Jim Carson Notes to self

Jim Carson
Windows Update
Do they speak English on Code 80242009?

Another, big batch (27) of security patches landed on my Windows 7 desktop. Since I’m likely to be running long, data-intensive jobs, I have it not apply them right away. Sensing this large group would necessitate a reboot, I avoided installation until lunch time today. The philosophy is simple: computing should not be about constantly […]

Fraud alert

Dear Valued Customer: Blah blah blah our employee’s laptop computer stolen blah blah blah your personal information may have been compromised. Sincerely, Company That Never Explained Why My Personal Information Was On Their Laptop In The First Place Um, Thanks. And argh. I found a really helpful overview from the government . In summary: You […]

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