Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beeping Babies

Awesome post. Any parent with MS should read.
Babies Leave You Beeping

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Fascism is not our national policy.



He's your boyfriend.
-The Doctor
Not anymore.
-Rose Tyler

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Doctor

Hair Dryer..
... ... ...
Oh yes!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Teach what you know

Teach what you know, regardless of when you have learned it—teach what you learned yesterday sagely, as if you have known it all your life, and teach what you have known for decades with enthusiasm, as if you learned it only yesterday. - Mercedes Lackey, OwlKnight


Q: What's the punishment for polygamy?
A: Multiple wives.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Windows 7 Backup Tip

If you ever get the message
"Backup encountered a problem while backing up file"
when you check up on your windows backups, try this steps:
  1. In Control Panel, open Backup and Restore.
  2. In the Backup section, click Change settings.
  3. In the Set up backup dialog box, click Next.
  4. In the What do you want to back up dialog box, select Let me choose.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Expand the location reported as not being backed up.
  7. Perform a backup.
If the backup completes without error, try selecting any additional folders that you do want backed up and try another backup.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Browse Happy


This site 'BrowseHappy' claims that Internet Explorer is unsafe. Yet they provide absolutely no evidence.

I quote from that site:
"See what people are saying about Internet Explorer, in the wake of its most recent security issues"
What issues? Any Description? Not even a single link? Answer: None.

Okay, let's see what the 'people' who switched away have to say.
Let's pick on Sarah's (picked at random) testimonial:
"Browsing the web with IE was horrible. I wouldn’t be able to visit a website without annoying pop-up ads or spyware muddying up my computer. I don’t know what’s worse — actually getting the pop-up ads, or the fact that at least half of the them look like something authentic (e.g., a fake Google-looking search engine). In spite of a fast connection, Internet Explorer would slow down my computer so much, hindering whatever it was that I was trying to get done."

My remarks:
  1. "...IE was horrible...": An opinion, with no facts or reasoning provided.
  2. "...without annoying pop-up ads...": Blame the websites you are visiting, Miss. Also, popups are easily blocked since what IE5.5 and later?
  3. "...spyware muddying up my computer...": See above comment. lol.
  4. "...the fact that at least half of the them look like something authentic...": Um.. http://www.misspelleddomain.com/ will work similar in ANY BROWSER.
  5. "...Internet Explorer would slow down my computer so much...": Proof? None. Btw, what makes you think it was internet explorer? Did your computer slow down after you visted that 'adult' site?
How scientific. Nothing but scare tactics and propaganda.

People, I'm all for optimizing programs and computers to get things done faster, sooner, better. But please, do everyone a favor and think things through. Don't listen to gossip.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Eye Cackle Security (ICACLS for Windows7)

Ever try to pull files off an old windows hard drive and run into security permission issues in Windows 7?

Try these commands on the drive's root folder in a command window:
To make the current user become the owner of all folders, subfolders, and files:
To give Everyone full access to all files:
ICACLS * /grant:r everyone:F /T