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Update Hell

In addition to updating the blog to the most current version of WordPress, I’ve been transitioning to the new computer.

In anticipation I have been synchronizing a number of files that are on both the laptop and the new computer. This is supposed to be ‘easy’ because both are Win 7 and have Gigabit Ethernet connections to my router. They are both in the same Home Group domain, so what could go wrong. Well, a lot of little annoying problems that revolve around the definition of “share”.

In the midst of all that ‘fun’ I had FireFox, Adobe, and LibreOffice all deciding to issue updates.

I got passed that, and then I had to check on Win XP Mode, that runs on both machines. Another series of upgrades from M$ and AVG. I use the free version of AVG in XP mode because M$ has a hissyfit if you don’t have antivirus software, even though the only time I access the ‘Net in XP mode is for Windows Updates. I’m not paying for two extra ESET licenses to work on legacy software a few times a year.

Of course, the Win 7 machines are being updated almost every day by M$, which is really annoying.

In non-update news, Internet Defense League is now live, and I am a member. If things work as planned, a banner will appear on this site whenever the media moguls attempt to have their Congresscritters steal the Internet.

July 20, 2012   2 Comments

Le Tour – Stage 18

Tour de FranceBlagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde

Distance: 222.5 kilometers.

This is a stage with some hills, but no mountains. There is a Category 3 [Côte de Saint-Georges] and three Category 4s [Côte de Cahors, Côte de Souillac, and Côte de Lissac-sur-Couze] but no major climbs.

Supermanx, Mark Cavendish, took his 22nd Tour de France stage win which moves him into a tie with Lance Armstrong and André Darrigade for fourth place in career wins. Mark has been supporting the teams goal of the Yellow jersey, which has hurt his personal chances for the Green.

Yellow Jersey Bradley Wiggins ( GB – SKY – 101 ) [Yellow]
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – LIQ – 057 ) [Green] 386 points
Polka Dot Jersey Thomas Voeckler ( Fra – EUC – 021 ) [Polka Dot] 134 points
White Jersey Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 009 ) 5 [White]

Team: RadioShack-Nissan ( 011-019 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Mark Cavendish ( G B – SKY – 103 )
Combative: Alexandre Vinokourov ( Kaz – AST – 189 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Bradley Wiggins ( G B – SKY – 101 )
2 Christopher Froome ( G B – SKY – 105 ) + 02′ 05”
3 Vincenzo Nibali ( Ita – LIQ – 051 ) + 02′ 41”
4 Jurgen Van Den Broeck ( Bel – LTB – 111 ) + 05′ 53”
5 Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 009 ) + 08′ 30”
6 Cadel Evans ( Aus – BMC – 001 ) + 09′ 57”
7 Haimar Zubeldia ( Esp – RNT – 019 ) + 10′ 11”
8 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 029 ) + 10′ 17”
9 Janez Brajkovic ( Slo – AST – 181 ) + 11′ 00”
10 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – FDJ – 146 ) + 11′ 46”

The Rest of the Top 50:
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July 20, 2012   Comments Off on Le Tour – Stage 18

Friday Cat Blogging

A Tough Life

Friday Cat Blogging

ZZZ…zzz…ZZZ…zzz…

[Editor: Lutu went back to the pump house to find a dry place to sleep. We have been having daily thunderstorms and the ground is soaked.]

Friday Ark

July 20, 2012   6 Comments

Happy Independence Day

Día de la Independencia
República de Colombia

Colombia

¡Viva Colombia!

July 20, 2012   Comments Off on Happy Independence Day