Archive for October, 2006

Corporations slashing jobs

One thing I have learned is that corporations act totaly in there own interest. The days of the older generation where you worked at a job starting in the mail room and 30 years later your CEO are over. A few examples are all the news i have been reading today. Lets take a quick look:

NBC Universal will make $750 million in cuts by end of 2001 here.
AOL cutting 1,400 CSR’s in their call centers here.
164 Layoffs at Natural Selections over the E Coli scare here.
EMC cutting 1,250 jobs here.
Bridgestone Firestone cutting 416 jobs at plant in Oklahoma here.
WaMu Cut 5,200 jobs which reduced earnings here.

That was just from yesterday and today’s news, every time you turn around the bottom line is a company only cares about there bottom line. At the end of the day an employee is just an asset to be added or discarded. So here is to corporations and hopefully everyone will not find themselves in that position of loosing a long term job and hopefully people can get out there and form their own corporation!

Scary Spice asks Eddie Murphy to “Tell me what you want”

TMZ.com is reporting that Scary Spice formerly of the Spice girls is expecting Eddie Murphy’s Child. Say what? If this is true then that will be the shock of the century since it was rumored that Eddies split from his ex wife was because of a possible relationship with Johnny Gill. I need to do a little digging to find out what is really going on but for now Murphy’s publicist is giving a polite “No Comment”.

Eddie Murphy Mel B, Aka Scary Spice

Make Firefox faster

Found this here. Good tweak for speeding upi Firefox on a broadband conection.

Try this “power-user” trick to make Firefox download pages faster by allowing multiple connections so it can download more than one file at a time. It’s only useful for broadband users, so if you’re still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.

1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return.
2. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

  • network.http.pipelining
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

    Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

3. Alter the entries as follows:
Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
4. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!