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laptop bag #2 posted: Mon 2012-07-30 11:51:29 tags: daylog
I bought my first messenger/laptop bag ~2011-06-21. According to my LJ, this decision arose because I didn't find a suitable gym bag at Target, when I started doing the gym thing. So I went with one of Target's cheap Embark house-brand messenger bags and repurposed my backpack as a gym bag. Alas, the cheap Embark house-brand bag's shoulder strap broke last week. It was coming apart at the seams, so, no big surprise. Oh, and Target has since ceased carrying them, but from pricing on similar limited-stock in... (...more)
screen saver password policy in XP posted: Mon 2012-07-30 10:30:53 tags: tech
Windows XP will reach its "end-of-life" in April of 2014. Until then, I'm supporting a small corral of XP Home boxes in an office environment that, as a matter of security policy, have to run the screensaver after 15 minutes of idling, and when key or mouse activity brings it out of idle, the user has to unlock their session with their username and password. Some users hate this for some reason, like it's an enormous issue that they have to spend 5 seconds logging in when they come back from a break. Th... (...more)
wit and wisdom of Billy Graham, folks posted: Mon 2012-07-30 05:50:07 tags: TWFTR
"I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." -- Rev. Billy Graham, Parade Magazine (1981)
CSS selector memnonic posted: Sun 2012-07-29 09:49:24 tags: tech
I struggle regularly to remember which CSS selector symbol belongs to classes or IDs. The key lies in the size of the symbol character, relating it to the heirarchy of specificity precedence. To wit, the hash sign # is larger ("weighs heavier") than the dot ., and we know that ID is more specific than class, ergo the hash must indicate an ID and the dot a class. #ID > .class > <element> And even elements fit neatly into the scheme, as they're referenced with NO symbol in a stylesheet. So the do... (...more)
beans 2.7 posted: Sun 2012-07-29 09:12:12 tags: what I'm eating
Replacing the 1.5 cups Rex Goliath sauv blanc with Turning Leaf pinot grigio, still a Pubilx bottom-shelfer but sampling suggests a much more suitable flavor match for a vegetable dish. Rinse and drain the sans-lentil mix 2 passes in cool water. In 2 cups fresh water and 4 shakes lite salt, bring to a boil, remove from heat, let quick-soak (at least) 1 hour. Gently mix in a splash of olive oil, a couple more shakes of lite salt, a cup each frozen broccoli cuts and chopped spinach, 2/3 cups lentils, 1... (...more)