* Posts by Charissa Cotrill

3 posts • joined 23 Apr 2007

Cat senses impending death

Charissa Cotrill

Rather comforting, really

I hope I have a cat like this around when my time is up (assuming I survive to old age). It would be nice to know I have a few hours to get things in order and say goodbye.

Program Names govern admin rights in Vista

Charissa Cotrill

The real problem...

The sad truth is that any given security system, from a wooden shield to software, is only as good as its weakest link. It doesn't matter how tight you write your code if the end user's ability to discern a threat never improves. I'd be willing to bet my entire life's income on a future increase in Linux targeted attacks, especially with the increase in user-friendly distributions.

And the centre of your desktop is...

Charissa Cotrill

Well, color me confused.

I've been using both Word and OOo for at least three years. Never had any problems with sharing files between them. I don't know if it's some magical pixie that lives in my fingertips that makes it possible, since so many other people seem to find it impossible. I'd love to hear some theories about this, though!

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