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Friday, November 14, 2003

New virus disguised as PayPal e-mail - News.com

A variant of the Mimail virus is making its way around the Internet again, hidden in a message purporting to be from PayPal.

Please make sure your antivirus software is current and all Windows Updates (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com) have been installed.

You can find more detailed information in this story from News.com linked to the title above.

Career Column

Career-Op: Education -- Fundementals
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Last week I talked about the importance of direct experience in building your high-tech career. This should not lead you to believe, though, that formal training is not necessary. An education in high-tech concepts will allow you to expand your horizons beyond your direct experience. They can also lead to ways to garner even more experience by applying this newly acquired knowledge.



November 28-29

More than 30 arts and crafts booths, food, and music; tree lighting, caroling and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Tel:  (909) 659-5049

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Build a "one board birdhouse" -- See A Gardener's Notebook

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Latest Microsoft Updates

Get'em while their hot!

There are 3 new updates for MS Windows today. If your computer hasn't notified you automatically, visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and download them as soon as possible.

Here are direct links to information on each of the updates:

MS03-048: November 2003 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
MS03-049: Buffer Overrun in the Workstation Service Could Allow Code Execution
MS02-050: Certificate Validation Flaw Might Permit Identity Spoofing

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Purple Cow

Is marketing dead? Seth Godin seems to think it is -- at least in its traditional form. He thinks that instead of making "safe" products and using marketing to sell them, your company should be making "remarkable" products that go a long way towards selling themselves.

Whether you agree with all his conclusions or not, Godin gets you thinking -- an important part of any book.

Other books by Seth Godin

Monday, November 10, 2003

Sno for Mac OS X

For those of you longing for a bit of Winter here in SoCal, here is a wonderful little application.

Sno 2001.12.08 puts falling snow on your Mac desktop and also comes with a Sno Screensaver to fill the night sky with snowflakes when your computer is idle. There are loads of tweakable settings so you can create just the type of snow you remember.

While I don't miss frost-bit toes and driving on ice, I do find myself reminiscing about roaring fires and hot chocolate. Sno helps to bring pleasant memories to mind.

Apple releases OS X 10.3.1 update

Users of Mac OS X 10.3 can find the latest update from Apple waiting in the Software Update utility.

This update is to fix problems with 10.3 and external Firewire hard drives, as well as problems with the new FileVault encryption feature.

From MacCentral.com

Sunday, November 09, 2003

Sculpture and Photogaphy in Franklin Canyon

Sculpture with Shahin

SUN 11/16 2pm

Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

Come express your creativity in this ongoing sculpture workshop. Students will learn to manipulate oil-based clay and make armatures and molds. Materials fee. Reservations required 310-858-7272 x131. 2hrs WODOC

Photo Fun in Franklin Canyon

SUN 11/16 3pm

Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

An experienced photographer will help you find unique views and photo opportunities or just enjoy the peaceful, easy-paced hike. Reservations required 310-858-7272 x131. 2hrs WODOC