2013-03-16

No server-side automation?


Many people are trying to use Microsoft products for enterprise production implementations.

It appears that Microsoft says not to use server-side automation.

Unable to open excel files using a cscript in SQL Server Jobs
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlserverfaq/archive/2010/04/30/unable-to-open-excel-files-using-a-cscript-in-sql-server-jobs.aspx

Considerations for server-side Automation of Office
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257757

2012-09-13

Revisionist History


When I was younger, the stories about the Communists in Russia/USSR revising history made a big impression on me. Was it part of the cold war rhetoric? Probably. Did it actually happen? Probably.

With all of our information online, we are at risk not only from having our identity stolen.

http://www.zdnet.com/cn/baidu-fires-employees-for-deleting-posts-for-cash-7000002165/

2012-06-19

Electric car powers house?

Does it not make sense that an automobile which can generate enough electrical energy to move itself might be able to act as a power source when residential electricity is unavailable?

2012-06-13

Dear Cisco:

This does not seem to be a responsible approach to security. If I were producing malware, this is certainly what I would tell users to do. Do you have anything better to offer?


Joining Webinar...

Click Run, Yes or Always if prompted.


GoToMeeting may be the world's greatest (unless you use anything other than Microsoft or Apple), but I would like to think that security from Cisco would be better.

2012-06-12

The Botanical Society of America suggests that one acre of mature trees will sequester about 5 tons of CO2 per year.

http://www.botany.org/planttalkingpoints/co2andtrees.php

Has any work been done to see if this process could be enhanced in some helpful way?

2012-06-05

Google Adwords support?

I received an email from Google offering free consultation and support to get my Adwords account going.

Google supporting a user?!?!?! This seems incredible.

I am sure that once the money starts flowing into Google there will not need to be any further support, if you know what I mean.

2011-09-17

Dear AddThis:

In order to post on Facebook, you do NOT need access to this information. If you want it, you will have to pay to get it.

Access my basic information
Includes name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information I've shared with everyone.

What is the going rate for a person on Facebook? Do you pay by the number of friends? What will you do to my friends? To whom will you give or sell my information? To whom will they give or sell my information?

What will you do with my information for which you have no business need?

Sincerely,

A. Facebook User