Disarranging Mine

Friday, August 30, 2002, 10:40 p.m.

Hey hey hey. After less than a week, I got my first click-thru on my BlogSnob ad. It really works. Thank you thank you thank you!

Warning Warning Web Surfer Robinson C|net: from a few days ago: Windows flaw threatens PC services. From the article:

Microsoft said Wednesday that a critical flaw in most versions of the company's Windows operating system could allow malicious attackers to corrupt the digital certificates that PCS use to connect to network services.

Yeah, uh huh. So what else is new? Reading a little further:

The vulnerability can be exploited via a special-coded ActiveX--a scripting language created by Microsoft to make interactivity to Web sites and applications easier--inserted into hypertext markup language (HTML), the lingua franca of the Web. To fall victim to attack, a PC user would have to browse a Web site, or open an HTML e-mail, specifically set up to take advantage of the vulnerability.

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, you should be aware of this.

And ya never know where such an application will rear its ugly head.

In a moment of boredom, I invoked the Weblogs.com handy little random blog link and landed on this post from Ed Kaiser's Almost Ripe where he links to an article about a proposed CBS reality show. I know, the world doesn't need another reality show. Anyway, the entry mentioned something about "lower-middle class," so, naturally, I was intrigued.

Clicking on the link, like a bull in a china shop, I found myself at a Yahoo news article entitled, "CBS hopes hicks click in "Hillbillies" reality TV. Interesting.

Even more interesting, I got an ActiveX warning from my computer. A long time ago I deactivated ActiveX on this computer. There is a relatively simple thing to do which I highly highly recommend. If you haven't, and you want to, you can disable ActiveX on Internet Explorer like this:

Tools> Internet Options> Security> Custom Level>

Prompt "Download signed ActiveX controls"

Disable "Download unsigned Active X controls"

Disable "Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe"

Or, you can download and install a nifty little registry file from Eric Howes at the U of I that includes several goodies and which will disable ActiveX for you. It's really easy and instead of me explaining how it works here, just read his page on Ad Blocking Resources. Hey if I can manage to do it without someone holding my hand, probably anyone can.

11:13 p.m.

Skipping the Friday Five this week, because, well, because it's about clothes. Suffice to say I pretty much wear jeans and T-shirts (long and short sleeve) every day, shorts sometimes in the summer, sandals in the summer, sandals with socks in the winter. Beyond that, I'm not really into discussing clothes. There.

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