Back-up bat with log 

Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, September 1

Thank you Joseph!

Today the sun set at exactly 8 PM.
At 7 PM I got a great deal on a couple bobs of corn.
On my walk I went by a fruit stand, mostly just to look
at their prices. The prices were pretty good, and a few 
people were standing in line for fruit.

The corn was labelled "2 for 50 cents". For here in range
cattle country above prairies with a few thousand miles of 
wheat, corn is usually two for a dollar.

One woman there was commenting that she uses an electric
knife to shave the kernels off the cob. The old, retired farm 
hand, who was selling the stuff, must have gotten cranky 
from standing there all day, and blew up on that. He called 
her a dumb cluck, and told her that for yuppies like her, corn
came in a can, and that the reason for buying corn on the cob
was to get the full flavor, that you ONLY get, when you 
gnaw it off a cob.

I agreed, and said, "Yes, with REAL butter and some salt and 
pepper, and if your lips are not burning and your nose does 
not run when you are finished, then your corn was as stale
as if it had come in a can."

The old guy just lit up and grinned, grabbed two cobs of corn
and handed them to me. "These have your name on it. Enjoy
them on me!"

I gratefully accepted them and spent my coins on red plums
at 49 cents per pound, and I noticed, the woman with the 
electric carving knife, bought half a dozen cobs of corn to 
see if she could get effect.

Have FUN!

Today in 
312 -BC- Origin of Greek Era-Start of Indiction of Constantinople 
69 Traditional date of the destruction of Jerusalem 
891 Northmen defeated near Louvaine, France
1267 Ramban (Nachmanides) arrives in Jerusalem to start 
   Jewish community
1614 Vincent Fettmich expells Jews from Frankfurt, Germany
1661 1st Yacht race, England's King Charles vs his brother James
1666 Great London Fire begins in Pudding Lane. 
   80% of London is destroyed
1739 35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal 
1799 Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to 
   Chase Manhattan) 
1874 Sydney General Post Office opens in Australia
1878 1st female telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt, Boston) 
1905 Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces 
1918 US troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920
1918 US troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920
1945 Japan surrenders ending WW II
1948 Communists form North China People's Republic
1961 USSR tests nuclear bombs in central Asia
1962 10,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
1962 UN announces Earth population has hit 3 billion
1969 Libyan revolution, Col Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris 
1982 Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
1983 Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet 
1985 US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland 
2012  smiled

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A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "Honor thy father and thy mother," she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered,"Thou shall not kill."
While working as an airline customer-service agent, I got a call from a woman who wanted to know if she could take her dog on board. I told her the dog was welcome, as long as she paid a $50 charge and provided her own kennel. I further explained that the kennel needed to be large enough for the dog to stand up, sit down, turn around and roll over. "I'll never be able to teach him all that by tomorrow!" she said, and hung up.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Brenda White, 36, in Salt lake City, Utah Brenda White - Pleaded Guilty To Chasing Husband With Truck, Running Him Down Twice Brenda White, a 36-year-old Utah woman pleaded guilty Monday after she allegedly chased her husband with her SUV, plowed through an office building's front doors and struck her husband, twice. According to police, White drove to her estranged husband's workplace in April, 2006 to discuss signing refinance papers on their house when the couple had a disagreement over the paperwork. That's when White allegedly told her husband that she was going to "wipe him off the earth" before storming back to her truck. White returned to her husband's work about 4 hours later, revved the truck's engine and then sped after her husband as he attempted to flee on foot. When the man fled into a nearby office building, White chased him and crashed through the building's front doors. White struck her husband with the truck, tossing him 10 feet across the room. When the victim got to his feet and tried to flee again, White struck him a second time with the truck. The man reportedly suffered a broken leg and received more than 60 stitches to his arms, legs and face. White was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief. In court, White's attorneys argued that she was suffering from "extreme emotional distress" and had taken too much Xanax prior to the attack. The couple were in the midst of a divorce that apparently wasn't going well. The husband testified that his wife came to his work place during lunch and played the song "Angry Johnny" by the singer and songwriter Poe. The song includes lyrics that say "I wanna kill you, I wanna blow you away." White would then make a gun gesture with her hand and point it at his head, according to the victim's testimony. The week-long trial ended in an abrupt mistrial August 10 when several jurors were heard discussing the case in an elevator outside the courtroom. Jurors were instructed to refrain from discussing the case during the trial proceedings. Prosecutors were poised to continue the case during a scheduling conference on Monday when White entered a guilty plea instead. The judge accepted the plea and concluded the case. White is scheduled to be sentenced on January 8, 2013 for her 2006 crime.. Seems to me the Utah judiciary needs to get a Bonehead Award too!
Tech Support Pits: From: Rosie Re: Back Up bat with log Dear Webby, Once upon a time, long, long ago, when you were a harried mobile tech, occasionally sprinting through our offices with a computer and your tool case under your arms, or a quarter-ton IBM 3810 laser printer on your shoulder, fixing not just hardware, but anything from bimbo-malfunctions to Word Perfect macros, you wrote me a back-up bat. I transfered it to every new machine I got and it worked fine from DOS 3 to Windows XP. Unfortunately, a little guy with a big mouth did not shut up, when he should have, and needed a tune-up, causing me to have to spend time at the Government Resort up the hill. At my new job we use W7, yuck! and of course it does not have your back-up bat, that I had carefully transferred from one machine to the next. Can you pretty please write me a new one just like that one, with a log of backaup dates? Thanks Rosie Dear Rosie We sure had fun in those days! OK, here is your old bat, as far as I remember it: @echo off color 9E xcopy /S /D /Q c:\docs e:\docs time /T >> c:\t.txt date /T >> c:\t.txt echo Rosie's back-up bat has done it again! >> c:\t.txt type c:\t.txt pause Here is an explanation what each line does: @echo off stops it from echoing the commands to the screen color 9E changes the screen color from grey text on black to bright yellow text on blue xcopy.... copies only those files and folders that are newer at the source than at the destination time /T >> c:\t.txt puts the time into the t.txt log date /T >> c:\t.txt writes the date in there echo Rosie's ... writes a line of text as a break between groups of date and time, so that it's clear to which date the time belongs. type c:\txt writes the log to the screen pause pauses everything to let you see the log and asks for a key press Anybody new to bats: Write the bat with a plain text editor and save it as b.bat , not b.bat.txt, but as b.bat Then make a shortcut to it and drag the shortcut icon to the desktop. Change the icon to a fun and recognizable one. Whenever you hit that icon, a fast back-up will happen, but only of those files in c:\docs, that are newer than the ones in e:\docs It does not waste time on files, that have already been backed up and have the same date and time in both locations. You can, of course, change the source and destination locations to what YOU need backed up. Have FUN! DearWebby
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The child was a typical four-year-old girl - cute, inquisitive, bright as a new penny. When she expressed difficulty in grasping the concept of marriage, her father decided to pull out his wedding photo album, thinking visual images would help. One page after another, he pointed out the smiling bride arriving at the church, the happily laughing bride at the entrance, the wedding ceremony, the recessional, the reception, etc. "Now do you understand?" he asked. "I think so," she said, "it's like halloween, right, but backwards. Mommy put on a nice disguise and had a pretty woman's face painted on top of hers, so that you would not see how scarey she really is. "
"Here's something that will really make you feel grown up," said a father to his teenage daughter, "Your very own phone bill."
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It was the day of the big sale. Rumors of the sale and some on-line advertising were the main reason for the long line that formed by 8:30, the store's opening time, in front of the store. A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back, amid loud and colorful curses. On the man's second attempt, he was punched square in the jaw, and knocked around a bit, and then thrown to the end of the line again. As he got up again, he said to the person at the end of the line: "That does it! If they hit me one more time, I won't open the store!"
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