Saturday, December 20, 2008

White Powder Letters

Either Eric's been playing in the talc again, or.........

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Thought For Today

"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done." - Marie Curie

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Star Trek:BTOS?

But it does look kinda fun...a little flashy, and terribly off message, but fun.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Download Squad

Download Squad

This is the place to find out about new software as it becomes available for Windows, Mac and Linux. All sorts of handy reviews and previews.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

WPA Cracked

It was only a matter of time....



Yup, it's for real. By proving how smart you are, you can also give free rice to the needy. By time your score hits fifty, your head WILL hurt.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Another Abolition Movement

I guess it seemed a good idea at the time. Must be a lack of interest since it doesn't appear the site has had any activity since 2006. I'd be supportive if it meant that I never had to work day shift again.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

EFF: DeepLinks

EFF: DeepLinks

I'm reminded of a chorus to a song by Cher: "Thieves, thieves, tramps and thieves". A bit over a year and a half old, but still worth reading.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Welcome to MOCKIA

Welcome to MOCKIA

And a Posting for all you cell phone users.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Join your local TAPS

Ok. I'm hooked. Ghost Hunters. So, find a local paranormal investigative group near you. I've found a few in my area and some who are taking applications. Hmmmm......I'm thinking of doing it. Let's see what they think about a Crime Scene Investigator checking for EVP.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Updates, updates...

It's that time again...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

How To Get an Unbelievable, Amazing, Fantastic, Thrilling Deal on New Glasses

A great article from Slate magazine on buying eyeglasses online. It looks like you can save a bundle. Worth bookmarking for later.

Saturday, September 06, 2008




Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Thought For Today

"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite." - Winston Churchill

Monday, September 01, 2008

More Media B.S.

2 for 1 Monday. Had to post this one. More B.S. from the media. How do I know, you ask? Well, because I was the investigator in this case. AND.......I never said that she tried to make it appear as if someone had tried to break into the home. Also, Forsythe NEVER confronted her.

I just like how the media can say whatever they want, even when it is NOT true!

Consumers bite back

Not that this is anything new, but I was pissed today reading the paper, in particular an article about how companies are shrinking product size and keeping the price the same. Check out the Consumerist link above and search "shrinking product." And while you're at it, has some good reading too.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

ROTTEN TOMATOES: Movies and Games, Reviews and Previews

ROTTEN TOMATOES: Movies and Games, Reviews and Previews

My FAVORITE movie review site with the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) a close second. Both are on my "Favorites" list. I've found so many great movies that I had never heard of. Plus it's interesting to see what they have to say about movies from your younger years. "Hey, it wasn't THAT bad!"

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Thought For Today

"England and America are two countries separated by a common language." - George Bernard Shaw

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Patch to a patch

Need I say more.....?

Microsoft has posted new update packages, labeled Version 2, for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Service Pack 2 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Service Pack 3" described in MS08-051, Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949785)
"Customers who manually installed Version 1 of this update from Microsoft Download Center need to reinstall Version 2 of this update.
Customers who have installed this update using Microsoft Update or Office Update do not need to reinstall".
Others should check with their patch management vendors.
The original patch "contained incorrect versions of the binaries. While these versions did protect against the vulnerabilities discussed in the bulletin, they lacked other important security and reliability updates".

Monday, August 18, 2008

B Films not yet on DVD

So, I''m channel surfing and happen upon MST 3K the movie on HBO the other day. I miss that show. Naturally, watching that I had some horrible flashbacks of B films and booze and started surfing the net for more obscure films and found this little gem. Contained therein are some forgotten classics...and on the cheap if you want one.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

EFF Releases "Switzerland" ISP Testing Tool | Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF Releases "Switzerland" ISP Testing Tool Electronic Frontier Foundation

"Hours before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to take action against Comcast for violating the FCC's net neutrality principles, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is releasing "Switzerland," a software tool for customers to test the integrity of their Internet communications." VERY handy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008



"Convert any text to MP3 audio for use in your iPod or mp3 player." This could come in handy.

Monday, August 04, 2008

If you like music and are ever in Bethlehem, PA

Well, Musikfest is in full swing and celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Musikfest is quite the amazing event and becomes larger every year. Plenty of extra jobs for the public safety people. That's why I'm at the beach right now. Far away. Far, far away.
Check out the site. I wouldn't have minded working the Jethro Tull show, but I don't have enough seniority to get the good jobs yet.
I'll be gearing up and kilt ready for Celtic Fest, but that is a blog for another day.

Situation resolved

The suit was settled the day after the first article hit the press. Now, after reading the comments on the papers site on the original article, the paper wrote it in such a way as everyone was bitching and moaning about how Flitter was demanding so much money for doggie baths. The media never mentioned that the suit was filed federally because the city was breaking a contract by not paying for care of the dogs. Additionally, the media failed to mention that the care costs also included food costs and grooming (other than baths).
Additonally, not that the paper would, but the paper didn't feel like mentioning the the K-9 officers spend about 20 hours a month training on their own time and doing demonstrations that the do not put in for overtime or additional pay. The K-9 officers were only suing because the city was not paying them what the law required.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Updates, always updates...

New Firefox is out!

Also, Adobe Reader 9 is out, but I'm holding off on any installations en masse at this point--most of my users can barely spell PDF, much less open one without hurting themselves, so I don't see a real need for moving up from version 8 at this point. The installer on their main page is huge and full of other crap- and beta-ware as I type this...if you're feeling brave, a smaller version without all the unnecessary trimmings is available on their FTP site. Pick the file that ends with US_Std.exe

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Laptops for the Wounded

Laptops for the Wounded

A group of nice people trying to do something good for our wounded Vets. Please read and help.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Sometimes the app you're running no longer works well or you download a new app that interferes with the older ones. This Site stores a lot of older, earlier versions of various apps. From Patti.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


For those of us who are lucky enough to only experience one tornado a we can watch other people's...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Safari

For you non-IE users.....also, you may want to check out just in case.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Nigerian Fraud Email Gallery

Nigerian Fraud Email Gallery

It's exactly what it says that it is. We now bring you the winners of the 2005 Ig Nobel award for fiction. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Before They Were Famous ::

Before They Were Famous ::

Hard to believe, but a lot of famous people had dead-end jobs just like yours before they became famous. So have a bit of a read and keep hoping that you'll be discovered. Soon.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Upgrade to Quicktime 7.5

I thought this one was actually pretty one is encoding with Indeo codecs any more, but apparently there must be enough vintage porn out there to make this a worthwhile update...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Rantings Of Rosy

I have NO damned idea what she's up to. Undoubtedly doing something obscene to a ______with a ______!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The End Of The World

An oldie but a goodie....

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Security Advisory for Safari and Windows

This has been around, but I'm posting it because apparently Apple isn't planning on doing much about it....

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cyber Security Alert SA08-150A

These are your Apple updates...implement and enjoy.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report

Subscribe. This is the stuff you don't hear about on CNN...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Open Source Alternative - Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software

Open Source Alternative - Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software

"Our mission is to provide easy access to high quality open source alternatives to well-known commercial products. And remember that open source software is also a freeware alternative." Very handy.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy: Info

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy: Info

Best read along with the previous Posting. All that bad science from an astronomer's point of view.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Ted Turner: Global warming could lead to cannibalism |

Ted Turner: Global warming could lead to cannibalism

For this Weird Friday I give you...Ted Turner. "Failure to address global warming will have us all dead or eating each other by mid-century." So, Ted, got any good recipes for us? A FUN read.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

And best of all, it's updated on a regular basis. I found number 9 VERY interesting.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Disquieting Victory for Wikileaks - TIME

A Disquieting Victory for Wikileaks - TIME

"In a reversal that free speech advocates called a pivotal victory for First Amendment rights, the federal judge who shuttered the muckraking website Wikileaks last month ruled Friday that it could reclaim its Web address in the United States." Not disquieting at all. Happy dance, happy dance. Lift the rocks and expose the vermin to the light.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

DNA tests call for everyone in the UK - The Scotsman

DNA tests call for everyone in the UK - The Scotsman

Well, it looks like 1984 is here, just a few years late: "Detective Superintendent Stuart Cundy, who led the hunt for Sally Anne's killer, said that having every citizen's DNA on file would speed up arrests and cut down offending."

Monday, February 04, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wubi - The Easiest Way to Linux

Wubi - The Easiest Way to Linux

You've been hearing Linux this and Linux that for a while but have figured that it's WAY too complicated, this may be the solution. You can at least take a peek and decide if it's for you.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Heritage Of Scotland


All things Scottish. They have a huge selection at pretty good prices and best of all - FREE SHIPPING! Aye, they know the way to a Scottish heart.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

American Civil Liberties Union : Close Guantánamo

American Civil Liberties Union : Close Guantánamo

Say what you will about the politics involved, Guantanamo is a major blot on America's reputation.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

TV Converter Program Website

TV Converter Program Website

If you have any TV's using an antenna, you might want to have a read.