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Some Particularly Good Oatmeal

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TheOatmeal

Following The Oatmeal for all these years has been one of those activities that could arguably be called a "good use the internet." The unique talents and clever wit of Matthew Inman has earned him a loyal following. The way I see it there are a good many followers who love to hate him and a fair amount that hate that they love him. Probably most never gave it much thought and merely chuckle right along.

The RSS Feed from TheOatmeal.com is among some of the earliest content to be offered on BlogDogIt. Ever since I turned to TheOatmeal for assistance with the Semi-colon that fateful day so many years ago I have never missed a single post from this prolific (if sporadic - thankfully) arteest. Through the years Matthew Inman has used TheOatmeal as a voice to the World. Loyal followers of his comic genius have gotten to know a bit about the man as a result of his ability to share deeply rooted sentiments in the guise of the funny pages that are TheOatmeal.com

Today I wanted to feature TheOatmeal so as to draw attention to his latest offering. It is a rather lengthy strip entitled "When your house is burning down you should brush your teeth." A spectacular flashback into Inman's childhood for the reader/viewer as can only be delivered in TheOatmeal. Share and Enjoy!

When your house is burning down, you should brush your teeth.When your house is burning down, you should brush your teeth.

[Don't Stop Now - Click Image to Continue Reading]

Source: TheOatmeal.com

 

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...and I Quote:

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For starters I'll have "Who?", "What?", "When?", "Where?", and then "Wither?", "Whence?" and "Wherefore?" to follow, and one big side order of "Why?"


-Zaphod Beeblebrox in The Hitch-Hikers's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Noel Adams, writer, 1952-2001

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Is This My Rosebud?

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Rosebud

 

It happened again today. For the better part of my adult life, I have been haunted by a vision from my past and there is little (if anything) I can do other than welcome this specter from days gone by. The apparition takes the form of a face. With skin of yellow and eyes of oxidized copper. The vision always comes without warning although it is obvious what has summoned it. A smell through the portals of time.

[ please continue... ]

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Editorial - Sandy Hook

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My Side

I have always held the position that this blog should strive to avoid controversy and present a non-political, non-denominational face to the world. However, in light of the horrifying atrocity that has befallen our kindred in Mother Earth I feel the need to lift the vail and editorialize in this instance.

I have never been a gung-ho Facebook guy but I do use RSSGraffiti to keep my "time-line" busy with BlogDogIts and I am not without my "friends." Over this past weekend I was alerted to the following friend status messages and (against my better judgement) entered the fray. I have omited the comments of the others involved feeling that my statements stand on their own but you may infer the remarks to which I address.

Please understand that I am not reproducing these comments here to incite debate. I am posting simply because I think these qualify as masodo's musings and I do have the freedom to express my opinion so express I shall...


MotherShip - by masodo

12-16-2012


Two days after the shooting, and the NRA has yet to issue a statement.


...
Certain things transcend politics. You are barking up the wrong tree.

[ Please Read On... ]

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Protect and Clean your PC for FREE!

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I am often asked to recommend software for virus and malware protection. I sent the following information to a colleague in an email and decided to post it here for future reference. I hope you find this information useful:

To get free anti-virus go to the following page:

AVG FREE

http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download

 

Click the “Download Basic Protection” button:

 

Choose the Free version

 

a download.cnet.com page will open...

click on the green download button:

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Welcome AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 users

To complete your download, click on the link below:

download from cnet

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choose to save downloaded file to your computer.
file is named similar to: avg_free_stb_all_2012_####_cnet.exe

double click downloaded file to install AVG following prompts...

Basically

·         be sure to select free version

·         do not allow program to provide information to AVG (product improvement – or whatever)

·         I do recommend the installation of the AVG toolbar for browser and setting AVG as default search provider.

·         update AVG (possibly a couple of times) to get latest protections

·         run a complete scan as soon as possible

The complete process may take 30~60 minutes.

On Windows 7 (and Vista) the install places an AVG “widget” on the desktop with a scan button and an update button – as long as you occasionally do each you will be secure and up to date.

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and for good measure...

One of the best resources for instructions on cleaning up an infected computer can be found on the following page:

Lunarsoft

http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/PC_Cleanup

Of particular intrest here is the proper procedure for the installation and configuration of the following programs:

  • SpywareBlaster.
  • CCleaner.
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • SUPERAntiSpyware.
  • Spybot S&D.

For best results download and use the recommended Anti-Malware_Toolkit
to download the above listed programs.

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Keep in mind: AVG should be all the Anti-virus you will need. Installing more than one anti-virus on a system is inviting problems.

Best of luck && Watch what you click!

Using the above resources I have been able to protect and clean several computers; from XP to Windows 7 - I have had success with these products. I have never seen the need to investigate the purchase of anti-virus or anti-malware products for personal computers. On rare occasions a system may be so infected that an operating system may need to be reinstalled or repaired; I have found that system stability is greatly restored using the above techniques, allowing for file recovery and backup efforts prior to the dreaded reformat.

yadda-yadda your results may vary yadda-yadda

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Monochrome User's Site Links

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mono.org BBS users webpage links.

Needed to get these to a handy spot for testing.

I know there are some dead links but I hope to get these sorted. sorted!

In the mean time tell 'em BlogDogIt sent you!

I will just check around randomly and mark as I go...

been there= been there

• I'll kill the dead links but leave the names.
• [U/C]=Under Construction

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I intend on doing a feature post on mono.org
but this has been a bit of a side-track on the way... Enjoy!

(&goto: ssh mono@mono.org)

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