Thursday, February 11, 2010

Windows Patch Leaves XP Users With Blue Screen of Death - PCWorld

Ron says ... Do not download any security updates from Microsoft until they can figure this out. Keep yourself in the loop. The Blue Screen of Death virtually guarantees your computer is trash.

Windows Patch Leaves XP Users With Blue Screen of Death - PCWorld: "Tuesday's security updates from Microsoft have crippled Windows XP PCs with the notorious Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), users have reported on the company's support forum.

Complaints began early yesterday, and gained momentum throughout the day."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shakesville: "Where are 1% of American adults?"

Shakesville: "Where are 1% of American adults?": "Five percent of the world's population is American; twenty-five percent of the world's prisoners are American. The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any country in the history of the world."

How to Levitate standing next to a wet spot

Memory lapses are common and increase with age; when do they signal Alzheimer's? -

Memory lapses are common and increase with age; when do they signal Alzheimer's? - "Where did I park my car?

What is that lady's name?

Where are my glasses?

Some call these 'senior moments' or 'tip-of-the-tongue' experiences. They're mundane for many elderly (and not-so-elderly) adults, but when do they become something more serious? How does one know when it's time to get screened for a memory disorder?"

Monday, February 08, 2010

Starving, Dying Brown Pelicans Becoming a Problem on Oregon Coast

Starving, Dying Brown Pelicans Becoming a Problem on Oregon Coast: "(Oregon Coast) – An enormous number of Brown Pelicans being spotted along the Oregon are now becoming a problem, say authorities. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USWS) has been receiving calls about Brown Pelicans that are either washing up dead on the coast or are exhibiting behavior which is uncharacteristic for the species – such as begging for food, no fear of humans, eating bread crumbs as handouts. Many of the birds are emaciated, or starving and this is the reason for their seemingly lack of fear of humans."

Sunday, February 07, 2010

New LVH Integrated Call System


Tonight at 6:50 PM, 20 of you will receive an automated call inviting you to tune your FRS radio to CH 6 and check in to the LVH Radio Net. Mostly, I have been asked by these folks to be included on this automated list. Others were active when we first started the Radio Net and I thought they would like to hear our latest innovation.

Want to be removed or added to the call list? Simply send me an email with your preference and I will do as you direct.

How the system works......

I've prerecorded a message at Dial My in my own voice and programmed it to be sent out ten minutes before the radio net starts... Did this 2 days ago. This automatic dialer will then call all 20 of you in about 1 minute and report back whether you received the call or if it went to your message machine in 1 minute more. The message will be 9 seconds long however this is a free service and they will tack on an advertisement at the front and back of the message as their payment for providing the free service.

Our Community Safety Team (trained by CERT) is operating the system at this time. We have had many discussions about using the system for other functions. We are interested only in supporting the community in training for emergency use of their FRS radios.

Other groups such as the Social Club or Park Manager, Fishing Club and Neighborhood Watch may find it handy also. I will be glad to show anyone how to set up a system to that end. However, Your Safety Team (CERT) will only be using it for The FRS Radio Network on Sunday's at 7:00 PM with the express purpose of getting you used to using your radio so that should an emergency arise it will be second nature for you to use. By participating you will also be helping others to learn how to use their radios.

LVH Calendar

Some folks noticed that the calendar had disappeared from our website in January. That was because we could no longer find a volunteer to maintain it. We now have a link back to a new calendar that maintains and updates itself.

What you say? How could it post all the events itself and keep them upto date? Down the right side of the page you will see a link to the Park manager's website. If you go to his site you will see he maintains a calendar for all the park events.

When Larry approves the use of the clubhouse for any of the events held there he puts it on that calendar. So, we have set our link to view that calendar. Anytime a change is made it will show up there the quickest. In short it is the most current and upto date calendar of events.

There will be somethings you have to get used to ... For instance, every event happens an hour after the time he has listed because that is set up time for the event. He doesn't maintain birthday lists on this calendar.

There are some neat tabs at the top of the calendar "PRINT" will print out the calendar as shown on the page. You also have a weekly and monthly tab to view the calendar and an agenda tab that makes a list of all the events.

Now, we know you are going to want this or that put in but like like I say I'm not able to maintain it anymore and this calendar is what we have now unless a person wants to volunteer and is computer savvy enough to learn how to keep one of these critters up. I will train anyone that should want to volunteer.