Note: <888> 09/27/07 Thursday 8:15 A.M..: I went out after the last message. I chatted with a neighbor. I went by CVS on Greenwich Avenue, and I picked up a prescription, and I bought a package of 10 painted white metal clothes hangers for $2.99 and .18 tax for $3.17 total. I then drove down by the waterfront, and I said hello to a former neighbor, and I chatted with one of the regular fishermen. I saw the big boat art gallery at the hotel down there. I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area. I sat out at various locations. I chatted with another local. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought buy one get one free of Dock Side boxes of 4 lump crab meat cakes for $7.99 both boxes and a 12.5 ounce bag of Lay's lightly salted potato chips for $2.50 for $10.49 total. I then returned home, and I chatted with a relative whom was pulling out to sea. I used some of the hangers, since I was short on them. I then ate some gold fish crackers. Over the night and early morning hours, I finished off the box of goldfish crackers. I tried installing Vista SP beta full install as an upgrade on the primary Vista computer, but it would not allow that. I then ran "msconfig", and I typed down all of my startup programs. I then disabled all of them. I printed them out. I then disabled Norton Antivirus. I then rebooted the system, and I installed Vista SP beta and after a bit of troubleshooting of unknown origin, I was able to get it to install. Possibly the Cablevision Cable Box software upgrade going on at the same time interfered with the upgrade process, but I was able to get Vista SP beta installed. I had to reconfigure my four monitor arrangement in the computer setup. The primary Vista Ultimate System with SP beta seems to be running just fine. I enabled the startup programs from "msconfig" . Thus the system is still the same with the Service Pack installed. Since I have two external backups of my original install and configuration, I could back up the Vista System with the Service Pack beta, but if I did it hard drive to hard drive, I would lose my Final Release configuration of Vista on the hard drive that might be worth saving. Thus I will think about it before backing it up. I watched part of a movie about Oxford University in the old days. I chatted with a neighbor when I returned home, and I showed the neighbor my current Computer setup. CIO
Note: <888> 09/26/07 Wednesday 6:25 P.M..: After I showered, and I cleaned up, I chatted with a relative. The relative said they would pay for the $80 Nikon digital camera, and it would be my Christmas present. I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors. I helped some neighbors package up a phone to send back to AT&T. The orange long sleeve polo shirt arrived UPS: Tracking Information on the order for $8.95 Michael Kors Pima Cotton Shirt - Long Sleeve (For Men) - Save 86% with free shipping with coupon code "EPRV7A" for $8.95. I hung it in the bedroom closet. I got the new front door pass card from my neighbor. I picked up my mail. I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea. I ate a baloney and cheese sandwich with potato chips and a slice of dill pickle and a glass of iced tea. I will now go downtown for an errand. CIO
Note: <888> 09/26/07 Wednesday 4:05 P.M..: I went to bed at 6 A.M.. I had a telephone call from a friend at 7 A.M.. I chatted with a Greenwich Housing Authority representative, and I am going to pick up the new pass card at her nearby house at 5:30 P.M.. I chatted with a relative about 10 A.M.. The relative was going to get me a Fuji 6.1 MP digital camera for Christmas, and I explained about the one that I just bought. I woke up at noon. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener. I chatted with a relative who is heading to Australia and New Zealand and is currently in Las Angeles on the Holland American Statendam having departed Vancouver, Canada on Saturday, so her wireless telephone works there. I downloaded the full install of Vista SP1 beta to the FIC server, and I burned two DVD copies. I installed it as Ultimate on the second partition on the Epox computer eliminating the Vista Server beta 3. The tech note says the Vista SP1 beta expires in April 2008, but on install it only has 30 days before product activation. I will look into that later. I can not use my current Vista key for the beta. I am making up a batch of Formula One http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm . I will now shower and clean up. CIO
Note: <888> 09/26/07 Wednesday 5:30 A.M..: I tried installing Vista SP1 beta, and it failed twice giving error messages of "0X800706BA" and "0X80004005". After that it would not even start to install. I restored the backup and recent changes, so I am back to where I began. I also installed the most recent updates. I ate a bowl of goldfish crackers. I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon. I will skip my noon dental appointment, and I will leave a message canceling it shortly. At my age of 57, I occasionally need a bit of rest. CIO
Note: <888> 09/26/07 Wednesday 1:40 A.M..: The back ordered item from www.directron.com for Vantec Notebook Security Lock NBL-S200 Cable Locking System 6.5 ft of 3/8 inch Coated Steel Cable-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com is scheduled for delivery UPS: Tracking Information . I downloaded Vista SP1 beta, and I will install it shortly. I do not need to backup my Vista computer, because I would rather use the backup that I made just before I left for Kennebunkport, Maine on September 8,2007. I have backed up any changed files since then. I will now install Vista SP1 shortly. As a beta tester I am not suppose to say to much. CIO
Note: <888> 09/26/07 Wednesday 12:40 A.M..: I received email that the camera will ship October 10, 2007, so it must be available. Maybe I have a Japanese friend somewhere. I once threw a party in Manhattan back in February 1975, and one of the guests was the grandson of Hirohito - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia of Japan, and he told me his name was Lance, and he was a concert pianist. If I had known he was going to be there during the blizzard when I showed up with my mother and http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm and Helen Kress Williams who said it reminded her of the blizzard of 1882, I probably would not have drunk so much free jackdaniels.com . As I recall they had about 20 fish tank aquariums for part of the party decorations, and it was in a loft in the Oldsmobile garage across the street from the www.cbs.com broadcast center on West 57th street. I recall personally dropping off an invitation for the party at the C.B.S. broadcast center for Connie Jung who I thought might be interested. CIO
Note: <888> 09/26/07 Wednesday 12:15 A.M..: I finished uploading the 795 pictures to www.kodakgallery.com . To improve my future photo opportunities, I ordered Refurbished from Adorama Amazon.com: Used and New: Nikon Coolpix P4 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3.5x Vibration Reduction Optical Zoom for $79.95 and $7.95 shipping for $87.90 total. It is the same one which new here Amazon.com: Nikon Coolpix P4 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3.5x Vibration Reduction Optical Zoom: Camera & Photo costs $478.23. However, this page Amazon.com: Nikon Coolpix P4 Digital Camera, 8.1 Megapixel, 3.5x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD Screen - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.: Adorama Camera says it is not in stock, so hopefully since Amazon took the order, I will get it. This is the Nikon web page on the camera Nikon USA: COOLPIX P4 . I got email that Vista SP1 beta is available for me to download, but I have a noon dental appointment today, so more than likely I will be going to bed soon. CIO
Note: <888> 09/25/07 Tuesday 10:00 P.M..: I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors. I threw out some garbage. I picked up my mail. I got a catalog which might be handy for people in the North Country in the winter. It is from Pressure Washers, Portable Generators, Mowers, Lawn + Garden | Northern Tool + Equipmentparticularly this section Heaters | Northern Tool + Equipment Heaters and Wood | Heaters, Stoves + Fireplaces | Northern Tool + Equipment and Corn + Pellet | Heaters, Stoves + Fireplaces | Northern Tool + Equipment . Although it is still a bit warm here, contrary to popular opinion that since so many Brazilians live here, we have mild winters, historically from my experience, we do frequently have very cold winters, particularly if you can not afford fuel. I had dinner of a cup of steamed baby carrots and broccoli crowns and flavored rice http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/mlsrice.htm . I also put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and a few pads of 50% less fat butter along with two cloves of chopped garlic in a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I heated it over medium high electric burner heat, and once the fat began to bubble, I added two of the 5 ounce boneless center cut pork tenderloins, and I seasoned them with ground black pepper, garlic pepper, Italian seasoning and Montreal Steak seasoning, and once they had browned for about a minute and a half on one side, I flipped them and seasoned them. Altogether I cooked them about three to four minutes a side, and for the last two minutes, I added a few tablespoons of Kikkoman soy sauce and a couple teaspoons of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce. I put half the rice on a dinner plate, and the other half in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and I put the two pork tenderloins on the plate, and I covered the pork and rice with the cooking juices. I put the vegetables in bowl with a little bit of olive oil. I ate it all with a glass of iced tea. I chatted with three relatives. I am uploading 795 pictures from Kennebunkport, Maine this summer to www.kodakgallery.com , and I will send a few relatives and friends the link to view them. Since there are private family pictures in the group, I do not post them to the general public. Since it is about a half of a gigabyte of files, it take a while to upload them. CIO
Note: <888> 09/25/07 Tuesday 4:20 P.M..: Microsoft Action Pack Subscription
ASPnews.com -- News : Vista Service Pack, Windows Server Previews Hit
Xerox FreeColorPrinters Program Application
The Face of Windows Server 2008
My appointment that I missed while I was away was rescheduled for next week.
I ate a bowl of goldfish crackers.
TG Daily - Microsoft quietly unveils Vista-to-XP downgrade
I called up www.overstock.com , and they said they would trace the pearl necklace sent to Maine that was never received, and they would send it to my current Greenwich address.
I was called about my dental appointment tomorrow.
Interop New York 2007
I went through my email. CIO
Note: <888> 09/25/07 Tuesday 3:30 P.M..: I emailed www.directron.com about this item that was back ordered Vantec Notebook Security Lock NBL-S200 Cable Locking System 6.5 ft of 3/8 inch Coated Steel Cable-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com that I have paid for, but I have not received. CIO
Note: <888> 09/25/07 Tuesday 3:15 P.M..: I tried on the new pants, and they fit just fine. I hung them up in the bedroom closet. I called up Microsoft Partner Direct at 1-800-214-6223 with web site at www.mspartnerdirect.com/winback/ , and they told me to call 1-800-765-7768 to renew my Microsoft Partner account. I called up the Microsoft Partner Number at 1-800-765-7768, and I got some information on my account. CIO
Note: <888> 09/25/07 Tuesday 1:50 P.M..: I went ahead, and I paid my www.cablevision.com account for next month October 2007 for the Cable Modem Optimum Boost, the Digital Cable TV, and Optimum Voice long distance. I also went ahead, and I paid my new www.geico.com policy starting next month beginning October 7, 2007 with the first payment of four monthly payments for the next six month policy period. I also paid my next month's www.verizon.com telephone bill. I also paid to www.newegg.com $75.38 for the Welcome to KWorld ! available here from Newegg.com - KWORLD KW-SA220 VGA Interface TVBox w/ YPbPr 1080i Signal input - Retail . It has a speaker, so you can use your large LCD computer monitor as a High Definition television if you have High Definition TV. You are suppose to be able change the monitor from computer to TV for $69.99 plus $5.84 UPS ground shipping less $2.99 preferred discount rush ordering plus $2.99 rush ordering for $75.83 total. Thus at the beginning of October 2007, I will still have to pay my www.cl-p.com electricity bill due in October 2007 for this month and my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority for October 2007. By paying my bills ahead of time, it keeps me from spending money that I do not usually have to spend after I pay my bills. I also will have to order some more cigarettes. I thus am continuing to manage my finances as best I can, and trying not to spend any extra money which I can not afford. CIO
Note: <888> 09/25/07 Tuesday 12:50 P.M..: I ate another bowl of goldfish crackers before going to bed at 2 A.M.. I was awake at 10 A.M. this morning. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener. UPS will deliver the orange long sleeve polo shirt tomorrow. I chatted with an associate. I installed the Vista updates. On the Vista machine if the Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse program does not work for its advanced settings, one can close it out and reopen it, and it works just fine. I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes. CIO
Note: <888> 09/25/07 Tuesday 1:00 A.M..: I microwaved and ate a Boston Market 9.5 ounce sirloin tip and mashed potato dinner. I mixed the potatoes and meat and gravy together before eating it, and I ate it all with a glass of ice tea. I watched a bit of television. I will now shut down the computer, and I will go to bed soon. I will eat a bowl of goldfish crackers before going to bed. CIO
Note: <888> 09/24/07 Monday 11:20 P.M..: I broke the left wing on the pair of eye glasses that I was using for my computer work. They were the ones that I had soldered together. I left the left ear piece off, and I strung the restraining cord through the nose piece hole, and the cord fits over my head, so they work fine enough for computer work, and I can also now carry them, since the fixed ear piece is no longer there. I went back outside at around 6 P.M., and I chatted with a neighbor. The TV device and the pants arrived from UPS shortly there after. The orange shirt did not arrive yet. I still have not received the steel lock cable from www.directron.com yet either. I installed the Welcome to KWorld ! available here from Newegg.com - KWORLD KW-SA220 VGA Interface TVBox w/ YPbPr 1080i Signal input - Retail with it hooked up the center 22 inch Acer LCD monitor and connected to the digital cable box and I used a Y audio cable to feed the sound both into the Vista computer sound card and a non computer attached pair of Jensen speakers that I set behind the monitors. The Jensen speakers are powered on by the power strip switch as is the Kworld TV device, and one uses the Kworld remote control to run the TV on the Acer 22 inch LCD monitor. I set it up. It works just fine. However, I called www.cablevision.com , and with my digital cable TV package to get High Definition television, I need a High Definition cable box, which they are going to send to me at no extra charge, and I will return my current cable box in a prepaid shipping box. Possibly I might get a second one if it works on my Sony television too, since it might be able to receive high definition television. It will take three to five days to arrive via UPS. I left the Kworld remote control with the Cablevision remote control by the right side of the computer. I left the Kworld manual which shows the remote control features just above it. I am not using the picture in picture feature, since I would have to lower the monitor resolution, and I don't need it. Basically, when one turns on the Kworld TV device with the remote control the center 22 inch LCD monitor becomes a television screen with the Jensen speakers for sound if the computer is turned off. I chatted with two friends. The pants seem just fine, but I have not tried them on yet. CIO
Note: <888> 09/24/07 Monday 5:40 P.M..: I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors. I went through my email. CIO
Note: <888> 09/24/07 Monday 4:30 P.M..: On the Saturday morning on September 8, 2007 when I drove up to Kennebunkport, Maine there were about 200 motorcycles and riders from Revere, Massachusetts at the New Hampshire rest area on I-95 headed north, and when I drove down yesterday, there were about 2,000 motorcycles and riders that I saw of unknown origin at the Maine rest area heading north on I-95, so more than likely if Fred Von Mierers http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm 's real name was Fred Revere or in Mexico or Spain Frederick Revera, possibly they chopper guys from Revere, Massachusetts or where ever they came from are still looking for the British. CIO
Note: <888> 09/24/07 Monday 4:10 P.M..: To show an example how liberal publications tend to get the figures for the whole planet, I read or heard when I was up in Kennebunkport, Maine that the worldwide debt was 248 trillion U.S.A. dollars or $248,000,000,000,000 which divided by the worldwide population of 6.5 billion people or 6,500,000,000 or to make the math simple drop the last eight zeros on each number or 2,480,000 divided by 65 would be $38,153.85 worth of debt for every individual on the planet. Of course if any bill collectors from another planet want to collect the debt, everyone on the planet could send me their share of the debt, and I could hold it in escrow until the bill collector from another planet showed up. I just had a telephone call from Redmond magazine. CIO
Note: <888> 09/24/07 Monday 3:45 P.M..: I noticed when I was driving down Round Hill Road yesterday, that the Vanderbilts www.biltmore.com last charity in Greenwich, Connecticut Welcome to Adopt-A-Dog is holding this upcoming event Sunday, September 30th, 2007 Welcome to Adopt-A-Dog Events at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on the scenic Greenwich, Connecticut waterfront. This event really brings out all of the back country old guard since most of them are dog friendly. Even Leona Helmsley left $12 million dollars to her dog which is more than she gave the Greenwich Hospital. About a year after I moved in to my current apartment about 18 years ago, I went to the Adopt-A-Dog tag sale up on Lake Avenue at a nice farm, and I bought on the second day of the tag sale for half price for $40 a baby blue wool carpet about 15 feet by 12 feet which had been just cleaned by the Shaffer Rug cleaners and donated by Burt Parks, and it is still on my living room floor, and it is lasting just fine. Although I do not have the time to walk a dog a half dozen times a day which it usually takes if you own a dog plus the expense of vet bills and food, I consider myself dog friendly, and I am always very friendly with the local animal population in the community. I just got a call from www.cio.com magazine. Who knows maybe Flipper will show up in the harbor for the Adopt-A-Dog show. Flip might be heading south for the winter too. CIO
Note: <888> 09/24/07 Monday 3:05 P.M..: I stayed up until about 1 A.M. this morning. I ate two bowls of goldfish crackers. I woke up this morning, and I ate breakfast of oatmeal, 2 slices of toast, orange, grape, and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee with spenda and milk. I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes. I watered the plants using 8 drops of Shultz liquid plant food per quart of water. I put out more white vinegar in the scent bowl in the living room. I showered, and I cleaned up. I went out, and I threw out some garbage. I went by the Valley Road Post Office, and I picked up my mail for the last two weeks. The $65 rebate check on the HP Laser printer arrived, and I put it in the Chase Bank on Mason Street when I went there next. I then went by the Greenwich Housing Authority offices on Milbank Avenue, and I paid my rent there, since their billing system is not working properly this month. I was not able to pick up a new front door pass card, since the individual I would get it from was not there today. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I than went by Val's Liquors at the Stop and Shop plaza, and I bought a 10 ounce bottle of Angostura bitters for $9.50 with tax. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a loaf of Stop and Shop 12 grain bread for $2.29, buy one get one free of six packs of English muffins for $2.99 both, a 24 ounce bar of Stop and Shop New York Extra Sharp cheddar cheese for $4.99, a pound of sliced American cheese at $5.49 a pound for $5.52, 1.5 pounds of German baloney for at $2.49 a pound for $4.28, a quart jar of B&G sliced kosher dill pickles for $2.99, a 3 liter container of Capatriti Extra Virgin Olive oil for $14.99, a 10 ounce bottle of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauces for $2.99, a 100 count box of Splenda packets for $3.99, a six pack of 5 ounce boneless center cut pork chops for $1.99 a pound for $4.52, a 2 pound bag of baby carrots for $2.99, fresh Chiquita bananas at .54 a pound for $1.77, broccoli crowns at $1.69 a pound for $1.50, and a bulb of garlic for $2.99 a pound for .60 for $56.41 total. I then returned home, and I brought up the groceries, and I put away the mail. I sorted out and threw away my old periodicals. I put my new www.geico.com insurance card in my automobile glove box. I took out the title to the Buick Wagon from the glove box, and I put it in safe keeping in the apartment. I chatted with a relative. I had a telephone call from www.microsoft.com and from Federal Computer week. I ate a baloney and cheese sandwich and a glass of iced tea and a slice of dill pickle and sour cream and onion potato chips. I have to wait this afternoon for my three packages from www.ups.com to arrive. CIO
Note: <888> 09/23/07 Sunday 10:20 P.M..: I put a little bit of Italian seasoning and grated parmesan cheese on the Stouffer's 21 ounce lasagna to add flavor. I am a little bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon. I have errands to do in the morning, and I have to be here in the afternoon to wait for www.ups.com to arrive. Have a good night. My relative gave me two Ralph Lauren t-shirts I have on the bedroom closet shelf, and I also got a new blue knee length bathing suit, not that I can afford to make it much to the beach recently. CIO