Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-08-13

  • New funny blog to add to the reader: http://probablybadnews.com (hat tip to @kevinfox) #
  • @rachelbancroft and the kids are at Grandma’s for a few days, it’s 6PM, and where am I? Still at work. Party on! Woo! ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • For some reason, in my WIndows XP VM, the “SYSTEM” process has decided it needs 95%+ of my CPU. Process Explorer gives no clues. *sigh* ๐Ÿ™ #
  • It all started when I installed an IT mandated patch earlier today. I thought patches were supposed to make things better? #
  • It’s killing me, because it’s 7:30PM, I’m still at work, I need to do an expense report, and the expense tool *only* works in Windows. ๐Ÿ™ #
  • Runaway Windows VM makes @jabancroft a Sad Panda… ๐Ÿ™ http://yfrog.com/12w1cbj #
  • @perfectlyshaped I’d love to ditch the complexity of running two OSes, but there are some work things that only work in Windows. Oh well. in reply to perfectlyshaped #
  • I think I found the culprit. McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention Service keeps dying. I need Patch 4. The IT install of Patch 4 fails. Hmm… #
  • Screw it. It’s 9:30PM, I haven’t had dinner, and I’m getting nowhere with this McAfee/XP issue. I’m going home. *harrumph* #
  • Uploading this week’s @isntv episodes from Fios at home, since UpperBlip doesn’t like to work behind a proxy. Yes, I’m still working. #
  • @drnormal UpperBlip seems to use HTTP, but isn’t smart enough to check the system’s proxy settings, or let me specify my own. So, no worky. in reply to drnormal #
  • @ahockley Using Firefox 3.5? It’s got geolocation. Try clicking the little circle above the zoom slider in Google Maps. http://bit.ly/MvmIf in reply to ahockley #