Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Funny...This is some pretty funny...er...shit.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Currently Listening to....Dry The Rain from the album The Three E.P.'s by The Beta Band Mmmmm....ecto...

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Stinking Windows Maleware

I own one Windows machine. The main users of this machine are my kids who use it for web surfing and playing games. My wife uses it from time to time but she use my PowerBook when I'm at home. The PC is in my third floor office, while the PowerBook roams about the house on a WiFi connection. I think she likes the idea of using the Internet while sitting on the couch or someplace comfortable. So, this one little XP box has become a real pain to maintain. It was recently infected by a few virii but the most annoying problem is all the Spyware/Maleware lurking around on the machine. Last night I installed Norton Anti-Virus and AdAware which helped me stamp out the various search bars and casino pop-ups that were plaguing that machine. This whole process took about 2-3 hours. I wish there was some way to submit a time and materials invoice to Microsoft. My next step is going to be to outlaw the use of InternetExplorer on that machine. I've had FireFox and Mozilla installed on the machine for a while but I'm going to try to get everyone at home to set it as their default browser. I think this might help reduce the risk of continued infection. Recently, at the office, our VP of Sales' laptop became so bogged down and infected that it became unusable. I was too busy to deal with that but I don't think he's recovered completely. So other than creating an industry for Symantec and McAfee, what are all these users doing by using a crap operating system like Windows? How much punishment do you have to take? There are viable alternatives. That little Windows box at my house is on borrowed time.

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Not Quite a Smoking Gun

Well, the PDB was released and while the Times reports it's not quite a smoking gun, it is going to give fuel to those on the 9/11 Commission that are not going to let the administration off the hook so easily. Transparency in government is important. Just as important as admitting they may have made a mistake. The administration's insistence that they did nothing wrong is annoying and I hope it gives people pause in the voting booth. I think they were asleep at the switch dreaming of Iraq. So I guess you know how I'm voting in November.

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Bush Knew

I wasn't surprised to see this article in the New York Times which indicates that Bush was warned that Bin Laden was about to attack the U.S. Now the finger pointing begins and possibly the administration's big election issue may be in jeopardy. They can't admit they had any blame here because then they have nothing to run on in November. Jerks.