Thursday, February 28, 2013
Open, honest, accountable government?
Eh, not so much.
Eh, not so much.
[Canada ranks] 55th in the world for upholding freedom of information... Canada's standing in September 2011 was 40th of 89 countries, fell to 51st in June last year, then to 55th of 93 countries last September, behind Mongolia and Colombia.
Even if you don't have to go to court to get information out of these jokers, good luck getting anything useful.
Natural Resources Canada has adopted "particularly strict rules restricting the ability of scientists to talk to the media about 'climate change' and 'oil sands,'". And Environment Canada "specifically forbids scientists from speaking to the public on identified issues such as climate change or protection of polar bear and caribou until the Privy Council Office gives approval,".
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. Since our web app runs on Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 and 10 (as well as Firefox, Chrome, Safari and mobile devices), I figured I'd give it a try.
The install went slowly, and after a reboot I sparked it up.
The crash details pointed to iedkcs32.dll. I searched the registry for that dll, and it appears to be related to automatic proxy handling, among other things. I turned that off in the Internet Options - Connections - LAN settings and IE10 started up just fine.
If everything else works for me, I'll stick with IE10, but if something is relying on that setting I'll have to drop back to IE9.
Luckily, it's easy to uninstall IE10:
1) Open Windows 7 Control Panel.
2) Open Programs and Features.
3) In the sidebar on the left, choose "View Installed Updates".
4) Right-click on Windows Internet Explorer 10 and select Uninstall.
Reboot and you're back to IE9.
Friday, February 22, 2013
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
There was an interesting collection of fellas in line at the grocery store today, all with armloads of flowers. None of them looked the least bit happy to be there.
That reminded me of a Valentine's joke. A guy brings flowers home to his wife. She says, "I suppose now I'll be on my back with my legs in the air all weekend." He says, "Why not just use a vase?"
Remember, I don't make these up, I just pass them along...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
We've had a lot of picks lately, and the curlers have been complaining. The curlers blame the ice. The icemaker blames the curlers. Last night, the icemaker stood up to read the riot act to the curlers, about cleaning their shoes, bad grippers, hair on the ice, etc. After a few minutes of ranting, we went out for the game.
During our game, one of our rocks picked and went sideways. The opposition skip turned to me and said, "I guess that picked on one of the hairs that fell out of the icemaker's ass."