Archive for May, 2008

Funny Spam Email

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

I just received the weirdest email. It doesn’t look like it’s trying to sell me anything, so I don’t know the point of it.

The subject of the email is “best”

Then there is one line that reads “your life is crap”

I guess spam has moved from trying to sell you stuff to verbally insulting you. I might actually read spam if it is as entertaining as this one.

Weekend Getaway

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Terri and I are heading up north for this long weekend. We are going to Door County, Sturgeon Bay to be exact. We have reservations at the Whitefish Bay Farm Bed and Breakfast. It looks like a nice place. A co-worker of Terri’s gave use a list of things to do there. The list included a place to hike and then about 10 restaurants. I guess we’ll have a lot of food reviews.

Shared Network but not for everybody

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Recently I ran into a problem where I needed to password protect a shared folder on a public network. Without a domain controller Windows XP has some very basic network sharing settings. For the most part it’s an on or off switch.

I know you could disable ‘simple file sharing’ (yup, that’s what Microsoft calls it) and have some domain-esk features, but what if you just want to throw a password on a folder? I found this little fancy how-to and It seemed to work very well.

Now when someone needs to access the share they are prompted for the password, or if you have a second machine that will be accessing this share often. You could check the ‘Remember Password’ box or easier, have the same password on both machines.

Anti Social Behaviour Order

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

This happened in England oddly. A man has been blaring Born in the USA every night and the neighbours complained. That’s Neighbours not neighbors.

He had over 100 complaints. I’m not sure if the man was actually born in the USA or just liked the song. I heard this on WXRT,

Papa Bear (Bill O’Reilly) Freaking out

Monday, May 12th, 2008

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor
Papa Bear should do more of this on The O’Reilly Factor, maybe then I would watch the show. Until then I’ll stick with The Daily Show and Colbert Report.

Does Ballmer Need To Go?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Microsoft’s dramatic decision this weekend to withdraw its offer for Yahoo and not pursue a hostile bid raises a whole host of questions. What happens to Yahoo now? What happens to Microsoft? Or is this just a tactic to drive down the price of Yahoo
’s shares so that Microsoft can go hostile with a lower offer? does ballmer need to go?

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