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Entries from December 2009

We had Dale for Christmas

December 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments

My brother Dale come out to Arizona from Buffalo to spend Christmas with his Arizona relatives. It was great having him here for a few days. He came out a couple of months ago for the first time in about 40 years, and that was really special. But it was a short visit with lots […]

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Tags: Family Updates

MBR Virus

December 22nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

I was fixing a computer a few days ago that was driving me crazy. When I began, it was full of malware; trojans, fake virus scanners and browser hijackers. I ran the usual scanner/cleaners and it seemed to be clean, but as soon as I started browsing it hijacked me to some malicious Russian website. […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

Pride of Tolerance

December 14th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I do have opinions about tolerating people’s differences, but that’s not what this post is about. I’m talking about building up a tolerance to substances or environmental factors. For example, some people can tolerate much spicier food than others, or drink more alcohol without feeling drunk, or drink lots of strong coffee. It’s not surprising […]

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Tags: Opinion

Thunderbird 3.0

December 8th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Mozilla has released a new version of the Thunderbird email client. It’s got some nice new features; tabbed emails is the main one that stands out at first. I’ve just installed it, which was painless, and so far it looks very good. Unfortunately my calendar plug-in isn’t compatible (yet), but it was synced with Google […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science