Thursday, September 20, 2012

XP update

When Windows is done applying security updates, I do not accept their prompt to RESTART.  I accept the CLOSE option instead. Why?

Because Process Explorer shows a great deal of MS activity and it continues for some time.  As those processes complete and terminate and all goes quiet, then I do a restart from the PE menu.

Browser Launch

My startup page for my browsers is a LOCAL plain HTML page (one of my aule-pages) and yet IE and FF take a great deal of time before they can render that HTML.

But what if I want to read the notes that I have left in the page as text ?

If I want to go out on the internet, then tell me to wait.  But to sit looking at a blank screen ?!?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Patent Troll

The news of a patent troll leach having attached Laminar Research was disgusting.  States must move to disbar lawyers conspiring with software patent fraudsters. Feds must go after backers for conspiracy.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Express 2012

MS Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop has this as minimum platform requirement: Windows 7 SP1 x86 or x64

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bryde baleen

Walking past an image of blue Bryde's whale (said to be a baleine 'baleen') with an agin' blue Concise Oxford in my hand, I land at the sofa open at 'cummer', from commater and almost forget to confirm dace. There is no mention of chub, let alone Saskatchewan dace. Then recall cumshaw.