Archive for December, 2007

Vulnerability Numerology – Defective by Design?

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

On Slashdot, rdmreader : writes: “RDM has a point by point disassembly of the security vulnerability story phenomenon. We regularly see these, comparing various vulnerability lists for different operating systems. ZDNet’s George Ou, for example, condemns linux and mac os X by tallying up reported flaws and comparing them against Microsoft’s. What he doesn’t note […]

Intuit offers free data recovery software to QuickBooks users who lost data – MacFixIt

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Read the full article HERE In an effort to make amends for a serious blunder that caused users who applied a recent QuickBooks 2006/2007 update to lose personal data (all contents of the Desktop), Intuit is offering said users a copy of Data Rescue II from Prosoft Engineering, which retails at $99.00. Afflicted customers must […]

PC Mall Diary – End of Week Three

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

End of week three! Whoopee! Only 153 weeks to go on my three years plan. My reflection is on how sometimes, first impression can be utterly wrong. So – this week we had sales training, given to us by A. , whom we had met briefly in a random shotgun pattern over the previous two […]

Think Secret Closing – Apple, Think Secret settle lawsuit

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Just postedHERE… “December 20, 2007 – PRESS RELEASE: Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides. As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published. Nick Ciarelli, Think Secret’s publisher, said “I’m pleased to […]

PC Mall, end of week two.

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Two done, 154 to go: My commitment is for three years, after that we’ll see. So far so good. The group as a whole received so flack for high levels of absenteeism (not my problem – I have been assiduous); got involved with a bit of back-and-forth with our WoW playing Microsoft product champion, and […]

Hard knocking on Heaven’s door…

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

I dunno. Maybe it’s me. Just tried to explain something that is at the core of how I function to someone I care a great deal about, only to be rebuffed and put down for it. Painful. Here’s the underlying principle: Time is the great equalizer, the closer of doors. Before beginning, of your own […]