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Links for Sunday, September 17, 2006

  • The Unofficial Complete Fool’s Guide to Second Life – (link to PDF on target page) “What I hope to offer you with this book is a good starting education in what SL is, and how to get the most out of it. In addition, you will notice a fictionalized account of a new player entering and learning about SL.
  • Scott Ginsberg: Lessons Learned from a Job That Sucked – “I shadowed several veteran salesmen for the first week. I studied their approaches, opening lines, closing lines and the like. Then I studied their customers: non-verbal behaviors, emotions and responses. And what I realized was: customers hate salesmen.
  • SIW: System Information for Windows – “This program performs computer configuration analysis and diagnostics. It gives detailed information about your computer properties and settings, detailed specs for Software (Operating System, Installed Programs and Hotfixes, Processes, Services, Product Keys, Serial Numbers, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Passwords hidden behind asterisks, Installed Codecs), Hardware (Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers), Network (Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network Connections), as well as real-time monitors for CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic.