Friday, June 06, 2008

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2008

Here is Microsoft's announcement of issues addressed in June's "Patch Tuesday". Three are rated "critical", Microsoft's highest rating. Three are rated "important" and one is rated "moderate". Many of the flaws patched have to do with remote code execution flaws and so are ones you will want fixed regardless of their actual rating.

This MS announcement is rather short and it looks like the company has exerted some effort to make them easier to read and digest, too, which is nice.


Sunday, June 01, 2008

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 06-01-08

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 06-01-08. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific thats 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Starting off the week with my green link as usual. I just watched a movie suggested to me by a listener; and friend Gary from California. The movie was called “A Crude Awakening” I tried to find a place to watch it on line, but had no success. However if you have instant view at Netflix available you can watch it there. Very enlightening movie, it really drove home just what a mess we are in. One of the most difficult problems we have is overcoming our established infrastructure, as in gas stations, and gas driven engines. Well this might have been very hopeful answer, unfortunately the inventor was murdered, and everything disappeared. Kind of illustrates why we are probably doomed, money and power are so entrenched in our society. Those in power will destroy everyone and everything rather than give it up. Video here, read the intro at the top.

2) Next up one of those just interesting science articles. Seems they have weighed the Milky Way Galaxy, one of those things I suppose they do just because they can. Kind of like in the early days when someone decided to determine the circumference of the earth. Later to weigh the planet in my limited world the big question is why, or so what. Though I am sure they have reasons that are just beyond my understanding. In case you are wondering the answer is slightly less than one trillion solar masses.

3) One more link that is just an interesting read, The Six Most Badass Stunts Ever Pulled in the Name of Science. You might also be interested in the link to The Five Most Badass Presidents, same site. There is some offensive language in some of the text, if that bothers you, you might want to pass. http://www.cracked.coml

4) With the economy getting more dicey by the moment I thought I would post this article from CNN Money, kind of a follow up on the coupon lady I posted a week or two back. This one deals a lot more with on line advice. Actually it was pretty interesting to find out just how much I did not know about smart shopping, lots of tricks here.

5) Okay to close out the week my just plain cool link. This would require a much younger Gregg to take it seriously, but I can dream. And when it comes to something I think is just kind of cool this would have to be near the top of the list. The wearable motorcycle Wow, me thinks I like it, though it most likely will never make it into production, but then why not.