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The Forbes 2000 (all in one place)

The Forbes 2000 – all in one place! Note: the table below is sortable, just click on the headings to sort. Click again to sort the other direction Download this as an ms-excel file Check out my other datasets. The list includes the top 1800 U.S. Companies by sales, as well as the top fortune 1000 companies of 2009 , and the Forbes 2000. Rank Company Country Industry Sales ($bil) Profits ($bil) Assets ($bil) Market Vaue ($bil) 1 Citigroup United States Banking 146.56 21.54 1884.32 247.42 2 Bank of America United States Banking 116.57 21.13 1459.74 226.61 3 HSBC Holdings United Kingdom Banking 121.51 16.63 1860.76 202.29 4 General Electric United States Conglomerates 163.39 20.83 697.24 358.98 5 JPMorgan Chase United States Banking 99.3 14.44 1351.52 170.97 6 American Intl Group United States Insurance 113.19 14.01 979.41 174.47 7 ExxonMobil United States Oil & Gas Operations 335.09 39.5 223.95 410.65 8 Royal Dutch Shell Netherlands Oil & Gas Operations 318.85 25.44 232.31 208.25 9 UBS Switzerland Diversified Financials 105.59 9.78 1776.89 116.84 10 ING Group Netherlands Insurance 153.44 9.65 1615.05 93.99 11 BP United Kingdom Oil & Gas Operations 265.91 22.29 217.6 198.14 12 Toyota Motor Japan Consumer Durables 179.02 11.68 243.6 217.69 13 Royal Bank of Scotland United Kingdom Banking 77.41 12.51 1705.35 124.13 14 BNP Paribas France Banking 89.16 9.64 1898.19 97.03 15 Allianz Germany Insurance 125.33 8.81 1380.88 87.22 16 Berkshire Hathaway United States Diversified Financials 98.54 11.02 248.44 163.79 17 Wal-Mart Stores United States Retailing 348.65 … Continue reading

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microsoft paper banner ads

So it seems like a new tend in design is that of having paper cutouts used, especially with some different textures, reminiscent a little of the late 70’s – especially for advertisements. Microsoft is getting on board with the trend, which means that it is popular enough to be OK to use in the mainstream, but it also means that it is not so fresh and cutting edge (because MS just doesn’t do that!)

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Top U.S. Companies by Sales

Here is a list of the top 1800 US Companies by sales. This is listed in alphabetical order (sorry) but does include the location (city, state) and phone number of the companies. Check out my other datasets. The list includes the top 1800 U.S. Companies by sales, as well as the top fortune 1000 companies of 2009 , and the Forbes 2000. Name City State Phone Cash America International Inc Ft. Worth TX 800-223-8738 21st Century Insurance Group Wilmington DE 800-443-3100 3Com Corporation Marlborough MA 508-323-5000 3M Company St Paul MN 888-364-3577 7-Eleven, Inc. Dallas TX 972-828-7011 99 Cents Only Stores Commerce CA 323-980-8145 A. O. Smith Corporation Milwaukee WI 414-359-4000 A. Schulman, Inc Akron OH 330-666-3751 AAR Corp. Wood Dale IL 630-227-2000 Aarons, Inc Atlanta GA 404-231-0011 Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park IL 847-937-6100 ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Orlando FL 407-851-0000 ABC Supply Co. Inc Beloit WI 608-362-7777 Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New Albany OH 614-283-6500 ABM Industries, Inc. New York NY 212-297-0200 Accenture New York NY 877-226-5659 ACCO Brands Corporation Lincolnshire IL 800-222-6462 Ace Hardware Oak Brook IL 866-290-5334 ACH Food Companies, Inc. Memphis TN 901-381-3000 Activision, Inc. Santa Monica CA 310-255-2000 Actuant Corporation Butler WI 414-352-4160 Acuity Brands, Inc. Atlanta GA 404-853-1400 Acument Global Technologies Troy MI 800-544-6117 Acxiom Corporation Little Rock AR 501-342-7799 Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. Houston TX 713-881-3600 ADC Telecommunications Eden Prairie MN 952-938-8080 ADESA, Inc Carmel IN 800-923-3725 Administaff, Inc Kingwood TX 281-358-8986 Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose CA 408-536-6000 Advance Auto … Continue reading

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Mod Rewrite on ASP Server

To create rewrites (mod_rewrite on Apache servers), you will need: Access to your .htaccess (Apache) file or httpd.conf (IIS) file in your root EE directory Mod_rewrite enabled on your server (Apache on Windows or Linux) ISAPI_Rewrite enable on your server (IIS for Windows Only!) If using IIS, you can accomplish this using ISAPI_Rewrite, see this thread. There is also a resume services (Microsoft Permissive License)and instructions for using it in this thread. If using Apache on both Windows and Linux you will need to have mod_rewrite module enabled and active. The code contained in this section was posted on the EE forums, we claim no credit for it and no responsibility for what happens if you choose to use it. Mod_rewrite can be a tricky thing, so if you run into problems, search the forums, and otherwise you’re on your own! :) thanks Expression Engine

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Web Design: Don’t overuse your Logo font

Quite a few people make the mistake of using their logo font in their web page design. While this approach does keep consistency between the fonts, it makes the logo look less like a “mark” or “brand” and more like part of the web page. When creating a logo, try to use a non-standard font, something that is off the beaten path, and outside of the Microsoft standard load. Consult a graphic designer to make sure the font “says” what you want it to say. And stay away from Comic Sans.

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Chromium as default mailto: on Windows XP

Here’s how! If you have Chrome installed, uninstall it, or this program (below) will use Chrome by default instead of Chromium (Chromium is not Chrome) Make sure this directory structure exists: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome (replace User with your username) Don’t create an Application folder inside the chrome folder – the next steps will do that. Get the Sysinternals Suite (or at least the junction program for creating softlinks) Run this command: junction “C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application” “C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\Application” (Replace User with your username) Download ChromeMailer and go through setup Launch ChromeMailer and choose your options. Trouble? ChromeMailer (as of 8/09) looks for Chrome in it’s default path – your profile\Google\Chrome\Application You can either install chromium into that directory, or install it into the proper directory and create a softlink (junction) so the folders mirror each other. If you delete something in one folder it will be deleted in the other one, too. Look up softlinks on wikipedia for more info.

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Add Hibernate To The Shutdown Menu

Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Right-click Windows, point to New, and then click Key. In the New Key #1 box, type System, and then press ENTER. Right-click System, point to New, and then click Key. In the New Key #1 box, type Shutdown, and then press ENTER. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value. In the New Value # 1 box, type ShowHibernateButton, and then press ENTER. Right-click ShowHibernateButton, and then click Modify. In the Value data box, type 1, leave the default Hexadecimal option selected, and then click OK. Quit Registry Editor. Source: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?…kb;en-us;893056

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Changing a file’s extension: disabling the “If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable…” warning

Are you sure you want to change it? Yes, I’m quite sure I want to change it and I don’t want to be prompted. This posting suggests that to disable this annoying dialog, you can edit the registry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] And set the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin to zero (0) and Reboot. However, it also mentions that this doesn’t work, and the best found alternative is to use a 3rd party file browser (directory commander or something similar, or use RtvReco for Windows to automatically close it as soon as it appears.

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How to Enable Recent Documents History in Office 2007 Excel, Word and PowerPoint via Registry

clipped from www.mydigitallife.info It’s also possible to set a registry value to enable a policy that prevent displaying of any MRU lists. However, note that the policy will affect and honor by most Microsoft programs, such as all versions of Office and its individual products, so if you use this registry trick to turn of the policy no most recently used files history will be saved for all programs, including MRUs on the File menu and the Save and Open dialog boxes. Run Registry Editor (regedit). Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer If “Explorer” is not existed, create a new Key for “Explorer”. Create a DWORD value with the key NoRecentDocsHistory and set the value to 1. All “Recent Documents” list will not be saved and all display will turn blank. Click on Office button, and then click on Word Options Go to the Advanced tab. Scroll down to the Display section.

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Google to reveal PC operating system

clipped from www.watoday.com.au July 8, 2009 Google will on Wednesday announce plans for a personal computer operating system, the New York Times reported, in what will be another clash between the Internet search king and software giant Microsoft. Details on the system were unavailable, other than it would be based on Google’s Chrome browser. The Mountain View, California company was set to make the announcement on its blog later on Wednesday, the Times said, citing sources briefed on the plans. Chrome was launched in September but has failed to enjoy the spectacular success of Google’s search engine. The company floated its first US television advertisements in recent months for the browser, which has captured just a tiny share of a market dominated by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Microsoft’s new search engine Bing was launched in a bid to hit back at Google’s gains in the search market, but still lags behind its rival.

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