Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Links from the Gregg Zone

Been a while since I ran across anything I felt strongly enough about to feel the need to pass on, I will try to change that as I adjust to this new format. Anyway when I saw this I thought this needs some attention.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

After months of blackouts, Web access returns to Libya

From CNN:
- If residents of a chaotic Tripoli were still awake in the early-morning hours Monday, they may have read this:
"Welcome to all our brothers & sisters from inside Tripoli on Twitter... Internet returns to them first time in a long time! #Feb17 #Libya." wraps downloads in bloatware, lies about motivations

From the article:

Cnet knows that there’s something wrong with what they’re doing, and they’re trying to deceive developers and users. On the FAQ, there’s a note posted to let developers know why the bundling is taking place: “for the users.” Yes, Cnet thinks we’re clueless enough to believe that their motivation is really to provide users with a less painful download and installation process. Because opt-out toolbars and homepage changes make software setup less annoying."

Because it is not infrequent to download an update to some tried and true freeware from it is important to know this. I certainly do not want any software wrapped with Cnet crapware. Frankly, I'd rather have a system with micropayments for clean downloads if that is what it takes. I understand that someone pays for "free" downloads, but in this case the cost is way too high.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dr. Rick Obituary

Dr. Richard W. Schrieve, MD |

"A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 2 p.m. at DeYoung Shoreline Chapel, 7676 Shoreline Dr., Stockton.

If you wish to make a donation in Rick's memory, the family suggests the Assistance League of Stockton. Online guest book at"

Many of us who were fortunate enough to attend the memorial for AlaskaJoe in Modesto were also able to visit with Rick's mother, Carol, and brother, Ron, this weekend in Stockton, CA. For those who don't know, Modesto and Stockton are very near to each other.

Here is a direct link to the Assistance League of Stockton.