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Entries for October, 2006

Attention AVG Antivirus Users

FYI: GRISOFT is announcing a new version of the AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. This new 7.5 version with improved performance and user interface is available. Users that are using AVG Free 7.1 will be provided with a specific dialog, within the next few weeks, with the opportunity to choose the right option fulfilling their needs. […]

Firefox 2 Rocks

I just downloaded Firefox 2 on my Windows box at home that I use mostly for billing and the business and I have to say it makes it bearable again! After using Linux for so many months full time, I can hardly stand Internet Explorer when I am forced to use it. Thanks Firefox for […]

Halloween Treat!

Happy Halloween everyone! If you are looking for a good scare visit http://theshadowlands.net/places/ which will tell you where to find the un-dead in your area. I have always enjoyed the commentary on this site. Here are the places to look in my neck of the woods: http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/northdakota.htm I doubt we will be doing much ghost […]

Microsoft Releases Accounting Software – for Free?

Microsoft has released an Office Accounting 2007 package that is free, no strings attached. Sure, now that I just purchased QuickBooks! I just downloaded it (333MB) and am installing. Estimates that it will take approximately 997 MB of space (Microsoft alright!) I am installing on a Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 machine with 512 […]

Google OS not far off

Google announced today that they have aquired JotSpot, which is a great little wiki service. They also said they plan to make this part of thier hosted apps offering. Seems to me Google is building and online office suite. Not many people would disagree. I wonder how long until everything we need in our day […]

Great Article on Securing SSH

Not like SSH wasn’t pretty secure before, due to encryption, but every step towards security helps. I took note to his advice on moving SSH to a non-standard port: Security though obscurity you scoff? Perhaps. But it’s easy, causes no inconvenience, and might just reduce the number of attacks. That sounds like a winner to […]

Down with the Voting Machine Hackers!

Or not? Would it be such a bad thing if the voting machines were hacked? In my books, anyone smart enought to hack such a machine should have more control of the figureheads leading this country than the average guy that votes based on the names he can pronounce or has heard more commercials of, […]

10 Steps That Will Ensure Financial Failure

10 great pieces of advice that everyone should NOT follow: 8. Invest In Things You Don’t Understand: If you want to lose all the hard earn money you’ve made and start from square one again (or even in the hole), starting investing in things you have no idea about. The problem isn’t that the investments […]

Vikings get it hard

I was so glad to see the Vikings get spanked by the Patriots last night. Also the Raiders are turning it around with 2 wins in the last two games. One can always hope… Technorati Tags: sports, Raiders, Vikings, NFL, football, season

North Korea agrees to return to nuclear talks

BEIJING, China (CNN) — North Korea has agreed to rejoin six-nation talks on its nuclear weapons program, U.S. and Chinese officials said Tuesday. Washington hopes the talks will resume before the end of the year, U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said. In the meantime, U.N. sanctions imposed after an October 9 nuclear test by […]