Rev. 2/07/13

You have stumbled onto the home page of 1ceman.com - a humble, albeit exciting domain on the worldwide web. 1ceman, where Internal Control is Number One.

If you are really into Internal Control, check out our companion website at

Internal Control Association
If you are looking for the New York State Internal Control Association, (NYSICA) click on the button at left, to go to their new domain (NYSICA.COM).
NYSICA is a nationally recognized resource for government- related internal control information.

Institute of Internal Auditors
To find out about the Albany, NY Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, click the IIA button at left.  
Now any NY State auditor can join for half-price!

Other Resources
For other useful links to internal control/internal audit sites, and worthwhile publications, (including the humorous guide to Low Performance Organizations), click the IC-IA Link button at left.

Control Self-Assessment
For a free Powerpoint demonstration of this management technique endorsed by industry and government, click the CSA button at left. This is a 450 KB file (Be patient).


Ludicrous Musings
We humbly offer a smattering of articles from the satirical pen of the 1ceman. If you wear white shirts and skinny ties, conduct internal audits and take your job seriously, please bear in mind that satire may be injurious to your pompous personality. It may be too late for you to get a life, so you will have to content yourself with bitter retrospection on your purposeless existence.

O'Toole Clan Photos
Click on the O2L button at left, to begin a tour of this famous American family.

What? You've seen them already?

Northeast Nature Photos
Click on nature photos for some spectacular views of the flora and fauna of New York's Capital District.

Unlike Audubon's Birds, no wildlife was slaughtered in the process of making these photographs.


Digital Photos
Here's the 1ceman's latest batch of digital photos (taken with either a FujiFilm 1.3 megapixel camera, or an Olympus 2.1 megapixel camera. Photos have been downsized and compressed from their original size to save on web space.

Confused about pixels? Click here for a succinct look at the prevailing formats for computer monitors and digital cameras alike. In the market - think of the rule of 3 - 3:1 optical zoom plus $300 gets you a lot of pixels these days (now 4 megapixels is common and affordable). (Adobe PDF file - 13 KB)

Not sure about switching from film to digital photography. Click here for a three-page discussion of pros vs. cons, and a common sense approach to good pictures.

This just in - Earthlink has granted me another 10 megabytes of webspace at http://home.earthlink.net/~0zymandias/ devoted to high resolution digital photos. I've got room for two dozen quality JPG's - take a look.

Desktop Publishing
Sure, you can dress up your publications with digital photos, but there are others ways to package your words. Here are three compact MS Word documents which demonstrate how to use that ubiquitous word processor to mimic the expensive features of professional desktop publishing software.

Yes, you may use these as templates to display your own poignant prose.

Right click, then Save As.

You're welcome.


Soup Group International - It's Here!

At long last, we offer you the 1ceman's own variation on
the Vietnamese delicacy - Phð Gà. That's chicken soup in Saigon.
And, at no extra charge, his award-winning
Pâté de Foie Québecois. (save the giblets!)

Just click on either link for a PDF view of these two French-influenced dishes, enjoyed by the original group started in 1991.


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Send comments to Tim O'Toole.