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Living Room / Re: GoDaddy Blocking Access to Website
« on: September 22, 2017, 03:41 PM »
But if something stupid like that were in place at Go Daddy, wouldn't their support people know about it?

Apparently not...

I finally just gave up and continued development from behind the alternate IP without incident. I checked every now and then for about a month and it was still blocking the original IP. However as your post just reminded me of the (almost forgotten) issue, I checked again just now. And it appears that the mysteriously unknown blocking thing has finally been lifted.

So... Let's just say you fixed it and move on.. :D

LifeLock has been running to center on the Equifax breach, with ads and press statements saying how the breach shows how important its own services cost: up to $29.99 a month can be to preserve you from identity theft.


Here’s what LifeLock isn’t spreading so widely: When you buy its security, you’re signing up for credit recording and monitoring services provided by, yes, Equifax.

...You just can't make this stuff up: Full Article here

Maybe it's just my rather dark sense of humor, but I just couldn't stop laughing after I read that. The unmitigated gall of corporations these days is just flat-out mind blowing.

Living Room / Re: Badly explain your occupation
« on: September 20, 2017, 11:13 AM »
Now they have a way to break things down so that they 'fail fast' and are more willing to do things the right way first, but they still don't listen most of the time, and complain when things are done exactly how they said they wanted.

I think we have the same job.. :)

Living Room / Re: Badly explain your occupation
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:49 AM »
I negotiate truces between unhappy people, and the "cruel" machines that hurt their feelings. Sadly I frequently have to side with the machines during these negotiations, because many of the people are stupid.


Worse actually, Admin ... So I have to field lunacy from both the floor and the brass. At this point I really am slowly turning into the BOFH from The Register's long running story series. Because around here the brass doesn't quite seem to grasp the idea that you don't always get the best work out of people when you scream at them. You see while I am notoriously (stoic...) soft spoken, and am therefore disinclined towards shouting matches ... I am also rather disinclined towards losing...and everything has a cost... :D

It would be interesting to know that if they still distributed the Slim build of CCleaner, (the one without the PUP inclusion), whether this would have happened with it.

From what I've read, probably yes. This was a sophisticated supply chain hack (of Piriform and Avast servers) that repackaged the update with a valid digital signature. So unless the slim was a no install 'portable' version...it could have also easily been exploited.

Living Room / Re: Badly explain your occupation
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:12 AM »
I negotiate truces between unhappy people, and the "cruel" machines that hurt their feelings. Sadly I frequently have to side with the machines during these negotiations, because many of the people are stupid.

Living Room / Re: irma-geadon
« on: September 15, 2017, 12:29 PM »
Hay Miles glad you made it! I had a thread started looking for you before the storm hit ... But I like the title of yours better..

Living Room / Re: Irma's Coming...
« on: September 12, 2017, 02:31 PM »
Ummm... what?  I just can't even...


Yeah, I heard about that one from my brother who'd seen it on FaceBook.. Freakin' people man ... Damn.

On a side note, the power is back on. Seems it decided to make me a liar and go out about 10 minutes after my previous post about it still being on..

Living Room / Re: Irma's Coming...
« on: September 11, 2017, 06:56 AM »
Still have some wind on the back side and the pool is full of branches, but we're here ... and the lights are still on.

Top 20' of a pine tree came out next to the house and buried onto the ground about 2' it only missed the roof by about 3 feet or it may have come through

Living Room / Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« on: September 10, 2017, 02:38 PM »
The most practical cure for a fuzzy ink jet printer these days is:
  • Unplug the inkjet printer
  • Place fingers under each side of the printer
  • Lift printer about 3 inches off the table
  • Rotate 180 degrees and carry the printer to the nearest trash can
  • Release printer into trashcan
  • Go online and order replacement printer

Inkjet printers are so cheap -- with the cost being mainly due to ink, that when an inkjet printer starts acting up, unless it is some serious pro-quality printer, your best bet is to buy a new printer and not waste ink on your old one.

ROFL - Yepper, that would be the simplest solution. Like most stuff these days they're straight-up disposable. Given that the print sample given showed ghosting even after a realignment has been attempted ... Hell yeah - cut your losses and toss it.

Living Room / Re: Irma's Coming...
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:55 PM »
I'm northern edge of central Florida, and the winds are already picking up quite a bit here with Irma still 200 miles south. Trees are creaking and cracking, and branches are already starting to fly.

Living Room / Irma's Coming...
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:05 PM »
Has anyone heard from Miles Ahead lately?? Us Florida folk are about to get hammered like a - storm-of-the-century - tent peg.


Living Room / Re: 60 years. Am I now ALLOWED to be grumpy?
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:01 PM »
"60". Hm... there is something about this number. Am I now allowed to be grumpy?
If you have to ask...then no. Grumpy is something that you lay claim to all on your own. If you're still waiting to get permission to be grumpy you're just not ready for it yet. You have to first stop worrying about other people thinking it "ok"...  :D

I've been "grumpy" since I turned 50 a few years back ... But I've always been ahead of the curve in all the wrong places..  ;)

Just as she suggested years back that Freud had effectively castrated women, she saw "transgender" men now openly culturally appropriating womanhood, by dressing up like women and castrating themselves, and she was apparently having none of it, since that, of itself doesn't earn men the "right" to pretend or make like they are women, or make like that they have anything in common with women, having never experienced first-hand what it's like to grow up and develop as a woman - i.e., it is cultural sophistry to invent such a biological/genetic impossibility.

Hm... So...kind of like the difference between playing a doctor on TV, and actually going through medical school to become a doctor. Yeah, I'm good with that.

Living Room / Re: Non IT Project Website
« on: August 26, 2017, 04:03 PM »
Site updated -(hint)- Alice wins her first drag race.

Living Room / Re: Non IT Project Website
« on: August 25, 2017, 02:33 PM »
By the way, A bit of OT though, where do you source your Harley parts? I myself get them from 4WheelOnline. They do sell more affordable parts and even accessories. Check their Harley section on their website.

Multiple locations depending on part, availability, and how close to new it needs to be. Sources for all item(s) used on the Alice project are listed on the page top left of each "Shopping List" table.

eBay has been surprisingly good to me on a lot of both new and used (frequently high dollar) items. Next most popular is a toss-up between JP Cycles, and a local shop that's been in business for 40+ years ... flat, knuckle, pan, shovel, block, TC...yep they've probably got it.

(Spoiler-> Alice is back on the road now ... I'll hopefully get the site updated soon - brother's in town - It's been a wild week.

From pleated-jeans.com:

Now That is Funny!

but I use a windows phone :-( lol

Holy shit! There are two of us!

With that kind of support, it's a wonder that they drew back on it. There's money to be made!

You mock me ... But I want another..

but I use a windows phone :-( lol

Holy shit! There are two of us!

Living Room / Re: Non IT Project Website
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:20 PM »
^ okay, so you weren't ripped off ;D (I didnt honestly think that would have been the case)
thanks for the background  :up:

Tis truly my pleasure. There's tons more, but I'm at work/rushing a bit ... Hence the dangling /quote tag above..

In the photo of both together, I'd prefer the look of Alice, but that's probably mainly down to the lights and handlebars. (But the other bike has a lot of character too, and they look great together.)

Yes, Alice's retro classic vs. Nightmares "The 80's" look...that's why I decided not to bother with trying to track a (just like nightmares, original) replacement fairing for her. I'm kinda digging the classic look too.

A close look at that picture will show the (subtle to the untrained eye) difference in Alice's much newer and larger late model front brakes. Alice will stop on a dime...Nightmare won't.

I should probably try to get a pic of (Trixie too) all 3 of the girls together one of these days.

I'm learning some lingo here as well e.g. bagger, Shovelhead enginew.
May as well give your link while I'm at it

Truly glad you're enjoying the story, but be careful you don't get sucked in to far end up wanting one. I went out for a beer with one of our company's IT clients Monday night for the sole purpose of discussing how best they could pickup a bagger (like Alice..). Because they had seen Alice when I showed up there on a service call, and heard her tail.
Me, my brother, the client ... She's quite the little siren it appears.. ;)

Living Room / Re: Non IT Project Website
« on: August 11, 2017, 11:49 AM »
I forgot to mention Chapter 2 is now done, and I'm working on chapter 3.

hope this not an awkward question:
how come your brother got a good functioning 1985 bike for 3,500 and yours, 1981, cost 3,000 and required a lot of work?

LOL Yes! ...But it's a good kind of awkward... :D

Is it the year, or are there other differences I'm missing?

Yes to both. My 81 has the older Shovelhead style engine, and is one of the first few years for that style of frame. So they weren't real popular back then...and became almost instantly rare because people were either cutting up, scrapping, or just not buying them. Me... I had an 82 FLT back in the day that I just loved...but had to sell to keep a business running ($$$). About a year later I got the 87 which I then road for almost 20 years, but it was the (like my brother's) newer Evolution (a.k.a. Evo) engine.

Needless to say parts for the Shovelhead era FLT's are a bitch to find. So my objective was just to find a Shovelhead FLT in as complete a condition as I could find ...(body parts, locks, instruments, etc.) And deal with the other crap later. But had also already planned to do most of the modifications anyway because of advances made in the various (braking, suspension, etc.) technologies.

My brother OTOH was just looking for a good deal on a bagger because he had already fallen in love with mine..  :D

...And then there the whole just being lucky(er) part, as both bikes were purchased as-is, and came home in a truck. So while Alice's odometer only showed 14k miles ... It was an aftermarket item that made it impossible to know exactly what her mileage/history really was. And then there's the fact that she had apparently been previously been owned by a two fisted, whisky drunk, alcoholic, orangutan that should not have been allowed to have hand tools.[/quote]

Living Room / Re: Non IT Project Website
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:55 PM »
I forgot to mention Chapter 2 is now done, and I'm working on chapter 3.

I really wish I could say that I'm shocked ... But I'm not. This is just the prophetic horror story of old (that everyone blew off) coming to the surface in reality's light of day. There are no "private thoughts" on the internet, because the instant you type them into any interface ... Some asshole somewhere, has them instantly logged, cataloged, and packaged for sale to the highest bidder.

Data Mining + Greed = Reckless Endangerment.

I will don my cape,...

Pics or it didn't happen.. :)

Coding Snacks / Re: Connect by command
« on: July 19, 2017, 03:34 PM »
"disconfiguration"? LOL ...I like that one...think I'll start using it. :D

But seriously, it sounds like the network profile is corrupt. Have you tried deleting the profile and then letting the system recreate a new one? It should save the key correctly then.

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