[MyAppleMenu] Nov 2, 2008

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**** A Month With My New Notebook <http://pjh.clu.org.uk/2008/11/01/a-month-with-my-new-notebook/>
by Pjharvey

**** UI Design And Microsoft Windows <http://rocketsilence.com/db/2008/11/01/microsoft-and-ui-design/>
by Rocket Silence

**** Apple Exchange Policy <http://lesterchan.net/blog/2008/11/02/apple-exchange-policy/>
by Lester Chan
Even though you don't read my blog, but I still have to say it, thank you Diana from Apple for all the help you have provided me!

**** Mac Money-Savers: 12 Essential Free Mac Apps <http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/apple/mac-money-savers-12-essential-free-mac-apps-479626>
by TechRadar.com
Excellent programs to help you get the most from your Mac.

**** Apple Retail Store Field Trip <http://speirs.org/2008/11/01/apple-retail-store-field-trip/>
by Fraser Speirs
Of course the Field Trips have a benefit to Apple &mdash; Apple isn't a charity &mdash; but it provided us with a high quailty and low cost afternoon trip that the children thoroughly enjoyed and learned from. I'm OK with that.

The Tomorrow Weblog

**** Pump Up The Volume <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/magazine/02wwln-medium-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin>
by Virginia Heffernan, New York Times
Unlike the other devices that clatter in my shoulder bag, the Kindle isn't a big greedy magnet for the world's signals. It doesn't pulse with clocks, blaze with video or squall with incoming bulletins and demands. It's almost dead, actually. Lifeless. Just a lump in my hands or my bag, exiled from the crisscrossing of infinite cybernetworks. It's almost like a book.

MyAppleMenu Reader

**** Busted In The Park <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/nyregion/thecity/02bike.html?ref=todayspaper>
by Daniel Krieger, New York Times
I'd gone into the dark woods of Central Park on the well-lighted 72nd Street Park Drive an upstanding citizen, trying to reduce my carbon footprint while getting some exercise and saving a few dollars. Next thing I knew, one of New York's finest was threatening arrest, drawing me into the labyrinth of the city's criminal justice system.

**** Just Leave Them Behind <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/education/edlife/books.html?_r=1&oref=slogin>
by Charles McGrath, New York Times
One author argues that some of us are just not college material. Another, that colleges should just stick to the basics.

**** The Lessons Of The Master <http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22062>
by Ian Buruma, New York Review Of Books
Naipaul's literary discovery of the world is marked by the way he uses his eyes and ears. These observations are filtered through a mind that is alert, never sentimental, and deeply suspicious of romantic cant.

**** How To Read Like A President <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/books/review/Meacham-t.html>
by Jon Meacham, New York Times
You can tell a lot about a president &mdash; or a presidential canddiate &mdash; by what he reads, or says he reads.


**** They Are Taking Up Jobs That Singaporeans Want And Can Do Too! <http://leelilian.blogspot.com/2008/11/they-are-taking-up-jobs-that.html>
by Lee Lilian, The Itch To Write
I think its time for our ministers to come out from their ivory tower and take a look at what is happening outside... Singaporeans should come first.

**** Unintended Benefits Of Malaysia Being A Tortoise <http://www.thesundaily.com/article.cfm?id=26790>
by Tan Siok Choo, The Sun
As a tortoise, Malaysia has been spared the turmoil affecting thousands of investors in Hongkong and Singapore. This is because policymakers like Bank Negara Malaysia emphasise developing ringgit-based lending and ringgit-based investment products while resisting the temptation to be financially trendy.

**** Homeless Koreans' Photo Upsets Community <http://news.asiaone.com/News/the%2BStraits%2BTimes/Story/A1Story20081102-97758.html>
by Jamie Ee Wen Wei, Straits Times
In response, Ministry of Education said the publisher has been asked to replace the picture at the next reprint of the textbook.

**** Singapore Will See More Political Openness: PM <http://news.asiaone.com/News/the%2BStraits%2BTimes/Story/A1Story20081102-97756.html>
by Straits Times

**** Lawyer Nair Now Accused Of Contempt Of Court <http://news.asiaone.com/News/the%2BStraits%2BTimes/Story/A1Story20081102-97755.html>
by Straits Times
This time, the 58-year-old is alleged to have said, among other things, 'that the courts were being abused for political ends'.

**** Compensation For Kidneys? <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_297583.html>
by Salma Khalik, Straits Times
The law will be changed early next year to allow people who donate their kidneys to get monetary compensation from the recipient or a voluntary organisation. The amount should not be so large that it is seen as an inducement, said health minister Khaw Boon Wan when he announced this yesterday.

**** "Exploiting People's Misery" <http://singaporealternatives.blogspot.com/2008/11/exploiting-peoples-misery.html>
by Goh Meng Seng, Singapore Alternatives

**** 1,017 Have Signed Fourth Petition To MAS <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/11/1017-hav-signed-fourth-petition-to-mas/>
by Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen
The petition calls for "fair compensation" for investors of failed credit-linked securities who were "misled by sales reps and/or sales material" which described the products as low risk.

**** Angry Investors Ponder Legal Action, Crowd Swells At Hong Lim Park <http://wayangparty.com/2008/11/01/anger-investors-ponder-legal-action-crowd-swells-at-hong-lim-park/>
by The Wayang Party Club Of Singapore

**** Government Will Ensure Vulnerable Groups Are Cared For During Downturn <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/387006/1/.html>
by Imelda Saad, Channel NewsAsia
The government's most pressing concern moving into 2009 is to maintain progress amid the uncertain economic conditions and to ensure that vulnerable groups are taken care of. Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong made this point on Saturday during a dialogue session with youths aged 18 to 35.

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