May 31, 2008

Done - Toast

Finished the test. For better or worse. One of the first done. Is that good or not? Sitting at Starbucks. Waiting for ride - Treo blogging. I need a drink...

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May 30, 2008

Harvey Korman - A Funny Life

One of the first headlines I saw this morning was that Harvey Korman had passed away at the age of 81. 

I grew up watching him on the Carol Burnett Show.  He and Tim Conway were incomparable together.  One of my favorites:



And of course who can forget Blazing Saddles.



Rest in peace Harvey and thank you for all the years of laughter.

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May 29, 2008

Patch Your Adobe Flash Please

Yes, once again - it's time to fix things.  There is a new exploit out that is using Adobe Flash.  Unless you've totally locked down your machine and never look at anything but text - it's a no brainer certainty you've got Flash installed somewhere.

Regardless, tens of thousands of websites beginning Saturday have been compromised with SQL injections so they can serve as launching pads for the exploit.


I'm thinking there are lots of people running older versions. I'm probably one of them and I'll need to patch it. I nearly missed this announcement since I've been so busy. (even when you're looking out for this crap it's difficult to keep up)

Roughly half of users are patched with latest version of Flash, 9.0.124. Richard said it is possible for users who leverage more than one browser to be running different versions of the software.

“It does require a little more diligence than just checking, say, the version you got installed with IE (Internet Explorer),” he said.

Users are infected when they visit a compromised website, which automatically opens a hidden IFRAME. According to McAfee, a Google search yields about 250,000 page results that contain malicious scripts referencing an SWF (Shockwave Flash) file.


Oh joy...

Go here to patch 'em up peeps.

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Houston We Have a Problem

Got a call from my credit card people yesterday.  Turns out someone stole my card number and has been using it to buy gas down in Houston... Texas.  They caught it quickly because my card number was used 6 times in one day at various stations.  

Someone has been doing lots of driving...  ahem... sure.

So, they canceled the card, are sending me a new one and taking the  fraudulent charges off.   I still see 2 on the statement as of this morning.  I'll wait a couple days and if they're still there, call them back to have those fixed before the billing cycle completes.

It's always something.  I must thank the credit card people for making the process  so easy.  Because the last thing  I need right now is a huge problem like that staring at me.  (of course there is never a good time to have a problem like this, but there are times when it's easier to deal with).

Now back to the books.

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May 26, 2008

Study Study Study

Test Saturday... brain running in neutral... nothing is sticking...

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Memorial Day

Let us pause a moment today and remember those who gave their lives to protect our country.  In our hour of need, they are always there.  This is the day to honor those who have given all.



We are so blessed.

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May 22, 2008

No Time...

Since I don't have time for any real posting, thought I'd give you a segment from the show Top Gear.  (Young son loves this show - I hadn't seen it until he was watching it here on BBC America). 

If you haven't seen it - it's very funny.  Three guys: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May  along with their "tame race car driver" called The Stig.  If you've seen it, you already know it's hilarious.  Usually they are driving cars - this time they're building one.

Enjoy.

(each segment is about 9 minutes long)

Part 1:


Part 2:



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May 21, 2008

June 1st

A more normal nuttiness will resume.  Until then, posting shall be sporadic. 

I'd love to rant but haven't got the time... talk amongst yourselves. 

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On His Way

Just got back from dropping off young son.  He heads back to the sandbox today.  Five more months there... stay focused.

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May 20, 2008

I Have Turned Off My Boston Feed

I'm not even going to link it, but if you haven't heard that Senator Kennedy has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you must live in a cave.  (if you are desperately interested... turn on a news radio or television station and wait 30 seconds - I'm sure you'll get a second by second account of how he was told, what the family knows, how this will affect everyone else in the world with a brain tumor... yada, yada, yada)

It was bad enough that the Boston news feed was wall to wall Kennedy  when he was taken to the hospital.  (they had headlines such as "Kennedy life in pictures"  and "Kennedy family arrives at hospital"... at first I thought he had died)

This will be unbearable.  It is something that sucks for anyone to have to go through.  But I don't need a blow by blow account 24/7 from now until 10 days after his funeral. 

There are many people living with many terrible diseases in this world.  Other than the news that this is what ails the man - the rest is for the family to deal with - not for the entire world to have to sit through. 

Unfortunately, the news media, being the unimaginative type of entity it is and seeing a "news" story they don't even have to lift a finger to bring us - has done a Cannonball in the deep end of the pool.  We will hear of nothing else in Boston for the foreseeable future. 

Time to tune out. 

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