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:: Saturday, August 28, 2004 ::

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This evening, BI and AI - no relation, pointed me to the Chronicles of George. I recall back in Lead Agent days reading this site. There are some very funny accounts of this guy who did in house tech support. He did screen shots of trouble tickets that the character named George submitted and commented on content and spelling issues. Don't try this at home folks. Thanks guys. Had a good laugh tonite!

PDA Care
For those iPaq owners. Don't sleep on them.

the Times they are a changing
Just 1/100th to 1/1000th of a second at a time. From the BBC.

Double half caf, no foam.
Also from the BBC, when the shuttles begin to fly again next year, they will still not be able to do major repairs in space.

Chandra and Spitzer
Two of NASA's obital telescopes celebrate anniversaries.

Dennis the Unix
And another from the Economist, an article on Unix founding Fathers - including Dennis Richie, the guy who invented invented C and was one of the key members of the team behind Unix...

Supersize me
From Kuro5hin, word of an advertizing campaign in Germany: "Warum sind die Amis so fett?"

Got Latest Updates?
Microsoft recommends that you look to see what your OEM says before updating to XP SP2. Look here to see if your box is listed. Dell is. And a great deal of it is common sense advice for any OEM: latest drivers for devices, latest Bios etc. And of course, back up, back up, back up.

XP Firewall
From Microsoft ( who have redesigned their main page layout a bit) an article on Deploying Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2. select the document on the right for a good read if you are thinking of using the MS XP SP2 firewall.

Longhorn update at Channel 9
Jim Allchin,the Group Vice President for Platforms at Microsoft, is interviewed by the Channle 9 folks and talks about Longhorn target dates (2006!) and security priorities.

MS Security Response Centre at Channel 9
continuing Microsoft stuff for a moment, check out this other link from Channel 9. Stephen Toulouse, a security program manager with Microsoft's security response centre is interviewed.

Sig files from Hell
OK. A lot of people use sig files. I use one at work and one at home. Both contain contact information of varying degrees and my "Carpe Diem." But these at The Gallery of Annoying Email Signatures are some way out there ones. I liked one comment: "The length of a .sig is usually in inverse proportion to the intelligence of its sender."

MacGuyver to the rescue
While not tech really, it is gadget oriented. A guy in Gainsville, FLA takes on an alligator who attacked his dog. He jumped the alligator and had it in a headlock before trying to stab it in the neck in an effort to get it to release the dog...

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