Archive for October 2007

Few controversies — religion, politics, hairstyle, etc. — incite people against each other more than the age old question: which is better, a cat or a dog? Despite research, vicious debates, and open war, nobody seems to agree on either side.

Well, that’s about to change. Prepare to have the issue settled in your mind… after reading… Read on »


A little bit of nostalgia wafted by last night when I looked at the old websites I had written about carnivorous rabbits and secret codes, not to mention my (false) biography and some articles. Sixteen was such a productive year.

Anyway, I revamped them ever so slightly. So slightly, in fact, that nobody will notice. And, I moved them from the cheap, ad-infested server they were (and still are) on to my server, which has no ads unless I put them there. So, without further ado, I give you…

2004 was a good year. It seems so long ago and yet I can still remember it like it was yesterday.

Many of you may have read about the “silent” updates that Microsoft pushes out to its Windows Update clients. Although much FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) has been proliferating around the internet about this, I find no fault in the practice. I wouldn’t do it with my software, but Microsoft can do what they want with their OS. Canonical certainly does, as does Apple. They just don’t have enough users to complain.

Anway, our corporation has been having trouble getting the update. It seems that either Novell’s BorderManager, the Bess filtering system, or Windows Update itself cannot travers through our network to get the update (update 7.0.6000.381). After sifting through countless .cab files, .xml files, and hotfix .mui descriptions, I finally found the standalone installer. The links for both the x86 and x64 are below.

Keep on patching. Goodness knows the world needs more dedicated patchers! Maybe we can kill the Storm Worm. But that’s for another post not too far away…