June 2007 - Posts
All you do is enter your Zip Code at The Recycling Center and you get a list of recycling centers near you, including those that recycle computer parts. You can also Shop Green at their site - they have recycled paper and canvas shopping bags made from recycled cotton.
I've been reading all the articles and blog posts about the iPhone and it does look cool. But, it's not for me. I can't get Cingular reception at my house. I had cell phone service with the company that is now AT&T for years, and got great reception everywhere but my own home. I kept waiting and waiting for them to put up a tower near me, but it never happened.
So I switched to Sprint and I get service everywhere. I've also signed up for their Phone-As-Modem plan and that works great, too.
I'm currently using a Samsung MM-A920 for wireless and an HP iPaq rx3715 for a PDA. When one of them dies, I'll be switching to the Mogul by HTC. It does everything that my current phone and PDA do, and can also connect to the internet using the Phone-As-Modem feature.
Listen to The Voice of Support - Show 12: The MVP Program In-Depth (Part 1 of 4) over at Channel 9. I learned a lot - and I've been an MVP since 2001.
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|I've had DSL with AT&T since it was SNET, which became SBCGlobal, and then AT&T, probably since 2000. I've used the same Speedstream modem the whole time, and lately my connection has been a bit flaky. Yesterday I bought an AT&T 2Wire Wireless Router with DSL Modem at Best Buy and hooked it up today. It was so easy (thanks to help I got from meskinct in the AT&T Northeast forum at BroadBandReports). Once I got the the Speedstream modem and Dlink router disconnected and got the 2Wire connected, it only took 5 minutes and I was back up and running, including my wireless connection.
My dryer needed a new lint screen and I just dreaded the thought of visiting hardware and appliance stores trying to find a replacement. So, I googled "maytag dryer legacy series lint screen" and found the best site ever: Point & Click Appliance Repair. All you do is plug in the model number or serial number of your appliance and it gives you a list of all the parts for it. Being a pack rat, I still have the receipt with the model number - I placed the order on Saturday and it arrived today (Tuesday).
I am putting my condo on the market next year and I am going to print out the parts list for each appliance that I'm leaving behind. I think that will be a nice surprise for the buyers.
I was just thinking the other day how cool something like this would be - and here it is: Brando 3-in-1 Car Adapter with USB port. Now I can charge my phone, Bluetooth headset and GPS all at the same time.
June 12, 2007
Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s).
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Vulnerability in the Windows Schannel Security Package Could Allow Remote Code Execution (935840) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms07-031.mspx
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (933566) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms07-033.mspx
Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express and Windows Mail (929123) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms07-034.mspx
Vulnerability in Win 32 API Could Allow Remote Code Execution (935839) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms07-035.mspx
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (927051) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms07-030.mspx
Vulnerability in Windows Vista Could Allow Information Disclosure (931213) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms07-032.mspx
|This weekend I've eaten a whole quart of native strawberries - there's nothing like them. They are so much sweeter than the ones you can get in the grocery store the rest of year. And they are red all the way to the center - not white like those other ones from Florida that you get in January. I'll probably eat some every day for the next few weeks - the season is short and you've got to get them while you can.