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Friday, July 11, 2008

This and that...

Zonealarm is brokenOn the date in the image, a routine Windows Update presented some ZoneAlarm users with a present... OUCH. James had some choice words about this sudden mysterious inability to get onto any accounts he was working on. ZA homepage had the above yellow alert, and contained a clickable link to get the new ZA fix.

Our internet service with Comcast was pretty unstable back in June, with some days for at least a week, where there was no internet connection at all and weeks around that period when it was too much a bother to try to do anything on line at all. Things have improved although there are some of the usual bouts of disconnects throughout the day. I did find out that Comcast had apparently been attacked successfully by hackers, which might have been early in May and likely may have little to do with the problems we had in June. In June, even ICANN had been hacked.

Mary Landesman over at antivirus.about.com mentioned Secunia as a useful tool to help with security issues on Windows PCs. I'll be giving my machines a run with that when I get a chance.

Every once in a while I see a photo that just blows me away.
This tornado pic is a recent one.
Tornado, too close for comfort
Saw this on Yahoo photos early in July (a month late!) during attempts to catch up on internet related things.

The caption on the image:

A huge tornado funnel cloud touches down in Orchard, Iowa, Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:04 p.m. The Globe Gazette and Mitchell County Press News reported that Lori Mehmen of Orchard, took the photo from outside her front door. Mehmen said the funnel cloud came near the ground and then went back up into the clouds. Besides tree and crop damage, no human injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Lori Mehmen)

Awesome image from ExtremeInstability.com
My current mesmerizing wallpaper is from my favorite storm chaser site, ExtremeInstability.com.
These massive swirling clouds are scary and facinating. I tend to hold my breath when looking at these pics!
If you visit the site, scroll down the homepage and check out the book where some of his storm pics are featured, "Adventures in Tornado Alley: The Storm Chasers". Awesome storms and photography, I can hardly wait to get my hands on a copy. :)


Semavi Lady woofed at @ 7/11/2008 01:39:00 AM | Permanent link | (0) Comments

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