July 18th, 2005

mathematics

Seen in the Metro

"The minimum average starting salary for a firefighter is $29,316."

Huh? What exactly does this mean? Does this mean they saw a range of starting salaries that said it was an average, and then picked the minimum of that range? Or is "minimum" here redundant for "starting"? Any other ideas what a "minimum average starting salary" is?
balaclava

Crop marks

Can anyone recommend a free/cheap/demo piece of software (presumably an Acrobat plug-in) to add crop marks to a PDF? I found one called Crackerjack. It seemed to do the job adequately, but the demo version prints "demo version" all over the pages, and the full version is $500. It's not that much money, but it's not something we need a lot.
oscar

This is not a good thing

I'm on a first-name basis with the CSR at one of our printers. I don't even have to say what company I'm from. Really, there shouldn't be as much need to talk to the CSR as there has been the past couple of weeks.