Monthly Archives: April 2009

One yer’ bike! (2)

SUB (Sarah Ulmer Brand) was a brand introduced in 2006, supported and distributed by the Avanti Bicycle Co. SUB has basically replaced all of Avanti’s women’s specific bikes. Designed by Sarah Ulmer, world individual pursuit champion, they are specified by … Continue reading

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Lamb, Apricot And Prune Tajine

Having been given a brand new Tajine and a Moroccan cook book last night, it was only fitting to use the tajine in anger for tea this evening. No Lamb and Apricot lamb in the book so some googling later … Continue reading

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Webmail Quota phishing

The Golden Rule: Never respond to emails requesting for sensitive information. Valid account administrators will never send request for sensitive information via email. Always be wary of unsolicited emails, especially those that appear to be from banks and other financial … Continue reading

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Almost missed this one over the Easter break; this is a functionality update with the biggest item the addition of HD movie rental capabilities. About iTunes 8.1.1 for Windows [1] iTunes 8.1 is now faster and more responsive. You will … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Wednesday (APR-2009)

This month we have 5xCritical, 2xImportant and 1xModerate which are detected via Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. A restart will be required. Bulletin KB number Description Severity Impact Software MS09-009 968557 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Cause Remote Code Execution … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday, a Heads Up. (Apr-2009)

Next scheduled release: April 14, 2009 The heads up for this month is; As part of this month’s security bulletin release process, we will issue eight security bulletins – five rated ‘Critical,’ two rated ‘Important,’ and one rated ‘Moderate.’ These … Continue reading

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Everest 2009

Not a hard place to find following yesterdays Puja ceremony as it’s located close to the point where the prayer flags intersect. Flags that now help define our place in the base camp community and with each breeze send prayers … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2009-04-13)

Travel nerd? I make lists of things I have to do before I leave. Obsessively. I start them months before I leave. I have two notes pads lying around the house so I can immediately jot down whatever comes to … Continue reading

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Roll 1D20 for courage – RIP Dave Arneson

Dungeons and Dragons co-creator Dave Arneson has passed away at the age of 61. Arneson worked with the legendary Gary Gygax (who died 13 months ago [2]). David Lance Arneson (October 1, 1947 – April 7, 2009) was an American … Continue reading

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Cable to WLAN blues :(

This all starts off as simply connecting a Motorola Surfboard SB5101 cable modem onto a Belkin N Wireless Router. The wireless router was configured in about 5 minutes flat, no real problems there. The pain started as I tried to … Continue reading

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