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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

10 May 2004

OpenOffice.org

Over the weekend I was using OpenOffice.org quite a bit. It's a bit slow to start on my ancient Linux box, but once it's up and running it's okay. Comparing it with MS Office is quite interesting, I'm more familiar with Office 2K, though we still use Office 97 at work, so it's not a totally fair comparison.

OpenOffice.org can export to PDFs without any third party tools, which is quite useful, it also costs a lot less. Functionality wise I'd say it's probably better than MS Office 97, and looks better. MS Office 2K may have the functionality edge, and I'm very familiar with it, but it's a close call really, until you take price into comparison - then OpenOffice.org is a clear winner.


CV

Over the weekend I was working on my Curriculum Vitae for my "training file" at work. It was fairly basic stuff, put things down in the way reflects most favourably, and try to order things in a logical priority manner.

I was struck with two things, my CV looks like alphabet soup with so many acronyms, and that I have been working with web pages for over a decade!

Ironically enough when I got home today some head-hunter type was trying to offer me a Unix/Linux job in London working for some bank. Don't want to work in London, so I'm not interested, but it's been a while since I heard from them, so the job market must be picking up.