Posts tagged ‘update’

Back from the twilight

This is only a short entry.  I have hesitated recently because I wasn’t perfectly sure I could continue to pay for the site; however, the deppening (that’s Johnny Depp getting deeper…or else a wry tribute to the misspelling that is a part of initial writing) emotive involvement of the country in Mr. Trump (and with both sides backward-looking to Obama and Clinton as entirely contributory to…either the good shape or the bad shape we’re in; no one at all seems able to widen their vision of “cause” [which is why the hypothesis of cause and effect is an hypothesis, not even a theory] and his supporters and non-supporters to enemies outright…  Began the silence.  I felt as of mid-December that Trump would win. I wrote a relatively long piece.  I couldn’t post it.  I’m sure I threw it away.


Later today or else tomorrow I will post something from Voices and continue on.  Another contributing factor was that…of 3 Windows (Dell) machines…3 went down.  The XPS 2720 was a hard drive (C:) and will merit an article.  The Dell Optiplex 3020 was a momentary victim of beta-testing.  The Alienware is still down but at least I’ve finally gotten it to recognize it’s on a network.  Word to the wise; make sure that you do a system image before doing internet optimization.  And (yes, I did it deliberately) if you have two optimization programs, and you feel you have to optimize your internet connections–do it only with one of them and remember which one it is.  However, with both Dell and HP (Alienware is Dell) I suggest using the computer apps themselves to optimize internet connections and leave it at that rather than having virtual adapters (having an unplugged virtual ethernet connect adapter is truly WEIRD).


Anyway, I am here.  I also underwent a complete withdrawal from Carbamazepine/Tegretol XR which was bound to have mental/psychological complications and did, but I had no seizures in consequence and thank God I have one less drug to take.


In brief, HI!

Samwise Davies/oregonnerd/variously known

June 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

an update

My step-daughter’s car died, and she’s got mine.  Which means, in combination with the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, pain will rise yet again.  Perhaps our troubles are merely a reflection of the country’s.  I’ve notified the VA I’ve nothing further to submit on my claim; these are the people that warned me that they might suddenly decide.  From past experience, it’s meant to intimidate.  Or so someone who graduated from psych with honors would have it, and with some onhand experience in the Navy.  I have been writing, offline, because I simply can’t afford to lose the base materials.  I should be going to absurd lengths I suppose.  At heart I don’t trust computers or related formats, after 36 years of experience.  [Related formats:  storage devices.  I’ve seen every kind fail.]

Social organization/language as seeding mechanism?


December 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm Leave a comment

Click-jacking update

Firefox’s NoScript add-on will disable the vulnerabilities to an extent, at least; the update earlier was from an Israeli security researcher.  Cat out of the bag, the rest were revealed.  What do I mean? the original researchers, Hansen and Grossman, were persuaded by Adobe not to let the secrets out until a fix was available.  The second link will allow you to peruse and become paranoid, if you like.

The problem?  Ever play games on, say, Pogo? like chess?  With Firefox and NoScript, you won’t.  A great many of the things we take for granted on the Internet today are also implicitly security vulnerabilities.  Bear in mind that nothing is actually secure at this point unless you want to go back to Morse code.  Oops, that’ll be illegal soon; the telephone companies need the bandwidth.



October 9, 2008 at 5:48 pm Leave a comment

FreeCommander, freeware

That’s the free one comparable to Win 3.11 of which I remember hearing.  I was just used to Power Desk.

I haven’t included a link because I’m getting tired.  I hate computers.  I also was driving for the first time in a year in a car that had sat for a year.


September 5, 2008 at 3:09 am Leave a comment

As I Go Through Old Stuff

I’m cleaning out old e-mails.  Just got car insurance, too, for Monday.  That’s when I go to the doctor, get my little doctor’s slip…go to DMV with proof of insurance…and have a working driver’s license.  My car hasn’t even been in working order for a year, so it’s fairly legit.  My license was suspended because I’m epileptic and had recorded seizures.


I hope I didn’t offend anyone too much, with the Open DNS bit.  However, if I saved one person, it’s well worth it.  There’s even an on-screen process to walk you through it, and it’s a layer of protection that isn’t available otherwise.


August 1, 2008 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

NotePad ++

Actually made it to the SourceForge top ten of freeware.  The updated version is here, and worth downloading and installing.  It’s the original Windows Notepad with a difference; it works.  You can actually use it to edit code.  Look at html.  All sorts of weird stuff.


Try to keep all language on comments in this blog without any obscenities; I’m going to refrain as well.  There’s a little girl in Singapore who contacted me by accident and will almost undoubtedly read it from time to time.  Just keep in mind the nice little old Chinese lady in Brooklyn who used to carry a pocket notebook around with her, and when someone used a ‘swear word’ she’d ask them to repeat it and spell it because her English wasn’t very good.  This someone is probably about 13 and her English isn’t perfect.  Just be nice.  We have been, so it shouldn’t be terribly hard.


July 27, 2008 at 3:41 pm Leave a comment