Thursday, March 11, 2004

yet another reason NOT to use Microsoft Outlook®
Microsoft says people who use its Outlook program for e-mail and calendar functions need to download a patch to fix a critical problem.
The issue affects systems that are running Outlook 2002 -- part of the Office suite of applications -- along with Windows XP.
The update is available on Microsoft's Web site.
In unpatched systems, the way the program handles URLs in e-mail could allow someone without permission to run code.
Specifically, the problem deals with how the program reads "mailto" tags in HTML-format e-mail.
This is but one of the reasons myself does not use Outlook. Every hacker and wannabe hacker will write exploits for Outlook because so many people use it.
THe Big Move
So I guess the time has come to talk about some personal stuff. It seems Myself will be moving from Hawaii to Las Vegas. It's been a long time heming and hawing over it but its gonna happen. Going take a week off work in April, go up there w/ the bf, find a place to live, take an interview, put in some applications, and try and get a feel for living there. I've visited quite a few times, Las Vegas being the #1 place that people from Hawaii go to for vacation, (Myself can speculate why but that's for another post). Already gave notice at my job here, booked the plane tickets, having the movers come to check my current place out for an estimate, the works. It's a rather frightening aspect, never having lived anywhere else, leaving my very comfy gov't job of 12 years, leaving friends, family, and everything familiar, going from someplace where I know where everything is to somewhere completely new, thankfully I do have one friend in LV, Knew him when he was stationed here in the Air Force, so we will have some local knowledge to draw from. it's also exciting too, and myself is looking at this as an adventure, discovering new places meeting new people, new experiences. I realize this is going to cause a lot of stress on our relationship, but i think it can stand up to it. we've had a few rough patches over the last four years and made it through. So I will be posting progress on the BigMove and events occur, at least its an excuse for posting, which has been slacking lately, I know, I know.

So to that end. Myself gives you:
In Other News
A 27-year-old lady presented with persistent cough, sputum and fever for the preceding six months. Inspite of trials with antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis treatment for the preceeding four months, her symptoms did not improve. A subsequent chest radiograph showed non-homogeneous collapse-consolidation of right upper lobe. Videobronchoscopy revealed an inverted bag like structure in right upper lobe bronchus and rigid bronchoscopic removal with biopsy forceps confirmed the presence of a condom. Detailed retrospective history also confirmed accidental inhalation of the condom during fellatio.
Sources indicate the patient was heard to say "So that's why everyone was calling me latex breath"

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