Have you ever, when young or otherwise new to a field or endeavor, turned up something interesting that you later discard and then even later realize was truly unique and should have been saved?
I drive a long way to work and back, about 45 minutes over about 35 miles (~55 km). Much of it is rural and all of it is along a major highway. There are advertizing billboards.
Many of us remember the famous Windows XP Service Pack 2, which really marked when Microsoft started to get serious about their client systems’ security. Prior to that there was little to guide the end user that I remember. XPSP2 brought the first version of the Security Center, which made it easy to set up the Windows Firewall and actually told them they they needed an antivirus to be safe. This was still prior to Microsoft’s providing one.
Anyway, Windows Firewall is still around and rarely seen after maybe the first week of an installation of Windows, since it is on by default and by then, all the other programs will have been installed and configured to go through the firewall.
Sometimes, however, things glitch:
I have no idea what the cause of this is. Is it a problem?
Yes, that Confederacy.
It is a 10 ream paper box. I have no idea what happened to the company, other than it disappeared in the pre-Internet days, so there is no record of it online… at all.
Any information would be welcome. It is a beautifully designed logo, especially the semicircle dots on the lowercase i’s.
Well, not the State of Yucatan, but its neighbor on the Yucatan Peninsula, the amusingly named to English speakers State of Quintana Roo.
One way to waste some time is to take a look at the webpages and press releases of the various state auditors/comptrollers (and the Feds, who have a WordPress.) and see what they say about their work.
For example, the current Kentucky auditor (Michael Harmon) has some choice comments about parts of his state:
“The former administration [of Prestonsburg] was cutting sweetheart deals for itself, wasting taxpayer dollars and generally running the city for the benefit of a few,” State Auditor said.
A real zinger:
“This city [West Buechel] of roughly 1,300 residents is a mess,” State Auditor said. “I’d say it has been run poorly, but I’m not sure it was being run at all. […] ”
If you feel like trolling the Wayback Machine, you can find similar comments going back to Crit Luallen or maybe earlier. Now if only he would audit KENPAVE…
In reviewing my dayly “dashboard” to see who had been reading my blog, I found out that WordPress doesn’t like the copyright symbol (©) in post tituls:
I have not yet dared to try a post with ‘;– in it yet, to see if it is SQL vulnerable. I think (hope?) this is just a character encoding problem.
As all engineers and scientists know, graphs can be beautiful when well done. They can also be beautiful by accident, like when Microsoft Excel mistakes what the data is and what the categories are. That’s what happened here: