Posts tagged ‘internet’

The “countdown” begins

The first meaning would be what “Type 7 or VII” is.  The countdown mentioned is to the usual timeframe; over 64 hrs old, that type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, very close to 0% chance that I’ll live longer, especially due to the combination of weakness and being unable to even partially ‘defend’ myself because ‘it’s not a very serious disease (especially since it’s from so long ago).  The ‘defense’ failed utterly. And it actually is a better idea to take care of someone younger first.


I’m also taking ‘antidepressants’.  For bipolar, right?  No.

For epilepsy (also often also used for the treatment of depression).

April 17, 2018 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

An Easy Danger to Avoid

Don’t stay logged into a web (“social networking”)application like Facebook while not using it, and don’t stay logged into Gmail.  In fact, it’s basically best not to stay on the web unless actively using it.  I was initially a proponent of an instant-off similar to the dialup modem.  In fact, I still am.  Just try shutting down your firewall.  Eventually all sorts of programs will begin to have hysterics because they can’t phone home to mommy.  Best of all, it takes not only a real expert to identify all running processes (particularly ones that can use others for internet access–svchost.exe? you cannot identify it without more information because it’s used by a lot of processes) but the ability to go ahead and trace threads back.  In real time.  We’ll leave out various temp files.  Pre-fetch files.  Which in some cases have to be identified in order to identify a process as (probably) friendly or hostile.

So, essentially–and I’m saying this now because of a rise in a kind of intrusion on the net in the last couple of months–try to keep track of when you’re on the net, and get off it when you leave your computer.  Passwords are a fundamental pain, and unfortunately that’s good.


[My stepdaughter’s car won’t start at this point.  It has leaks enough to point to a broken head gasket.  Maybe someone has a surplus of older cars at truly giveaway prices.  I’m tapped.  Living in the Rogue Valley, I somewhat doubt there’s liable to be an angel for our little angel, so to speak.]

December 1, 2008 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

About botnets…

here ( ) are the basic rules.  I may burn out on this after a while, but this actually is a way past many of the traps being played on the internet right now.


October 23, 2008 at 9:41 am Leave a comment


It doesn’t appear that I’ve mentioned it.  It’s streaming music from the internet.  The free level is fine for the average computer sound system.  It would be really weak on a decent stereo; sounds to me like mpeg.  They claim the paid versions will stream more than adequately to a stereo; just now I haven’t the money.  I believe them.


Setup is self-explanatory.  I will give Pandora a “perfect” for what it does; commercial-free internet radio.


June 20, 2008 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment