- Still going.... Both my recent MD project and the culmination of my Cub Scout leadership arrived this week, so now (in theory) I should have more time on my hands. I am hoping for another project assignment, because that's another positive step in career growth, but for now we'll take the break.
- Mean spitied people: A lot was written about those who expressed sorrow that the Vice President wasn't hurt (or worse) in yesterday's bombing in Afghanistan. Tell me again: which party has members who are always accused of being mean spirited? I always get confused....
- Stock Market drops: Being that I am old enough to appreciate what amounts to a modern-day crash in 1987, I am not at all fazed by yesterdays close. The fact that the DJIA was, at one point, over 500 points down and was able to recover 20% of that decline before the close shows market stability. Hell, if I had a little more disposable income, I'd buy a lot this morning. It seems the Stock Market is the only 'store' where people complain when prices go down!
That former FED Chairman Alan Greenspan had, hours before, voiced caution about a possible slip towards recession before the end of the year, left me pondering a conversation he might have had with his wife, NBC News' Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell last night: See Honey? I knew they'd still listen to me!
- An idiosyncrasy of my home PC may force an upgrade: I do a lot of work from home (a lot). So I rely heavily on my home PC. This box has but one annoying flaw in that its firewall configuration is somewhat corrupted. Oh, it is secure... you can't break into my PC from the outside... of course, you'd have to get passed the router firewall first, and then the Windows' own (enhanced by OneCare), but in my home network, the PC is invisible, in spite of my success networking the other 2 PCs in the house. But I can reach the otehr PCs from my desktop, so it was a mere annoyance, at best.
Now it's a problem: new security being employed at work requires that my PC pass some test which it is failing (the office servers claim that they cannot detect either firewall or anit-virus). Obviously, both are being incorrectly reported as faults. So I brought my workhorse to the office for one of the geeks whose mojo is more powerful than my own (heh), and only now realized this box is 5 years and 2 days old. Amazing how fast time flies...
Of course, if the geeks can't do anything for me, it is the perfect excuse to buy myself a new PC. Who knows?? Maybe another laptop, but whatever the choice, something with a few bells and whistles.
No, really, honey... I need this!
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