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  Issue No 118 Official Organ of LaborNet 02 November 2001  

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Rossy's Geek Heaven


The man with all the codes offers his hot sites for web wannabees.

 
 

Rossy at Work

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The most obvious place to look for information about what makes the web work is inside the belly of the beast. The "information superhighway" is at its best when the pitch is made to its most natural constituency... the so-called "computer geeks".

For the beginner: Webmonkey

One of the web's established brands is part of the online presence of Wired magazine < http://www.hotwired.com >. As you'd expect from a site that had been around since 1996, the guys and gals deliver a stylish resource that covers basic html coding for beginners to extensive tutorials on e-commerce and advanced javascript to multimedia. The "html cheatsheet" is a great reference for newbie coders.

Tough in the middle: 24 Fun http://www.24fun.com

If you've mastered the basics of how to make a page then the next thing you're going to want to do is to get some of those really cool web effects going on your page. 24 Fun offers a great free resource of java, perl and dhtml scripts to cut and paste into your web pages. Although 24 fun is a relative newcomer to the scene, you can find some really stylish and simple effects here. Runners-up include Javascript.com < http://www.javascript.com > & Website Atttraction < http://wsabstract.com >.

Geek Central: The Open Source Developers Network http://www.osdn.com

The true geek, up to his or her knees in code there is only one true Mecca, the OSDN. This site offers a gateway to Linux.com < http://www.linux.com > the only o/s of choice for the true aficionado, as well as Freshmeat < http://freshmeat.net > a script depository for the hardcore coder. Last but not least, OSDN is also the home of Slashdot < http://slashdot.org > aka as "news for nerds: stuff that matters". Yeah, um right, fellas... you better get back to your Half-Life clan before someone gets fragged...


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In this issue
Features
*  Interview: Flying High
ACTU Secretary Greg Combet on saving Ansett jobs, defeating Howard and wooing a new generation of unionists.
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*  Corporate: Howard's List of Shame
ACTU President Shaharn Burrow runs through the litany of corporate collapses and down-sizes that have cut a swathe through the Australian community.
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*  Campaign Diary: Week Four: The Battle Lines Drawn
It was a week that saw the leaders launch their campaigns, kiss lots of babies and battle for space with a Holy Jihad.
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*  Industrial: Desperately Seeking Solutions
They might not call it 'industrial relations' in the spin of modern politics, but all the major parties have released plans that will affect the way we work over the next three years.
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*  Economics: Manufacturing Prosperity
Neale Towart looks at the hidden debate of the election campaign - the degree of intervention government should take through Industry Policy.
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*  History: War And Politics
The Conservatives are trying to wage war and win the election. The pundits say itís a tried and true recipe for electoral success. The 1940 federal poll suggests otherwise.
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*  International: Globalising Labour
On the eve of the International Metalworkers Federation Congress general secretary Marcello Malentacchi argues all nations need to retain a manufacturing base.
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*  Review: Security - Who Needs it?
What does it mean to be secure? Should we even need to ask? In his new book, Anthony Burke asks the tough questions.
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*  Satire: Locksmith Promises "Greater Security" If Elected
A Melbourne locksmith has agreed to run for federal parliament, campaigning on the key issue of security.
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News
»  Workplace Blitz in Poll Lead-Up
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»  Abbott Under Pressure to Hold Seat
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»  Howard Double Dip Is Skyway Robbery
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»  Knowledge Nation Boosts IT Skills
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»  Stellar Win in Call Centre
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»  Unionists Barred Entry to Australia
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»  Shier's Famous Last Wordds
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»  Real Baby Bonus for Local Government
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»  Entire Town Joins Nurses' Strike
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»  Some Good News in Orange Squeeze
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»  Train Drivers Call for Level Crossing Action
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»  Posties See Wage Rise By Christmas
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»  Howard Fails To Stem Workplace Deaths
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»  Greenpeace Activist Gets Union Support
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»  Hotel Workers Name Their Odds
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»  Airport Screeners Strike Over Work Value
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»  East Timor Training Centre Copmpleted
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»  NSW IR Act Due for Five Year Review
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»  Organiser of the Year Nominations Open
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»  Activists Notebook
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»  STOP PRESS: Jakarta Shangri-La Hotel Workers Fined US$2 million
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Columns
»  The Soapbox
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»  The Locker Room
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»  Trades Hall
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»  Tool Shed
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Letters to the editor
»  More on Orwell
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»  The Ostrich Approach
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