Virtual Dimension

Welcome to Virtual Dimension: a free, fast, and feature-full virtual desktop manager for Windows platform. The main goal of this open-source project is indeed to enhance the Microsoft “Window Manager” up to the level of usual Unix Window Manager, by providing virtual desktops, as well as some additional features, like always on top, window shading…

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The Man Who Aged Me

The cake wasn’t for me; I’d already celebrated in July, when the English and French crew sang “Happy Birthday” to me in the Grand Gallery of the Louvre. Rather, in what must have been a divinely timed coincidence, I wrapped “The Da Vinci Code” on the same day Dan Striepeke, my makeup man for 19 years, turned 75.

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In Praise of Loopholes

“Or take David Phillips, a.k.a. “Pudding Guy.â€? When he learned that the Healthy Foods company was offering its customers 1,000 frequent flier miles for every 10 Healthy Foods products purchased, he began searching for the cheapest item they sold; when he learned that Healthy Foods sold individual pudding cups for a quarter apiece, he purchased every one he could find within a 60-mile radius of his home, and even had his local stores order more from their distributors. (If this sounds familiar, it’s because Phillips’s astounding feat of loopholery was incorporated into the film Punch Drunk Love.)

In the end, Phillips wound up with more than 12,000 cups of pudding and 12 million frequent flier miles. He then gave the pudding to his local Salvation Army and wrote off its cost as a charitable donation.”

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