Long, long day

3.5+ hours of commuting with Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, 11 hour workday (important upgrade), soaking in hot hot water and bubbles with chapters of Woodpecker, and now I’m ready for the sleep of appeased Gods. I know I have outstanding work that needs catching up on, but it will be there tomorrow, and I have run out of those little sticks that hold the eyelids open.  Goodnight, fellow collections of particles, fellow bags of water, fellow assemblances of energy. May everyone wake up aroused tomorrow!

The Terry Pratchett Experience

I’ve been listening to the audiobooks of Discworld recently. I’m nearly finished with the third of what looks to be forty-one in total, according to Wikipedia. I started out of order, just because I wanted a taste. I think after I finish this one, I’m going to start in order and go through the whole set.

I’m already starting to see people as otherworldly creatures. Imagine how much stronger this will be after finishing the entire set.

If you follow the series, I started with “I Shall Wear Midnight,” then “Making Money,” and am now finishing up with “Snuff.” Thankfully, so far it seems that he’s one of those authors that writes in a way that you can jump in any time and get to know the aspects of the characters being presented in that particular volume, and learn more later, and so far, they mesh well.

Top Shelf Software Cynicism

Adobe Flash Player, which I’m sure we can all agree is rather ubiquitous at this point…

During an UPGRADE, mind you, not a fresh install…

Sneaks an install past the end user of a limited version of McAfee Security Scan.

1) McAfee products haven’t been considered viable players on the security market for YEARS.

2) Something offered as a bundled product which you CHOSE not to install before should not be again snuck in during an upgrade. Especially something that doesn’t play well with other products.

3) I can’t honestly remember the last time McAfee caught anything in terms of malware.

4) The sole purpose of THIS McAfee product seems to be to sell you a beefier product — which ALSO SUCKS.

5) Ubiquitous software, which is installed on just about every desktop and powers some of the most frequently-accessed pages on the internet should ABSOLUTELY not bundle SHITware along with it. You really want to tie your reputation to that of McAfee, Adobe Some of us are paying attention.

putting more of myself out there