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New Free Desktop Posted At Jaya Teas

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Jaya Teas has posted the January 2006 desktop calendar on their website. Check out here for more details on downloading the desktop. Its a nice desktop with some tea tasting cups with tea on it. Nice desktop for some one who is looking for a soothing appearance of their computer!

Pet Peeve No 2: Out of Office Emails

Yes, its true...I have a second Pet Peeve: The misuse of the "out of office" reply functionality built into the email system. Now granted most of US is on vacation around Christmas, and I should not expect folks to reply to my emails. But come on! Do you need to rub it in? Every email I send out seems to elicit a "out of office" reply back from my friends! And my mail box is filling up with these out of office replies!

Hmmm, may be they are trying to send me a message...stop sending these email messages or we will fill your mail box with junk! Ok Ok I get it now. No more emails to any friends this holiday season. I will create drafts and just wait for 4th or 5th of January, and hit the send button all at once!

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Don't kill me, I'm only kidding! Jeez!

Pet Peeve - Portraititis in Electronic Documents

Yes, I admit to it, "Portraititis" is my pet peeve. The electronic document formatting that the whole world follows is wrong, and I want to change that. What I mean is this...why do people who put out electronic magazines - you know the ones that come in pdf form - in portrait form? The whole purpose of electronic distribution is so that we would be able to read it on our computers. And the last time I checked, the computer screen was laid out in Landscape format, NOT PORTRAIT Format!!

ESC magazine, one of my favorite magazines has this Portratitis. And today I came across a electronic magazine put out by a - of all people - DESIGN INSTITUTE which has the same disease. National Institute of Design puts out a magazine called CUT HERE. Now, Isn't National Institute of Design supposed to be thinking about design related issues? So how come they put out a publication that cannot be properly viewed on the computer screen?

I'll tell you why. Its because of lazyness.…