As you may already know, I’m not in the habit of promoting commercial software here. Open source? Fine. But I’m about to make an exception.

I ran across a program for Macintosh users that is probably going to be one of the few programs I open automatically at startup and keep running all day, every day. It is called NoteBook, and that’s exactly what it is and what it does. You can write in it, or drop ideas, clippings, pictures, URLs, movies, pictures, PDFs or anything else for that matter into it. And it helps you organize everything into topics, represented by notebook tabs. Behind the scenes, it is indexing everything in about every way imaginable, so retrieval is convenient.

It costs $30 for an academic license, and $50 for a regular license. There is a 30 day demo available from It has my good housekeeping seal of approval. Sorry to folks with PCs– it is a Mac-only product.

Glenn Clark’s memorial service tomorrow

Just a reminder that Glenn Clark’s memorial service is tomorrow at 2:00 pm. The information is below in the obituary that appeared in the Star Phoenix on October 20.

Deaths (10/20/04)
CLARK _ Glenn Ira, age 47, passed away on October 10th, 2004. Glenn was a man of many interests and many friends. He enjoyed time outdoors hunting and fishing. Glenn spent his early years …
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Contract work- Multimedia development in ESL Driver’s Education

Friend and alumnus, Koreen Geres, sends along this opportunity for some contract work. This looks like an excellent, worthwhile opportunity.

The Cypress Hills Community College is seeking an
Educational Technology student to develop and produce
a computer-assisted driver’s education programme.
This software will be designed for learners who have
low literacy skills or English as second or other
language. The candidate will also work as an advisor
to the management team. The project will require 200
to 250 hours of work to a maximum expenditure of

Send applications to Bula Ghosh
Koreen Geres