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Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, September 11, 9/11
What were you doing 11 years ago, when you got THE NEWS? 

I prefaced this newsletter for about half a year after that 
with a count of how many days since the world changed.
And it sure did change, and not just for travelers!

Bush's concept of bringing the puck in front of THEIR net
and keeping the enemy busy in THEIR yard, put a stop to
any further attacks, especially after trashing all their 
caves. One has to wonder what will happen when the enemy
realizes that the soldiers, who are now ordered to show
"Courageous Restraint" are strategically handicapped now.

Personally, I would feel safer, if the soldiers were yelling:
"Remember the Alamo! Remember 9-11 !" and made the enemy 
cower in fear and give up any notion of fighting civilization.

How do YOU feel about it?

Have FUN!

Today in 
1609 Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan island 
1709 English, Dutch & Austrians defeat French in Battle of Malplaquet 
1777 Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British 
1814 Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; Americans defeat British 
1853 1st electric telegraph in use, Merchant's Exchange to Pt Lobos
1881 Triple landslides bury Elm Switz
1910 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood) 
1919 US marines invade Honduras
1922 British mandate of Palestine begins 
1930 Stomboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
1936 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam 
1941 FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot on sight 
1946 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation 
1950 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited 
1952 West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews 
1973 Chile's President, Salvador Allende, deposed in a military coup
2001 The worst terrorist attack on American soil - 2819+ die as a result 
of hijacked airplane attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and 
a field in Western Pennsylvania 
Remember the Alamo! Remember 9-11 !

2012 GoDaddy and it's resellers were attacked by Cyber Terrorists and
Millions of sites were down or affected. 

2012  smiled

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The attack on the servers, that I mentioned yesterday, was very well prepared long in advance and very well coordinated. I realized, that something nefarious was going on when Gloria on Pender Island, BC, told me about her email not working. A check showed a weird load on that server. Luckily my Ukrainian partners Natalie and Victor were able to jump on it immediately, shut down some services and battled the attack. Unlike GoDaddy, we kept all of our machines up and running, even though some of them at reduced service for a while. This attack proved the concept, that Linux machines are safer from trojans and attacks than Windows machine, is a myth. However, they are easier to defend and to repair. We did the equivalent of dumping and re-installing Windows, but without shutting down. Contrary to what the herd of clueless media pundits claim, it was not a distributed Denial Of Service attack, but a well prepared inside-out attack. Key parts of the Linux OS on a huge number of servers had been modified with "EggDrop" style trojans well in advance and activated on the weekend. What made it more difficult was that there were more than one "EggDrop", and successfully getting rid of one just activated an other one. We did succeed, though, and stayed up, and GoDaddy is up again too. Apparently we were targeted, because we are a GoDaddy Reseller, selling domain registrations for less than GoDaddy themselves. Have FUN! DearWebby
Thanks to Dianne for this story: Everybody's a comedian. I called my local home improvement store for a simple piece of advice. "I know the sheetrock is screwed to the studs," I said to the guy who answered the phone, "but how do I find the studs?" "Put an ad on our bulletin board." he suggested.
This was a story told to us by our chemistry master at school. A student wished to make some potassium hydroxide solution and decided to throw a large lump of potassium into a bucket of water. Out of the corner of his eye, the professor observed what the student was about to do and hurried over. After confirming this was what was intended, he asked the student to first to stir the water in the bucket for five minutes before adding the potassium. Puzzled, the student followed after him to ask the purpose of this action. "It will give me time to run away," said the professor.
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Thanks to Walter, the stonecarver, for this picture: Click on the picture for the large version That's him by those urns, that he carved. A fifth one in the back is not finished yet.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Kymberely Frederick, 30, and Daniel Richards, 34 in Casselberry, FL Couple Spends Honeymoon In Jail After Leaving Baby And Two Toddlers Alone At Home During Wedding Kymberely Frederick, 30, and Daniel Richards, 34, spent their honeymoon in jail Tuesday after they allegedly left three young children alone at home while they went to the courthouse to get married. According to police, an investigation was launched Tuesday afternoon when a neighbor called 911 to report that three children (ages 1, 2, and 3) had been left alone without adult supervision. Investigators say officers arrived at the couple's residence to find three children had been left alone. Two children were found in cribs, while a third child was found in her bed. Frederick and Richards told police that they left home at around 2:30 p.m., borrowed a neighbor's car and went to the Seminole County Courthouse to get married. They reportedly called a neighbor while en route to the courthouse and asked her to watch the kids while they were gone. That neighbor, instead of watching the kids, immediately called police instead. Frederick and Richards were booked into the Seminole County Jail and charged with felony child neglect. Richards remains in jail, however, Frederick was released after posting bond.
Tech Support Pits: From: Frank Re: Tab History Tool Hi Webby Another Tab history tool I use is "Session Manager" Cheers Frank Dear Frank I have heard about Session Manager, but have not tried it myself. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Make a Garden Holder for Your Cell Phone Stay in touch while gardening by making a holster for a cordless phone out of an old shoe. Nail an old shoe to a stake and place it in the garden to hold the phone. Now there's no more running back into the house to grab the phone, and the phone stays out of the dirt. Source: Typical Mary Ellen By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:
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Billy Joe came visitin' up north, and decided he wanted to do something he could never do in the south... SNOW SKIING. Unfortunately, before he ever made it UP the hill so he could try and come DOWN the hill, he was knocked unconscious by the chairlift. He called his insurance company from the hospital, but they said they were refusing to cover the injury. "WHAT?!" yelled Billy Joe into the phone. "And why wouldn't you cover an injury like this?" "You got hit in the head by a chairlift," the insurance rep said. "That proves you are an idiot... and we consider that to be a pre-existing condition."
Bob walked into our insurance office to purchase coverage for his new motorcycle. Only one question confused him. "Do you have a lien holder on the vehicle?" "I've got a kickstand," Bob replied. "Is that the same thing?"
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>From Grace: Most of us have a bad habit we are constantly trying to break. For me, it's biting my fingernails. One day I told my husband about my latest solution: press-on nails. "Great Idea, Honey," he smiled. "You can eat them straight out of the box."
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