Monthly Archive: February 2004

Feb 28 2004

Photo safari

Ginny and I went on a small photo safari today. We went over to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see what there was to see. It wasn’t very colorful … but pretty, in a stark kind of way. I took some pictures … not a lot. Need to get out of the habit of trying …

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Feb 28 2004

Getting a new digital camera today

I’ve finally decided to get a new digital camera today … I’ve looked at a number of them and decided that the Cannon Digital Rebel is the right camera for me. It’s got all the features I want … good zoom, high resolution, solid feel, etc. The only draw back is that it’s pretty expensive. …

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Feb 25 2004

Comment spam? I must have arrived!

Got my first batch of comment spam the other day … I guess my blog is important enough to rate spam. I found James Seng’s Bayesian filter for MT and installed it. Seems to do an adequate job, although I would have liked it to be a bit better integrated into MT’s UI. I’ll have …

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Feb 22 2004

html -> php

Ginny wanted some more features installed on her blog, some of which require PHP, so I switched all our HTML over to PHP. No big deal in the blogging software (MT) … but for some reason I’m having trouble getting mod_rewrite to map requests for html files to php. Obviously there are links to the …

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Feb 21 2004

Here little fishy …

About a year ago we got rid of the old stereo and bought a new one (along with a new TV) (of course, ‘got rid of’ is a bit of an overstatement … it’s actually piled in the dining room, need th really ‘get rid’ of it soon) … the new stereo has 6 speakers …

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Feb 16 2004

Customer Satisfaction?

Got a call from Dell today about my laptop. Apparently they ran the my machine over the entire weekend and couldn’t get the fans to fail. I told them that the diagnostics indicated a problem with the fans and I had included the diagnostics report. Skip, the Dell tech, indicated that he had seen the …

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Feb 16 2004

The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively

If you get this message when trying to access a XP (or 2000 server) system via remote desktop, try the following … On the remote system, click Start, then Run, type “secpol.msc”, and press enter. Navigate to “Local Policies”, then select “User Rights Assignment”. In the list find “Allow logon through Terminal Services” and make …

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Feb 13 2004

But I *NEED* Windows!

I volunteered to help out our QA guy at work by running some of his regression tests on Implementer over the weekend. I figured, even if I don’t have my own computer available, I can use Ginny’s system. Unforunately, her monitor isn’t big enough to display the desktop at work. So, I have to install …

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Feb 12 2004

Wrong wrong wrong wrong and WRONG!

There is just something totally wrong with this statement: Microsoft’s IE now most secure browser, says Microsoft published on silicon.com. I mean, how many times has that statement been proven WRONG in the last few months. Heck, the last security flaw was known & reported for months before Microsoft fixed it! Give me a break!

Feb 11 2004

Verizon needs better proof-readers!

I took the LG 4400 phone back to Verizon because their ad slick indicates that the phone has a speaker phone … but the documentation (and phone) does not give a hint of it. Apparently, they KNEW about the misprint! The only thing they would / could do for me was change phones … which …

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