January 3rd, 2008

scotto monkeypulse

9116 - Thursday the 3rd

Yikes. Low hit 17 degrees Fahrenheit after the sun went down - read as "as I was waiting for the bus."

I'm well-armed against the cold with my super warm jacket and scarf... but tomorrow, I'm bringing gloves, so I don't have to stuff my paws into my jacket pockets for comfort.

Last night's supper of left over shepherd's pie, mac & cheese and veggies was wonderful... but tonight's falafel is going to be even better. I can smell it cooking right now, and I've got some serious hungries going on.

I can't say it enough... BHK is an awesome cook. Heck, she's awesome, period.

I wonder if anyone I know has caught I am Legend yet? We want to see it, but BHK is afraid that the dog will die in a bad way. From the preview, it looks like it probably does - that means I'll end up watching it on the PSP on the way to work. I get mushy about animals, too.

"In Service Pack 3 for Office 2003, Microsoft disabled support for many older file formats. If you have old Word, Excel, 1-2-3, Quattro, or Corel Draw documents, watch out! They did this because the old formats are 'less secure', which actually makes some sense, but only if you got the files from some untrustworthy source. Naturally, they did this by default, and then documented a mind-bogglingly complex workaround (KB 938810) rather than providing a user interface for adjusting it, or even a set of awkward 'Do you really want to do this?' dialog boxes to click through. And of course because these are, after all, old file formats ... many users will encounter the problem only months or years after the software change, while groping around in dusty and now-inaccessible archives."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Best Freeware games of 2007 - yum! Thanks, Andy! See also, some spiffy freeware FPS.

After reviewing more than a few elements of the OS, I am in agreement with

"Microsoft has extended the life of Windows XP because Vista has simply not shown any life in the market. We have to begin to ask ourselves if we are really looking at Windows Me/2007, destined to be a disdained flop. By all estimates the number of Vista installations hovers around the number of Macs in use."

That's a pretty sad market share... no offense to mac folks.

1 year ago - Newt & Pye wrestling and toy pics

2 years ago - security psa, hanging out with danny, relationship list, no software for christmas

3 years ago - Started using my paypal to go to charity, carnivore pigeons, Video-time with Mel, newt pics, prosperity gospel

4 years ago - outing review, saw Val & Rhonnie, google specific search, Bollywhat, missing the big mob poll answerers

5 years ago - linky linky, one word, communications breakdown begins, nifty flying guy, Belgians link to me, Dave's clutch breaks, cold mountain movie being made

6 years ago - rumors, comparing haunted house stories, smudge sticks (note to self, get more stuff to make more), defleshing (another news article gone...inspires me to put all my news articles behind lj-cuts for future ref) and naptime (naptime pix overwritten by other archive images)

7 years ago - dead phone, feeling love grow, Viet beer at the mall, lj & IM trouble