the PC and Windows for the Macintosh and Mac OS. I joined the party as of the “Leopard” release of Mac OS X. I have dutifully installed the

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