Out of the Blue

Yesterday the instability of the computer I've been working on finally pushed me back to troubleshooting my real work PC, as I could not stand to lose any more productivity to the crashes the emergency box was subject to. The problem with my real Win2K workstation is a memory leak I was experiencing with FrontPage, a problem that persisted even after uninstalling and reinstalling the whole Office suite. As it turns out, I have not actually determined the cause of the problem, just a workaround, which is simply to save my work in a different subdirectory. I'm sure there's a logical explanation for this (there always seems to be), but it certainly defies the easy explanation that there was something corrupt in the directory structure where I was previously saving things, since it's working fine now, and I'm using the exact same directory as before, simply copied to a new location. Anyway, I'm quite ecstatic at being able to work on my proper work machine, and I'm guessing my newly learned habit of saving my work after every keystroke might even come in handy one of these days.

Today might see some experimentation begin with some ads that are probably more obtrusive than what we're used to here. This is not a step that is taken lightly, but is essential to the ongoing survival of this site, and I can only hope that you will consider this a fair trade-off. As always, feedback on this is welcome.

Link of the Day: Evil Dead the Musical. Thanks Kii.
The World's Worst Hobby. Thanks Medic.
Stories of the Day: Sergeant charges breast enhancement, car to Pentagon (thanks Jim Chaney). Wasting $130K earmarked for a toilet.
Bacon mistaken for human head.
'Zsa Zsa Saddam' to Taunt Iraqi Regime Loyalists. Thanks Miguel Gonzalez.
Wild Science: Wingman!
Software Spots Devilish Details
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Worshipping celebrities 'brings success'.
Weird Science: Why Humans and Their Fur Parted Ways (registration required).
It's a Dog's Life, but What, Exactly, Is That About (registration required)?
The simple pleasures of fake nature.
Image of the Day: FoxTrot. Thanks thanecyan and Stephen Nelson.
Blackout viewed from space. Thanks zombie69.
Auction of the Day: Letter hand delivered to Mr. Little Guy. Thanks arsonist.
Castra-Kit Vintage Pig Castration System. Thanks Dan Leadbetter. As ugly as the previous one is sweet.
Follow-up: Users Discover Pros and Cons in Stair-Climbing Wheelchair (registration required).
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Fine with me
Aug 20, 2003, 06:30
Fine with me Aug 20, 2003, 06:30
Aug 20, 2003, 06:30
 
Today might see some experimentation begin with some ads that are probably more obtrusive than what we're used to here. This is not a step that is taken lightly, but is essential to the ongoing survival of this site, and I can only hope that you will consider this a fair trade-off. As always, feedback on this is welcome.

Go right ahead, Blue. It's such a minor annoyance anyway. Some people here don't understand reality and that someone has to pay for the bandwith.

(Edit: Von Helmet beat me to it with his excellent post)


This comment was edited on Aug 20, 06:32.
-Garrote

Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
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