For those that do not read the eclipse zone news another RSS reader was born today, version 1.3 actually. If RSS readers were a market it would be completely saturated at this point. I just don't get why so many people think we need more readers, especially since 99% of them are FREE!
I have been at Westford the last couple of days – good to see the old crew and get some good meetings in. I also saw Letters from Iwo Jima last night, it was the Japanese mirror for Flags of Our Fathers. This is a really great concept for a movie – essentially splitting the sides perspectives into two movies. Bonsai!
This is a hoax! I got these pictures from a friend who said they were in Oswego but check this out.
Images from Oswego
You just have to love snow where I live!
This was snow between snow. I figure I would blow the driveway midday to prevent a larger problem later in the day. As you can see it is not stopping soon and this was noon – in the morning I did about 2 feet.
Finally a good article in InfoWorld, congrats Dan Tynan! I actually enjoyed reading this article, it seems there aren't many of those lately. The main 12 reasons are great but I also enjoyed the sidebar Natural-Born Productivity Killers
* The Slave Driver
* The Juggler
* The Techno-Fixer
* The Hero
I can honestly say I have been all of them – and maybe I am still a couple. The article is right on, eventually it catches up to you.
After 45 minutes on the phone and going through an amazing set of steps to insure the old software was removed, nothing worked! The software continued to fail when attempting to install LiveUpdate – so I started digging. I found logs in the Local Settings/Temp directory which showed the installer attempting to connect to liveupdate.symantec.com and failing – causing the entire install to abort. I simply kept trying until it worked. Apparently the install requires connectivity to the Live Update site – which was down almost all day. The software installed about 9pm last night successfully.
I do not get it, Windows has got to be the worst platform for installing new software. Either that or install software is just that bad. I know in many products installation is very problematic and it appears Norton Internet Security 2007 is just as bad.
First off, I have had the 2004 version since 2004 and I have just upgraded the subscriptions. I saw that I could get 2007 for $10 more and said, what the heck – I might as well. Boy was that a HUGE mistake. First off, I had to manually un-install the old stuff. I figure I would keep the settings and have them for the new version – wrong answer. I go to install 2007 and it says I must download a “removal program” and get rid of the old data also – great, now I have to reconfigure everything.
After going through that exercise I attempt to install Internet Security 2007 and it fails about 80% in. It tells me I have to now get the good old “nortan removal” program again, reboot and try again.
I gave up after 4 tries, I am now pissed and speaking with tech support.
Here is some advice – do not upgrade to 2007, just renew the subscription.