Reference Web

Travel reference for the travel portion of your trip

Airlines often allow you to pick your seats when you’re buying your ticket… but how do you know if you should pick 16a or 27f?  Will there be in-seat power for your laptop?  Does your window seat actually have a window?  Consult and you’ll be able to pick seats with the best of them. 


That’s it! I’m writing off the retail industry!

Perhaps my shoes are too tight but this kind of thing really irks me:  Harrods, British department store extraordinaire, has started its Christmas shopping season.  GAH!  It still annoys me when I see Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving (but I’m wacky that way).  Bring out Christmas decorations before Halloween and I fume.  But seriously folks… Christmas shopping before Labor Day?!?!?!?

“And they’re hanging their stockings!” he snarled with a sneer.
“Tomorrow is Christmas! It’s practically here!”
Then he growled, with his grinch fingers nervously drumming,
“I MUST find a way to keep Christmas from coming!”

TV Weird

I don’t get it

If you want to watch the Olympics, you watch it on one of the NBC stations (which includes MSNBC).

Now, if you’re on the web and you tune to MSN Video, guess who provides the Olympic sports clips?  Fox.

Microsoft Software

Windows tip

Here’s a helpful tip that is quite simple but, surprisingly, quite under-used.

When you go to your Start -> All Programs menu to you find it’s difficult to location a particular application?  Chances are it’s because your programs menu isn’t sorted alphabetically. To fix this:

  1. Click Start -> All Programs
  2. Right-click on any item
  3. Choose “Sort by name” from the pop up menu

Voilà, your applications and their containing folders are now sorted by name making it much easier to find that calculator program buried 3 levels deep.