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September 12th, 2006 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Sep. 12th, 2006

07:19 am - The Question Man


From AJR, October 2000
The Question Man

Investigative reporter John Sawatsky has become a leading authority on the art of the interview. His conclusion: Too often we're asking all the wrong questions.

By Susan Paterno
Susan Paterno is an AJR senior writer.

AUTHOR JOHN SAWATSKY, Canada's premier investigative reporter and a foremost expert on interviewing, is taking me for a stroll down a busy Toronto street. We're coming from the Canadian Broadcasting Co., where Sawatsky has spent the last two days training veteran journalists to forget everything they know about interviewing‹because it's all wrong. As I try to keep up (his strides are nearly double mine), dodge traffic and ask questions, he keeps deflecting. At some point I realize this walk is leading somewhere else besides back to the hotel, to an understanding, to an epiphany, to a moment of sheer terror.

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03:49 pm - GEEK: better command prompt on Windows?

I'm programming in Ruby on Windows. After working on the Mac, I find the Command Prompt counter-intuitive. In particular, I would like to be able to resize the screen size arbitrarily without changing the preferences and use Ctl-C, Ctrl-V cut n paste commands. I'm aware of Monad/Power-shell, but I don't want to have to learn another shell language. Cygwin has the same issues as the Windows prompt. What alternatives do you Windows folk recommend, if anything?

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