Archive for December 17, 2008

The Much desired IE patch

Posted: December 17, 2008 by datechguy in amazon reviews, tech
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Microsoft has issued its IE patch. KB960714 contains the link to the patch necessary to block the IE exploit.

The Manual downloads are here, classified by the various types, or you can do an auto update here (IE required).

DO NOT WAIT TO DO THIS.

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Feast or Famine

Posted: December 17, 2008 by datechguy in employment, tech
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Although Central Massachusetts might be short of power these days, life is not short of irony.

This have still been quiet on the tech support front. Today my sister-in-law called up over an issue with her browser (it’s that IE issue that you have been hearing about). While I’m connecting to her the phone beeps and isn’t it a friend in Texas with a different computer issue (disappearing toolbar in word 2003).

What are the odds that 26 days after being laid off I would have two people to service through LogMeIn at the same time and both would call at the same time?

Sgt Schultz at Justice

Posted: December 17, 2008 by datechguy in Uncategorized
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It appears that our prospective attorney general is blinder than the Governor of New York. As Michelle Malkin reports that when assigned to check for corruption in Chicago back in 2004 he saw nothing NUTH-THING:

So: Governor Blago appoints Obama AG nominee Eric Holder to investigate corruption. Holder receives $300,000 for his legal services. Corruption probe finds no wrongdoing.

And it looks like it isn’t just eyesight, he according to the Sun Times has memory problems too:

Holder, however, omitted that event from his 47-page response to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire made public this week — an oversight he plans to correct after a Chicago Sun-Times inquiry, Obama’s transition team indicated late Tuesday.

The Captain says aloud what the rest of the press hasn’t bothered to say:

Remember that cesspool of corruption I mentioned? Looks like it existed after all — and the corruptocrat Blagojevich felt comfortable in appointing Holder to look after his interests, and Kelly’s, and Rezko’s. Maybe we should find out why.

I’m sure our democratic friends will investigate this most completely, oh wait the president elect’s office tells us he already did and found Nothing NUTH-THING.

No wonder Joe Scarborough is so upset

If we wanted to see Schultz why have a cheap (well not cheap) imitation when the real thing is available?

Two reasons to read Jay Nordlinger

Posted: December 17, 2008 by datechguy in catholic, opinion/news
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I was reading Jay Nordlinger today. You should read him too. These two quotes show why:

Longtime Impromptus readers may remember something I had to say from Davos, one year. Lord Carey — the former archbishop of Canterbury — stood up. Sitting next to a Saudi potentate (Prince Turki, I believe), he said, “Sure, you can have your mosques on every corner of Europe. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a church in Saudi Arabia one day?” (I have paraphrased.)

I thought of him — thought of Carey — when reading this item about Russia: “The Saudis have recently asked permission to build a mosque in Moscow, a city where there are only four mosques and 2 million Muslims. The Russians, however, are saying they want, in return, an Orthodox church in Saudi Arabia.”

Interesting.

And another one also on religion:

Finally, a reader said, “Jay, thought you might like to see this T-shirt. We made a dozen to sell at our church — sold out in one Sunday (usually a dozen shirts will last us a couple months).” The man included a picture of the shirt. And it says, “Go ahead and say it . . . Merry Christmas!”

Interesting what qualifies as subversive and daring in America these days.

If you like this style you might also want to consider his book,
Here There and everywhere.
Amazon for some reason is out and may not restock but you can get it here.