Thursday, September 13, 2007

All That’s Good in Sports

The NBA is as good a place as any for working out one’s salvation.

July was, without question, the worst month in recent memory for professional sports. Each one of America’s big three got its own black eye.

  • Barry Bonds pursued baseball’s most hallowed record, the career home run mark, amid suspicions of steroid abuse—and a pesky perjury investigation.
  • Michael Vick, the NFL’s second-highest-paid player, was arraigned in federal court on charges of illegal dog fighting.
  • And, most damaging, Tim Donaghy, an NBA referee, was accused by the FBI of betting on games in which he’d participated—the cardinal sin in all sports.

Overshadowed by these negative headlines was a noble decision made by Utah Jazz guard Derek Fisher: He asked to leave his team.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Toyota Headlamp Wiring

I found this site when searching for help for my Toyota Tamaraw FX headlamp wiring kit. I got a standard wiring kit so that I could put in higher wattage bulbs. But Toyota apparently wires their headlamps in a weird way. When I switch to high beams using the auxillary wiring, BOTH low and high beams come on, and the high beam indicator on the dashboard does not.

Here’s the site ->×4/CheapTricks/Headlights.shtml

Many thanks to the author for sharing. Haven’t tried it though, but will do as soon as I find the time. :-)

Here’s another site with car wiring diagrams:

Saturday, September 01, 2007

10 Ways to Communicate More Effectively with Customers and Co-Workers

We all know what happened to the Titanic. Clearer communications could have prevented the tragedy and the loss of more than 1,500 lives. Communications plays just as important a role in your careers. When asked to name the top three skills they believed their subordinates need, 70 percent of the readers of CIO magazine listed communications as one of them.

Here are some tips on how you can communicate more effectively with people at work, be they customers, co-workers, subordinates, or superiors.

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