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Entries from August 2011

RLO (Right to Left Override)

August 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments

I received an email this morning that looked like spam — Looking inside the zip file was a file like this:   Xerox_Scan_phyexe.doc Looks like a Word document, right? NOT! The sender used something called “Right to Left Override”. It was originally implemented to support languages such as Arabic that write right to left. If […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

Tablet Buying Frenzy

August 21st, 2011 · 15 Comments

HP announced a couple of days ago that they were going to discontinue their “TouchPad” tablet. They decided to clear inventory by reducing the price to $100 for the 16GB, or $150 for the 32GB version. The web and retail stores immediately were hit by a buying frenzy that is still going on. Most of […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates


August 10th, 2011 · 7 Comments

The surgeon today released me to play basketball. He said I can do pretty much whatever I want, but to not push too hard for another couple of months. I don’t need to go back and see him, and my official physical therapy is over, though I will continue the exercises at home. He said […]

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Tags: Family Updates