More "Shield of Trinity" images.
- Engineers have Active X issue resolved.
- Today meeting with the business.
- Another round of testing will be required.
For the one who would like to witness how much society has changed in 50 years check out the 1953 movie The Wild One.
We're watching this on cable tonight ... it was shocking 50 years ago ... now just pure black and white stupid!
I understand this movie was banned in Britain until 1968!
Today's PG movies are much more racy ... with double entendres.
The Christian community largely completely was opposed to movies then ... today not.
The Maltese Falcon
The Third Man
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/23/2006 09:42:00 PM
K. and I have tomorrow off so today is our Friday
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/20/2006 09:55:00 PM
Brother by tonight after dinner ... always a fun time. We played pool and he beat me 4 games to 3. He also brought by the 26 hour series Victory at Sea (1952). Roger (son), Brother and I watched an hour of it.
Busy at work. More progress on my Release Management policy. I have regular meetings set up to write the process. At the rate I am going, it will be at least the end of August before it is complete.
Bible time tonight: Mark 13 & 14.
Very saddened by situation with Dr Dave Jaspers & MBBC. Am praying.
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/19/2006 10:07:00 PM
Issues at work:
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/17/2006 06:56:00 PM
Mark 8:27 Now Jesus and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, “Who do men say that I am?” 28 So they answered, “John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”
He is Savior ... He is Lord ... He is my Savior ... He is my Lord!
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/15/2006 07:49:00 PM
Good Microsoft blog Aaron Margosis Blog on the topic of "The Non-Admin blog - running with least privilege on the desktop"
Aaron was in Des Moines this week and I was in his presentation on LUA = "Least User Access".
Tip ... do not log on to your Windows PC with "administrative" privilege!
Aaron said that a user logged onto to Windows with admin privilege AND an anti-virus program running has greater exposure to malware than one logged on with limited access and no anti-virus! Think about that! This is the way my LINUX desktop works!
Today on my 3-year old Dell laptop, I created a separate ADMIN user ... and demoted my regular logon "JAMES" to limited.
Only need to logon as ADMIN if you want to add / delete programs.
Aaron's blog many more great tips!
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/15/2006 05:19:00 PM
We are having quite a hot spell. Looks to be hot all week.
Today mowed before lunch. Mrs. Finke's yard is so dry that it has hardly grown since last mow on July 4th (and was very dry then). We irrigate and our yard looks ok except a strip on the N side.
I had an iced coffee at Caribou while Kathy shopped at Lunds.
Am having issues with my primary personal email service, bluebottle.com. Or I should say they are having problems. I use bluebottle for personal email, and gmail for commerce. I cannot access gmail from the office (blocked) and over the last two days could not access bluebottle from the office either ... but because of bluebottle server issues.
Today I signed up for fastmail. One time cost of $ 15.00. Looks like it can work for me. Also can send mail from fastmail with an alias ... like from bluebottle.
Bluebottle SMTP and POP still working well from my LINUX desktop.
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/15/2006 05:10:00 PM
This week in Des Moines for three days. Left home at 6:30 a.m. Monday and got back at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Rest of the week has been catch up and crisis management. Distribution of our latest release had a hitch where Active X controls disabled in Internet Explorer. Hosted a meeting today with engineers to ascertain why this happened. More work with them on Monday. Also hosted my tent card meeting. We want to have PC/Lan installers leave a tent card at every workstation that they touch. We finalized the text today and turned it over to graphics. Graphics promised to get back to us on July 25th with two "concepts". The cost of just the art will be $ 1500. This does not include printing. We expect to use 13,000 per year. Question is "will the installers actually distribute them?".
Back to Bible time with Kathee and Roger tonight - Mark 5 & 6.
Had lunch with Mike M ... a Cold Fusion master ... today at 4th floor ING cafeteria.
Hot here today and will be this weekend.
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/14/2006 08:43:00 PM
Came back to a crisis at the office today as no one (including me) notified technology helpdesk about the big release beginning next week.
It really was the function of the project manager to do this, but I took the fall and met with this group to discuss. I added them to the release documentation and to involvement at three steps: planning, piloting, and distribution.
They sent my boss a bill for $ 69,000 for the additional support they will need to provide with the distribution. Not sure how this will shake out.
My name was "in lights" but unfortunately not in a positive way as emails went up as far as my boss's, boss's boss Ann K. Hopefully dust has settled and it will pass.
I imaged my old (2 year old Dell Latitude 600) laptop and handed it off to Barbara on the old team. I still have: flat panel monitor, docking station, monitor stand, mouse, keyboard, and some cables. Hopefully will get Tony to ship them for me, otherwise will have to haul home and to a postal store to have boxed and shipped. My boss does not want to pay for this.
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/13/2006 04:37:00 PM
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/12/2006 11:05:00 AM
Left the house at 6:30 ... met my boss and a co-worker at 7:30. Left for Des Moines in a rented Kia Amanti at about 8.
Nice ride down. Lunch at Olive Garden. Now at the office.
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/10/2006 01:35:00 PM
My bad (mea culpa) ... for one of my websites. Hosting service renews every six months and is charged to my Discover card. Card expiration date had changed ... so billing was rejected. And my bad # 2 ... my profile had an old expired email account. Talk about embarrassing!
Pastor's message today from Genesis 3:6, So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
Note: She saw ... took ... ate ... gave.
Pastor's point today ... the root of coveteousness is in this verse: "pleasant ... desirable"
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/09/2006 02:27:00 PM
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/07/2006 08:24:00 PM
Gerald W. "Jerry" Clark
Clark, Gerald W. "Jerry" age 64, of Plymouth. Funeral 11 AM Sat., July 8, at Messiah United Methodist Church, 17805 Cty. Rd. 6, Plymouth. Visitation 5-8 PM Fri., July 7, at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 37th & Vicksburg, and 1 hr. before service at church. Full notice Friday. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411
Jerry was a good man and a good neighbor. Last I knew he was working at the parent company for Perkins in purchasing. I think he had been retired for less than a year.
He enjoyed grilling out, his children, mowing his lawn on his Sear's tractor (that's generally when I saw him).
He leaves his widow Shirley. I will miss him.
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/06/2006 04:44:00 PM
My Son Roger (Corporal in USMC Reserves) is ready for his Summer training (they call it A.T.).
The original plan was that he was going to the Ukraine. That fell through. Next he was going to Grayling Michigan. A disappointment but not like last Friday.
Last Friday Roger arrived for his A.T. - all packed and ready to go - and they said "you are working at the base (by the Minneapolis airport) for two weeks. And not today ... but starting next Friday.
Roger works for Wells Fargo and has to make his arrangements with them as well. He had been approved for three weeks off from Wells Fargo. He had to humbly go back to work that day (after the day before his Wells Fargo team mates gave him a "send off"). It wasn't his fault but it made him feel a little stupid.
This wasn't the first time. Last year they asked for volunteers to help out in the Katrina aftermath. He volunteered, the USMC agreed, Roger made his arrangements with Wells Fargo human resources, and then the USMC canceled his deployment.
So Roger is at work today ... and he is called by the Marines with the news ... "you are going to 29 Palms tomorrow." Will it happen? Stay tuned.
Latest: Roger just home. 29 Palms off. But he reports tomorrow for his AT (for 2 weeks)
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/05/2006 03:55:00 PM
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
Declaration of Independence
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/04/2006 10:03:00 AM
Pastor's message on Genesis 3 ... I think the title was "Freedom from Defiance".
Afterwards church wide cook out.
Pretty relaxing this afternoon. Kathee grilled steak.
Tonight's Bible study: Matthew 21 & 22
Special prayer need: Pastor Levy's wife's brother (DooLittle) has brain cancer. Has had surgery but looks like cancer has spread. Pastor and Glorianne are in Michigan.
Back to work tomorrow.
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/02/2006 09:36:00 PM
Matthew 17:5 This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!
Undone but in process
Posted by Jim Peet at 7/01/2006 02:55:00 PM