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Archive for April 10th, 2009

Larry Summers gets Pinked

Posted by Charles II on April 10, 2009

Via Calculated Risk

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Posted in financial crisis | 15 Comments »

Patch, patch, patch that POS

Posted by Charles II on April 10, 2009

Ryan Naraine, ZDNet:

Microsoft plans to ship 8 security bulletins next Tuesday (April 14, 2009) to fix remote code execution and denial of service vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.

According to the company’s Patch Tuesday advance notice, five of the bulletins will be rated “critical,” meaning they can be exploited by hackers to take complete control of Windows machines.

Sorry about the grouchy headline. I have spent an evening and a morning on software issues and am at the point of endorsing Soviet-style solutions to the wreckers and kulaks who write software.

Posted in computers and software | 2 Comments »

Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on April 10, 2009


Posted in Friday Cat Blogging, Lady Lightfoot | 9 Comments »

Free Dictionary For Your iPhone

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 10, 2009

Or for your iPod touch, as the case may be:


Looks pretty nifty.

Posted in Good Things, technology | 1 Comment »

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