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Dodge This!

The carnage begins Thursday, January 13th, when my charity dodgeball team, Dodge This!, plays its first ZogSports dodgeball scrimmage

Come see us play!

Thursday, January 13, 2005    9:30PM
PS 191 (West 61st Street bet West End/Amsterdam)

Be there, or we'll throw a wrench at you.

Ad Aware Rules!

Computer slowing up?  Pop ups got you down?   Download Ad Aware! I started out the other night on Liz's computer, which hadn't been virus protected in the four years she's had it.  After exposure to college dorm ethernet, internet in Japan, and now broadband at home, her computer had become a veritable hornet's next of spyware, malware, and just all sorts of nasty critters.  One sweep of Ad-Aware found over 500 items that shouldn't be there, like active spyware and popup programs in her memory and even worse all sorts of trash in her registry.  Now... clean as a whistle!   I did the same thing with my GM computer, which is supposed to be swept for all these things with expensive enterprise wide virus scans, etc...   250+ Items.  It also got rid of this annoying Internet Optimizer code that hijacked my IE error screen, so every time I went to an internet it couldn't find, I got sent to a "search" screen that was a popup nightmare.  This was especially annoying b/c, with a wireless connection, you tend to get knocked off sometimes and that error screen comes up a lot. 

But, the real test was on my home computer, which had a corrupt registry that was preventing me from loading Internet Explorer at all.  After a year of not being able to use IE...   BAM, it was up and running in no time and gone were the over 600 critters that shouldn't have been there.  This program is sweet, and you should get it.

Lunch accident.

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I was a little overzealous with the plastic utensils at lunch today, causing my fork to break and slice my finger. 

Now we have to reset that sign:

General Motors Asset Management:  0  days without an onsite injury.

Let It Snow...

Img_0321 This isn't my car.  My car didn't have snow on it because I had just used it, so I scraped this into the car in front of me.  :)

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www.findmypath.com

And now, a brief commercial break.  I just want to take some time to promote my career Q&A site for college students, Find My Path (www.findmypath.com).  Over the holidays, I'm really going to ramp up promotion now that I've got a little buildup of content to hit the ground running with.  I'll be mass mailing to lots of career counseling professionals and talking about it wherever I can. 

I would appreciate it if you could help spread the word.  College students have lots of career questions, and those that don't would benefit from hearing the questions being asked by their peers.  This is a great forum to get questions answered and I'm very proud of it.  Please pass this site on to teachers, students, anyone you can think of. 

Thanks,

Charlie