ARCHIVES: August 8-15, 2005
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August 15, 2005 - Monday
The site where I work was
hit in giant amounts by spam. We had been lucky so far,
not being noticed by many evil-doers in the world, but
our luck is gone now and we were overwhelmed for a
The big danger though, if is someone has a key logger program on your system or you have so much spyware, etc., that your online activities can be monitored. I think then, that it could be unsafe to use a credit card number on the Internet.
August 14, 2005 - Sunday
I saw this done a few days
ago with Diane Sawyer (who passed). A person in their
40's should be able to stand on one foot with their eyes
closed for 15 seconds. It shows that their brain is
correcting well for balance.
August 13, 2005 - Saturday
was reading about a logo library at Digg.com. I thought
a professional logo would be fun to have, so that lead
to a search for a logo-making company. After examining
the prices, I did a search for logo-making software.
Ta-da! Here comes
Logo Creator v4
and most of a day playing around and having fun with
August 12, 2005 - Friday
have been laughing over this website from
Smoking Gun -
Backstage Pass about the
strange demands of stars when they are on tour. Jennifer Lopez demanded a room all
in white with white furniture and white flowers. Def
Leppard had the pickiest food requirements -- the list
is long about what they like and don't like.
Beyonce listed specifics for how she wanted the bathrooms
cleaned. Clay Aiken outlaws mushrooms, coffee, mint,
chocolate, and shellfish in anything he eats. Penn and
Teller were some of the most reasonable, merely
forbidding eggplant and zucchini in food.
August 11, 2005 - Thursday
People love lists. We buy
magazines just to see what list they came up with. It
sells. In listening to a
podcast, John Dvorak says these lists are created by
folks sitting around, drinking coffee and throwing
in and out whomever they feel like. In other words, they
are rarely "official."
Even though it has an
unlikely name of "Vinny's," my daughter and I enjoy
eating Indian food here. Neither of our husbands will
come near to eating Indian food so we go alone.
August 10, 2005 - Wednesday
took 82 copies of a photo of myself and made a
quick 2-minute movie
showing various Photoshop and other filters in a
August 9, 2005 - Tuesday
If you've already read the newest book, here's a nice discussion on the ending and what it could mean (full of spoilers -- only for those who have finished the book). I even gave my two cents' worth --> From Asterisk.
You already knew that, I bet. But I had to add my "whew" and "yay" to it all. Congratulations to everyone involved in a successful flight.
August 8, 2005 - Monday
are the hottest days of the year, yet I still walk
outside. I've been taking showers as cold as the water
will go. Here in Alabama, that's not overwhelmingly
cold. When you turn on the cold water, it stays cold for
about 10 seconds. Once the cool house water is gone, the
rest gets warmer.