Found an interesting spyware/virus/malware/etc at the Quinlisks yesterday. It was a "Browser Helper Object (BHO)", a method of getting your own code put inside of the windows explorer, and thus pretty hard to remove. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on April 8, 2006, 1:17 am | Read 3340 times | Comments (2)
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I got a notification from a credit bureau today saying that a new account had been opened by: Verizon Pen, PO BOX 165018, COLUMBUS, OH 43216.
Since I haven't changed phone service since last year, it seemed odd that there would be a new account from Verizon. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on March 31, 2006, 2:33 pm | Read 211750 times | Comments (38)
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Colin Portnuff, a guy who uses an AAC (alternative augmentative communication) device to communicate, was recently at a conference that some guys from my company (DynaVox) also went to.
He has ALS, which is a degenerative disease of the brain. A number of our customers have ALS; I am not sure about percentages compared to other handicaps.

It is usually inspiring to hear AAC users speak about their lives, and how they have overcome various problems in an enthusiatic way and Colin is certainly not the exception to this rule. To clarify, I say, "usually", because I occasionally I do see our devices being used, or rather not being used, in people lives as well. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on March 28, 2006, 1:27 pm | Read 6898 times | Comments (2)
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Guess how hard it is to get phone numbers off of the federal do not call list? You just have to ask, and they will give it to you for no charge (up to five area codes). No verification of the registration information is required, so feel free to sign up as many times as you like with random information each time. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on March 1, 2006, 12:08 pm | Read 13893 times | Comments (5)
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Posting this, since it took me a long time to find this site today when I wanted to stop my home computer from annoying me with the reboot dialogs every couple of minutes. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on February 18, 2006, 1:09 pm | Read 5939 times | Comments (3)
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At our church's marriage retreat last weekend, we got a copy of "Innocent Pleasures" by David Powlinson, an article that was in the fall issue of The Journal of Biblical Counseling(More)
Posted by Jon Daley on January 17, 2006, 12:59 pm | Read 16049 times | Comments (3)
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I have used Efax for a long time. I have heard that their customer service is horrible, and there are a couple alternatives to them. I just use their free fax-receiving only, and it has come in handy a handful of times. Today someone needed to fax something to China, which who knows how much that would cost, but instead, they faxed it to me, and I emailed it to the Chinese tech support. I couldn't get the efax software to output more than the first page of the fax to .tif format, but using Acrobat PDFWriter software, I was able to "print" the proprietary efax document to another less proprietary, or at least more common format, that hopefully will satisfy them.
Posted by Jon Daley on January 16, 2006, 9:30 pm | Read 3084 times | Comments (1)
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I posted a bit of a review on this elf's blog, but after she saw the movie, her review is significantly better than mine.
Posted by Jon Daley on December 20, 2005, 9:03 am | Read 1542 times | Comments (0)
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Well, I followed the directions on one of those "speed up firefox" pages, and found a setting that broke stuff, at least minimally, and it was hard to diagnose. The symptom was a red line through the padlock icon when viewing an ssl page that I wrote in PHP. If I reloaded the page, it would go back to normal.

I am also getting the 403 error from Google, that it says I have a virus. I think the problem is that I was searching too fast - I guess I need to slow down my reading. It appears to block you for some amount of time, and then let you back in. Or perhaps certain queries trigger it. It appears to happen more often with Firefox than with other browsers. I use a couple of proxy servers, and I think google doesn't like those either. But, I have used them for years, and today is the first time google complained, so I am not sure what is going on. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on December 13, 2005, 11:11 am | Read 2071 times | Comments (2)
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ThinkGeek has lots of fun things for those ... uhh... those people like me. I just saw an advertisement for lightsabers, and I immediately thought of Brian, (Heather's cousin) though it says "Although the blade is very durable, it should never be used for fighting or dueling." One thing that is fun about the ThinkGeek site, is they encourage you to send in your Action Shots using the products.
Posted by Jon Daley on November 19, 2005, 4:10 pm | Read 3408 times | Comments (1)
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Just in case you were wondering whether I am critical of everything on the GirlTalk blog: they linked to a particularly good article (I think, though obviously, I don't have much experience with the topic), by Carolyn Mahaney, the mother of the other three women involved in writing on the blog.
Posted by Jon Daley on November 19, 2005, 1:48 pm | Read 1500 times | Comments (0)
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Since we paid for the professional license, we get OpenMake for "free", so I figured I would try it out. The conclusion is that it isn't worth anything. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 16, 2005, 10:33 am | Read 2102 times | Comments (0)
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Posted by Jon Daley on November 15, 2005, 9:36 am | Read 1890 times | Comments (3)
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As mentioned on the GirlTalk blog, there are a what I think is a disproportionate number of men in the Sovereign Grace churches that believe the best way to show affection to other men is to make fun of them, particularly in public. (I suppose I am continuing the stereotype published by the GirlTalk blog, but perhaps I will hear from guys who also think this way)
I have talked with various guys at church who believe this, and insist that is correct, so I guess if that is the only/best way they can show affection, then I guess they should do it, since the other guys seem to understand.
My pastor did say that if that is the only way you show affection, then it is probably wrong, and if that is the only way that other people see you show affection, then it is probably wrong too.
The sad thing is, I think that is at least the majority of the "affection" I see in most guys around me, and it is becoming more and more acceptable. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 11, 2005, 5:52 am | Read 3063 times | Comments (9)
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A coworker has a book of puzzles, and a couple of us worked on this one the other day. I think it is a neat puzzle. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on October 1, 2005, 6:16 pm | Read 5011 times | Comments (1)
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