Saturday, July 31, 2010

Safety on the Internet

A Secure Browser
I recently learned about a free download from Dell Computer that gives you a browser that runs in a secure “sandbox” that separates the program and what happens when you browse the internet, from the rest of your computer. No malicious downloads can escape to infect your computer. I downloaded it earlier this week and it seems to work fine.

One thing I liked about it is that it’s a modified version of Firefox, and since I’m a current user of Firefox there was no learning curve for me. I’ve been using Firefox for several years, and I like it much better than Internet Explorer. It’s supposed to be safer also.

DK If you want to try this out for some additional security for your computer go to the Dell KACE web site.

Fishing Yesterday
P1060681We invited one of Doug’s friends to go fishing with us yesterday. His name is Gary. He’s a good fisherman and he concentrates on walleye fishing. It provided us a good opportunity to share fishing techniques. We did ask Gary to sign a “secrecy agreement”. Ha, just kidding!

We brought home our limit in Lake Trout and and a couple of nice rainbow trout. This picture shows me grinning and holding the stringer of eight trout. We came home early and I cleaned the fish before cleaning myself. Now I have some nice lake trout filets in the freezer.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You’ve heard most of these,
but it’s fun to review them every once in a while:
  • His lights are on but nobody’s home.
  • He's a few bricks shy of a full load.
  • His bread is not quite done.
  • His elevator does not go to the top floor.
  • He has bats in his attic.
  • His wood is not stacked straight.
  • He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
  • His motor will start, but will only idle.
  • He's about 3/4 bubble off plumb. (Thanks to Mark)
  • The wheel's turning but the hamster's dead. (Thanks to Mandy)
  • He's not the brightest crayon in the box. (Thanks to Mandy)
  • He's got a brain like a BB in a boxcar.
  • His IQ is lower than a snake's belly in a wagon-rut.
  • She's knitting with only one needle.
  • He's A pane short of a window.
  • He's got bats in the belfry.
  • If they made hats the size of his brain he would be wearing a peanut shell.
  • He's A few pickles short of a quart.
  • He's Not the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • He's a few cards short of a full deck.
  • He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
  • A few clowns short of a circus.
  • A few fries short of a Happy Meal.
  • Missing a few buttons on his remote control.
  • He doesn't have all his cornflakes in one box.
  • The wheel's spinning, but the hamster's dead.
  • All foam, no beer.
  • He fell out of the Stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down.
  • The elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor.
  • His antenna doesn't pick up all the channels.
  • If brains were dynamite, he couldn't blow his nose.
  • He doesn't have enough sandwiches for a picnic.
  • He's not playing with a full deck.
  • If you ever tax his brain, don't charge more than a penny.
  • He doesn't have all his cornflakes in one box.
  • They left the salt out of his cornbread.

Quote of the Day
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures
in the doctor's book.
~Irish Proverb

Joke of the Day

A new porter at a Paris hotel was instructed by the manager that it was important to call the guests by their names in order to make them feel welcome, and that the easiest way to find out their name was to look at their luggage.

Armed with this advice, the porter took two guests up to their rooms, put down their bags and said, "I hope you 'ave a very 'appy stay 'ere in Paris, Mr and Mrs Genuine Cow'ide."

(The above joke reminded me of one time I was going through the airport security with my briefcase. At that time I worked for Tennessee Eastman Company, and the company furnished briefcases to it’s traveling employees. Each briefcase was branded in gold letters “TEC”. Like I said, I was at the airport, and this security agent looked at my briefcase, and asked my name. He was just curious since he saw so many people having those same initials. I started to tell him it was Thomas Eugene Carter.)

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