End of Scott's Notes week of 12/31/06:

Note:<888> 12/31/06 Sunday 10:50 P.M.:  This like the new server motherboard FIC KT-600 Pro Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Audio SATA FIC KT-600 PRO KT-600 PRO .   They had more available for a short period, but they are out of them again.   I guess in making the new stuff, they forgot there are plenty of people content with the older equipment that works just fine.  It is a good motherboard for a server, since it has BIOS protection in the CMOS.   I went through my email.    I guess everyone I know is out partying on New Year's Eve, because nobody was around to chat with.   I guess the 9 to 5 crowd like to party on their day's off.   Alas I guess tomorrow evening, we will hear them returning also from their southern trips for work day on Tuesday.   However, I think because of President Ford's funeral, the New York Stock exchange will be closed on Tuesday, and possibly the banks, so maybe the work a day crowd will not return until Tuesday night for work on Wednesday.   I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/31/06 Sunday 9:55 P.M.:   I was awake at 9 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I chatted with a relative.   I went back to bed until 2 P.M..  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I threw out some garbage.   I said hello to a neighbor.   I went downtown, and I bought $13.50 or premium unleaded gasoline at the Greenwich Automotive Exxon Service station next to the Greenwich Library for $2.939 a gallon for 72.1 miles driving in the last 10 days at an average of 16 miles per gallon driving an average of 17 miles per hour around town except for the trip to Circuit City in Norwalk, Connecticut.   I then went downtown, and  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store which no longer has the 70% off rack, and I bought a package of three 30 pound OOK hooks made in Germany for $2.99 and .18 tax for $3.17 total.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought for 75% off three boxes of merry brite 18 Christmas cards each box with envelopes for $1.99 each box less a $1.50 off bonus bucks coupon and .27 tax for $4.74 total.  They also have a few Hallmark Christmas cards on sale for 50% off.  I completed my walk, and I sat out for a while.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then returned home.  I microwaved and ate a 21 ounce Stouffer's lasagna with meat sauce, which I put a few tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese on, and I ate with a glass of iced tea.   I printed out two copies of various Microsoft Money 2006 reports for the last month by category, year by category, and year by total, and last 15 years by categories and also another for the last 15 years by years and categories and one for the last 15 years by totals by category.   I put four stamps on a manila envelope, and I have the report ready to mail to a relative who takes a keen interest in my finances.   I am not good at analyzing reports, I just enter the data and print them out.   I chatted with a friend who use to look like me before I got heavier, and I told him that since I once worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and that since I happen to look a little bit like John Harvard www.harvard.edu as I get older, that if any aspiring students in this area happen to want to go to Harvard, but if they do not happen to like people with my particular look, they might find one or two other people up that way with my look.  My friend's father used to be on the Harvard Board of Overseers.  CIO     

Note:<888> 12/30/06 Saturday 10:35 P.M.:  I watched the State Funeral for President Gerald R. Ford Nation honors Ford at Capitol Rotunda - CNN.com .   I chatted with two relatives.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/30/06 Saturday 9:15 P.M.:   I made and ate a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   I used two low fat Ball Park franks and a 16 ounce can of B&M baked beans along with the other ingredients.   I also used up the rest of the stuffing.   I had to microwave both items together on four vegetable cycles of the General Electric microwave oven.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go through my email.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/30/06 Saturday 7:55 P.M.:   I went outside, and I moved the tropical plant from my neighbor's patio to the far end of the community room, so it will be warmer.    There are other people's plants in the community room.   There are a couple of small holes in the paper mache urn that might leak a little bit of water, when watered, but from what I know about the plant, it should recover.   There is a tag in the plant saying it is a pink orchid, but I do not think it looks like an orchid.   I use to have one like it in my apartment many moons ago.   I left a note outside my neighbor's door along with a copy of my Michael Louis Scott's Christmas 2006 Card and http://www.geocities.com/mike2scott20062/xmasletter2006geo.htm .   My neighbor's whose husband passed away recently worked in the Greenwich Library many years, and her husband from Atlanta, Georgia who passed away recently was a distinguished member of the United States Army 82nd Airborne, if you get my drift.   However, the 82nd Airborne is not much good without nylon parachutes from the nylon factory in Pensacola, Florida, if you get my drift.  CIO

Note:<888> 12/30/06 Saturday 6:50 P.M.:  Friendly advise to any sea hogs in the area.   The internet as I know it is basically ground communications which the sea hogs do not use.   The two United States Army Extreme Cold Weather to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit sleeping bags that I ordered United States Army www.army.mil has the best cold weather experience around here, and figuring sleeping bags good to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit below zero worth new at $200 for $29.99 apiece, I bought two with $18.50 shipping, since the shipping on the second one was free for $78.48 total.  Thus if we lose our electric heat in this building or if for some reason we need to leave in the cold of winter, I should be well prepared for myself and a guest should anyone show up.   This is the link for what I bought from eBay: ECW Sleeping Bag US Army Surplus Excellent Condition (item 280043680378 end time Dec-29-06 08:16:58 PST) and tracking is  www.fedex.com "570883710004025" or FedEx | Track , if you notice they are coming from some place in Kansas.   The only two army facilities I know of in Kansas are Fort Leavenworth which a secure Army Prison and Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Military Academy in Abilene, Kansas where the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library is also located.   It is the nature of the www.army.mil if they are challenged in this country they will evaluate the situation and figure out what to do next.   I think Dwight Eisenhower's grandson in law that his grand daughter married is suppose to be a Russian General, so more than likely he has some other contacts as well.  Remember, I found the spare solenoid fork part for the starter motor on my old 1971 yellow Subaru station wagon at a Buick Subaru dealership in Abilene, Kansas, and by the time I got it installed the museum was closed, so I never go to figure out what it was all about.   I remember the young cadets watching me install it there were somewhat curious as to what I was doing back in 1978 or 1979 or whenever it was.  CIO

Note:<888> 12/30/06 Saturday 6:15 P.M.:  Kingston's Flash Promotion and shop.kingston.com - Memory for your Desktop, Server, Workstation, Notebook, PDA, MP3 Player and more.DealCatcher: Free Online Coupons Dell, Amazon, Best Buy, Overstock $10 off $50 coupon at www.staples.com and  in store purchase, so I could have gotten the Panasonic handset $2 cheaper there, but I needed to take the car for a drive.  Need a light on your watch at night Newegg.com - CASIO W87H-1V Casual Sports Watch - Retail .  I might order it, since I am frequently out at night.  This supposedly works with Vista Ready Boost Apacer Handy Steno AH320 2GB USB Flash Drive,2gb flash drive,Apacer 2 gb usb flash,2 gb usb memory according to Chris Parillo The Fastest Flash Drive ~ Chris Pirillo and Vista ReadyBoost ~ Chris Pirillo .   SanDisk Cruzer 2Gb Micro and Windows Vista ReadyBoost @ Blogcritics.org and some here Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg SanDisk Cruzer 2 GBExtremeTech Headlines in RSS and http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2017849,00.asp and this list http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2017821,00.asp  .   This is suppose to work Newegg.com - Crucial Gizmo 2GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) - Retail and 2GB Gizmo! overdrive with security software from Crucial.com for just $56.99! , so I ordered the Newegg.com - CASIO W87H-1V Casual Sports Watch - Retail for $19.99 and the Newegg.com - Crucial Gizmo 2GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) - Retail for $35.99 less .62 1.1% preferred account discount plus $6.29 one day shipping plus $2.99 preferred customer discount plus $2.99 rush order fee for $61.65 total.  Thus I should have a good inexpensive lighted watch for walking around at night should I ever get some time to do so, and I should have a pen drive that uses the Vista Ready Boost feature on my primary computer to speed it up a bit.   CIO         

Note:<888> 12/30/06 Saturday 3:55 P.M.:   I woke up at 11 A.M. this morning.   I chatted with a relative.   I went out, and I picked up my mail.   I chatted with a British neighbor.   Apparently we have had people stealing our newspapers in the building.   Also I noticed on the side entrance somebody had dumped one of the tropical plants out of its pot and on the ground and thrown the pot down the steps at the baseball field.  I put it back in its pot by the far east entrance.   I am not sure what tropical plants are doing out at this time of year, but it seems to be surviving.   I have not cleaned up since Thursday, and I went out without cleaning up, and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   There were only about a dozen cars coming and going in the area at 12:30 P.M., so not much is moving in this area.   I guess people are staying home to save on energy.   I then returned directly home.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I chatted with one friend, and I left messages with some other friends.   I guess, since I have been out once today, I should stay home and do some work on the computer.   The Panasonic handset works just fine in the kitchen.   I think someone could make money by buying oil from Venezuela and refining it at the Hess refinery in St. Croix, and seeing if there is any market for it up here at a lower price than Arab oil.   I have a better chance of learning Spanish than speaking Arabic.   You have to remember all that we seem to know around here comes out of the www.nytimes.com .  Back in 1972, the New York Times paid reporters starting out $75 a week, so they did not really know that much.  www.cbs.com paid me $85 a week back then to be a clerk typist, and all that I could tell was that the New York Times sold out at the CBS newsstand at the broadcast center on West 57th street by 7 A.M., so CBS hired people whom could read the New York Times.   As Walter Cronkite once said the evening broadcast of the CBS evening news is only 2.5 columns of the New York Times.   Thus since I read more information than that, I sometimes know a little bit more based on experience.   For all I know Sadam Hussein of Iraq could of bought his way out of Irag and be hiding in one of those obscure places in Russia, since the biggest backer of his dictatorship in Iraq was Russia.   I know he had a lot of doubles, so even a picture might not tell the truth.  For all I know even Adolph Hitler lived in Russia after World War II.   Frequently the exiled heads of state are held by Russia to find out what they really knew about what was going on and what their networks of contacts were.   It is really hard to tell, once one starts dealing with Russia, since it is such a large country with restricted movements of its local population, I am not even sure their leaders know what is going on.  Traditionally the Russians never trusted the central government, so possibly even one of their experts would not know the real truth.   Who Knows?   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/30/06 Saturday 4:15 A.M.:  I went through my email.   Not much seems to be happening in this neck of the woods.   BBC NEWS | Americas | Mourning begins for Gerald Ford .   Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum . GERALDFORDMEMORIAL.COM .   I made a $5 donation to the Gerald R. Ford Memorial Fund GERALDFORDMEMORIAL.COM and Gift Information .  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO        

Note:<888> 12/30/06 Saturday 2:30 A.M.:  I chatted down there at the southern most part of the United States, and they still seem to speak English down there, but they do not tell me much about what is happening down there.   Maybe that is why they used to call it the "Silent Service" .  It is my viewpoint from what I have read these recent years in the media that the United States of America is so weak military wise that we could be invaded.   However, we have friendly neighbors to the north and south and oceans on either side.   Thus to invade us, it would take a country with a large naval force.   There is only one country in the world with a large enough navy and that would be Russia, so more than likely some time in the future, they will invade us.  Of course so many of us are stuck at home most of the time anymore, I do not think most of us will even notice as long as the essential services are maintained most of the time.   That seems to usually involve paying one's bills at the first of the month, which I have done except my rent, which I will pay when I receive the bill.   I will now go through my email.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/30/06 Saturday 12:50 A.M.:  I set up the new Panasonic handset.    One can transfer the base unit directory numbers one by one over the airwaves from the base unit to the remote unit.   The handsets use a Panasonic KX-TCA86 headset which is available here Amazon.com: Panasonic KX-TCA86 Folding Headset with Noise-Canceling Microphone: Electronics  or here Panasonic Model Details KX-TCA86 .  CircuitCity guarantees the handset for return for 30 days, and Panasonic warranties the handset Panasonic Model Details KX-TGA670B for one year, and the handsets use this battery Panasonic Model Details HHR-P105A , I made and ate the same meal as last night.   I chatted with a relative.   I will now go through my email, and I will do a little bit of regular internet work.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/29/06 Friday 10:55 P.M.:  After the last note, I found this item Buy the Panasonic 5.8GHz Handset (KXTGA670B) and other Cordless Phone Handsets at circuitcity.com listed at $71.99, so I printed out the page, and  I went out without cleaning up, and I drove up to CircuityCity in Norwalk, Connecticut, also to give the car a little high speed driving activity on the highway.   I bought it for $71.99 and $4.32 tax for $76.31 total.  At the store it was listed as being $84.99, but when I showed them the page that I brought with me, they gave me the lower price.   I could have ordered it from site in Chicago, Illinois without tax and free shipping for $69, but I would have had to wait for it for a while, and I figured since I live in Connecticut Public Housing, it does not hurt to pay a little tax in Connecticut.  Also it was good for the car to get a little high speed activity, which it does not get very much anymore.   I then stopped by Staples in Old Greenwich, and they sell the same phone for $79.99 all of the time plus tax.  It only works with the Panasonic 5.8 GHz KX-TG6700B phone base unit that I have on the brass and glass coffee table.   At Staples, I bought the last 2007 horse calendar for $9.99 and .60 tax for $10.59 total.   I then went by the ATM at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then sat out briefly downtown.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought Chiquita bananas at .54 a pound for $1.24.   I then returned home.  I installed the Panasonic handset in the kitchen on lower right side of the book shelf, so it is easily used by the www.harvard.edu chair in the kitchen, particularly when one might be sitting there having a cigarette.   A headset is available for it from www.panasonic.com .   Since it is wireless to the base unit, it does not need to be connected up by telephone cords.   I have its power transformer plugged into the extension cord on the small oak table.   It takes seven hours to charge up, so it should be fully charged up by 5 A.M..  One can use it after 15 minutes.  I need to sync it with the base unit, and one can automatically transfer the directory from the base unit to it also, which I will do shortly.  I will put the new 2007 horse calendar on the right living room closet door when the 2006 calendar is, once it is New Years.  CIO

Note:<888> 12/29/06 Friday 7:05 P.M.:  Base units like my Panasonic unit eBay: PANASONIC KX-TG6700B 5.8 GHZ 2-LINE CORDLESS PHONE (item 270074392081 end time Jan-08-07 10:11:42 PST)   $100 and $18 shipping here, if you need one open box.  

Note:<888> 12/29/06 Friday 5:55 P.M.:   I took a nap until 2:30 P.M. after breakfast.   I chatted with a relative.   I did the previous mentioned chores after the last message.   The Buy.com - Kingston 512MB DDR Memory PC3200 400Mhz 184-pin DIMM - KVR400X64C3A/512 for $36.90 with $20 off with Google Checkout with free 7 to 9 day ground shipping arrived.  I put it in the server, so the server now has 1 gigabyte of memory now.  I will now do a little of regular computer work.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/29/06 Friday 12:55 P.M.:  I was awake at 11 A.M..   I paid my bills online for www.cl-p.com , www.geico.com , www.cablevision.com , www.verizon.com .   I also paid my www.newegg.com bill for Norton Internet Security 2007.   I also ordered from www.ordersmokesdirect.com 7 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Light 100s in a box for $12.49 a carton and $14.46 shipping for $101.89.   I still have to pay my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.   Basically my routine after paying my bills, it is Greenwich, Connecticut on $10 a day.  I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I will then make my bed and wash the breakfast dishes.   I will then throw out the garbage and periodical literature, and I will water the plants.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/29/06 Friday 4:55 A.M.:  I reviewed my first of the month bills and expenses, and they are about the same as my SSI income.   Thus there is no way I can afford to buy the second Panasonic cordless 2 line phone this month, unless I win a scratch card.    I have done the best that I can do improving my apartment, communications setup, entertainment center, and computer systems with my Renter's rebate and Christmas gifts.  One has to remember I own a 11 year old used Volvo, so I need to make sure that I keep it running regularly which is part of my normal routine.  Have a good day.  Bonjour.  CIO  

Note:<888> 12/29/06 Friday 4:05 A.M.:   I went through my email.   PressZoom.com - Global News Service - News and Press Release Distribution and Norton 360 - Symantec Corp. .  I don't think I need to put it on my Vista system, and it says Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista will not be released until January 30, 2007 when Vista is released, so we have a month's wait until we install it.   A lot can happen in a month.   BBC NEWS | Europe | Liechtenstein redraws Europe map .   Summer down under BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Robot heading for Antarctic dive .   BBC NEWS | Technology | Changes for Microsoft and Apple .   BBC NEWS | UK | England | Military team reaches South Pole .   BBC NEWS | Americas | US accepts threat to polar bears .   BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Red kites threatened in ScotlandBBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Europe's 'biggest dinosaur' found .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I have to pay bills later on today, but first I will need to pay a brief visit to the bank.   CIO             

Note:<888> 12/29/06 Friday 1:50 A.M.:   I updated my profile at Classmates - View Profile Mike Scott for some reason www.lfc.edu will not go in the web page, although I tried to enter it.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/29/06 Friday 1:10 A.M.:  I chatted with the Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , and I told them I saw on the Bloomberg business today the Blackstone group is involved with the Kravis group, so more than likely they have enough economic capital to survive.    They told me they had moved St. Margaret's Episcopal church on Reynolds Avenue from across the street from the hotel to another location.   I have a feeling that since the Episcopal Church in New York City is the fourth largest land owner after the City of New York, the State of New York, and the U.S.A. Federal government, more than likely that hotel might be actually owned by the Episcopal Church in some sort of obscure trust, but it could be owned by another branch of it such as an Anglican Church from another country or commonwealth involved with England.   Since nobody ever explains all of the details, it is hard to sort out.   I do know that Key West is a 400 year old town, so more than likely some of the old guard if they are still around would know more of the more obscure details.   Since it was once part of the railroad, it still could be owned by the Florida East Coast railroad or whatever group of people now own it.   It is like an insurance company in Ohio, now owns Grand Central Station the last time I researched that, and it is just on a hundred year lease to the MTA.   From what I can tell, more than likely a lot of people like the simplicity of the Florida Keys compared to the busier activity of Southern Florida, and after the daily traffic disappears off the Florida Keys bridges, it is actually quite peaceful down there.   Of course some sort of group might sneak ashore and kidnap any stray tourists into other less hospitable surroundings, so it is best to stay on one's guard down there.  I explained on the volcano front if either or both of the two volcanoes erupted in Russia, it could make for what one would call a "Nuclear Winter" which means it would be much colder up north.  Since at this point in the planet, there are about a billion people further north of me, more than likely it would get busier in the warmer more populated areas of the planet.   I will now go through my email.   CIO      

Note:<888> 12/28/06 Thursday 11:45 P.M.:   I was outbid at the last minute, so I will be ordering it new from an authorized Panasonic dealer tomorrow when I have the funds Panasonic 5.8GHz Add-On Handset For The 2 Line KXTG6700B Phone System - KXTGA670B At Abt Electronics from Chicago, Illinois.  Maybe a relative or somebody from the railroad will deliver it.  The auction one sold for $52.99 and with about $11.50 shipping, they are paying about $64.50, so I guess I can afford to pay $5 more to Illinois to have a new one delivered from an authorized Panasonic dealer with a full one year warranty.  Who knows maybe a Lincoln will drop it by.  One can buy it Panasonic refurbished here for $54.95 with 90 day warranty eBay: Panasonic KX-TGA670 5.8GHz Add-On Handset For KXTG6700B (item 120069019908 end time Jan-06-07 11:42:31 PST) and $12 shipping for $67 total.  Of course the base unit has no warranty since I bought it at auction eBay Seller: retail-recyclers: Gadgets Other Electronics, Portable Audio items on eBay.com for $40 and $19.50 shipping and handling for $59.50 total, and it would be expensive to replace or have repaired, since it retails for $170, but one can bid on a base unit here eBay - KXTG6700B, Telephones Pagers, Consumer Electronics items on eBay.com .  Well, the good news is that I have not bought anything today except week old bagels, and I am not Jewish, but Scottish Presbyterian which is even cheaper.  The town motto for Greenwich, Connecticut is "frugality and fortune" which in the Queen's English means "Penny Thrifty and Pound Foolish".  CIO   

Note:<888> 12/28/06 Thursday 11:05 P.M.:  Howard Hughes will sell it to you here from Irvine, California, but you would have to pay shipping of $6.95  Panasonic KX-TGA650B CordlessHandset - KX-TGA650B - WolfCamera.com for $68.89 for $75.84 total, but maybe he would fly it back this way in one of his fleet of planes.   Most everything one buys on the internet is a generic item with pretty much a fixed price, so in bottom surfing the internet, one does not really find that much lower in terms of wholesale prices, unless one possibly knew an Asian language, and could order from there.   We do not really have anything to sell in Greenwich, Connecticut Greenwich, Connecticut Links Scott's Internet Hotlist but real estate Greenwich, Connecticut USA, Real Estate, cars, dresses, or recreational sports pastimes all of which come at a big ticket prices.  CIO  

Note:<888> 12/28/06 Thursday 10:30 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I ate  1/5th of a Mrs. Smith's pumpkin pie which I put two scoops of butter pecan ice cream on.    I threw out the turkey carcass, since there was not enough left on it to make soup.   At 11:18 P.M., I will find out if I won eBay: NEW Panasonic KX-TGA670B 5.8GHz 2-Line Cordless Headset (item 250065809163 end time Dec-28-06 20:19:10 PST) .   I have a feeling that same dude from last night is going to hop in and outbid me at the last minute like he did last night at a price slightly higher than I can afford on my budget.   The Norton Internet Security 2007 and the KX-TGA670B will probably be my only major purchases this January 2007, since I have regular bills and other expenses.    I should buy a gallon of antifreeze to keep in the back of the car too.   We have had a warmer winter so far, but one still has to be prepared for colder weather when it arrives.   I have the British Union Jack hanging in front of the right hallway bookcase with the U.S.A. and the Scottish Cross of St. Andrews underneath it, but if one turns on the DeLonghi oil filled radiator along side of it on a colder day, one would have to move it out, so it would not melt the nylon flags.    As I get older, I am not sure I am going to be able to keep track of all of the thousands of details involved in running my apartment with its rather complex communications and computer setup not to mention the expense.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/28/06 Thursday 8:50 P.M.:   I ate the same meal as last night without the Near East wild rice and rice pilaf.   I still have two 5/16th inch thick slices of the turkey breast meat left for tomorrow night along with the stuffing and vegetables.   I chatted with www.panasonic.com , and they told me this item as a resold item eBay: NEW Panasonic KX-TGA670B 5.8GHz 2-Line Cordless Headset (item 250065809163 end time Dec-28-06 20:19:10 PST) would not be eligible for the Panasonic one year warranty, since they are not a Panasonic authorized retailer.   I emailed the seller twice to cancel my bid, but I have not heard from them.  I then emailed them a third time, that I might be still interested in it.   However, I have not paid for it, so I will not be buying it until I know what happens with the auction, no matter what, although it is $55.05 with shipping at the current bid price without warranty or $13.95 cheaper than this one for $69 with free shipping new from an authorized Panasonic dealer, however the seller offers 3 year warranty protection from SquareTrade Warranty Services  which would probably be about $8, so the item at the current bid with about $8 warranty would be $5.95 cheaper than this one new with Panasonic one year warranty and free shipping Panasonic 5.8GHz Add-On Handset For The 2 Line KXTG6700B Phone System - KXTGA670B At Abt Electronics .   Of course no matter what happens, I will not be paying for it until tomorrow when I have funds available.   I have a feeling the same dude from last night is going to hop in at the last minute and outbid me anyway.  CIO

Note:<888> 12/28/06 Thursday 6:35 P.M.:  I went out after the message, and I went by the George Weston Bakeries Arnold Bakery outlet, and I bought a six pack of New York Everything bagels for $1.85.   I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.   There were some young children fishing.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and some of their clothes are on sale.   I chatted with a local artist.   I then went to my usual 3 P.M. appointment.   I then returned home.    I put one my blue pair of draw string leisure pants with one of the Queen Mary II tee shirts, and I put the other Queen Mary II tee shirt in the sweater closet, and I hung the grey pair of draw string leisure pants on the hook in the bedroom with the other leisure pants that I wear around the apartment.   I received the Norton Internet Security 2007 OEM disk, and I made a copy of it for regular installations.  I can not install it, until the final release vista version comes out.   I tried to reinstall the beta version, and it said was already installed on my computer which it is not.   Then I went through a trouble shooting problem report with an automatic tool from www.symantec.com that came up.  If for some reason the final version will not install, I have a backup copy of the system without Nero 7 Essentials from when I had the Norton beta installed that I could try to install over.    Also for some reason the two new generic ink cartridges in the Lexmark X1185 all purpose printer, scanner, copier that I put in recently and have not been used do not work, and only a little bit of black prints and some red.  I will have to look in to returning the defective color and two defective back cartridges back to the supplier in California when I have time to get an RMA for them.  CIO     

Note:<888> 12/28/06 Thursday 1:00 P.M.:  I was awake at 9 A.M..  King right at home in Greenwich - Greenwich Time His Majesty King Mohammed VI .   TCPalm: Local News Horse owners maintaining guard over deadly virus .   Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce - Stuart, Florida - GoodNature.org .    TCPalm Search .   TCPalm Archives Jupiter Farms fighting equine virus TCPalm Archives Virus forces horse owners to rework plans for holidays .    I ate breakfast of oatmeal, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I went outside, and I threw out the garbage.   I picked up my mail.   Earlier the mail man delivered a package to me from a relative with two Queen Mary II tee shirts, two pairs of draw string pants from J.C. Penny, and two pairs of boxer shorts.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I chatted with a relative.  I am still bidding on this eBay: NEW Panasonic KX-TGA670B 5.8GHz 2-Line Cordless Headset (item 250065809163 end time Dec-28-06 20:19:10 PST) .   The United States Army www.army.mil has the best cold weather experience around here, and figuring sleeping bags good to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit below zero worth new at $200 for $29.99 apiece, I bought two with $18.50 shipping, since the shipping on the second one was free for $78.48 total.  Thus if we lose our electric heat in this building or if for some reason we need to leave in the cold of winter, I should be well prepared for myself and a guest should anyone show up.   This is the link for what I bought from eBay: ECW Sleeping Bag US Army Surplus Excellent Condition (item 280043680378 end time Dec-29-06 08:16:58 PST) and tracking is  www.fedex.com "570883710004025" or FedEx | Track .    On the order for Norton Internet Security 2007 OEM from this link Newegg.com - Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 Single User - OEM, for $27.99 less .31 preferred account discount, less $2.99 discount for preferred account plus $4.99 three day UPS shipping plus $2.99 Rush Order Fee for $32.67 total, which is eligible for free Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista update, once Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista is released, so I will have the license to install it once it is available for download, which I think is about the first week of January 2007 or by the time Vista is release at the end of January 2007 tracking for it is UPS: Tracking Information , and it is out for delivery.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment today, so I will leave a sign on the front door.  I will not be able to install it until www.symantec.com releases the Vista version of it, which I will be able to download.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower and clean up and get ready for my 3 P.M. appointment.   CIO                

Note:<888> 12/28/06 Thursday 1:35 A.M.:   I made a call to someone that speaks English.   I put up the large flags again over the hallway bookcases.   I rearranged the smaller flags around the apartment.   I also moved some of the smaller items on the brass tray where the smaller flags were previously positioned.   BBC NEWS | Americas | Ford state funeral plans revealed .   I recall when I was around the Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the fall of 1976 when the King of Norway was visiting there after the Tall Ships in New York harbor that previous summer, there was a large picture of Gerald Ford at the entrance to the Swimming Hall of Fame, so I guess he was a good swimmer too.   I also recall that Gerald Ford was made a lifetime member of the Greenwich Country Club http://www.geocities.com/mike2scott2006/Greenwich-Country-Club.jpg after he was president as was General Westmoreland, and the last time I played golf at the Greenwich Country Club was with Skip Waltz who was a personal friend of Gerald Ford and the head of the greens committee, and Skip had taught crew while Ford was at Yale.  I recall Skip who had been Chief of Security for Norton Simon also retired to Rancho Mirage, California.  I think Norton Simon owned Canada Dry beverages back then, and Roger Hall our next door neighbor was the head beverage chemist at Canada Dry's research facility over on Old Track road off Railroad Avenue where Connecticut Natural gas is now located.  I recall once or twice driving through Palm Springs on my way back east, and since I did not know my way around I just bought gasoline at the Shell gasoline station, and I bought some dates at a farm stand.   I recall the Shah of Iran's mother also lived in Palm Springs, California.   As I recall it was rather cool there when I drove though during the evening.   It has nice views of the mountains to the west.  I was once near Beaver Creek, Colorado, when I found some Continental snow tires with tread at a Sears tire dump during a blizzard for my 1971 Subaru wagon which I had bought in Nantucket, and it had a sticker from Dillon, Colorado.  They got me over Eisenhower Pass in the Blizzard, and I recall I still had them on the car when I drove back west the following fall driving through Wyoming, where I saw the Sinclair oil refinery with the bid dinosaur in front of it.  I have a 3 P.M. appointment today, and I also have to leave a note for UPS when I go to it.   I will shut down the primary computer shortly, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/27/06 Wednesday 10:00 P.M.:  I watched part of the evening news.   I made and ate the same dinner as last night.   I chatted with a friend.   The Smithsonian news volcanic email send me email the two Russian volcanoes are on red alert, but they have not updated their web site with the same report yet at Global Volcanism Program | Volcanic Activity Reports | Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network .  Follow is a text of the two  reports.

New Activity/Unrest

BEZYMIANNY Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 55.98°N, 160.59°E; summit elev. 2,882

m

The level of Concern Color Code for Bezymianny was raised from Yellow to Orange on 24 December due to an increase in incandescent avalanches, seismicity, and the intensity of a thermal anomaly at the summit. Within a few hours, a series of ash explosions and "ash avalanches" produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 6-10 km (19,700-32,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE. The level of Concern Color Code was raised to Red. On 25 December, KVERT reported that seismic activity returned to background levels and explosive activity ceased. The level of Concern Color Code was returned to Orange.

Geologic Summary. Prior to its noted 1955-56 eruption, Bezymianny volcano had been considered extinct. The modern Bezymianny volcano, much smaller in size than its massive neighbors Kamen and Kliuchevskoi, was formed about 4700 years ago over a late-Pleistocene lava-dome complex and an ancestral volcano that was built between about 11,000-7000 years ago. Three periods of intensified activity have occurred during the past 3000 years. The latest period, which was preceded by a 1,000-year quiescence, began with the dramatic 1955-56 eruption.

This eruption, similar to that of Mount St. Helens in 1980, produced a large horseshoe-shaped crater that was formed by collapse of the summit and an associated lateral blast. Subsequent episodic but ongoing lava-dome growth, accompanied by intermittent explosive activity and pyroclastic flows, has largely filled the 1956 crater.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/updates.shtml

Bezymianny Information from the Global Volcanism Program http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1000-25=

 

SHIVELUCH Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 56.653°N, 161.360°E; summit elev. 3,283 m

According to observations, video data, and satellite imagery KVERT reported that ash plumes from Shiveluch rose to 10 km (32,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E on 16-17 and 20 December. Seismic activity was generally at background levels.

Based on satellite imagery, the Tokyo VAAC reported that a possible eruption plume rose to an altitude of 9.1 km (30,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E on 24 December. Seismic and video data on 26 December indicated an ash plume above 10 km (32,800 ft.) a.s.l., extending 150 km NE in satellite imagery. The level of Concern Color Code was raised from Orange to Red <http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php>.

Geologic Summary. The high, isolated massif of Shiveluch volcano (also spelled

Sheveluch) rises above the lowlands NNE of the Kliuchevskaya volcano group and forms one of Kamchatka's largest and most active volcanoes. The currently active Molodoy Shiveluch lava-dome complex was constructed during the Holocene within a large horseshoe-shaped caldera formed by collapse of the massive late- Pleistocene Strary Shiveluch volcano. At least 60 large eruptions of Shiveluch have occurred during the Holocene, making it the most vigorous andesitic volcano of the Kuril-Kamchatka arc. Frequent collapses of lava-dome complexes, most recently in 1964, have produced large debris avalanches whose deposits cover much of the floor of the breached caldera. During the 1990s, intermittent explosive eruptions took place from a new lava dome that began growing in 1980.

The largest historical eruptions from Shiveluch occurred in 1854 and 1964.

Sources: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/updates.shtml,

Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/VAAC/OTH/JP/messages.html

Shiveluch Information from the Global Volcanism Program http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1000-27=

End of Smithsonian Russian Volcano Reports:

I chatted with a friend who is smart.   From what I can tell, so many people have left this area to go south for the winter, we do not have all of our summer experts around here.   Still we manage to get by.   For my Sharp UX B20 fax machine this is the black ink cartridge I need for it Newegg.com - SHARP UXC70B Black Cartridge - Retail , but since I never get any faxes, it does not really matter.   I can still send a fax for free with Optimum Voice.  On the order for Norton Internet Security 2007 OEM from this link Newegg.com - Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 Single User - OEM, for $27.99 less .31 preferred account discount, less $2.99 discount for preferred account  plus $4.99 three day UPS shipping plus $2.99 Rush Order Fee for $32.67 total, which is eligible for free Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista update, once Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista is released, so I will have the license to install it once it is available for download, which I think is about the first week of January 2007 or by the time Vista is release at the end of January 2007 tracking for it due tomorrow is UPS: Tracking Information .  CIO     

Note:<888> 12/27/06 Wednesday 6:15 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative, and I left a message with a friend.   I was thinking with the clementine crates from Spain, they have thin sides of wood similar to balsa wood, so possibly one could make balsa wood toy airplanes out of them.   I am listening to the Bloomberg business report on the server monitor, and Virgin America to get into business needs to have a 75% ownership of by a U.S. citizen.  Since I am not doing anything they could set me up in a dummy corporation as 75% owner of Virgin America, and I would not abuse my flight privileges by going anywhere, since I do not travel very much.   The person that I knew in Key West, Florida that looked like me or George Cary or Charlie Cary, if it were not Tony Blair, it could have been Richard Branson, since in Fort Lauderdale, there were a lot of TWA airline personnel and in Key West, Florida there were a lot of Pan Am personnel.   I do recall the fellow said he was from South Carolina, and since my 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne 4 door blue sedan was in the pound in Fort Lauderdale for not paying parking tickets at the Swimming Hall of Fame during the period I was in Key West in the winter of 1977, possibly some of the English crew members off the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship that made port back then in at Port Everglades saw me in Fort Lauderdale with the South Carolina license plates on my car, and went down to Key West pretending to be me, when I tended to be more obscure in my movements in terms of the local people.   Just like there is a blind English person here in Greenwich, Connecticut that looks like me.   We all have people whom look similar to us.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/27/06 Wednesday 5:10 P.M.:  Taiwan Quake Cripples Tech .  CIO 

Note:<888> 12/27/06 Wednesday 5:00 P.M.:  I remailed a Christmas card to someone that it was returned from.   Possibly they do not think Riverside, Connecticut is part of Greenwich, Connecticut.   I chatted with some neighbors.   All I can figure out is from what lots of people know.  The legend of Ponce De Leon and the fountain of youth as it developed in Florida is possibly from the high amounts of Coral Calcium in the local well water in some places like the Florida Keys, and also the sea weed that washes ashore is suppose to be highly prized by the Japanese who know about Coral Calcium in terms of its life giving properties.   Also http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm and the Kennedy's interest in Tahiti would also be involved with Coral Calcium.   Of course there is probably a lot of Coral Calcium in the Bahamas which why the Duke of Windsor was interested in it.  What ever the case, I have a couple of pieces of coral in my bathroom that I bought at the ELDC thrift shop many years ago.  One is regular coral and the other is blue coral.  I guess I could test it out by grinding it up with a motar and pestle to see if it is healthy for one.   Of course other island groups of coral origin would probably have coral calcium as opposed to volcanic islands.   However, the common product sand tends to get washed around the world by the ocean currents, so more than likely some of our local beach sand would have coral calcium in it if one could figure out how to separate it from the other mineral deposits in it.   However if one lived around some tropical areas with coral calcium, the animals such as gators also live longer, so possibly one might have problems with the other elements of the local nature along with tropical weather patterns.   Of course digesting large amounts of calcium might also give one kidney stones which one might not want to get.  Of course water with coral calcium and other minerals might be healthier for one, and as I recall Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West had well water as did the Key West, Florida police station.   Of course if one were British you could probably also find well water with coral calcium in the Bahamas.   I will now go through my email.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/27/06 Wednesday 2:55 P.M.:  I had a telephone call from a friend about 7 A.M. this morning.   I slept until 10 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I went outside, and I threw out the garbage.   The sofa bed has been retrieved by someone, but there is now a recliner out by the dumpster.   I picked up my mail.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I chatted with a relative whom had met President Ford.   I recall seeing President Ford in 1975 when I drove into Manhattan one evening, and I was waiting for a traffic light at Madison Avenue and 50th street, and President Ford came out from the Waldorf Astoria from the Al Smith dinner, and I recall seeing him wave from the White House limousine.  If it was not the Al Smith dinner, it might have been the gridiron dinner.    I also recall he was in car wreck the following fall up in Hartford, Connecticut.   On my phone like this Panasonic Model Details KX-TG6700B , extra base units are available with free shipping for $69 at Panasonic KX-TGA670B 5.8Ghz Expandable Handset for KX-TG6700B and Panasonic 5.8GHz Add-On Handset For The 2 Line KXTG6700B Phone System - KXTGA670B At Abt Electronics .  There are also a few up for auction at eBay - kx tga670b, Telephones Pagers, Consumer Electronics items on eBay.com .  I put up a bid on one, but with $11 shipping on the open box ones, one should not bid more than about $40, since one can buy a new one for $69 with free shipping.   They only work with the particular Panasonic model KX-TG6700B.   I am bidding on this one eBay: NEW Panasonic KX-TGA670B 5.8GHz 2-Line Cordless Headset (item 250065809163 end time Dec-28-06 20:19:10 PST) .  I could put it in the kitchen where the Uniden spread spectrum is, so I could have two lines in the kitchen where I smoke cigarettes.   I can not really afford to bid anymore than I already have bid, since I have to pay for the Norton Internet Security 2007 for $33 plus I will have all of my regular bills to pay in January 2007 which I will pay this Friday, and I will also have to place my cigarette order.   I will now shower and clean up, so I do not smell like I just came out of the Bush.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/27/06 Wednesday 2:55 A.M.:   I watched some of the Fox News Breaking News | News & Media | Latest Current - FOXNews.com about the passing away of former President Gerald R. Ford.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/27/06 Wednesday 2:20 A.M.:  Sad news  FOXNews.com - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford Dies at 93 - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum and  Former President Ford dies at 93 - CNN.com and BBC NEWS | Americas | Ex-US President Gerald Ford dies .  CIO 

Note:<888> 12/27/06 Wednesday 1:30 A.M.:  I ate a piece of pumpkin pie with a scoop of sugar free butter pecan ice cream.   More deals DealCatcher: Free Online Coupons Dell, Amazon, Best Buy, Overstock , check out the free shipping at www.llbean.com that they have.   Test you band width Speakeasy - Speed Test .  I am getting from New York 8864 kbps download speed and 3258 kbps upload speed.   What the heck, I will start running the server again to see what happens.  I chatted with Optimum Boost.  I could always change to the Optimum boost free web hosting plan, but I would not have room for all of my content.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 11:45 P.M.:   As I recall in April 1978, I hiked the Appalachian trial with a friend for three to four days from Ashville, North Carolina through the Pisgah National Forest part of which was marked as being owned by Champion paper, and there were frequent warning signs for bears which tended to make me a bit nervous, so we did not keep our dried food in the tent at night, but I recall hanging it in a tree.   About the third or fourth day, it snowed, and we left the trail for a hiker's retreat shelter run by a church group in a mountain town in North Carolina, and once the snow cleared we hitch hiked down to Hilton Head, South Carolina where we camped on the beach with possibly a 14 foot long alligator, and then we hitch hiked to Beaufort, South Carolina, where we camped out on Huntington Island, South Carolina, and that early Sunday morning, there were 2,000 marines having a beach party on the beach.   I think we then hitch hiked back down to Key West, Florida, and we got a ride with someone that looked like Jimmy Buffett that drove us all the way through to Key West, Florida.  On the return trip north in a couple of weeks, we hitch hiked north as far a the barrier island in Vero Beach, Florida, and we camped out by the Sebastian bridge near where I think the current Disney resort is.    I think I filed my last unemployment claim in Vero Beach, Florida in May 1978, and then we hitch hiked north fairly quickly to Washington D.C., where we caught the Amtrak train to Stamford, Connecticut, and there we visited with my relative who was then living across the street in Putnam Green, and then we returned to Nantucket, where I went back to work at the Languedoc restaurant and possibly first at India House.  We stayed at Flossie's at 31 India Street on Nantucket.   Thus from what I can recall, not much happens in between Greenwich, Nantucket, and Key West, but a lot of people traveling to other places.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 11:20 P.M.:   More ponchos Rain Gear includes rain jackets, Emergency poncho, rain poncho, .  I think my poncho was lighter like it might have been made for tropical use.  Similar to this eBay: USA SWAT Heavy Rip Stop Nylon Poncho 56"x90" $38.99 (item 290054291505 end time Jan-22-07 04:39:11 PST) , but not in black.  More ponchos Nylon Poncho - Men's Outerwear - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review .   Best price G.I. Plus Black Rip-Stop Nylon Poncho - Rain suits Raingear, Ponchos  depending on the shipping cost.  Of course I think my poncho was a lighter weight like one that might have been used in Southeast Asia for some tropical adventure.   More here Rain suits Raingear, Ponchos - Military & Camo .  CIO   

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 11:00 P.M.:  Think of camping out in Key West, Florida eBay: LARGE Army Field Back Pack ALICE LC-1 w/ Frame & Straps (item 280064176211 end time Dec-29-06 19:22:34 PST) you might need it.   Other items for travel are available at eBay Store - ShaDye Lane: Field Pack, BDU Shirts, Vests .  When I was camping out in Key West, Florida back in the old days, I recall I did not need a sleeping bag, but I used a regulation U.S. Army poncho that kept the breeze off and the dampness off at night.  Some are here Brigade Quartermasters Ltd. GI TYPE INSULATED PONCHO LINER .  It was more similar to this one Buy your olive US ripstop nylon poncho at discounted price from surplus and adventure online superstore .   Your might need this for a little bit of light reading on the beach Amazon.com: U.S. Army Survival Handbook: Books: Department of the Army .  More ponchos eBay: Poncho Liner US Army USMC Woodland Military Surplus NEW (item 190065070059 end time Dec-22-06 05:20:40 PST) .  As I recall my poncho was about 10 feet long and about 5 feet wide, and it was sold medium dark green with a hood.   Around the edges it had metal eyelets.  I can not recall where I bought it, but back in the old days there were a lot of Army Navy stores around in the country.   I do not know what ever happened to it.  More ponchos eBay: MILITARY U.S. ARMY SURPLUS CAMO WET WEATHER RAIN PONCHO (item 270071924525 end time Dec-30-06 08:15:00 PST) .  Of course I bought for $10 about 10 years ago, a U.S. Army Major's dark green wool jacket with brass buttons that I gave to a friend going to Germany about five years ago.   Of course you might need a duffle bag eBay - US ARMY NAVY USMC CANVAS DUFFLE BAG MILITARY SURPLUS, Militaria, Men's Accessories items on eBay.com .  Thus from what I can tell, I use to wear a poncho similar to the  British Army poncho eBay: ARMY PONCHO (BASHER BIVI TENT SHELTER ) MOD 58 Patt (item 110071310723 end time Dec-27-06 09:40:42 PST) , but I think it was an older U.S one mentioned earlier.  It might have been nylon.   I might have bought it at the Mountain Hiking shop in Atlanta, Georgia before I hiked the Appalachian trail for four days with a friend back in April 1978.   That is my best guess.  I also bought camping supplies there, a North Face Mountain pack that I sold to the friend's brother, and I also bought a pair of U.S. Army regulation boots there.   CIO       

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 10:05 P.M.:  Tony hits the beach BBC NEWS | UK | Blair BA flight overshoots runway and British PM Tony Blair in plane scare - CNN.com .  Maybe he will visit Captain Tony's down in Key West, Florida.   They use to have a 1920s British taxi cab parked in the weeds next to the Casa Marina Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , and the fellow I knew from South Carolina back in 1977 looked like Tony Blair back then.   As I recall, he wore a belt buckle with his blue jeans that had a star on it.   Of course George Cary looks like Tony Blair, and I look like George Cary, but I think currently I look more like John Major who people have probably forgotten about.   Of course John Major is suppose to be Prince William's legal guardian, but since I think he is in the British Army, I am not sure he would need a guardian since he has come of age.   Alas, the British do not pay much attention to me anymore, since they are programmed on other matters that they seem to think are more important.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 9:55 P.M.:  I chatted with a friend.  I channel surfed, and their was a rebroadcast on PBS about Krakatoa.  There are currently two volcanoes on red alert in Russia according to most recent alert, but it is not shown in the current weekly reports Global Volcanism Program | Volcanic Activity Reports | SI / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report , so it has happened since then.   Thus more than likely if either of the two were to erupt, it more than likely will get colder here.  Current information is put out from here Global Volcanism Program | Volcanic Activity Reports .   I generally do better in colder weather, since the humidity tends to be drier in colder weather which is easier on the arthritis.   CIO      

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 8:35 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I looked at the December 2006 issue of www.greenwichmag.com .   Other news about Greenwich Arrest made in Betteridge robbery - Greenwich Time and Greenwich police believe Kertesz had at least two accomplices who tried to divert police's attention by setting a nearby car on fire moments before he entered Betteridge Jewelers. - Greenwich Time .  Of course it is my viewpoint the residents of Greenwich are over invested in waterfront property which is costly to maintain, and as one gets older, one spends less time on the ocean.  Of course one can always go bottom fishing on the internet eBay Store - retail-recyclers: .  Of course since I can no longer afford to go downtown regularly for my before and after hours strolls when it does not cost to park, I am spending more time bottom fishing on the internet.   After all the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop does not have everything.   Of course shipping for items that one buys on the internet can be costly.   Of course if you can not afford Greenwich, Connecticut, one could buy this horse farm eBay: Saratoga New York Horse Farm For Sale (item 120068619058 end time Mar-26-07 13:51:05 PDT) or this one eBay: Beautiful Horse Farm For Sale (item 230069335655 end time Dec-31-06 15:56:42 PST) .  I chatted with a friend.   CIO            

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 7:10 P.M.:   Report: More flaws found in Microsoft Vista operating system - Dec. 25, 2006 .    I went through my email.   

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 6:00 P.M.:   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I picked up mail.   I put 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli spears in a Revere pot with an inch of water and a steamer tray and lid, and I steamed it on medium high electric burner heat for 15 minutes.   On a microwave proof dinner plate, I put about 1.5 cups of stuffing, about 1/2 of the remaining Near East wild rice and rice pilaf mixture, and two large 3/8th inch thick slices of turkey with about 1/5th of a cup of the Heinz fat free turkey gravy with mushrooms on the sliced turkey, and I put a microwave lid on the plate, and I microwaved it for 1.5 vegetable cycles.   I then put the hot plate on a regular dinner plate.   I put half of the remaining cranberry mixture in a bowl, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 4:20 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative again.   Possibly the confusion with me in the high tech volunteer business is that I look like my friend George Cary who is a race horse investigator for NYRA.  However, George looks like his older brother Charlie who is a high tech lawyer out on the west coast, so possibly I might still look like Charlie, but I am not a lawyer who went to Harvard.   Also my Microsoft Money index portfolio is posted on my computer, so possibly someone actually still thinks I own it as opposed to tracking it.   I ordered Norton Internet Security 2007 OEM from this link Newegg.com - Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 Single User - OEM, for $27.99 less .31 preferred account discount, less $2.99 discount for preferred account  plus $4.99 three day UPS shipping plus $2.99 Rush Order Fee for $32.67 total.  It is eligible for free Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista update, once Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista is released, so I will have the license to install it once it is available for download, which I think is about the first week of January 2007 or by the time Vista is release at the end of January 2007.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 2:30 P.M.:  Phone auctions at the moment with $14 shipping, but make sure all of the parts are included eBay Seller: retail-recyclers: PANASONIC KX-TG5432 5.8 GHZ 2 HANDSET CORDLESS PHONE items on eBay.com .    I chatted with a relative and a friend.  CIO  

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 1:45 P.M.:   I was awaken by a no person telephone call at 10 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I started on the primary computer a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the Bytecc external hard drive.   I went back to bed.   I had another no person telephone call.   I woke up again at about 1:25 P.M., when someone rang my door bell, but nobody was there.   The backup was finished.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 5:30 A.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/26/06 Tuesday 4:50 A.M.:   I had a problem uninstalling Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista beta.   It would uninstall, but when I rebooted the network was crippled.   I tried fixing it to no avail.   I restored my Vista Complete PC backup a couple of times trying to restore it.   Finally on the third restore, I did a System Restore Backup first.   I then uninstalled Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista beta.   I then rebooted, and then I did a System Restore restore.   I was then able to get the networking working online by enabling the Vista firewall and repairing the network connections from the network properties and a few other tweaks.   Two of the LAN connections go online, but the third motherboard LAN connection does not go online.   Still it is good enough to be online.  After doing the System Restore restore, I had to run "msconfig" and unselect the Symantec startup options, and I had to uninstall the Norton Update program.   I had to delete the Symantec files from the "Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\" folder.   I restored a few changes from after the backup yesterday.   I basically have the primary computer with Vista running fine again.   I went through my email.   I will now do a Vista Complete PC backup of the primary computer from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I ate a piece of pumpkin pie with a scoop of sugar free butter pecan ice cream on it.  I ate 1/4th of a 16 ounce jar of Planter's lightly salted dry roasted peanuts.   I went through my email.   I also moved the wireless mouse remote from the primary computer to the server, so it can be used with the internet on the Sony television.  CIO 

Note:<888> 12/25/06 Monday 8:15 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I tried the Swivel Sweeper cleaning up the crumbs in the kitchen and the apartment entrance area.   I left it behind the apartment entrance door.  The charging unit is by the kitchen wall outlet.   I uninstalled Norton Internet Security 7 for Vista beta which expires tomorrow, and I enabled the Vista firewall.   I plugged in the Pinnacle Capture device and although Vista recognizes it, the Audio portion of it will cause Vista to crash if you select Recording Devices.   However, if one want to use the Nero Essentials 7 to view the input from the Sony television Cablevision digital television box, one can, but one can not get the audio, but one can hear the television behind the primary computer setup at the other end of the living room.  The second remote control for it will work with it, but it needs to be programmed for the Sony television for on and off which I will do shortly.   One can unplug the Pinnacle USB capture device from the USB 2.0 hub on the left side of the keyboard when not using it.   I will now do a Vista Complete PC backup of the primary system from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/25/06 Monday 6:40 P.M.:   Merry Christmas.   I woke up at 9 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.   I played some Christmas music on my new Philips DVD player through my stereo system.   I opened my Christmas presents, which I had not already installed or opened.   They included the Swiss Army ranger knife,  Comfort Mocs: Slip-Ons at L.L.Bean in taupe color in size 10D,  a Caldor's photograph albums, and the Swivel Sweeper - AsSeenOnTV.com Official Site .   I assembled the Swivel Sweeper, and I am charging up its battery pack on the kitchen wall sockets.    It will come in handy.   Of course in the last two months, I have purchased and installed quite a few other items including the two new two line cordless telephones.   The two U.S. Army Extreme Cold sleeping bags have yet to come, and I also installed quite a few new parts in the computer systems, and Microsoft gave me a free copy of the Microsoft Vista Ultimate operating system which is installed on the primary computer system.   I baked a Mrs. Smith's 36 ounce frozen pumpkin pie, which I set out to cool.   I think pumpkin pie should be refrigerated.    Thus overall it is a very joyous Christmas.   I showered, and I cleaned up.    I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I found a discarded copy of the December 2006 issue of the Greenwich Magazine that I brought home.    The train station was opened earlier today.   I noticed the Greenwich Avenue movie theatre is showing the James Bond movie "Casino Royale" if there are any spies in the area.  Starbucks was also opened.   CVS was opened, and I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue.   I stopped by CVS, and I toured the store, and I read their circular.   I then walked back down to my car, and I returned to CVS, and I bought buy one get one free 60 capsule B-100 Life Fitness time release B complex for $11.99 both bottles.  I completed my full walk of Greenwich Avenue.   There were quite a few people out, and the local church on the avenue was letting out from its service.    I then drove down by the waterfront, and I noticed the Indian Harbor Yacht Club was not opened today, so  they will not be serving Christmas dinner as in past years.   I did noticed I think the Versailles restaurant next to Starbucks was opened.   I returned home.  I took the fresh Welcome to Shady Brook Farms 6 pound turkey breast, and I rinsed it off underneath cold water, and I dried it with a couple of paper towels.   I then put a poultry baking rack in a baking pan, and I put the turkey in the rack breast side up.  I rubbed the top breast portion with a generous amount of olive oil, and then I season it with a generous amount of garlic powder, ground black pepper, chicken and meat seasoning, chicken bouillon powder, and Italian spices.   I baked it in the Farberware convection oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 20 minutes until the bird watcher thermometer popped out, and then I turned off the oven, and I let it stand in the oven turned off for 20 minutes more.   While the turkey was cooking I mixed up the ingredients for http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/stuff2.htm  and I also added two chopped shallots, and I used chicken bouillon powder instead of chicken bouillon cubes, and for the last 35 minutes of the turkey cooking and standing cycle, I brought the ingredients to a boil, and I simmered them over medium electric burner heat, and then I added the 14 ounce bag of Arnold seasoned stuffing at the end, and I mixed it all together until the liquid was absorbed, and the stuffing was soft.  I made up the 6 ounce package of Near East wild rice and regular rice pilaf mix using the steamed rice method http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/mlsrice.htm .   I put an inch of water in a Revere pot with steamer tray and lid, and I put 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli spears, which I steamed on medium high electric burner heat for 15 minutes.    I put the contents of two 12 ounce jars of Heinz fat free turkey gravy in a pot with lid along with one third of a 10 ounce box of mushrooms that I sliced into 1/8th inch thick slices and a teaspoon of Italian spices.  I brought the gravy to a boil, and I left it simmer for 15 minutes over medium low electric burner heat.   For the meal, I put about 2 cups of the stuffing on a dinner plate and one third of the rice, and I cut off two 3/8th inch thick large slices of the cooked turkey breast, and I put about a 1/5 of a cup of the turkey gravy on the turkey.   I put the steamed vegetables in a separate bowl with a little bit of olive oil on them.  I also opened a 16 ounce can of Ocean Spray whole cranberry sauce, and I put one third in a separate bowl.    I put the rest of the turkey on a dinner plate, and I covered it with a large plastic garbage bag and twist tie, and I put it in the refrigerator.    I put the other cooked items in Rubbermaid containers in the refrigerator.   I ate the meal with a glass of iced tea.   Halfway through the meal, I took a break to digest my meal, and I washed the cooking utensils, and I chatted with a relative.   After the rest of the meal, I washed the dishes, and I threw out the garbage.   It was a very enjoyable Christmas meal, and I should have three to four days of leftovers.   CIO               

Note:<888> 12/24/06 Sunday 7:40 P.M.:  A little bit dry down under BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Living with Australia's drought.   I think you can put 1 gallon of iodine in about 50,000 gallons of water and try cloud seeding if one had fuel for a cloud seeder plane to put in the air.  BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Giant panda gives birth to twinsBBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Do flat-screen TVs eat more energy? Newegg.com - Recertified: Olevia Black 26" 8ms HD LCD TV Model LT-26HVX - OEM for $400 and $28 shipping recertified.  $100 off and others recertified Newegg.com - Recertified Computers, Refurbished Laptops, Refurb PCs & Factory Recertified Notebooks or Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg or new Plasma TV, LCD TV, HDTV, LCD Flat Panel TV, High Definition Televisions at Newegg.com .  Must be the place to go Schwarzenegger fractures leg in skiing accident - CNN.com .   I will now shut down the primary computer and chat on the telephone and watch some television before going to bed.   Have a Merry Christmas.   CIO        

Note:<888> 12/24/06 Sunday 6:50 P.M.:  Usually this time of year, people come down from Vermont and sell Christmas trees and wreaths on the streets of Manhattan.   They have to stand out in the cold winter's nights protecting their merchandise and making sure the poor Manhattan people get some Christmas cheer.   I made the same meal as the last five days, and I use five 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch by .25 inch squares of Stop and Shop Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese on it.  Local forecast is warm for this time of year Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground .   On Christmas eve a lot of people go to our local churches.   I have a local directory here http://geocities.com/mikelscott/grwfaith.htm .    Even though the downtown area is not too busy with lots of people saving energy on fuel instead of going downtown regularly, more than likely the local churches will be busy on Christmas Eve.   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/24/06 Sunday 5:20 P.M.:   I chatted with two relatives.   I installed Nero 7 essentials and its update on the Epox computer.   I organized the music files in its music folder, and I installed the www.ipod.com program on it.   I did a Microsoft Windows XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup of it from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   All systems seem to be running just fine.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/24/06 Sunday 1:40 P.M.:   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I chatted with a relative.   I will now water the plants, and I will put some more white vinegar in the scent bowl that I keep on the VCR tape winding machine.   I am out of Vitamin B Complex 150, but my multiple vitamins have it in them, so I still get some.   I took the little Belgium flag off the server, and I put the little Norwegian flag with the silver plate flag staff on it.   Since it will get colder around here, the Norwegians seem to be the only people willing to chat with me, when everyone else flew the koop.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/24/06 Sunday 12:25 P.M.:  Since according to my local expert, Greenwich, Connecticut is a www.exxon.com company town, we also have Exxon Security in this area which makes it safer.  Thus with this good news BBC NEWS | Business | Court halves Exxon spill damages , there should be more money for Exxon Security if we should ever need it.   This is all that remains of my Rockefeller page http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/rock.htm , but since 30 years ago, they had over 650 homes around the world, more than likely they might have even more today, thus it is sort of hard to tell where they even might be.   The fellow that I chatted with in the Stop and Shop when I bought the turkey told me that Ted Kennedy keeps all of his money in Tahiti Tahiti Tourisme - Official Web Site .   When I knew http://geocities.com/mikelscott/fred.htm  , I searched his family name on the internet, and it was the name of a Dutch Prime Minister in a Greta Garbo movie that was shot, and it was the name of a Dutch family in Dutch Intelligence that moved to Tahiti after World War II, so possibly Fred Von Mierers was using Teddie Kennedy's money or possibly his own.   They both lived in Lord Mountbatten's building in Manhattan that was east of First Avenue that ran from 54th to 55th street along with Billy, Joe MacDonald, Ema MacDonald, Noel Coward and a few other people including Lord Mountbatten's grandsons Louis and Michael.  Thus since Ema MacDonald looks like the Queen Mum, and since her family had the land grant for Western Canada, and since there was never a revolution in Canada, more than likely Ema MacDonald's clan probably are fairly established also if you get my drift.  She liked going to the Mayfair restaurant nearby and having a cocktail nearby at Billy's or Crawford's on the east side of First Avenue just south of her building.   One of the people I chatted with their when I met her was the sports editor for the New York Times www.nytimes.com .  CIO  

Note:<888> 12/24/06 Sunday 11:25 A.M.:  Yesterday I got a letter with the code for the www.epsonsettlement.com .  Once it is activated it is good for $45 at www.epsonstore.com .   It is from a class action law suit with www.epson.com about the Epson Stylus Color 880 printer that I bought at www.staples.com in Old Greenwich the day before "911" .   It was marked down from $150 to $80 and the following Saturday after "911" , they gave me another $10 back since it was discounted more that weekend, so I got it for $70, and with the $45 settlement, it only cost $25 which is a pretty good deal, since I am still using it as one of my many printers.   CIO   

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/24/06:

Note:<888> 12/24/06 Sunday 10:50 A.M.:   I went through my email.   I will now send out my weekly notes.  I chatted with a couple of relatives.  CIO 

Note:<888> 12/24/06 Sunday 10:05 A.M.:   I completed the Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive on the primary computer.   I had the server hacked badly, so I tried to restore the Microsoft XP Automatic System Recovery backup, but it said my first hard drive was too small.   This was probably because it did not recognize the drive, since I had partitioned and formatted it with Vista.   I disabled in the CMOS the SATA second hard drive on the server.   I then booted the XP Professional CD, and I repartitioned the first hard drive on the server to its maximum default about 136 gigabytes.   I then installed XP Professional.   I had to call up Microsoft to activate it.   I then installed XP SP2 from the CD  that I have.   I enabled the second hard drive which is SATA IDE.   I set it to be drive D: which was reconized when I rebooted.   One has to use Disk Manager to change drive letters and disable the CD or DVD drives to get the right drive letter as before.  I then restored the XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup that I had, so the server is now running fine.  Registry Mechanic does not work on the server, because the IPOD Program installed QuickTime which somehow causes a conflict with registry mechanic making the QuickTime program open at the same time with Registry Mechanic having it try to install a QuickTime plug-in that it can not find.  I installed the Nero 7 essentials on the server and then I installed its update.    I did a Microsoft XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the server from its first hard drive to its second hard drive.   Over the last two days, I ate a 16 ounce jar of CVS lightly salted dry roasted peanuts.   Earlier this past evening, I ate a piece of pumpkin pie with cool whip.   I had the same primary meal about midnight as the day before.   I ate another piece of pumpkin pie with cool whip.   I rested from 3 A.M. to 9 A.M..   I decided for the indefinite future to no longer run the server at http://mikelouisscott.com/ which comes off my home computer server, since it has been taking too much time to fix it all the time with the hackers it has been attracting.   I will still post my notes at http://geocities.com/mikelscott/ .   The Buy.com - Kingston 512MB DDR Memory PC3200 400Mhz 184-pin DIMM - KVR400X64C3A/512 for $36.90 with $20 off with Google Checkout with free 7 to 9 day ground shipping has shipped, but tracking is not available yet.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/23/06 Saturday 8:20 P.M.:   I had a telephone call from a relative at 9 A.M. this morning.   I slept until noon.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I threw out the garbage.   I picked up my mail.   Surplus Computers Nero 7 Essentials arrived.   Also my order from www.batteries.com for 40 AA and 10 AAA alkaline batteries arrived.   They made a mistake and sent me two packages.   I hope they do not bill me twice, since I do not have enough money in the bank to cover a second package.   Their web site only shows one order.   I went back to bed twice until about 6 P.M..   I chatted with a relative twice.   I watched a bit of television.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I still have to water the plants.  I installed Nero 7 Essentials, but it would not install properly in Vista, but in the process of installing it in Vista, it sets it up, so one can install this update Nero 7 [Download Update Nero 7 Ultra Edition ENHANCED] which takes the earlier attempted registration number and installs the update that works with Vista.   I will now do a Complete PC backup of the primary computer from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I will install the Nero 7 Essentials on the Server and the Epox computers.    CIO        

Note:<888> 12/23/06 Saturday 5:35 A.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.    CIO 

Note:<888> 12/23/06 Saturday 4:40 A.M.:  I ate 1/6th of the pumpkin pie with some Cool Whip.   Boeing's New Airplane - the 747-8 IntercontinentalBoeing's New Airplane - 737-900ERBoeing's New Airplane - the 787 DreamLinerIAVCEI Working Group on Volcano-Ice InteractionsVista Hack Surfaces on Russian Site - News and Analysis by PC Magazine .   I finished going through my email.  Browning Oversized Sleeping Bag - 30ºF - Save 40% this is available for $90 and I think it might have $20 off with Google check out.  Amazon.com: Browning Chaparral 30-degree Oversized Mummy Sleeping Bag: Sports & Outdoors and this is $63 with free shipping, but they are only to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.  This at half price for $40 with free shipping Amazon.com: Teton Sports Celsius XL 0-Degree Sleeping Bag: Sports & Outdoors eBay: NEW 20° SLEEPING BAG backpacking HIGH PEAK (item 7138314889 end time Jan-17-07 15:24:54 PST) and this $69 with free shipping as a clearance item. Or these eBay Store - TIMBERWOLFSPORTS: Sleeping bags: 0 HIGH PEAK SUMMITT II MUMMY BAG .  Hints eBay Store - TIMBERWOLFSPORTS: Selecting a Sleeping bag .    eBay: Down 0 Degree Insulated Mummy Sleeping Bag (item 280061471726 end time Dec-23-06 05:58:08 PST) eBay: 0 Degree XL Mummy Sleeping Bag (item 280061472108 end time Dec-23-06 06:00:00 PST) eBay Store - Sleeping Bags Direct: Synthetic-fill Sleeping Bags, Down-fill Sleeping Bags .  This looks good eBay: SUISSE SPORT- ALPINE +5 MUMMY SLEEPING BAG BAGS 5rr4302 (item 130055284545 end time Dec-23-06 20:15:00 PST) .   eBay Store: Search results for outside247forme. Suisse Sport Alpine +5° Sleeping Bag - Red - Emergency Essentials .   Army Surplus cheap eBay.ca: INTERMEDIATE COLD SLEEPING BAG ARMY SURPLUS CHEAP!!!!! (item 270069831733 end time 23-Dec-06 17:18:56 EST)eBay: ECW Sleeping Bag US Army Surplus Excellent Condition (item 280062503795 end time Dec-22-06 16:25:49 PST) .  U.S. Army Surplus might come through eBay: ECW Sleeping Bag US Army Surplus Excellent Condition (item 280063316635 end time Dec-25-06 16:29:50 PST) .  Planning to travel eBay Store - ShaDye Lane: Field Pack, BDU Shirts, Vests .  Figuring the United States Army www.army.mil has the best cold weather experience around here, and figuring sleeping bags good to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit below zero worth new at $200 for $29.99 apiece, I bought two with $18.50 shipping, since the shipping on the second one was free for $78.48 total.  Thus if we lose our electric heat in this building or if for some reason we need to leave it in the cold of winter, I should be well prepared for myself and a guest should anyone show up.   This is the link for what I bought from eBay: ECW Sleeping Bag US Army Surplus Excellent Condition (item 280043680378 end time Dec-29-06 08:16:58 PST) .   Now I am a little bit better prepared in case we lose our primary electrical energy source of electricity in the building or if I had to do a bit of observation on a cold winter's night.   It is the best that I could afford to stay warmer with the higher prices of fuel.    The electricity rates are suppose to go up another 20% in January.   The U.S. Army sleeping bags are paid for, and I have about $40 left until the end of the month, so I will have to watch my budget.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/23/06 Saturday 12:35 A.M.:   Possibly someone has tried to compromised my modest computer setup because they are trying to keep me from publishing some sort of unknown information that might compromise their current position today.   As far as I know have spent most of the last 16 year reading technical information and having lived mostly in the public eye all of these years, I do not know much of any unknown or unpublished information.   When I lived in Nantucket and Key West and Manhattan and when I traveled around the country I was pretty much always in the public eye, since when one lives in this area, one tends to take that for granite.   In 1980 when I had someone steal my identification with my United States passport along with my traveling funds and my Pan Am Clipper Club baggage tag, I looked into the matter and nothing came of it.   About 12 years later I was told by American Express that the passport had shown up in Amsterdam, so possibly it was someone with my same look.  Alas I did not make it to Amsterdam until my side trip on my excursion to the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.  In the period of 1982 from April to February 1983, I was less visible because I was building a mother in law apartment for some friends of mine out in Plandome Manor, New York.   The owner of the house was from a family on the maternal side that were stationed at the Kaiser's consulate in New York before World War I, however she had also married into an old American family.   The daughter of the house worked for Cyrus Vance as a 170 word per minute word processor in his law firm across from the IBM building in Manhattan at 57th street and Madison Avenue where they also sell a lot of shoes.  The divorced son in law was stationed as a software engineer in Libya working for the United States Department of State.   His wife to be was married to the spokesman of the Palastein Liberation Organization in New York.   As I recall she was from Nova Scotia and worked for the World Council of Churches.   The grandson that I knew was a horticulturalist of some professional renown.  The other grandson became a chef after going to Johnson and Wales school of culinary arts.   The oldest granddaughter married and had several children and her husband bought the house after the grandmother passed away.   The youngest granddaughter married a Chinese silk merchant and has worked as a flight attendant for China Airways.   I keep joking we keep getting the overflow from all of her flights since there is not much of interest in Plandome Manor, New York; but a well planned small railroad suburb without commercial activity.   It is similar to the Millbrook area of Greenwich, Connecticut.  The family seems to have been bothered by people posing as United States Military Intelligence, which seems rather odd.   I recall the oldest daughter worked at one time in a restaurant in Manhattan where the Scientology Church had their offices, so possibly their family is being bothered by them posing as Military Intelligence.   I do know an older man named Mr. Grumman lived in the neighborhood, and I think he made buses in Manhattan, when the airplane business was not busy.  I believe the grandmother had bought one of the first Mercedes Benz out on Long Island.  Her lawyer lives here in Greenwich, Connecticut.   If there is any conspiracy theory possibly when my passport was stolen when I was having dinner with them in SoHo before planning to go to Norway, possibly someone stole my identification to use it for some activity like the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie Scotland, since at the time I had a friend from Syracuse, New York and we all knew each other in Key West, Florida where Pan Am had first started flying.   Possibly someone might have posed as me around Pan Am in Libya where the son in law was stationed to gain access to the Pan Am flight.   Since I knew a great many Pan Am people, they use to be very friendly with me.    It is a long shot, but that is the only thing I know in terms of public information that people might bother me about.  I am sure it has been looked into many years ago, and more than likely there is nothing to it.  As I recall on the state department side of the family the father's father was a colonel in the United States Army, so I doubt if there was any monkey business.  At the time he was stationed in Atlanta, Georgia.   Of course if because of some unknown reasons we start to loose energy around here, the shipment of 40 AA and 10 AAA alkaline batteries that I ordered from www.batteries.com has shipped, but I have yet to be billed the $7.99 yet on my debit card account.   There is U.S. postal tracking of www.usps.com "627711-1115123841" .   I now have about 500 emails to go through quickly.   Until www.amazon.com returns my $79, I do not have any funds to go bottom fishing.  CIO

Note:<888> 12/22/06 Friday 10:35 P.M.:   After dinner, I thought for a while.  I chatted with a friend who has Queen Victoria's blood.   I left a message with a medical professional whom should know something about computers since he works for the Watsons whomever they are.   I have to remind www.ibm.com that despite their friendship with the bootlegging Kennedy clan most of the original computer technology that helped IBM get into the computer business came from England from Oxford University during World War II in return for lend lease.   The Irish were good at building ships, but alas once you deal with the English and their Commonwealth network of 2.5 billion people, it is a large clan.  From a Geo Political point of view the English are allies of the United States of America, but the country of Russia historically has protected England even during World War II.   In other words if you mess with England you are also messing with Russia.   From what I know if push comes to shove between the English and the Irish or Italians, more than likely the English will win since Russia has dealt with all of them.   More than likely the Germans know better or whatever small part of them still remain.   I suppose other geopolitical groups such as India or China also matter, but from what I know they have so much internal strife, they could not be bothered with any of these Mickey Mouse activities.  In the old days, if you wanted to make a Coca Cola fizz, you just put in a few M&Ms, if you get my drift.   I think similar hacking activities were happening about a couple of years ago, when on August 14, all of the electricity for some reason went out in the northeast of the United States.   From what I know the central United States government does maintain central control over the communications networks, and if any small group is trying to misuse it for their own advantage, they will have their communications broken off.   If I had a problem with a hacker, and I knew a 100% sure whom the hacker was which I do not, I have friend whom could possibly pursue a simple remedy here against a simple home user hacking a computer or a computer network.   One would just take one of those big firemen that tend to be awake all night, and you give them a sledge hammer, and you would let them smash the glass covered electrical meter on the outside of the house of the hacker's house which would be very dangerous if you did not know what you were doing, since it might cause an electrical fire.   However, in time of war with sabotage a local military person might just do that.   That is all that I can suggest.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/22/06 Friday 7:05 P.M.:   I worked off the server yesterday, and I chatted with some friends.   I chatted with the desk clerk from Austria at the downtown The Delamar on Greenwich Harbor on the harbor in Greenwich, Connecticut, and I told him what little I know about Austria.   I chatted with friends out in Plandome Manor, New York are being bothered by people impersonating military intelligence.  I chatted with a friend that investigates.   Apparently the person that is younger that looks like me is an equestrian enthusiast, so if you see him, he is a bit more bow legged than I am which one gets from riding horses regularly where ever they can afford to do that in this area.   It is certainly not in my back yard.  I was told at www.biltmore.com they are building a new staple, so they must have a horse or two.   Of course locally up in Darien, Connecticut,  they have the small Oxridge Hunt Club, but I am not sure if it goes year round, because some people move their horses around with the seasons.  I chatted with a friend in Sea Island, Georgia whom told they built a new cloister whatever that is.  I think it is a quiet place were monks or priests walk around.  I chatted with a local security person about the computer hacking problems.  I went to bed about midnight.   I was up at 10 A.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.  I threw out the garbage.   Yesterday I saw a Sparrow Hawk Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus in a tree near our building, so at least the birds make it over here from Europe, which is unfortunate for the small birds.  One of my neighbors leaves bread crumbs outside for the smaller birds.  Another neighbor keeps a small bird with cold feet.  I chatted with Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street about the individual whom seems to be mistaken for me.   I think they own a gravel company locally here in Connecticut.  I next showered, and I cleaned up.   I picked up mail.    I went out, and I went downtown.   I went by the Merry Go Round Mews Thrift shop, and I bought two 8 inch by 10 inch glass framed derogative prints of small ships from the Mystic Free Press Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea™ : Home of the ship Joseph Conrad and another one of a Yankee Brigantine for $2 each and .24 tax for $2.24.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.  Their clothes are half price.   I then went by the Stop and Shop.  I bought $27.70 in groceries, and they did not give me a detailed receipt, but basically it is at $1.99 a pound fresh Shady Brook Farms turkey breast for $12.38 Welcome to Shady Brook Farms , a 6 ounce box of Near East long grain and wild rice pilaf mix  Amazon.com: Near East Long Grain & Wild Rice Pilaf Mix, 6 oz: Gourmet Food  for $2.89, a pound of baby carrots for $1.99, broccoli crowns for about $1.99 a pound for $2, a 5 pound bag of onions for $3.49, a red pepper at about $3.59 a pound for a $1, two Granny Smith apples for about a dollar each, two 12 ounce jars of Heinz fat free turkey gravy for a dollar each, and a 10 ounce box of mushrooms for about $2 for $27.70 total.   I chatted with somebody I recognized from Nantucket.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I watched the NASA - NASA TV Landing Page land.   I put away my groceries.   I will now prepare and eat the same primary meal as yesterday, but I will use Stop and Shop Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese on the burger with onions along with the other items.   I also made up a batch of Formula One http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm yesterday.  I hung the two ship pictures above the inside bathroom door on either side of the picture of the Russian Tall ship the Kruzenshtern, and I moved the picture of the white Siberian tiger from that location to the left side of the sink area above the Water Pik.  CIO  

Note:<888> 12/21/06 Thursday 6:55 P.M.:   After the last message, I worked with the server instead of letting the primary computer be hacked by the local youth.   Since the income of the local families depends on their computers working properly, more than likely the local families will not be able to afford to get much for the local children for Christmas since their parents computers were hacked by the local youth on vacation.   It is sort of like wrecking the family car, and the parents are not able to go to work.   I chatted with some family and friends, and I ate three scoops of sugar free butter pecan ice cream.   I went to bed at 10 P.M..   I woke up at about 10 A.M., and I chatted with a relative.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I had to reboot the server because it was hacked, and I did a system restore back to two days ago.   I chatted with www.cablevision.com about the technical problems I have been having for the last month.   They said I should email mailto:abuse@cv.net .  They are located in Melville, Long Island where a friend whom looks like me is a licensed investigator, so maybe he will get to the bottom of the matter.   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I chatted with the message service of another associate.    While I was out, I picked up my mail.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I went by the George Weston Bakeries Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought a six pack of regular Arnold bagels for $1.85 and a 21 ounce Entenmanns pumpkin pie for $2.25 for $4.10 total.   I then went to my regular 3 P.M. appointment, and I returned home.   I made and ate the same primary meal as yesterday.   I chatted with a relative.   For now, since I have been having problems with hackers on both the primary and the server computers, I am not running the primary computer with the cable modem turned on, and instead I am transferring my notes to the server, and after I shut down the primary computer, I turn on the cable modem and I work off the server, which for some reason does not seem to get hacked as much or as badly.  It is a Hell of a Way to have to work, because of a bunch of destructive lazy kids whom have too much free time on their hands.   I was told by two local experts, it is probably the local youth causing the problem.   As far as I am concerned they can turn the electricity off on their houses or where ever they hide out.    I will now post this note and shut down the primary computer.   CIO       

Note:<888> 12/20/06 Wednesday 6:25 P.M.:   I restored my recent changes on the primary computer.    I did a Vista Complete PC backup of the primary computer system from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.    The primary Vista computer system seems to be running just fine.    Since gasoline is back to around $3 a gallon and since we have been having warmer weather, I took the new Mongoose.com bike Amazon.com: Mongoose Inland 26-Inch Dual Suspension Mountain Bike: Sports & Outdoors , from where I had it stored behind the long green sofa in front of the windows, and it came from www.pacific-cycle.com , and I put it along the back side of the down sofa in the walk through area behind the sofa.   Thus it will be available for use in an energy shortage should one arise.  I also put the orange safety helmet on the back of the sofa adjacent to the bike.   It has a dynamo for front and rear lights.   It has only been test ridden in the parking lot a couple of times when I lubricated it.   The lubrication materials are on the floor of the hallway sweater closet.   I got it on sale new for a $100 with free shipping last June 2006 from www.amazon.com , and I already had the orange helmet, and I invested about $20 in the bike light system at the Greenwich Bike shop behind Saks Fifth Avenue.   The orange helmet cost about $45 from JensonUSA.com - Your Mountain & Road Bike online parts supplier! .   It is really not a woman's bike, it is more of a unisex bike, such as older people might ride.  I donated the vintage Schwinn racing bike to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and they priced it at $40.  I only paid $10 for it there about 4 years before that, but I cleaned it up and lubricated it a bit.   We have had warmer weather in this part of the area, but for the local fools on Wall Street, one has to remember a great deal of the larger part of the North American continent has had much colder weather already, and thus there is probably already heavy consumption of energy, so the price of fuel more than likely will continue to rise in this area for the foreseeable future.   Of course worldwide energy prices are also determined by the weather elsewhere in the world also.   I have had a bothersome neighbor keep calling me at all hour of the daytime which is my normal sleeping time, and I have advised a few associates of the fact.   I try to be diplomatic, but obviously the person has a separate agenda of some sort, and part of the plan is to keep bothering me.   Since I have been in this building about 17 years, and I have never bothered anyone, I can not figure out why a neighbor insists on bothering me, when no one else does.   Probably there is nothing on television to watch for the neighbor whom does not seem to have any past times, so more than likely the neighbor is bothering other residents.   I am sure the Greenwich Housing Authority is already aware of the matter.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will relax for a while, and then I will go to bed.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/20/06 Wednesday 4:00 P.M.:  Just about tea time.   I ate the same primary meal as yesterday.   I took the top round roast that I bought yesterday, and I cut it into about 2 inch square chunks, and I ran it through the cuisineart, and I turned it into ground beef.   I made six 7 ounce hamburger patties out it.   I put four in a flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and I put two in a double Ziplock bag, which I put in the freezer.   I now have enough meat ready for my primary meals until Christmas, which if I am lucky I might be having my usual modest turkey dinner with a lot of stuffing Scott's Stuffing Recipie for Arnold Premium Stuffing .   I think the big people are back home from their working adventures, since I have seen a larger group of people around Greenwich than I normally see, however they tend to be the taxpayers, since they can afford to live here.    When I grew up here there were a lot of large people around here, and I was always one of the smaller people.    That is why the town tends to have relatively good security.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/20/06 Wednesday 2:35 P.M.:   The computer was running buggy, so I did a Vista Complete PC backup restore to last Saturday's backup.   Not much had changed, so it is still basically the same system.   I guess with all of the high school kids on vacation whom might be hacking or possibly North Korean agents whom do not like me because I use to keep an eye on General MacArthur's wife's hotel at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan or other agents of influence, I seem to get hacked regularly, so I do not get much other work done anymore.   Of course it is a lot more comfortable sitting at home than watching the world go by outside Starbucks on Greenwich Avenue.   Who knows maybe it is the www.mit.edu observer from this past summer is bothering me on the internet.   Unless I know something about some other matter there is no reason to really bother me.   Maybe when I knew the State Department software engineer out on Long Island, some of his associates are bothering me concerning an incident I do not know really much about 26 years ago.   You have to remember I spend so much time working, I do not have that much time to pay attention to the media stories and conspiracy theories they drum up all the time to sell newspapers.   Well at least the primary computer is back to running just fine again.   That is why I spend so much time doing backups and keeping multiple backups.   Also since I use inexpensive hardware, if there is a hardware problem as opposed to software problem, my systems are generally fairly easy to fix.   The first thing they teach you in computers is "Backup, Backup, Backup!" and the second thing they teach you is "GIGO", "Garbage In, Garbage Out".   Thus after many years of experience I pretty much have learned to keep my own computers maintained as best as I can afford to.   It is rather amusing that any individual would bother me, so possibly it is just another computer out there on the internet that randomly targets computers of home users.   I obviously do not have the expertise to know what is causing the problem, but with 300,000 www.ibm.com employees earning over $100,000 a year and the United States Government spending so many billions of dollars on electronic information, obviously someone out there in the wood work knows about the cause of the system problems I frequently experience.    CIO 

Note:<888> 12/20/06 Wednesday 12:35 P.M.:   The $3 promotional Swiss Army knife arrived from www.amazon.com in the mail, so I put it underneath the Christmas tree.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/20/06 Wednesday 12:30 P.M.:   After the last message, I looked at Amazon.com: sleeping bag , and they have this one good to 25 degrees Fahrenheit Amazon.com: Coleman Taos 25-Degree Mummy Sleeping Bag: Sports & Outdoors , but it gets colder than that around here, and since I live in an electric heated building if we lost our electricity, I thought it would be nice to have a sleeping bag in reserve, so I thought about ordering this one Amazon.com: Teton Sports Celsius XL 0-Degree Sleeping Bag: Sports & Outdoors good to 0 degrees Fahrenheit, so I went out, and I transferred some of my last funds into my account at the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York at West Putnam Avenue, and I returned home.   I explained to a Greenwich Housing Authority administrator whom was in the area what I was doing.   We now have two couches one by the family units and one by the retired units available.    I went to order Amazon.com: Teton Sports Celsius XL 0-Degree Sleeping Bag: Sports & Outdoors , but I was prompted by something called Amazon Prime, and I went to look at what it was about, and they automatically billed me $79 for joining it.   I cancelled it, and I chatted with www.amazon.com at Amazon.com Sign In contact, and they explained to me that the $79 would be put back in my account in a day or two, so at the moment I can not afford to buy the sleeping bag.   Well, at least I have not spent it yet.   I picked up my mail downstairs, and not too much seems to be happening around here.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/20/06 Wednesday 9:35 A.M.:   After breakfast I chatted with a friend and a couple of associates.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.    It seems to have finally gotten colder here.   Greenwich Country Day Classmate died Greenwich Time Robert Paul Van Der Stricht .   As I recall Rob was about 6 foot 8 inches tall, and he use to like to play chamber music.  As I recall Rob's family owned a department store in Syracuse, New York.  Since it is cold here some people might want to look into the Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West which is owned by the Blackstone Group of investors The Blackstone Group , and they are suppose to have a local office building here in Greenwich, Connecticut across the street on the north side of the Greenwich railroad station where the Thomas Cooke travel agency used to be and where www.lexmark.com use to have their corporate headquarters before www.ibm.com spun it off into a separate company.  Since Lexmark is now in horse country in Lexington, Kentucky, there is obviously a horse connection to www.ibm.com .   I guess the bookies need a lot of heavy duty printing capacity to keep track of all of their bets.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/20/06 Wednesday 8:00 A.M.:   I went downtown yesterday after the last message.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   Their clothes are 50% off.  I bought a two album package of photograph albums from Caldors with magnetic pages for $5.    I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon service station, and I bought $8 of premium self service unleaded gasoline for $2.899 a gallon for 36.3 miles driving in the last 10 days at 13.9 miles per gallon at an average of 12 miles per hour.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two 59 ounce containers of Tropicana orange juice with calcium for $3 each, a 1.75 quart container of Edy's low fat slow churn butter pecan ice cream for $1.99, two 16 ounce containers of Planter's lightly salted dry roasted peanuts for $1.99 each, a 48 ounce container of Quaker Old Fashioned oatmeal for $4.49, a top round roast at $1.99 a pound for $5.39, a two pound bag of baby carrots for $2.99, a 5 pound box of Clementines from Spain for $4.99, Chiquita bananas at .54 a pound $1.92, a head of organic broccoli at $1.99 a pound for $2.59 for $34.34 total.   At night I noticed the lights in front of the Stop and Shop and in their parking lot are turned off, I guess to save energy.   However, there is still lots of automobile traffic around here at rush hour.  I then returned home, and I chatted with friends and family for the rest of the evening until about 10 P.M..   I received a Christmas gift from a relative, and it is a cordless Swivel Sweeper that runs for 45 minutes on a charge.  I ate three scoops of sugar free butter pecan ice cream.    I went to bed about 10 P.M..   I was awake at 6 A.M..   I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  Yesterday morning I disconnected the 10 million watt rechargeable lantern after it was fully charged up.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/19/06 Tuesday 2:40 P.M.:   I went outside, and I tested the AT&T two line 2.4 GHz cordless telephone, and it has about the same range as the Panasonic 5.8 cordless telephone.   It does get a signal at the north end of the building by the smoking bench, but it is only clear about halfway up the north side in the parking lot area, and it works just fine outside by the front entrance.   I picked up my mail.   I said hello to some neighbors.   Yesterday I put two frozen 6 ounce 91% lean ground sirloin burgers from the freezer in the refrigerator to defrost.   I put an inch of water in a Revere pot with steamer tray and lid, and I put in 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli spears, and I steamed them on medium high electric heat for 15 minutes.   I took a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I put in a few table spoons of olive oil and a couple pads of margarine, and I peeled and sliced one medium onion into 1/4 inch thick slices, and I turned the frying pan on to medium high electric burner heat, and I brought the fat to a simmer, and I sautéed the onions and burgers for about 4 minutes a side flipping it regularly and seasoning it with garlic powder and ground black pepper and lowering the heat to medium.   For the last two minutes on one burger side, I put on four 1/8th inch thick by 1.75 inch by 2 inch slices of Stop and Shop Swiss cheese, and I put a lid on the pan, so the cheese would melt.   I then put the burger on a plate covered with onions, and I put the steamed vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil on them.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   The good news is that I seem to have gone down in weight in the past year from 215 pounds to 185 pounds, so I have lost 30 pounds in weight.   Maybe I should not have given all my clothes to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop from when I weighed 155 to 165 pounds, but I do not wear suits, oxford shirts, and sports jackets anymore too much, because it makes one look too prosperous, which on my budget, I do not want anyone to think I am too prosperous.   With arthritis every pound of upper body weight is 4 pounds at the knees, so I have probably taken off 120 pounds of weigh at the knees.   Local celebrity story So-called 'Dinnertime Bandit' caught in Belgium - Greenwich Time .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower and clean up, and I will go out for some downtown activity.   More than likely it will be very busy downtown, so I might not find a parking place in my normal routine, but I will make it to the Stop and Shop for provisions.   It is good to get out in the winter, so one does not get Cabin Fever.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/19/06 Tuesday 1:10 P.M.:   I printed out a more current telephone list that I keep by the phones.   I programmed the AT&T 2.4 GHz cordless telephone directory which took a while.   The server rebooted.    I do not know if it is the local high school hacking when they are off during the Christmas holiday period or if it is other problems.   After it rebooted yesterday, I changed the CMOS settings to make it go a little bit faster, but last night and early this morning, there were no problems.  If people are hacking they can be sued, and they also can be picked up by the local PD for the activity.   It could be a very costly mistake.   Generally around the holiday period and the beginning of summer vacation, we get the local youth hacking in this area.  CIO  

Note:<888> 12/19/06 Tuesday 9:15 A.M.:   I woke up at 6:30 A.M., when I had a no person telephone call.   I did some bottom fishing on the internet, and for the server I bought Buy.com - Kingston 512MB DDR Memory PC3200 400Mhz 184-pin DIMM - KVR400X64C3A/512 for $36.90 with $20 off with Google Checkout with free 7 to 9 day ground shipping.   I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  After breakfast I will wash the dishes and make my bed, and I will program the AT&T 2.4 Gigahertz cordless telephone directory which will take a while.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/19/06 Tuesday 12:05 A.M.:   I went through my email.   I ate three scoops of low fat sugar free butter pecan ice cream.   I checked out the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/  and they really do not tell one very much about what is going on over there.  It seems they have a bigger market covering the U.S.A. with stories like this BBC NEWS | UK | England | Oxfordshire | Beer banned in US over Santa logo .   I guess they expect all of us to spend a lot of money to go over there to see what it is like instead of what the media portrays it as.   Alas, unless the Loch Ness monster pushes it over to this side of the pond, I probably will never make it over there except in my dreams.   I was thinking some of the computer problems I have been having could have been caused by Tinker Bell, of course nobody over in England remembers who Wendy, Michael, and John were.  As far as I am concerned Captain Hook has taken over the country here, we are left to our wits in.   I told the bank guard today at the Bank of New York whom is from Haiti that I had frequently tried to sell the Saudi Arabians toilet paper, but since there is not much water there, they seem not to use toilet paper.   From what I learned they wipe with one hand and eat with another, and they use a rag soaked in oil to clean off their butts.   Thus since they wipe with the hand that us Americans normally shake hands with, they normally do not shake hands that way.   Maybe they burn the stuff like camel dung who knows.   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | ISS crew fix jammed solar panel .    Maybe I could hook up a wind turbine outside of my apartment to generate some electricity for energy needs, but they tend to be noisy and are costly to service.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   It seems it is finally getting colder around here.   A couple of days ago, while I was waiting for Fedex with the Panasonic cordless telephone to arrive, I put a quart of oil in the Volvo, and I topped up the antifreeze in the car.   In the beginning of winter, when one first uses the heat in an automobile, the coolant level can go down a bit as more of it is used in the heating system of the vehicle.  CIO        

Note:<888> 12/18/06 Monday 10:15 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.  I chatted with a neighbor.   One of my neighbors has left a nice sofa bed that is very heavy by the dumpster.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then returned home.   I then did some computer work.   I chatted with www.biltmore.com about Dutch matters.   They seem to put out a lavish Christmas spread for those visiting.   The server rebooted, so I did a Microsoft memory test, and it said the memory was all right.   I went outside a couple of times.   My UPS deliveries arrived.   I put the 1 gigabyte smart card in my memory card reader for the primary computer.   I will back up some redundant files to it at a future time.   I do not think my Polaroid camera will handle that large of a memory card, but I could try it.   I put the AT&T 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephone on the telephone table at the apartment entrance, and I set up its settings.   I will program its directory once it is charged up possibly tomorrow.   It supposedly takes 8 hours to charge up.  I filled out the $10 mail in rebate information, and I put it and the invoice in an envelope, and I mailed it downstairs.   I made a copy of the invoice and the rebate form.   Thus with free shipping and $3 handling the phone cost me about $33.   It is a refurbished model, but it looks like new.  I put the 10 million watt rechargeable lantern on the left side of the sideboard in the bedroom, and it takes 15 hours to charge up, and then one disconnects it, and it should be fully charged by 9:30 A.M. tomorrow.  I moved the picture drawer stand and the NOAA weather radio to the right side of the bedroom sideboard, and I moved the modern type Danish telephone made in China to the wicker rack to the right of that.   I printed out some information for a neighbor, and I left it outside the neighbor's door.   I told the neighbor that inexpensive used laptops without much warranty are up for sale at http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZretailQ2drecyclers , but one should read the detailed descriptions as to what if any parts are missing.   Earlier I threw out the shipping boxes.  I will now go through my email.  CIO           

Note:<888> 12/18/06 Monday 12:45 P.M.:   I had the same dinner as yesterday.  I reheated the baked chicken and rice in the microwave, and I steamed 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I went out, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I picked up my mail.   I will now go downtown on a brief errand.   I have to stay around the apartment waiting for www.ups.com .   I will leave a note for them on the front door.  CIO  

Note:<888> 12/18/06 Monday 11:30 A.M.:   After I cleaned up, I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I said hello to some of the building staff.   It is still warm weather here.   I had to reinstall the Leadtek TV Winfast TV program on the server, and it works just fine now.   For some reason it was messed up.   I chatted with a friend.   I chatted with the building custodian and a neighbor.    I am doing another Microsoft Windows XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup of the first hard drive to the second hard drive on the server.  CIO  

Note:<888> 12/18/06 Monday 7:55 A.M.:   I took the Northwest Bell 2.4 GHz cordless telephone off the telephone table at the apartment entrance, and I set it along side the Columbia 2.4 GHz cordless telephone on the right drawer of the living room desk, so there are two 2.4 GHz cordless telephones there connected to the Optimum Voice long distance telephone network that has unlimited long distance in the United States of America, Canada, and Puerto Rico.   It also has local dialing, and I also have the local Verizon telephone line which I use too including the two line telephones.   The Verizon telephone line besides Greenwich, Connecticut has toll free service to our neighboring adjacent towns.   The orders for Heartland America: AT&T 2.4GHz 2-Line Cordless Phone 1412 with $10 mail in rebate and free shipping $39.99 and a Heartland America: Rechargeable 10 Million Candle Power Spotlight 605010 for $19.99 with free shipping and $2.99 handling charge for $62.97 total has tracking of UPS: Tracking Information and UPS: Tracking Information , and there is also the order for Newegg.com - SanDisk 1GB Secure Digital (SD) Flash Card - Retail for $9.99 tracking is UPS: Tracking Information  are all out for delivery, so I have to stay around the building today to await for the three deliveries.   On Monday with the holiday season, more than likely they will not arrive until after 6 P.M. this evening, so I will have another long day on the internet waiting for www.ups.com .   Of course I will check my mail around noon.   I guess I could shower and clean up, so at least I am more presentable, and I do not stink when I am around my neighbors.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/18/06 Monday 7:35 A.M.:  I switched to Dutch television.   I do not have a small Dutch flag, but I have a large Dutch flag.   I thought I had a small Dutch flag.   I changed the flag on top of the server to the Belgium flag, but I do not know Flemish either.   I think the Dutch are talking about Volvos.   I could switch to the French flag and French television, but since I studied French, I might make some sense out of that.   The British man named David Heron whom is a neighbor of Prescott Bush over at Lyon Farm works for Swiss Air, and he told me I am not suppose to know anything, and I am suppose to keep doing what I do, and I was suppose to get a hair cut, which I can afford at the moment.   About all I know about him is that he collects Bing Crosby records, and he looks a bit like the Duke of Windsor, and he also has a house in California.  Bing Crosby made his money from orange juice in California, and he was born in Coure De Laine, Idaho where Mark Furman is also from, and  someone I know from the United States State Department that I knew at www.lfc.edu is also from there.   The fellow from Lake Forest owns a low mileage Gull Wing Mercedes.   I think Bing Crosby is famous for the movie "Christmas in Connecticut" which involved a lot of snow scenes, but the way we are going around here recently, we could be selling beach chairs if you get my drift.   It seems to warm for this time of year.  CIO   

Note:<888> 12/18/06 Monday 6:15 A.M.:    Back in the old days at the Greenwich Country Club http://www.geocities.com/mike2scott2006/Greenwich-Country-Club.jpg when my father had a corporate membership, since he worked for one of the Rockefeller companies called Monsanto.com: , we seemed to eat a little bit better.   I recall the most popular drink on the golf course was caused a "transfusion", which was 50% Welch's grape juice -Welcome to Welchs.com Makers of Bottled&Canned Juices, Jellies And Jams, Frozen Grape Juice, Pourable Concentrates, Single Serve Juices, Fruit Juice Bars, Refrigerated Juices, Purple 100% Grape Juice, White 100% Grape Juice, Fresh Table Grapes, and 50% Canada Dry Ginger Ale CanadaDry.com in a glass with ice, we had a much better lifestyle living up on Round Hill Road instead of dealing with all of the orange juice people.   I guess my family would still be current members of the Round Hill Community Church, since we were back country people, and I guess since it is too expensive to drive all of the way up there for church services, we are left in this section of town being guarded by the Italian mafia.  From my experience the back country people are a little bit larger than the Italian mafia, but they are so orientated towards corporate business, they are focused on corporate matters, and for all I know they are all away on business.   Of course back in the old days, the British liked gin and tonic, and when they went south, they liked Schweppes.com bitter lemon with their gin, and when they ran out of money, they started drinking rum and www.coke.com and when became destitute, they started drinking vodka and orange juice, and they would even be occasionally seen drinking a beer Budweiser if offered one, and the preppies would always drink Heineken if offered one, and from what I remember the people whom went to Nantucket did not have anything to do but drink what ever was available Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., so basically this town has a lot of beverage people out there in the wood work, and even www.pepsi.com is on our border, and they even own Tropicana , so once one gets into the beverage business around here there is a lot to drink besides cow juice Garelick Farms , of course always in moderation.  Of course www.perrier.com is still struggling across the street from me.   The way I figure it since people are driving less with the higher price of fuel, more than likely some of them since they are not driving are probably enjoying some alcoholic beverages, and thus more than likely some of those companies are doing better.   Of course urban people out of New York City tend not to drive, so more than likely they are still enjoying a wide variety of beverages.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/18/06 Monday 5:35 A.M.:  After the last message, I microwaved a bag of Jolly Time popcorn, and I ate it.   I chatted with a relative who lives around the Silicone Valley, and I explained the computer problems that I have been having.   I then went to bed about 6 P.M., and I was up this morning at 2:30 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 50% mixture of orange juice with a 50% mixture of grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I made my bed.   I threw out the garbage.   I decided to listen to some German television with my internet setup, since they tend to be more avant garde.  One can chose Germany at wwiTV.com - The ultimate guide to Live TV webcasts. , and with my internet setup playing the Windows Media player on the Sony television, I can listen to the German news broadcasts.   Alas I do not know German, but it seems to make as much sense as the English language broadcasts.   If I am being eves dropped on, it is a good way to jam them.   Since I detect that there might be some Germans around, I took down the little Canadian flag off the server,  and I put up the little German flag.   The Germans tend to be a cold weather dour pragmatic people, and since I went over to Germany to do Christmas shopping in 1980 before Christmas, when New York City was economically depressed, I figure the Germans could return the favor and come over here and do some Christmas shopping 26 years later.   Of course I am not sure what we have here that the Germans would be interested in, but we could always hold German days on Greenwich Avenue to see if anymore people show up shopping.   The Germans are suppose to have lots of money with their booming economy, since they apparently have done a lot of engineering work in Saudi Arabia, more than likely they probably have made a lot of money.   I have numerous German contacts coming from a Dutch family who lived on the German border, and since Fred's apartment in Manhattan http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm was located near where the current German consulate is, more than likely I dealt with some other Germans.   Locally I have a Mercedes Benz of Greenwich Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, Greenwich CT - Home license plate on my vintage old Volvo station wagon, so maybe we could try to sell some German engineering if you get my drift.   CIO      

Note:<888> 12/17/06 Sunday 4:30 P.M.:   I ate 1.5 scoops of black raspberry and 1.5 scoops of no sugar butter pecan ice cream.   I chatted with a local detective.   I still think beside hackers through the internet that someone specifically is gaining access to my apartment and using my computers while I am out of the apartment and while I am also asleep which bothers me.   When I started up the primary computer this past session around 11 P.M. last night, it started up differently, and the Windows Media player configuration came up that a new media device had been plugged into the primary computer, when I had not done any such thing.   It is reason to be suspect that something is amiss.   Since I had not been out of the apartment in between sessions, it would lead me to believe that someone entered my apartment while I was asleep, and more than likely has done so at other times.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/17/06 Sunday 3:05 P.M.:   10-7.com - POLICE, FIRE, EMT/EMS - "It's Like a Donut Shop on the Internet!"!  .   CIO 

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/17/06:

Note:<888> 12/17/06 Sunday 2:35 P.M.:   I will now send out my weekly notes.   The current temperature in the apartment is 76 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is currently 58 degrees Fahrenheit outside.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/17/06 Sunday 2:25 P.M.:  A smart Dutch relative I know is buying this Comfort Fleece Zip-Vest: Fleece at L.L.Bean for her Dutch friend in Palm Beach, Florida.   I know it gets cold in Palm Beach, Florida.   I use to live nearby in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and after it was 21 degrees Fahrenheit at 7 A.M. in the morning on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 by the Swimming Hall of Fame, I checked out Key West again after New Years.   I use to hitchhike from Key West to Fort Lauderdale and back, and I would even think about returning north.  However, on one excursion as far north as West Palm Beach, Florida on the toll road, when I saw the bank sign at about 5 P.M. in the evening on a rather chilly February day, and it said 34 degrees Fahrenheit, I returned back to Key West that same evening.   In the early morning hours after a slow trip down there, and freezing on the road, I had a bowl of oatmeal at the Howard Johnsons in Islamorada, and I got a ride from a fellow from Chicago, Illinois driving a new Buick sedan, and he was driving the old set of Keys Bridges which were then two lane at over 90 miles an hour.  Just as we came off the set of bridges on the north side of Marathon he did a 360 degrees spin out at full speed, and we were stopped by a local sheriff whom told us to slow down, but let the driver go.   I recall the fellow was living on Whitehead street near Mallory Square.   I lost my interest in regularly hitchhiking after that, except for when I had to get somewhere.   www.llbean.com for some reason sends me email about what a relative is buying.   Personally I never intended to spend so much time down in Key West, Florida, I was planning to hitch a ride on a sailboat to Tobago, which I was unsuccessful at in Fort Lauderdale.   Back then I was a pretty good swimmer, but there were so many beached sailors back then, I was never offered a ride on a sailboat anywhere.  When one of my friends who was Richard Nixon's neighbor in Key Biscayne, Florida showed up, it suddenly got busier in Key West, Florida.  When my friend was down there whose mother was a DuPont nothing ever seemed to happen, and it was pretty much a deserted boarded up town with a bunch of stray dogs and chickens in the streets, and not much to look at as far as tourism.   Thus my friend from Key Biscayne must have known some wealthier investors than the DuPonts.  As far as I know he still has not run out of money yet, and since he speaks Spanish, and since Fred Von Mierers http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm had lived with the Saltonstall family when they were Richard Nixon's ambassador to Spain, possibly since my friend James Edward Eldert if that were his real name and possibly since he spoke Spanish, possibly he is actually really from Spain.   He claimed to be Dutch and Irish, and he knew Princess Irene of the Netherlands, but with Europeans it is really hard to sort them out, since a lot of different nationalities seem to have homes in Spain or Greece where it is warmer in the winter.  However, I did meet some Swedes after meeting Jimmy, so possibly he was actually from a Swedish family that lived in Spain who knows.   I have a feeling if we watched the S.A.S. SAS Sverige - SAS Sweden air terminals more closely, we might see him arriving and departing on his world travels.   More than likely he was mad at me for not treating him like some sort of royalty, but he told me he was from a family of dairy farmers in upstate New York, but it sure got busy when he showed up out of the blue.   I have a feeling he might be from one of those Spanish families who also go to Argentina.   Needless to say his English is not that good for him to make sense in English, so when around him you should use translators from his native language into English.   He should have known English better, but he only worked in Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham farm shoveling horse manure, so possibly he was dealing with people in other languages in the horse field.  From what I can tell, he more than likely is trying to figure out why I keep thinking about him, but I was told by Helen Kress Williams whom was one of the smarter people that I have met that we had to keep a close eye on him, and she did not mention anyone else.  Possibly he is some sort of royalty or even a jewel thief, it was not specified why we had to keep a close eye on him.  He did work for the United States Senator from New York named Jacob Javitts in Washington D.C., so more than likely they have some sort of record on him down in D.C..  Now I will go through my email.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/17/06 Sunday 1:00 P.M.:   Basically since Greenwich, Connecticut is suppose to be a wealthy town, which it actually is not, since other towns like New Canaan or Darien are far wealthier, we tend to get a lot of carnival type people showing up at the first of the month since we are near New York City usually when seniors get their social security checks, and during the holiday periods when people are out shopping.   From what I know there is nothing unusual happening here, except for what the traveling public might try to pass off on us.  Sad news in the tech field C. PETER MCCOLOUGH - In loving memory  .  I did not go out after the last message.  Instead I installed Apple - iPod + iTunes program on the server.   I had a problem installing it, in that the QuickTime Player does not fully install until one opens it, and it keeps trying to install its plug-in, which interferes with other XP programs.   Once I resolved this program, I organized my music files in the Ipod program.  I have about 820 music files or actually about 410, since most of them are repeated, which is about 3 gigabyte of files or two days of music if you count the doubles or one day of music if you count only the single count.   Most of them are vintage music files, so they could be loaded into an Ipod if one owned one.   I also have a cable that could go from the server apple type port to the Epox similar port, but I forget what that port is called at the moment.   I do not have a similar port on the primary computer.   I think the port is called fire wire.   The cable is in the cable box underneath my desk.   Thus I could technically try to connect the two computers to try to transfer files.  I have never tried that before.    I chatted with three friends and a local security agency a few times.    The lights blinked here twice.   I also fixed the problem I had with the server by doing a System Restore restore to Friday when I made my last backup.   Possibly I was having problems with hackers since I had users from Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Wisconsin.  However, it is the nature of the internet that people can fake the origin of IP addresses, so that may not be the case.  For all I know it is coming from next door or within the building or half way around the world.   It is the nature of the internet that one can also be hacked through the electricity connection beside the modems.  Thus I was not able to get out or pursue other more useful routines.  I will now go through my email.   CIO       

Note:<888> 12/17/06 Sunday 4:10 A.M.:   I finished the backup.   I now have two external drive backups of the primary computer Vista partition on its first hard drive.   I have the original configuration to the Maxtor external hard drive and the current configuration to Bytecc external hard drive.   Thus with the first hard drive to second hard drive backup and the DVD backup, I think I have ample backups.   I do not need to make the another ASP backup of the server to the external hard drive, since the server does not change much, and I have the current first hard drive to second hard drive backup, and it would be better to have the original configuration on the external hard drive that I have.   I then rinsed off the last two boneless chicken breasts underneath cold water, and I dried them with a couple of paper towels.   I then put them on a dinner plate, and I rubbed each side with olive oil, and I also spread a layer of 4C seasoned bread crumbs on each side of them as thick as one can put them on without them falling off.  I rubbed a little bit of olive oil in a Pyrex pie baking dish, and I placed the two breaded boneless chicken breasts in it.   I put them in the Farberware convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe which I also added a little bit of chicken bouillon powder to and Old Bay seasoning.   I also put an inch of water in a Revere pot with lid and steamer tray, and I put in 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli spears, and I brought it to a boil over high electric burner heat, and I then let it steam for 15 minutes over medium high electric burner heat.  Once all of the items were done, I put one of the cooked breaded boneless chicken breasts on a dinner plate with half of the rice, and I put the other cooked chicken breast in a flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and I also put the other half of the steamed rice in the refrigerator in a Rubbermaid container.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I washed the dishes as usual after a meal.   Having been a professional dish washer in Nantucket and Florida for about 8 years of my life when I would clean up after 200 to 400 meals each night, it is not too hard to wash a few dishes after my own meals.   Alas I have no room in my apartment for an automatic dish washer, and I do not use that many dishes.   I could try drinking a 50% to 50% combination of orange juice and grape juice with a teaspoon of Certo in the morning.   It would be sort of like a British punch if you get my drift.   Back in the pre computer days at the Greenwich Library, I used to regularly read the cartoons in the British humor magazine "Punch".   It is only about 34 degrees Fahrenheit outside.   I guess I could go out for an early morning walk.   At this time of the year, it is what I frequently call the "Freezing Norwegian" patrol.   The "Freezing Norwegian" patrol is sort of like the Dutch Night Watch or the Scottish Black Watch.   The origins of the "Freezing Norwegian" patrol come from Scotland in the old days, when they would watch their coastline for stranded Norwegians whom might be shipwrecked off their coasts.   It is sort of like the Nantucket Life Boat Squadron, which with more modern techniques people think is obsolete.   I guess one could say it is also sort like the "Key West Wreckers".   However, the Key West Wreckers were a bunch of con artists whom would put out fake light house beacons and navigation beacons to lure ships to crashing ashore on the reef, and then they would salvage their cargo.   Thus all ships passing in the night have learned the risks of traveling at sea.   Of course there is they old story of the "Flying Dutchman" which might have been a ghost ship.   However, frequently ships had secret compartments, and they were used for smuggling or hiding pirates and were even engaged in the white slave trade.   Thus when one lingers around the waterfront particularly in Manhattan, one never knows what can happen.  I suppose various navies still keep their black jack squadrons around the waterfront to shanghai any loose footed youth whom might not want to go to sea.   Thus when around the waterfront, one never knows what can happen.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go downtown for an early morning walk.  This time of year, one has to wear one's long underwear and dress more warmly.  CIO      

Note:<888> 12/17/06 Sunday 1:45 A.M.:  I put away the laundry.   I do not dry my wool socks.   I hang them up to dry on the drying rack hanging on the inside of the bathroom door with the NASA www.nasa.gov Shuttle launch picture hanging in front of it.   I will now do a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the Bytecc external hard drive.   Yesterday I also did a Microsoft Windows XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup to the server first hard drive to the second hard drive.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/17/06 Sunday 12:40 A.M.:   I had a telephone call from a relative about 3 P.M. this past afternoon.    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I went back to bed until 10 P.M..   I started two loads of laundry.   I have 15 minutes to go on the dry cycle.  I put clean linens on the bed.  I received my new Connecticut automobile registration.   I changed the Lexmark X1185 scanner printer USB port on the server from the USB 2.0 PCI card to the motherboard USB 2.0 port, and it now works fine.  I scanned the registration, and I printed out three copies on the Minolta 1350W laser printer.   The Lexmark X1185 still has the defective black ink cartridge in it, so it does not make good copies.   It should work all the time, since the server it is connected to is turned on all the time.   I put the new registration in the Volvo glove box in the paperwork holder.   I put the registration sticker in the lower left inside windshield just to the right from the inside of the Greenwich beach sticker.   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/16/06 Saturday 7:10 A.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed.   I ate 15 Ritz crackers with 15 1.25 inch by .75 inch by 3/8th thick inches of Stop and Shop Swiss cheese on them along with a half of a glass of the grape juice with Certo.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/16/06 Saturday 6:40 A.M.:  Lots of phones to bid on here eBay Seller: retail-recyclers:CORDLESS TELEPHONE PHONE EXPANDABLE items on eBay.com .   Newegg.com - Recertified: Panasonic KX-TG2357SK 2.4 GHz FHSS GigaRange. Dual-Handset Cordless Phone System - OEM with free shipping with Paypal using coupon code "PAYPALFREE" ending soon.  Today while I did my house cleaning, I put a new Vanish Borax blue tablet in the toilet tank.   Well, I will now do a Vista Complete PC backup of the primary computer from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/16/06 Saturday 5:25 A.M.:   The Panasonic KX-TG6700B phone will work with 7 more base units.   I can get them here eBay: PANASONIC KX-TGA670B 5.8GHZ EXPANSION CORDLESS HANDSET (item 270069575535 end time Dec-25-06 18:38:54 PST) .  A base unit is up for auction here eBay: Panasonic KX-TG6700B 5.8 GHZ Cordless Phone 2-line (item 180063520426 end time Dec-17-06 14:22:23 PST)  .   More variations here eBay Store: Search results for OCEANSNO.1. .    Lots more expensive here Best Electronic Buys - Panasonic KX TG6700B - Cordless phone w/ call waiting caller ID & answering system .   And for the extension Best Electronic Buys - Panasonic KX TGA670B - Cordless extension handset w/ call waiting caller ID .   However, for the low price Ebay ones, I think they come from Canada, so there might be some sort of duty.   I am not sure.  Still Bottom Fishing.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/16/06 Saturday 3:40 A.M.:  I threw out the empty shipping box with foam peanuts that came this evening.   Microsoft cracks down on Vista pirates - vnunet.com . Windows Vista for Partners New IBM Software Will Help The Blind Use Computers - Technology News by TechWeb» Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” 7.04 alpha | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com . Microsoft Italia sent me their tech net email in Italian.   Volcanic features on stamps: 2007Volcanoes on stamps (volcanos) .  Tracking on the $3 Swiss Ranger Knife gift from www.amazon.com is "9102001206742151077102" at USPS - Track & Confirm - Put our delivery information to work for you Big ideas deserve big rewards. www.optimum.net which provides me with Optimum Boost web server capability renewed my web domain "mikelouisscott.com" for free for another year a $30 value, although their internet domain register had tried to bill me for it a couple of months ago.   I am happy I had not yet paid it.  Optimum Boost will continue to renew it as long as I use their service.  I finished going through my email.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/16/06 Saturday 2:05 A.M.:  This FAQ ID # 57 - When I connect my TV to the TV out of the video card, it only displays in black and white or has no colors.  shows how to fix the black and white external monitor with the EVGA video card Amazon.com: eVGA GeForce 6200 256MB AGP 256-A8-N341-L2: Electronics  and EVGA | GeForce 6 Series Family for $60 October 2006 that I have on the primary computer.   Unfortunately the currently available Nvidia drivers and program for Vista do not allow this solution.   I ate three scoops of black raspberry ice cream.   I will now go through my email.   CIO      

Note:<888> 12/16/06 Saturday 1:10 A.M.:   I finished my house cleaning and watering the plants about noon yesterday.   I threw out the periodical literature, and I picked up my mail.   I reheated in the microwave oven on the vegetable cycle the same meal as the day before which I had with iced tea.   I then showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and I went over to RadioShack in Cos Cob, and I bought a RadioShack.com - Cables, Parts & Connectors: Connectors & connectivity: A/V connectors & adapters: RadioShack Gold Series Phono (RCA) Coupler (2-Pack) RadioShack Gold Series Phono (RCA) Coupler (2-Pack)  for $3.99 and .24 tax for $4.23 total.    I then went to Porricelli's Food Mart, and I bought four 64 ounce containers of Welch's Grape Juice for $3.99 each, two 6 ounce boxes of Certo for $3.99 each, a head of broccoli for $2.49 and a 16 ounce bag of baby carrots for $1.99 for $28.42 total.  I then went to Radio Shack at the Riverside Shopping plaza, and I bought a RadioShack.com - Cables, Parts & Connectors: Connectors & connectivity: A/V connectors & adapters: 4" Gold Plated Shielded Y Adapter 1 Phono Plug to Dual Jacks 4" Gold Plated Shielded Y Adapter 1 Phono Plug to Dual Jacks  for $3.99 and .24 tax for $4.23.   I then went to downtown Greenwich, and I went by the Merry Go Round Mews Thrift shop, and I chatted with a regular walker.   I then drove down by the waterfront.    I then went by the Arnold Bread Outlet, and I bought a six pack of New York Everything bagels for $1.85 and a 15 ounce bag of Arnold Premium Seasoned stuffing for $2.79 for $4.64 total.   I then returned home.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I use the Y cable to connect the audio input cable into the rear audio input cable on the Sony television.  I put the other one on in the top left desk drawer in the living room.   I used one of the RCA couplers to connect the EVGA video card on the server to the video input cable on the Sony television.   I enabled the Sony television monitor on the server, but it would not work properly, and it even lost its color.   I uninstalled the video card drivers and programs on the primary and server computers, and I exchanged the video cards, and then I reinstalled their programs and drivers.  I tried the EVGA Nivdia card on the primary computer in Vista, but its Vista drivers for the Sony monitor do not work, and it only would come up in black and white in extended monitor setting and not clone mode.   I then connected the Sony television monitor cable to the Server ATI video card, and the Sony Monitor works in color in extended mode.  The ATI program does not have clone mode.   I connected the audio cable to the Sony television input audio on its rear to the motherboard audio jack.    Thus I can watch with the Windows Media program NASA - NASA TV Landing Page .   I chatted with two relatives.   About 6 P.M., UPS delivered the Surge Protector strip.   I disconnected the Belkin SurgeMaster power strip from the server setup, and I installed the new surge protector strip.   I used the old Belkin power strip as a second one with an identical one on my television stereo setup.   When using the Sony television as a monitor, one has to set it to Video 1.  I will leave it setup as it is for now, since I do not turn off the server, and it is easy to switch with the Sony remote control the "TV/Video" button to enable it on Video 1.  Of course one could watch any other video media from the internet, and the server also has the Real player on it for its content too.  I have the server motherboard sound playing into the Sony television, but one could also switch it to the computer speakers.  CIO    

Note:<888> 12/15/06 Friday 8:45 A.M.:  I programmed the Panasonic Model Details KX-TG6700B  .   It seems to work just fine.  It looks like a new model, and although it did not come with the new box, is shows no sign of wear.  It did come with the manual.   I went outside, and I threw out the garbage.   I tested the Panasonic cordless phone, and it works fine outside my apartment by the benches down below my apartment window by the building entrance.   It works about 25 feet further out from there.   I does not work by the far end of the building where people smoke cigarettes.   It works about half way down the hallway on my floor in my wing of the building.   Both the handset and the base unit have conferencing features, so one can conference on the two telephone lines, thus one could make three way calls or place a long distance call from a local number to a long distance number if one needed to.   The Newegg.com - Open Box: CyberPower 750 6 feet 7 Outlets 1250 Joules Power Surge Protector - OEM for the living room stereo system and television equipment for $10.99 tracking is UPS: Tracking Information with free shipping is out for delivery today.   The order for Heartland America: AT&T 2.4GHz 2-Line Cordless Phone 1412 with $10 mail in rebate and free shipping $39.99 and a Heartland America: Rechargeable 10 Million Candle Power Spotlight 605010 for $19.99 with free shipping and $2.99 handling charge for $62.97 total has tracking of UPS: Tracking Information and UPS: Tracking Information .  There is also the order for Newegg.com - SanDisk 1GB Secure Digital (SD) Flash Card - Retail for $9.99 tracking is UPS: Tracking Information .   Thus besides the delivery today, I will have three deliveries on this Monday.   I might set up the AT&T two line 2.4 GHz cordless telephone on the telephone table next to the Panasonic two line corded telephone at the apartment entrance.   I could move the Northwestern Bell 2.4 GHz cordless telephone from that location to elsewhere.   The Panasonic 5.8 GHz cordless telephone has an answering system, which I do not need to use because I use the one on the Panasonic 2 line corded telephone.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will do my house cleaning and watering the plants.   It has been a month since I have done house cleaning.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/15/06 Friday 5:40 A.M.:   Yesterday I rested on and off a bit until noon.   I ate a couple of clementines and a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips with some iced tea.  I picked up my mail.  I sat outside for a while on a nice day until about 2:30 P.M., when FedEx delivered the two line Panasonic 5.8 GHz cordless telephone.   I went to my 3 P.M. appointment.   I returned home.  I installed the Panasonic cordless telephone facing the long green sofa in the living room, and I put it on the oak keyboard drawer on the brass and glass coffee table.   It works just fine, and by now it has charged up.   After this message I will program its Directory.   I moved the AT&T two line phone from that location, and I put it in the bathroom.   I put the GE cordless phone from the bathroom to the right of the Epox computer on the small brass and glass end table connected to Optimum Voice.   The black wall phone from the bathroom is underneath the right night stand in the bedroom.   I used the long black headset cord from the wall phone on the AT&T two line telephone in the bathroom.   I chatted with a relative.   I went to bed at 6 P.M..   I woke up at 4:30 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.  The Newegg.com - GENERIC 30S2-05300 RCA Plug / S-Video Jack Adapter - OEM for the Nvidia card on the server to hook it up to the living room Sony television for $4.99 tracking is UPS: Tracking Information also arrived yesterday afternoon.    I used it to hook up the video card on the server to the Sony television, so it can be used as a monitor.   I need to get another female to female RCA connector to replace the one from the speaker system I used to hook it up.   I also can run a cable from the server onboard sound jack to the input on the rear of the Sony television for sound off the internet, but I need a male to two female RCA Y connector.     CIO     

Note:<888> 12/14/06 Thursday 6:30 A.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I will be up at noon for my 3 P.M. appointment today.  New type of money BBC NEWS | Business | Barclays eyes Oyster credit card .   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/14/06 Thursday 6:05 A.M.:  I ate three scoops of black raspberry ice cream.   I was thinking with the economically depressed economy in the United States of America, some investor might want to buy Chicago, Illinois for chicken feed.   One small bank of theirs there is called Northern Trust Corporation only has a measly $2.5 trillion in assets, so possibly one could pick up Chicago for a $20 trillion dollar investment or so, if you really had that type of chump change.   Of course if you saw some of the black Nubian waiters at the Pump Room in the Ambassador East Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, you would know they tend to be a formidable group of people even by American standards.   I guess that is why they even have a toilet company here called American Standard, if you can not find a pot big enough to take a dump in after you see how physically much larger they really are out in the Midwest.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/14/06 Thursday 5:20 A.M.:   Ford Bets The Farm - Forbes.comMicrosoft TechNet Home Page .  Big Bucks Drinking Holes Hottest Star Hideaways - Forbes.com .  Or you could mingle with the homeless people on a low budget in Key West, Florida ShermansTravel.com -- Screened Listings, Deal Reviews, Objective Editorial .  Peter Sherman who is a local Greenwich dropout that speaks Spanish and is related to the Rockefellers use to masquerade in Key West as an evangelist Christian missionary panhandling money which he would use for beer later on in the evening.   He worked out of some church in West Palm Beach, Florida.   He always looked too healthy like he was involved in some sort of mischief.  He lived for a while on his family's farm in Costa Rica, and the last I heard he was hiding out in Scottsville, Virginia thinking he might be Thomas Jefferson.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/14/06 Thursday 4:30 A.M.:   This memory which would work with my primary and server computers at 2.5 volt Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg A-DATA 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model ADBGC1A16 - Retail  for $94.99 and $4.99 shipping has come down $10 in price in the past week, so maybe memory is coming down in price at the moment, but I have a feeling once Microsoft Vista is released which uses more memory, it will drive memory prices even higher.   Alas, I do not feel like going into debt to www.paulallen.com and www.newegg.com , so I will wait to get some more memory.   Quite frankly for what I am doing the 2 gigabytes of memory already in my primary computer is enough, but the server probably would be a bit more responsive in its TV card program if it had more memory up from 512 megabytes to 1 gigabyte, so I technically could stick the 1 gigabyte of memory in the primary computer and have 2.5 gigabytes in the primary computer and with the 512 megabyte from the primary in the server I would have 1 gigabyte in the server, but alas this time of year, I am not very good at hunting moose, so I might want to invest any extra money I might have on a little bit better food or other activity in terms of my current winter habitat.  I could always invest a dollar in quarters with the God Shiva at Greenwich Cigar on a scratch card to see if I win a $100, but that basically is a 100 to 1 shot or more.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/14/06 Thursday 3:55 A.M.:  I finished the maintenance on the computers.   I threw out a 16 ounce bag of frozen peas and a 16 ounce bag of frozen beans that had frost bite and were no good.   I made the same dinner as two nights ago.   However, for the vegetable I use a 10 ounce package of Birdseye frozen spinach which I put in a half of a cup of water in a Revere pot with lid, and I also added half of a sliced medium onion, I brought it to a boil, and I cooked on medium high for 10 minutes.   I ate half of the vegetables with dinner, and I put the other half in a Rubbermaid container.   I also opened up another 64 container of Stop and Shop lite grape juice, and I put the other 8 teaspoons of Certo in it.  One only gets about 16 teaspoons or two 64 ounce containers of grape juice with a 3 ounce package of Certo, so it costs about 10 cents for the Certo in a 8 ounce glass of grape juice.   I put out the Canadian Maple leaf flag on top of the server monitors, since that is a cold weather flag of convenience.  I threw the garbage down the garbage shoot next to my apartment instead of going outside.   I will now go through my email.   CIO        

Note:<888> 12/14/06 Thursday 1:15 A.M.:   I did a few other things before going to bed yesterday morning about 10 A.M..   I also went outside briefly, and I threw out the garbage.   I was awaken at 6 P.M. this past evening by a call from a relative.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I went back to bed until 8 P.M..   I chatted with a relative, and I chatted with a friend.   I picked up my mail.   I installed the Windows updates on the Epox computer, the server, and the Toshiba laptop.   I am also doing a Microsoft Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the server from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.  On the order of the www.newegg.com free shipping promo with www.paypal.com  when "PAYPALFREE" is entered in the NewEgg promo code field, and I ordered Newegg.com - GENERIC 30S2-05300 RCA Plug / S-Video Jack Adapter - OEM for the Nvidia card on the server to hook it up to the living room Sony television for $4.99 tracking is UPS: Tracking Information , Newegg.com - SanDisk 1GB Secure Digital (SD) Flash Card - Retail for $9.99 tracking is UPS: Tracking Information , and a Newegg.com - Open Box: CyberPower 750 6 feet 7 Outlets 1250 Joules Power Surge Protector - OEM for the living room stereo system and television equipment for $10.99 tracking is UPS: Tracking Information with free shipping for all for $25.47 total.  It is sort of hard to figure out how www.newegg.com makes any money on such an order with packaging and shipping for three different orders, but they probably use a lot of college kids at Christmas time.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/13/06 Wednesday 8:10 A.M.:  I took advantage of the www.newegg.com free shipping promo with www.paypal.com  when "PAYPALFREE" is entered in the NewEgg promo code field, and I ordered Newegg.com - GENERIC 30S2-05300 RCA Plug / S-Video Jack Adapter - OEM for the Nvidia card on the server to hook it up to the living room Sony television for $4.99, Newegg.com - SanDisk 1GB Secure Digital (SD) Flash Card - Retail for $9.99, and a Newegg.com - Open Box: CyberPower 750 6 feet 7 Outlets 1250 Joules Power Surge Protector - OEM for the living room stereo system and television equipment for $10.99 with free shipping for $25.47 total.  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Astronauts make first spacewalk .  I will now shut down the primary computer.   I will eat three scoops of black raspberry ice cream.   I will then go to bed.    Have a good day.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/13/06 Wednesday 6:35 A.M.:  Cruising south, there is Duty Free in St. Thomas Shopping on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands  and Dynasty and Dazzlers and Baci Duty Free Liquor and Tobacco | U.S. Virgin Islands Shopping | Fodor's Online Travel Guide and of course U.S. Virgin Islands Shopping | Fodor's Online Travel Guide there is A. H. Riise Liquors & Tobacco | U.S. Virgin Islands Shopping | Fodor's Online Travel Guide one of the first places I applied for a job when I first got out of www.lfc.edu in northern Illinois.   A former computer associate at Polaroid www.polaroid.com Bobby Rosenburg whom quit Polaroid for warmer climates back in October 1972 was the manager of Riise's liquor warehouse in St. Thomas, and I can assure you I toured the premises, and they have a large selection of vintage liquors and other alcoholic beverages in their old Danish warehouse.   So if your cruise ship such as the Queen Mary II QM2 - Itinerary - 2006 makes port in St. Thomas, you can have them deliver your 5 bottles of Duty Free liquor on board ship, and you will have something to show for your travels.   If you know any old geezers back home, they might like one of those expensive bottles of Scotch whiskies to have a dram or two of in their spare time.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/13/06 Wednesday 5:55 A.M.:   This would be a cut in my hours of work Extreme jobs on the rise - MSN Money 32" LCD HDTV Only $459.99 @ Geeks.com! .   Discount Cheap Philips 50PF7220A/37B 50" Pixel Plus Plasma Flat HDTV Deal SaleGates Foundation Gives $83M to Fight Malaria Most Expensive Home Sales 2006 - Forbes.com .   I went through my email.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/13/06 Wednesday 5:20 A.M.:  Better grab it today, one day only Swiss Army ranger knife for $3 with free shipping Amazon Customers Vote Homepage a $37 value with shipping  Staples 12% off in store coupon through December 23, 2006 http://www.staplescentral.com/customerAppreciation/images/06_CustAppCard_Dec.pdf .   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/13/06 Wednesday 4:30 A.M.:   After dinner, I took a blue, yellow, red, and white push pin, and I hung up a copy of my Christmas letter in the laundry room downstairs.  I think I will put the Panasonic 2 line 5.8 GHz cordless telephone on the brass and glass coffee table where the AT&T two line regular telephone is.   I will move the AT&T two line regular telephone into the bathroom.   I will put the new AT&T two line cordless 2.4 GHz telephone on the right hand side drawer of the living room desk where the defective Panasonic cordless 2.4 GHz telephone was.   I will move the Columbia 2.4 GHz telephone from that location back to the left side of the left primary computer monitor.   I will take the General Electric cordless telephone from the bathroom, and I will connect it up to Verizon placed on the small brass and glass end table to the right side of Epox computer.   The black wall phone in the bathroom, I will save underneath the right night stand in the bedroom with the other older phones.  I can use the long black receiver cord on it on the AT&T two line telephone in the bathroom.  Since the apartment is orientated around communications I have to maintain the apartment as best as I can afford to maintain it.  I will now go through my email.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/13/06 Wednesday 3:15 A.M.:  Happy 69th Birthday His Highness the Aga Khan's 69th Birthday .   I was awake yesterday at noon when I had a fax type telephone card.    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I threw out the garbage, and I picked up my mail.   I went back to bed until 8 P.M..   I chatted with a relative a couple of times.   I finally got around to printing out a Christmas letter and doing my Christmas cards.   I sent out 25 Christmas cards this year with Christmas letters.   I was able to mail the Christmas cards which weighed less than an ounce for .39 domestic first class postage and on the three international Christmas cards, I put on three .39 stamps for the .84 required postage for air mail.  One can buy an .84 stamp at the post office machine.   I also put in a new black and a new color generic ink cartridge in the Epson Stylus Color 880 printer, and it is working just fine.  I ran the cleaning and allignment cycles.   I printed out the envelopes with the Epson using the Microsoft Word 2003 program from a list of addresses that one high lights, and the program imports the address.   One has to set the program for one's specific size envelope.   I printed out the Christmas letters mostly in blue with the HP DeskJet 842C, since last year I used mostly red ink, so I am balancing the ink usage from year to year.   Next year, it will probably be mostly green if there is still ink available in the cartridges.   I printed out the letter on velum legal paper, so it looks less commercial.   I went out without cleaning up, and I went by the Valley Road Post Office, and I bought two 18 U.S.A. snow flake stamp sheets for $7.02 each and $14.04 total.   I put 22 of the stamps on the 22 domestic envelopes, and I now have left over fifteen .39 stamps and one 1 cent stamp.   I also have a lot of extra Christmas cards left over from years past.  I keep them on the bottom right bookcase shelf in the left bookcase in the bedroom hallway.   I next went downtown, and I went by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue.   I chatted with an early morning stroller about a popular Canadian friend of mine from Manhattan in the old days.  I noticed the new Ralph Lauren Rugby Ralph Lauren Store Locations - Stores.Polo.com shop is suppose to open Friday December 15, 2006.  I then drove down by the waterfront.    I then returned home.  I post my Christmas letter at Michael Louis Scott's Christmas 2006 Card and http://www.geocities.com/mike2scott20062/xmasletter2006geo.htm .   I made up the Christmas letter by using the Microsoft Word 2003 program to write the letter, and I then used the Office 2003 Program with the Victorian template from Holiday category to copy and past the text into the  publisher document.   I saved the Christmas letter in web format also, so I could post if on the internet, and to post it at the geocities server, I had to edit out the subfolder links for the graphics with textpad in the .htm document, since they are all displayed in the same folder at geocities.   This all took a bit of time.   I will now reheat the same dinner as last night which I will have with a glass of iced tea.  For the steamed vegetables, I will just have the last cup of baby carrots.   I have also been sipping on the grape juice with certo mixture.  Tracking on the Ebay auction eBay: PANASONIC KX-TG6700B 5.8 GHZ CORDLESS PHONE SYSTEM *NR* (item 270066158006 end time Dec-11-06 11:36:20 PST) for $40 and $14 shipping via FedEx Express Saver and $4.99 Premium Handling for $58.99 total is FedEx | Track  .   Tracking on Heartland America: AT&T 2.4GHz 2-Line Cordless Phone 1412 with $10 mail in rebate and free shipping $39.99 and a Heartland America: Rechargeable 10 Million Candle Power Spotlight 605010 for $19.99 with free shipping and $2.99 handling charge for $62.97 total is Heartland America: Order Tracking with email address "mikescot@optonline.net" and order number "061211-944584" and one has to use the shipping invoice when one receives it to obtain the rebate information for the $10 mail in rebate Heartland America: Rebates .   CIO         

Note:<888> 12/12/06 Tuesday 3:40 A.M.:   I finished the backup.   I ate three scoops of black raspberry ice cream.   I have been munching on clementines recently.   Free shipping on over $150 order CompUSA.com: Brother DCP-7020 Digital All-In-One Printer, Print Copy Scan - Printers » All-In-One Printers .   Use a laser to receive fax and save money on ink.  Aubusson rug deals Overstock.com, save up to 80% every day! Aubusson Rug Deals .  Buy and inexpensive used laptop http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZretailQ2drecyclers .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/12/06 Tuesday 2:40 A.M.:  I installed some updates in http://mikelouisscott.com/visbeta.htm .   I will now do a Vista Complete PC backup of the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/12/06 Tuesday 12:40 A.M.:   GOP.com | Republican National Committee :: GOP Store - Product Details .   Cup of tea with the Queen Airfare Deals - Bargain Airfare - Travel Airfare .  Linux option http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ .   I went through my email.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/11/06 Monday 11:10 P.M.:   I guess if the Panasonic cordless telephone arrived early on Wednesday December 13, 2006, we could pretend it is a 69th birthday gift for the His Highness the Aga Khan's 69th Birthday .  With his new German wife, he probably has gotten a lot fatter than in this old picture http://mikelouisscott.com/agakhan01.jpg , but since he is Swiss medical doctor, he is probably on the thin side, so even if he got his weight in precious jewels for charity like his father did, there would not be that much to go around.   He does not get very much publicity in the English media, so possibly the British have forgotten about him, since his official royal residence is suppose to be in New Deli, India.  I guess this is his father Gallery: SMS Aga Khan .   Maybe this is his palace Aga Khan Palace - a photoset on Flickr and Flickr: Explore geotagged photos from Pics_Marc's Aga Khan Palace set on a Map if you need to find your way.  Of course it has been widely advertised he has over 600 homes worldwide, so he might have more than one house in India too, and he might be sort of hard to find, and I suppose he travels a lot.   CIO       

Note:<888> 12/11/06 Monday 10:40 P.M.:  I came across this top secret information BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Brits Abroad .   I would imagine there are one or two British citizens elsewhere, and maybe even some can be found on the island of Bermuda.   I guess from the old time perspective of Greenwich, Connecticut people since I use to carry a Bermuda military draft card and driver's license in the old days when I went pub hopping in Manhattan, some people think I am from Bermuda.   John McGrath whom was a Taft classmate at Taft in Watertown, Connecticut use to sell them blank, and we would fill out the appropriate information.   I think he sold  both blank cards for $5, and to make them look more official looking we would laminate them.   I have relatives traveling on the http://www.qm2.org.uk/itinerary.html this coming week for a cruise to Barbados.   When I used to change planes there coming from Tobago, they would sell a liter of John Walker Black Label Scotch for  two dollars Barbados money which would be a $1 American.   I have a neighbor in Byram whom also lives in Barbados, and he still owes me $54 from when he crashed into my Hyundai that I use to have and broke the left blinker light, so I guess he owes 54 liters of Johnny Walker Black Label Scotch.   I guess my relatives could take delivery on it in Barbados this coming week.   Of course, I am not so sure how people are that good at collecting international debts down south, since they come and go so often.  The neighbor looks a bit and talks a bit like Tony Snowden, but since he is frequently darkly tanned, not everyone recognizes him.   I chatted with a relative.  I opened up the package of six boneless chicken breasts, and I put four of them in a flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.   I then rinsed off the other two underneath cold water, and I dried them with a couple of paper towels.   I then put them on a dinner plate, and I rubbed each side with olive oil, and I also spread a layer of Progresso Italian seasoned bread crumbs on each side of them as thick as one can put them on without them falling off.  I rubbed a little bit of olive oil in a Pyrex pie baking dish, and I placed the two breaded boneless chicken breasts in it.   I put them in the Farberware convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe which I also added a little bit of chicken bouillon powder to and Old Bay seasoning.   I also put an inch of water in a Revere pot with lid and steamer tray, and I put in 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns, and I brought it to a boil over high electric burner heat, and I then let it steam for 15 minutes over medium high electric burner heat.  Once all of the items were done, I put one of the cooked breaded boneless chicken breasts on a dinner plate with half of the rice, and I put the other cooked chicken breast in a flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and I also put the other half of the steamed rice in the refrigerator in a Rubbermaid container.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   This morning I watched a little bit of Connecticut Public television, and they were having hearings on the placement of a liquefied Natural Gas conversion terminal out in Long Island sound.   The barge it sits on would be four times the size of a foot ball field.   They would need to install a pipe line from the barge to the shore in Stratford, Connecticut to connect up with the Iroquois natural gas pipe line.   Apparently from when Long Island Sound use to be a lake there is up to 500 feet deep of muck in the bottom of the sound in various places, so it would be very difficult installing secure footings for the pipe line in Long Island sound.   Also there are large boulders in the sound where the pipe line would come ashore in Stratford, Connecticut.   It does not say anything about running the pipe line to Long Island also.   From what I have been told by local fishermen, there is also a large deep canyon that runs underwater beneath Long Island Sound the full length of it.  My order for the Panasonic cordless telephone is still being processed despite the fact that I paid for expedited processing.   One can check it at https://www.auctionlogistix.com/ebayn/ebayordstat.asp with auction number "270066158006" .  The sell at http://stores.ebay.com/retail-recyclers has lots of other items up for auction.  I think they ship out of Elvis country, so www.fedex.com will be delivering it.  I will now do a little bit of ordinary internet computer work.  CIO        

Note:<888> 12/11/06 Monday 7:15 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went to my 4 P.M. appointment.   I then went by www.cvs.com , and I bought a liter of CVS Iceberg Mint mouthwash for $3.99 and .24 tax for $4.23, and I picked up a prescription.   I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon gasoline station, and I bought $6 of premium unleaded self service gasoline for $2.799 a gallon or 76.7 miles driving this week at 13.7 miles per gallon averaging 13 miles per hour.   Maybe I forgot to set back my trip computer on the Volvo, but the odometer said I only drove 34 miles this week, so there is a discrepancy.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a six pack of Stop and Shop bagels for $2, two 5.5 ounce tubes of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips for $1 each, Chiquita bananas at .54 a pound for $1.09, and a package of six Bell and Evans boneless and skinless breasts for $1.79 a pound for $6.60 for $11.69 total.   I then returned home.   I picked up the mail.  I got a $10 rebate check from www.staples.com on the Western Digital 160 gigabyte hard drive I bought at Staples in Old Greenwich a few weeks ago, so it only cost me $53 after the rebate with tax.   I will cash it later on in the week.   I put away my groceries.    CIO     

Note:<888> 12/11/06 Monday 3:10 P.M.:   I woke up at noon.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.  I won this Ebay auction eBay: PANASONIC KX-TG6700B 5.8 GHZ CORDLESS PHONE SYSTEM *NR* (item 270066158006 end time Dec-11-06 11:36:20 PST) for $40 and $14 shipping via Fedex Express Saver and $4.99 Premium Handling for $58.99 total.  This is the item Panasonic Model Details KX-TG6700B .   I will now shower and clean up.   I have a 4 P.M. appointment.  CIO     

Note:<888> 12/11/06 Monday 5:10 A.M.:   http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3672_7-6526685-1.html .  I went through my email.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will rest for a while.   I have to be up at 1 P.M. for my 4 P.M. appointment.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/11/06 Monday 5:00 A.M.:   I broke three large eggs in a bowl, and I added a couple of tablespoons of milk, a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese, a teaspoon of olive oil, and dashes of Italian Seasoning, and I whisked it all together.   I then put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a stick proof frying pan with a few pads of margarine, and I heated it on medium high electric heat, once the oil became hot, I added the egg mixture, and once it began to solidify, I made a batch of soft scrambled eggs.   While doing that I also put three pieces of paper towel on a microwave proof plate, and four strips of John Morrell thick bacon and on top of that two paper towels, and I put a plate plastic microwave lid on it, and I microwaved it for 4.5 minutes.   I toasted two slices of bread, which I put a little bit of olive oil on.    I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I am charging up the 2.5 million watt rechargeable lantern, and the two new jump start systems.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/11/06 Monday 3:20 A.M.:  This list of two line cordless phones is available Best Electronic Buys - Cordless Phones Electronics .   This seems like a good deal Heartland America: AT&T 2.4GHz 2-Line Cordless Phone 1412 with $10 mail in rebate and free shipping , so I ordered it for $39.99 and a Heartland America: Rechargeable 10 Million Candle Power Spotlight 605010 for $19.99 with free shipping and $2.99 handling charge for $62.97.   One has to use the shipping invoice to obtain the rebate information for the $10 mail in rebate Heartland America: Rebates .   That is all that I can afford to buy for my Christmas maintenance activities.   If I win the Ebay item, I can afford to pay for it too.   The AT&T 2 line cordless telephone is like this 2.4 GHz Analog 2-line cordless phone with caller id , so for $30 after the $10 mail in rebate is received, it is all that I can afford in a two line cordless telephone.   Hopefully in the summer it will have the range from my apartment living room, so one can chat outside in the front entrance area  which is about 20 feet as the crow flies.   The extra rechargeable spot light might come in handy in an emergency if one needed to send out a bright signal.  CIO

Note:<888> 12/11/06 Monday 1:20 A.M.:  I woke up at 6 P.M..  I did some more bottom fishing on the internet for inexpensive cordless telephones, and all that I could come up with were Shop till-u-drop Panasonic KX-TG2480s 2.4 GHz 2-Line Phone With Caller ID Condition: Reconditioned SKU: KXTG2480 $43.99 and $11 shipping or Panasonic KX-TX5050W 5.8GHz Cordless Phone with CID*, GigaRange® at Sears.com with one line new for $39.88 with $7 shipping that can be refunded with shipping rebate and $3 tax.   I am really looked for a 2 line 5.8 Ghz telephone that is inexpensive.  There are some bargains at http://www.optimum.com/store/outlet.jsp?sortBy=&start=11 , and they have this model XCommerce Dealer Catalog V-Tech 5.8 GHz 2-Line Cordless w/Dual CID and Keypad .   The same price here VTech 5.8GHz 2-Line Cordless System w/ Dual Caller ID and Speakerphone - Wal-Mart Amazon.com: Uniden TRU8866 5.8 GHz Digital Expandable 2-Line Cordless Speakerphone with Dual Keypads (Black): Electronics for$97.50.  Panasonic 5.8GHz 2-Line Expandable Digital Phone/Answering System with Caller ID - Wal-Mart .  I finally bid on eBay: PANASONIC KX-TG6700B 5.8 GHZ CORDLESS PHONE SYSTEM *NR* (item 270066158006 end time Dec-11-06 11:36:20 PST) , but if it works and needed a new $20 battery with $14 shipping, it would not be that much of a deal, but beggars can not be choosers.   I chatted with one relative, and I chatted with another relative a few times.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I threw out the garbage, and I emptied the two outside ashtrays.   I started up my car, and I ran it for about 15 minutes.   I am just maintaining normal routine.  I mailed the $85 check in the mail room downstairs for my Connecticut automobile registration for the next two years   I have a 4 P.M. appointment today.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/10/06 Sunday 11:05 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Giant tent to be built in AstanaBBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Shuttle lifts off in night launch .   I fiddled with the Panasonic 2.4 gigahertz telephone for a while.   I put the old Panasonic battery in it, and it seems like it might want to work after it charges up after a while.   Possibly it needs to use the Panasonic battery.  This is the battery it uses Panasonic Model Details P-P510A , so possibly I will order it, if I think that will fix the bloody thing.   I can get a 10% discount with Club Panasonic http://www.panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/promos_ecommerce/myproducts_b2c.asp which I joined.  Possibly when the old battery is charged up some more, it will work to see if it is worth ordering a new battery.   It is the Panasonic 2.4 Gigahertz Extreme model #KX-TG2553B.   Radio Shack sells this one online RadioShack.com - Power & Batteries: Phone power: Cordless phone power: Panasonic® 3.6V/1150mAh Ni-MH Cordless Phone Battery , but although it might give it more range, I think it might be too powerful, but it looks like it is suppose to work with it.    I have the original battery in it from 09/2001, so it is a bit old.  It seems like a lot of work for a telephone that I bought for $7.50 at the Greenwich Hospital thrift shop a couple of years ago.   I have newer 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephones, but the Panasonic seems to have a greater range and clarity, but it has better security in terms of multiple frequencies.   Of course I could splurge and order this Newegg.com - Open Box: Panasonic KX-TGA570S 5.8 GHz FHSS GigaRange Expandable Digital Cordless Handset - OEM .  Or I could browse these Buy Telephone, Cordless Phone, Phone Handset, Panasonic Phone at Newegg.com , but I really do not need another cordless telephone, since I hardly use them anyway.   This is recertified Newegg.com - Recertified: Panasonic KX-TG2357SK 2.4 GHz FHSS GigaRange. Dual-Handset Cordless Phone System - OEM .   I looked at www.optimumstore.com , and this cordless telephone is almost as cheap as a battery XCommerce Dealer Catalog Northwestern Bell 5.8 GHz Cordless Analog Phone with Caller ID in Black/Silver $25.76 , or XCommerce Dealer Catalog V-Tech 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone System with Full Color Screen and Dual Display Caller ID  or XCommerce Dealer Catalog V-Tech 2.4 GHz DSS System with Digital Answering System, Handset Speakerphone and Caller ID Call (Bundle Pack: 1-2656 & 2-2600s)  and if one looks at www.optimumstore.com or http://www.onlinesalescentral.com/CCat/FrameBuilder.asp , there are plenty of more options.   I have so many telephones in my apartment, I do not really need anymore at the moment.   The telephone rang, but my foot fell asleep, so I did not get it in time.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   For some reason the zip code for Thomaston, Connecticut 06778 shows up in forms to fill in on my computer, and I would have never have entered that zip code.   Possibly someone from there has used my computer recently.  CIO    

Note:<888> 12/10/06 Sunday 3:40 A.M.:   I will now do a Vista Complete PC backup of the primary computer first hard drive to the second hard drive which should not take too long, since not much has changed.   CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/10/06:

Note:<888> 12/10/06 Sunday 3:15 A.M.:   I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/10/06 Sunday 2:55 A.M.:   I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.   I made the same meal as last night, but when I sautéed the pork and onions, I also used two cloves of minced garlic.   I used the ATI program to switch back the Sony monitor display to the right computer monitor.   It is sort of tricky to figure out how to use.   The www.nasa.gov astronauts have gone to bed for the night.   I will now go through my email.  CIO  

Note:<888> 12/10/06 Sunday 1:10 A.M.:   I made a number of telephone calls this morning to a number of friends and family about the fact that computers controlled by www.walmart.com might be hacking internet users whom buy at wholesale prices over the internet from other vendors.   It sure looks like they might be up to that.   I also chatted with an agent at www.fbi.gov at 1-202-278-2000.   I went to bed about 10 A.M., and I was awake at about 6 P.M..   I chatted with a relative and a friend.   I was told that www.nasa.gov had launched the Space Shuttle NASA - NASA TV Landing Page .   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I took a RCA Y splitter male to two females, and I connected it to the rear of my Sony television with the Philips video input into one RCA female jack, and I connected a 6 foot RCA male to male video cable into the other jack.   I then lead the cable around, and I put a RCA female to female connector on the end of the cable, and I connected it to the RCA male jack on the cable that leads into my primary computer ATI video card output.   Thus with the ATI program on the primary computer, if I set the second monitor to remote monitor, I can watch my internet content on the Sony television as a monitor including the Windows Media player which I am using to play NASA TV.   The sound still has to come out off the computer speakers.   I have a cable running from the primary computer speaker to the Sony television, but to hook it up, I would need two RCA Y splitters male to two female and RCA 2 male to one female or male connector about six feet long.   When I can afford it, I will also order this part Newegg.com - GENERIC 30S2-05300 RCA Plug / S-Video Jack Adapter - OEM which would connect the video out cable from my server Nvidia video card and with a female to female RCA connector, I would be able to connect the long RCA cable into the Sony television if I wanted to watch the server video on the Sony television.   The server Nvidia card permits clone mode viewing, which makes it easier to navigate a remote television monitor.   My remote mouse also works with the primary computer on the Sony television, if one turns on the remote mouse sending unit on the left primary computer monitor.   I am just about ready to watch a rebroadcast of the shuttle launch from mission control.   Earlier I threw out the garbage, and I picked up my mail.   I am making up a batch of Formula One http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm .   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/09/06 Saturday 8:30 A.M.:   The box of Certo is made by Sure Jell  contains two 3 ounce liquid packets.   Since one is suppose to put a teaspoon of liquid certo in an 8 ounce glass of regular or lite grape juice, I measured eight teaspoons into a 64 ounce container of Stop and Shop lite grape juice, and I put the remaining amount in a small Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator on top of the bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne.   From what I can tell each 3 ounce packet contains about 18 teaspoons teaspoons in an ounce - Google Search, so therefore a box of Certo would have enough in it for six 64 ounce containers of grape juice.  Since a box of Certo costs about $3.50 and the regular price of a 64 ounce container of grape juice is about $3.50, six 64 ounce containers of grape juice and a box of certo would cost about $24.50, and that would make about 48 eight ounce classes of grape juice and a teaspoon of certo or about .29 cents a day for a daily glass of certo and grape juice.   By comparison or about 7.5 cents a day for the certo, and fresh orange juice would cost about as much as the grape juice, so if one switched to the certo and grape juice recipe from orange juice, it would cost you about 7.5 cents a day or at the current rate of my driving of about .21 a mile for gasoline before insurance, maintenance, registration, and capital depreciation, so basically one can try the grape juice and certo arthritis cure for less than the price of driving a quarter of a mile, if one wanted to try to walk.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I also ate about a half of a 16 ounce jar of CVS lightly salted dry roasted peanuts during the last two days, and I have been snacking of clementines.   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/09/06 Saturday 7:35 A.M.:   They still need a drink to make it back home in Connecticut State won't follow N.Y. in proposed bar car ban - Greenwich Time .   Maybe they should have a bar car going into New York City in the morning for the commuters to warm up after a long cold night in Connecticut.  Another dog's Christmas Barney Cam V: "Barney's Holiday Extravaganza" .   BBC NEWS | South Asia | God king pays tax for first time , another future Swiss citizen.  Broad Band for those of you in the Boon Docks BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Ariane sends satellites to orbitBBC NEWS | Technology | A quick tour around Windows Vista .  CIO 

Note:<888> 12/09/06 Saturday 6:35 A.M.:   I made out a check for $85 to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Department of Motor Vehicles to renew my automobile registration DMV: Registration Renewal for the next two years starting in mid January 2007.   I will mail it in, once I have the funds available.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/09/06 Saturday 5:45 A.M.:  I uninstalled Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista beta, and I tried to install Norton Internet Security 2007, but it will not install in Vista final release.   I then reinstalled Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista beta, and I have 17 days to go in its trial.    Microsoft FrontPage falls victim to blogging culture .   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/09/06 Saturday 3:55 A.M.:   I made and ate the same dinner as last night.   I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/09/06 Saturday 1:35 A.M.:   I made some telephone calls about a legal matter.   This is the new DVD player Philips DVD 5 Disk Changer Player w/Proscan DVD793CH Support - Welcome to Support that I got from Newegg.com - PHILIPS DVD793 5 Disc Progressive Scan DVD Player - Retail for $59.99 arrived, and because I paid for it with my Papal account using the Coupon Code in the Newegg checkout promo box of "PAYPALFREE", I got free UPS 3 day shipping worth $11.99 off is UPS: Tracking Information .   I registered it at Philips Consumer Portal Register Online .   Well if you consider what gasoline costs anymore, I suppose bottom fishing on the internet is cheaper than Walmart.com - Always Low Prices! , but not everyone has as much time as I seem to have.   I finally realized the internet problems that I have been having along with other associates is being caused by agents of Wal-Mart, since I encourage wholesale shopping on the internet which is frequently cheaper that Wal-Mart.   After a three year investigation with the help of the www.fbi.gov we finally made the case, and we are 100% sure.   Depending on how many other people have been effected there could be a large class action suit against Wal-Mart or even antitrust legislation.   Everyone knows by now.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/08/06 Friday 11:00 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I was told that the Bank of New York still owns the building and the Private Banking business, but that www.chase.com had taken over their retail floor banking business, although all of the forms and paper work still say the Bank of New York.   I then returned home, and I went to bed about 1 P.M.   About 4:30 P.M., I had a strange telephone call from someone claiming to work for www.microsoft.com trying to get me to install the Apple - iPod + iTunes software, which would seem to be illegal.  I finally woke up at 6:30 P.M., and I chatted with a relative and a friend.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I tried to get the Panasonic Cordless telephone to work with the new rechargeable battery, but for some reason it does not work, and all that comes up on the display screen is the French "E" accent grave.   It is like the telephone might have been hacked through the Optimum Voice network.  I took the new battery out of it, and I installed it on the Uniden cordless battery on the far end of the long green sofa.   I left the old Uniden battery in Panasonic with it hooked up in case it fixes itself over time.  I will now go through my email and do some regular internet work.  Earlier today, I rotated the memory in the  primary computer, so the two 512 meg. memory chips are #1 and #2, and I have the 1 gigabyte memory chip set up in the third memory bank.  CIO    

Note:<888> 12/08/06 Friday 11:40 A.M.:  I picked up my mail.   I will now go out briefly before returning home and going to bed.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/08/06 Friday 11:15 A.M.:   I finished going through my email.   I chatted with a relative.   I took the copper bracelet off my left wrist because it was scratching it.   I guess when I have time I should get a smooth copper bracelet instead of the rough copper twine one that I had available.   I went downstairs, and I chatted with my neighbors.   The building custodian is activating the stairway electric heaters.    I mentioned that when I was a run away kid in Key West, Florida there were suppose to be U.S. Navy www.navy.mil Seals down there in Key West, Florida, but that was in peace time, now they could be anywhere else.   I also mentioned when I was down in Tobago back in the winters of 1970 and 1971, it was so poor down there, most of the men spent all day chopping coconuts with machetes, so they thought we were rich.  On our trips to Tobago we visited with an heir to the Pullman railroad fortune, so it in effect it could be considered working on the railroad, and when I was in Key West, I was hanging around the Florida East Coast railroad Flagler Hotel, now known as the Casa Marina, or "Castle by the Sea" Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West .  Of course the Blackstone Group The Blackstone Group that owns the Casa Marina has offices across the street from the Greenwich, Connecticut train station, so there always seems to be a railroad connection.   When I was a student in Europe in the winter of 1972, I had a U-rail pass http://www.urail.com/ , so I spent some time around the trains in Europe.  A relative of mine has been offered a job working for the British Railway system, but he has more technical expertise than I do.    I also spend a bit of time walking around the Metro North and the Amtrak train facilities when I was in Manhattan.   I rode down on the Amtrak www.amtrak.com  from Toronto, Canada on my return in December 1983, before returning to Greenwich, and the only person on the train besides the railroad conductors was a woman that looked like the Queen Mum of England a little blond boy, as I recall she enjoyed Labatt's beer.  I called up W. Averill Harriman's niece's husband when we stopped near East Aurora, New York, and he gave me the telephone number for W. Averill Harriman's sister's house out in Sands Point, Long Island, so I guess we are sort of in the caboose off all of the action out here.  I also built a garage apartment out on Long Island next to the Plandome Manor, Long Island train station.   Unfortunately the railroad never seems to take notice of me.  Back in college I lived on the Farm that had an old bankrupt railroads track bed on it.  I also happen to have a grandfather that worked for the Illinois Central Railroad Illinois Central Railroad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for 60 years before retiring, which is now suppose to be the Canadian National Railway CN - Shipping By Product , and when I lived in Nantucket, I occasionally had drinks at the Club Car.  Thus I do have a few rail connections.  I just received my order from www.ordersmokesdirect.com of 7 cartons of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box and I got my  Christmas gift of Comfort Mocs: Slip-Ons at L.L.Bean in taupe color in size 10D, which I will not open until Christmas.    I will now go downstairs shortly and check the mail.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/08/06 Friday 7:55 A.M.:   I rested until 4 P.M. yesterday.   At 4:30 P.M. the Newegg.com - PHILIPS DVD793 5 Disc Progressive Scan DVD Player - Retail for $59.99 arrived, and because I paid for it with my Papal account using the Coupon Code in the Newegg checkout promo box of "PAYPALFREE", I got free UPS 3 day shipping worth $11.99 off is UPS: Tracking Information.   I put the packing foam peanuts in plastic bags.   I installed it on stereo rack just above the bottom Sony CD player.   I connected its video and audio cable to the rear of the Sony TV to its inputs.   It took a bit of time to get it right, since I originally tried to install it to the front video and audio ports, and they did not work because the rear ports were being used by the Pinnacle USB audio inputs, which caused a problem.  Once I disconnected the Pinnacle USB audio cables and hooked up the Philips DVD player to the rear Sony audio and video inputs, it worked just fine.   I connected the Philips DVD second audio out to the Technics at VCR2 to play it for music.  One set the Sony TV on Aux 1 with the Sony remote control for the DVD player to play.  The Philips DVD players sounds a lot better than the vintage Sony CD player which I left in since it still works.  The stacked stereo items are high enough that one can not fully open the Technics turn table at the top, but I rarely use it.   I had one of the shelf clips break underneath the stereo system stack, and I replaced it.   However with all of its weight, I felt it might be dangerous if a shelf clip broke again, so I stacked the books and records, so they support the shelves all of the way from the bottom of the cabinet to the top stereo shelf, so that is not a problem.   I will sometime put in strips of wood to make it more permanent.    I threw out the shipping box and the foam peanuts along with the foam peanuts that I had saved.   For now, I stored the Philips DVD box in the false ceiling above my bed.   I will save it for a while.   The Philips DVD Player seems to work just fine.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I received in the mail from www.ebatts.com for my Columbia Cordless telephone model # CT-A200 I ordered Bell South Cordless Phone Battery and Accessories - eBatts.com for $13.47 and for my Panasonic cordless telephone KX-TG2553B, I ordered Panasonic KX-TG2553B Cordless Phone Batteries and Accessories – eBatts.com for $11.47 less 10% off coupon code of "HDY6" of $2.49 discount for $22.45 total with free shipping.  I installed them in the Columbia and the Panasonic cordless telephones.   I moved the Columbia from the left of the primary CPU to where the Panasonic was, and I have the Panasonic currently in the kitchen charging up, since it takes a while to charge up, while the Columbia battery was charged.   I might switch them back once the Panasonic is fully charged in a day.   I slept from midnight until 2 P.M..   I made my bed, and washed the breakfast dishes.   I watered the plants, and I threw out the old periodical literature and the garbage.   I will not be doing house cleaning today, since the apartment is clean enough.   I put an inch of water in a Revere pot with steamer tray and lid, and I added 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns, and I steamed them on medium high electric heat for 15 minutes.   During the last four minutes, I reheated the rice in the Rubbermaid container on one microwave oven vegetable cycle.   For the last 10 minutes, I put three tablespoons of olive oil and two pads of margarine in a medium stick proof frying pan, and I heated the fat on medium to medium high electric burner heat.   Once the fat was hot, I put in one 6 ounce boneless center cut pork medallion and one half of a sliced medium onion .25 inches thick slices.    I seasoned them several times with garlic powder, ground black pepper and Italian spices.   I cooked them about four minutes a side turning them frequently, and for the last few minutes, I added a few tablespoons of Rene Junot French white table wine and a couple of tablespoons of Kikkoman soy sauce.   Once they were all done, I put the steamed vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I put the rice on a dinner plate with the pork covered with the onions and juices.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea, and then I washed the dishes.   I emptied out my paper shredder, and I threw out the shredded paper.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I will now go through my email for the last two days.    CIO       

Note:<888> 12/07/06 Thursday 9:45 A.M.:  The Lexmark X1185 all purpose printer, scanner, and fax would not work in Vista, so I disconnected it from the primary Vista machine, and I hooked it up to the XP server.   It works fine, but the ink cartridges were either used up or dried up.   I installed the two spare generic ones that I had, and the color one works fine, but the black one seems to have a clogged nozzle that I was not able to fix after a considerable amount of effort, so one can not use it for black copying.   I can not afford to buy the Lexmark cartridges for it.   When I have time, I can look into returning the defective black cartridge.  I had a new black cartridge in it that I took out that did not work either.  I cleaned off the various mailings off the X1185, so it looks neater on the dining room table.   I took down the small Swedish, Swiss, and Florida flags, and I put them with the other small flags on the Danish bar.   I ate three 1.75 inch by .75 inch by .25 inch slices of Stop and Shop Swiss cheese.   I will now go through my email.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment today, so instead of going through my email, I will try to take a couple hour nap.  I will now shut down the primary computer.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/07/06 Thursday 1:55 A.M.:  My electricity bill in the month of November 2006 was $160.05 just slightly below the monthly budget amount of $165, but unfortunately during November 2006 I had not yet turned the electric heat on in the apartment, so that is what it costs me for electricity on a monthly basis without heat or air conditioning.   Basically that is for the lights, hot water, refrigerator, Honeywell Hepa air purifier, television stereo systems and other small appliances such as the stove and Farberware convection oven and the General Electric microwave oven, and of course the computers with their monitors.   Your figure the primary computer frequently with both monitors is on over half the day, and the server runs with its monitors turned off all of the time.   Thus volunteering on the internet and maintaining computers in a small public housing apartment with energy efficient lights is not cheap.   However, since I am legally disabled I have to keep busy at some sort of activity, since I have seen most of what is regularly on television, and politics never changes just the hair styles.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/07/06 Thursday 1:35 A.M.:  Let us not forget.   I chatted with a relative.   I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.   I got a letter from the state of Connecticut that my Social Security SSI is being raised from $603 a month to $623 a month, and my Food Stamps are being lowered from $122 a month to $113 a month for a net monthly increase of $11 a month, which $603 plus $122 equals $725 divided by $11 is 65.90 divided into a 100 means a $1.52% cost of living increase this year.  Obviously the United States government is cooking the books as far as the COST OF LIVING INCREASE or COLA for individuals on fixed income, because anyone whom has been in a store in the past year would know just about everything has gone up in price a lot more including 10 pound bags of rice.   Of course the real story might be with over 60 million or more people dependant on them for some sort of income, they just really do not have the money anymore, but it seems strange they can spend so much money on the military.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe , and I also used chicken bullion powder and Old Bay seasoning.   At the same time I microwaved the rice, and I also put an inch of water in a Revere two quart pot with lid and steamer tray, and I steamed 1.5 cups of broccoli crowns and baby carrots.   I also  sliced one half of a medium onion into 1/4 inch thick slices, and I put a few tablespoons of  olive oil in an eight inch frying pan on medium high electric burner heat with two peeled and minced cloves of garlic, and once the oil was hot, I put in one of the boneless center cut pork chops with the onions, and I seasoned them several times on both sides for the pork with garlic powder, ground black pepper, and Italian seasoning.   I cooked the pork for about 3.5 minutes a side all together flipping it frequently and stirring the onions, and for the last half of the cooking cycle, I put in about 1/6 of a Cup of Rene Junot French white table wine, so by the time it was totally cooked most of it except a small amount had evaporated.   I put the steamed vegetables in a large bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I put half of the rice on a dinner plate, and I put the other half in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and I put the pork on the dinner plate with the onions on top of it along with the remaining liquid, and I seasoned the pork and onions with a couple tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I put the remaining three uncooked boneless center cuts pork medallions in a Rubbermaid container.   Each one is about 6 ounces.   I will now go through my email.   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/06/06 Wednesday 10:50 P.M.:   Pearl Harbor Memorial Page and http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/pearlmem1.htm .   I woke up at 4 P.M., when a bothersome neighbor called me up, and I hung up the phone.  I put the photos in my Royal screen saver in a separate folder, so they all work together.   I changed the Internet Explorer tabs settings listed in my earlier note from last night, so they work they way the previous version of Internet Explorer works.   On the primary computer from the first hard drive to the second hard drive, I did a Vista Complete P.C. backup of the system.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I went back to bed until 8 P.M.   I chatted with a relative and a friend.   I moved the PC 3200 512 meg. memory chip from the Epox backup computer to the server, so the Epox only has the 512 meg. 266 MHz memory.   The server now just has the PC 3200 512 meg. memory.   I moved the PC 3200 512 meg. memory that was in the server to the matching memory in the primary computer, so the primary computer now has 2 gigabytes of memory which Vista seems to work better with.   The three computers seem to be running just fine.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/06/06 Wednesday 7:15 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft debuts book search tool .   Live SearchGoogle Book SearchTHE BRITISH LIBRARY - The world's knowledge .  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Basically in doing research of other people's work, it is only as accurate as what the other writer's write.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/06/06 Wednesday 6:25 A.M.:  The icon that was created was too small and blurry, but the Vista and XP programs let you use regular pictures for the start and logon icons, so I downloaded the entire group of pictures at Official Photographic Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen , and I used this one http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/special/reine-queen/images/2Reine-Duke.JPG for the logon and start icon, and I set up the entire group of pictures as the screen saver which one can do also.  Thus we can say we have a more Anglophile computer setup.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/06/06 Wednesday 6:05 A.M.:  If you need an icon for you Vista logon account and you are Anglophile, you might try using this one http://mikelouisscott.com/queen and prince.gif .  On your XP or Vista account you can browse your icon that is displayed in the log on screen and the start button.  Created with MyTheme | Create your own AIM Icon from http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/special/reine-queen/images/2Reine-Duke68.JPG which is less than 1 meg. in size, so it works in the icon creator.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/06/06 Wednesday 5:05 A.M.:  I ate three scoops of coffee ice cream.   I will now try to see what else is happening on the internet.   I usually take a look at BBC NEWS | News Front Page because they cover the world in English, and it seems they covered this story BBC NEWS | Americas | New York naval museum towed away .  Of course back around 1959, my family visited Chicago, Illinois up north from down south during a blizzard around in January of that year, and I can remember reading in the headlines of the Chicago press that Queen Elizabeth II was paying a visit on the Britannia in Lake Michigan BBC News | UK | Britannia's final farewell and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Official Photographic Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen and Chicago: 1959 International Trade Fair Celebrates Opening Of St. Lawrence Seaway Queen Elizabeth's Visit , so they must have stayed around for a while if they Britannia was still on Lake Michigan in the winter or maybe it got frozen in the ice.  So much for pier watching BBC - h2g2 - Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, USA .   Of course I think Chicago is a bit hotter in the summer than here, and it is equally a bit colder in the winter as far as temperature extremes Chicago weather forecasts, reports, chicago illinois weather radar, information and satellite weather images .   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/06/06 Wednesday 4:00 A.M.:  I ate four .5 inch by .25 inch by 1.75 inch slices of Stop and Shop Swiss cheese for a light snack.   Certo is made by Sure Jell , and as I wrote last night according to a relative, one is suppose to use one teaspoon of certo with an 8 ounce glass of real grape juice, but my relative did not tell me how often.   I assume it would probably be everyday.  I can not find it in my notes, but somebody told me about a year ago about Gin-Soaked Raisins - Can Gin-Soaked Raisins Really Help Arthritis? and that page links to Arthritis Certo - Fruit Pectin - Gelatin Powder - Certo Arthritis Home Remedy and About.com: http://www.recipegoldmine.com/health/health11.html .  For many years I wore a copper bracelet for arthritis, but I quit wearing it because it was scratching me at night when I was asleep.   I will take a minute to see if I can still find it.  I just dug it out of the Lindberg radio drawer, and I put it back on my left wrist.  I bought it a number of years ago at the Port Chester, New York flea market beneath Linens and Things for $10, and I wore it a long time.   I have a good friend whose grandfather guarded Queen Victoria, and he also wears a copper bracelet.  I got the one without magnets, since working around computers, one would not want magnets.   I also read a Greek doctor's book, by Dr. Thesolockolis? "The Arthritis Pain Cure" which recommends the now popular remedies Chondrotin Sulfate and Glucosomine and MSM, which I have been taking for about 6 years now.   The MSM is white sulphur which is an anti inflammatory, but it can give one gas.   The Chondrotin Sulfate and Glucosomine helps build new cartilage in the joints.   Of course when one uses cinnamon in one's oatmeal in the morning, the cinnamon is suppose to be good for cholesterol along with the oatmeal, but cinnamon also gives one gas, if you do not like stinkers.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/06/06 Wednesday 2:40 A.M.:  Maybe Adolph Hitler will deliver it Hitler race car could fetch $12 million - CNN.com .   For now, I set Internet Explorer 7.0 in Vista final release at settings in tabs:

checked: Enable Tabbed Browsing, etc.

checked: Warn me, etc.

unchecked: Always Switch, etc.

checked: Enable Quick, etc.

unchecked: Open only, etc.

checked: Open new, etc.

unchecked: Open home, etc.

unchecked: Let Internet, etc.

checked: Always open, etc.

unchecked: Always open, etc.

unchecked: A new window

checked:  A new tab, etc.

unchecked: The current tab

Then close out all incidents of Internet Explorer and restart Internet Explorer.

I went through my email.   Amazon.com: The Prisoner - Complete Series Megaset (40th Anniversary Edition): DVD: Fenella Fielding .  I did some bottom fishing on the internet, but there are few bargains before Christmas time.   I could use some more memory for the primary computer, and I would probably get this Newegg.com - A-DATA 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory - Retail or this 1GB, (1024MB) DDR PC3200 400MHz STANDARD OEM <FONT COLOR=RED>FREE SHIPPING</FONT> for $82, which I already have installed in the primary computer, which was only $54 last July 2006, so memory has gone up.   Alas I can not afford more memory for the systems now.  If I put a new gigabyte memory strip in, I would take the other half gigabyte memory strip out and put it in the server, so the server would have a gigabyte of memory, and the primary computer would have 2 gigabytes of memory.   I need to use 2.5 volt memory with the primary computer Gigabyte motherboard.   Alas I do not feel like going into debt buying memory, and I also still need to pay by the first of the year my state of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Connecticut license plate registration which will be $80, so more than likely I will not be buying anymore memory soon, unless I should get lucky on a scratch card which is highly unlikely.   I also once it is release will probably be buying Norton Internet Security 2007 for Vista, so that is another future expense.   Well at least Microsoft was generous enough to give me a full version copy of Vista Ultimate worth $400 for my beta testing efforts, so possibly I should study some of the features of Vista more closely before I go hog wild on other expenses.   Winter is coming up, and one can always look forward to unexpected expenses in the winter.   Well, when I have down time, and I am more relaxed, I could always take a walk like I have done for years, but that is not very profitable, but it seems to be healthy for me.   My regular walks particularly before working on the computer seems to refresh my outlook and my brain memory to make me more productive.   I might still want to think about getting out my Christmas cards and letters, but with my web site, I am not sure it is necessary to send out Christmas cards and letters too, since the web site is like a year round Christmas letter, if you get my drift.  I have a number of wealthier friends and associates, but they do not like helping me out, since it never has seemed to have been to their advantage, particularly since none of them seem to be interested in computer technology or its other related aspects.   CIO      

Note:<888> 12/06/06 Wednesday 1:05 A.M.:   I went through my email.  Well, once one starts working on the internet, one tends to all consumed by it.   I suppose, since I have never really used www.aol.com , I could look at some of the content in its Vista ready beta AOL 9.0 VR .   I do not really like the Tabs feature in Internet Explorer 7.0.   I have tried to figure out how to get rid of them in the tools, internet options, tabs settings, but I can not seem to be able set Internet Explorer 7.0 to work they way earlier versions worked.    

Note:<888> 12/06/06 Wednesday 12:30 A.M.:  I ate a Clementine.   This year they came from Spain instead of Morocco.   Tracking on the Comfort Mocs: Slip-Ons at L.L.Bean in taupe color in size 10D is available, but the link URL is too long to post.   It is coming by FedEx Smart Post, and this link might work sooner or later FedEx | Track .  Tracking on Newegg.com - PHILIPS DVD793 5 Disc Progressive Scan DVD Player - Retail for $59.99, and because I paid for it with my Papal account using the Coupon Code in the Newegg checkout promo box of "PAYPALFREE", I got free UPS 3 day shipping worth $11.99 off is UPS: Tracking Information .   I will now go through my email.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 11:55 P.M.:   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   I did a slightly different version.   Instead of using two sliced hotdogs, I took three strips of bacon, and I cut them into 1.5 inch lengths, and I spread them on a microwave proof plate with three sheets of paper towels and two more on top of them, and then I put a microwave plate cover on top of the plate with the bacon, and I microwaved it for 3.5 minutes.   I then used a 16 ounce can of maple flavor Bush's baked beans in the mixture with the bacon and onion and other seasoning.  Once the mixture was cooked on two vegetable cycles in the microwave proof pot with lid in the microwave oven, I put the bean mixture in a large Cobalt blue soup bowl, and I sprinkled some parsley on top of it.    I ate it with a glass of iced tea.  I threw out the garbage.  One should throw out the bacon grease paper towels right away, since they tend to stink if one does not.   I checked the cheery trees in front of the building, and they have already taken the old Christmas lights out of them.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 10:35 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue.   I suggested to a bald fellow that he should wear a knit cap, since one can lose 50% of their body heat through one's head without a warm knit cap.   Since as usual for this time of year, I have a lot of hair, I do not need a knit cap.   I next sat out briefly downtown by the veterans monument.   They have the Christmas lights installed on the tree just north of the veterans monument left over from last year, but they still have not run an extension cord from the tree to the plug at the base of the north street light at veterans monument to light up that tree.   I suppose some veteran should use some ingenuity and a ladder if they can find the plug in the tree.  I should check the lights in front of our building, but they were just about burned out last year by the time the season was over, but maybe some of them might still work.   That will have to be a future project for me to check on.   We can not afford to string new lights.   I then drove down by the waterfront, and there was one lonely fisherman checking out the conditions.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a six pack of Thomas' bagels for $2.50, four 10 ounce bars of Stop and Shop Vermont cheddar cheese for $2 each, three 59 ounce containers of Tropicana orange juice with calcium in the carafe for $2.50 each and one regular for $2.50.   a 1.75 quart container of Edy's sugar free slow churn butter pecan ice cream for $1.99, a 26 ounce package of Green Giant niplets frozen corn for $2.99, a 16 ounce Stouffer's meat loaf dinner for $1.67, a 16 ounce Stouffer's sliced turkey dinner for $1.67, a 21 ounce Stouffer's lasagna with meat dinner for $1.67, three 15.5 ounce Stouffer's stuffed peppers dinner for $5 all, five 16 ounce cans of B&M baked beans maple flavor for $1 each, five 16 ounce cans of B&M baked beans bacon and onion flavor for $1 each, a 6 ounce package of Certo for $3.49, two 64 ounce containers of Stop and Shop lite grape juice from concentrate for $2.50 each, two 20 ounce cans of Stop and Shop sliced pineapple for a dollar each, a gallon of Stop and Shop white distilled vinegar for $3.49, a 5 ounce bottle of McIlhenny Tabasco pepper sauce for $3.19, a package of four boneless center cut pork chops at $3.49 a pound for $4.43, a 2 pound bag of baby carrots for $2.99, a 3 pound bag of onions for $1.99, a 5 pound crate of clementines for $4.99, Chiquita bananas at .54 a pound for $1.54, broccoli crowns at $1.29 a pound for $1.69 for $80.59 total.   I then returned home, and I used my folding cart that I brought in the car with me, and I brought up my purchases which must have weighed over 50 pounds from the weight of the cart.   I put my purchases away.   I chatted with a relative.   I think tonight is the night they light the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.   The temperature in my apartment living room had dropped to below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so I set the living room thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and I turned on the Lasko box fan on the window shelf to circulate the heat around the apartment.   I have already checked the cables near the electric radiators to make sure none of them were near them.   I also set the bedroom thermostat at 65 degrees Fahrenheit.   I do not turn on the electric heat in the bathroom since it uses too much electricity.   Setting the living room thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit tends to keep the primary area in the apartment between 70 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit, but the bedroom which I only use for sleeping is usually cooler, and I have a comforter and electric blanket on the bed.    CIO  

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 5:15 P.M.:   I made up a grocery list.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will clean up and go out.   I will go downtown briefly, and then I will do a little bit of first of the month shopping at the Stop and Shop.   I figure at my age of 56 on my meager diet with little energy to stay warm in the apartment, there is no point wasting my time exercise walking downtown or just sitting around outside in the winter.    CIO  

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 3:30 P.M.:   I was awake at 1 P.M..   I picked up my mail, and I chatted with some neighbors.    I downloaded and install the AOL beta for Vista AOL 9.0 VR , and it seems to work just fine.  It works with the Windows Media player, so it does not attempt to install Real.   I will now do a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I will also eat breakfast of oatmeal, toasted English muffin with olive oil, vitamins and supplements with orange juice, and a cup of coffee.   I will then make my bed and wash the breakfast dishes.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Monday 7:20 A.M.:  I did some bottom fishing on the internet, and since the TEAC 5 Disk DVD player that I bought from Costco at Christmas time about 3 years ago broke this past year, I bought Newegg.com - PHILIPS DVD793 5 Disc Progressive Scan DVD Player - Retail for $59.99, and because I paid for it with my Papal account using the Coupon Code in the Newegg checkout promo box of "PAYPALFREE", I got free UPS 3 day shipping worth $11.99 off.   Basically I will have a little bit better music playing capability in case I want to listen to music on my rather complex stereo system.   I will now shut down the primary computer system, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 4:50 A.M.:  I ate three scoops of coffee ice cream.   In the world of religion, I am basically becoming a Scottish Druid.  On my web site this character is probably basically the world's richest person http://mikelouisscott.com/agakhan01.jpg unless his wife spent all of his money too on interior decorators.   His birthday is December 13, when he turns 69 years old His Highness the Aga Khan's 69th Birthday .  His father use to get his weight in precious jewels and gems for his birthday for charity, and his father weighed over 800 pounds, but alas since the Aga Khan is a Swiss medical doctor, he watches his weight, and thus there is not that much money for charity anymore.   His family apparently started the United Nations www.un.org for all of their charity cases, but alas with him spending so much money on medical activity, there does not seem to be much money for anything else anymore.  Thus he has something to do with the Muslims since he is suppose to be descended from Muhammad Muhammad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , but alas we all know he is descended from Genghis Khan Genghis Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, so we are not sure about what is real status is other than he seems to be like Daddy War Bucks, and tends not to run out of money.   There is probably only one character in the Western World that could upset his apple cart, and that is Charlemagne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia or possibly some sort of Tsar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , but nobody seems to be available at the moment List of tsars - Din Timelines , since nobody can afford to keep a big house warm up north anymore.  Of course there are some places in the world, where a shovel full of coal can fill a railroad car, but that requires better organization than the local nitwits have in this area.  CIO       

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 3:50 A.M.:  I moved the two DeLonghi oil filled radiators from the bedroom into the living room area.   I put one behind the down filled sofa by the French reproduction antique chair and another just as one enters the bedroom hallway on the other side of the French reproduction antique chair.   They are plugged in and ready to use on colder winter days.   That is really the only location I have to set them up.   I put one of the folding oak tables that was behind the bedroom door to the right of the bedroom desk with the Epson Stylus 900 printer on it.   The Epson Stylus 900 printer needs a new color cartridge which I have, but I have not installed it, since I never use it.   I sorted out the paid bills and other mailings that I had placed on top of the Epson Stylus 900 printer.   I still have the other three folding oak tables, but at the moment I can not recall where I put them.   I think they might be underneath the bed.   I straighter up some smaller areas around the apartment.   I ran a test copy on the HP Photosmart 1000 printer and the HP 842C printer to make sure their ink was still good, and they work just fine.  I ran a test cycle on the Epson Stylus Color 880 printer a few days ago.   I still have spare ink cartridges behind left primary computer monitor on the wicker rack for some of the printers, plus I have Polaroid ink refill kits.  However, I do not print out much color anymore.   I do not have a working black ink cartridge in the Sharp fax machine, but I never receive faxes.   I can send one for free though with Optimum Voice.   All of the laser toner cartridges are fine in all of the laser printers.   Thus when one finishes maintaining the computers, one has other activities that one can perform.   I turn on the Christmas tree lights for a few hours every day.   I am doing just fine, and I am just relaxing more and keeping busy with domestic activity after a rather busy period of computer maintenance for the last few months.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 1:45 A.M.:  A cheaper way to make my chicken recipe from last week would be to take the boneless breasts of chicken without the skin, and one could take KELLOGG'S  Kellogg's - Ready-To-Eat Cereal Kellogg's Corn Flakes which use to be cheap in America, and one could put the corn flakes through a CuisineArt to make crumbs out of them.  Also corn oil CORN REFINERS ASSOCIATION - PRODUCTS - CORN OIL use to be cheap in America, and one could rub corn oil over the boneless chicken breasts and then spread the corn flake crumbs over them, and one could also season the corn flake crumbs with herbs and spices, and one would cook them the same way in an oiled Pyrex pie dish in the Farberware convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.   Alas one first needs the ingredients.   I ate two .25 inch by 2 inch by 1 inch slices of Stop and Shop Swiss cheese.   As a matter of diplomatic dispute the Kellogg family happens to be a Swiss family in America, and their foundation is the largest donator to universities and colleges in America.  Also the last company that my father worked for in this area is a Swiss Swedish construction company called The ABB Group - Automation and Power Technologies .  The Warburg name on Warburg Swiss bank is not a Swiss family name, but since I know the Warburg family here in Greenwich, Connecticut, I also know they are a German family not a Swiss family despite their pretensions.   I also know their son sold www.saab.com automobile parts before he dropped out of www.harvard.edu for lack of funding.  I think it is the European version of the same family that actually has the bank, and they live in Rome, Italy, and they are also a German family.  I think the Warburg family is from Hanover, Germany.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 1:15 A.M.:  To make a long story short, after hanging out around Fred's apartment http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm in Manhattan until 1975, I traveled around the country, and I ended up living with a family in Manhattan whom were part of the William II, German Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia diplomatic staff in Manhattan.   I decided it was too meager of an existence, so I flew over to Frankfurt, Germany just before Christmas 1980, and I toured around for a few days, but nobody paid any attention to me.   A couple of winters later when I went down to Key West, Florida in February 1982 when it was 26 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in Manhattan after the German family had kicked me out of the apartment in the frigid cold in Manhattan, I ran into a cheese salesman that looked like Adolph Hitler whom owned Fennimore Cheese now Fine Wisconsin Cheese from Carr Valley Cheese Inc. - La Valle, Wisconsin , and he was drinking Vodka on the rocks at the Monster disco, and he seemed to know whom I was since people from Wisconsin tend to know people from Illinois.  Thus from what I can tell I have a few distant social contacts out there in the wood work, whom do not bother with Greenwich, Connecticut because it tends to be over priced for what it offers.    Locally here in my building at 71 Vinci Drive, they are no longer running the electric heaters in the stair wells, and the hallways in the building tend to be a bit cold.   Hopefully it will not get cold enough in any of those locations for the pipes to freeze in the winter which would be an additional expense.   The local Jewish community is busy driving their new Mercedes Benz cars, so I do not think they are hostile towards Germans, since they buy their product.  Whatever the real story, they do not like me because I look like I am a German, since my mother's family immigrated to America in 1842 from a Dutch town on the German border near Hanover, Germany.  However, my father's family have been here for 400 years, so more than likely I also have my father's family's look, but alas since I do not speak German, there is very little chance of figuring out a way to make some money off of them.  http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm was very good as speaking German, since he lived with the Krump family of Germany.  Also at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut Jeff Hoguet was from an Austrian family related to the Rothschild family, and since he knew German, he managed to make some money, but alas around here with the Germans, Nelson Rockefeller Nelson Rockefeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia seems to have the German connection.  CIO

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 12:40 A.M.:  I have a relative of a relative whom is President of Northern Trust Northern Trust Corporation in Chicago, Illinois.   This is how security conscious Chicago, Illinois executives travel around International : Military and Government LLC , but their vehicles tend to use more fuel.  I have a mentioned a number of time when I studied economics at www.lfc.edu , I learned the legal address for tax paying purposes for John Davidson Rockefeller III John D. Rockefeller 3rd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois An Introduction: The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA , so maybe other Rockefellers maintain legal addresses in Chicago, Illinois.   Obviously they can afford to keep their places heated in the winter.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/05/06 Tuesday 12:20 A.M.:   http://www.download.com/MarketBrowser/3000-2057_4-10538722.html?tag=lst-0-1?tag=ts_newsletter1Bank of N.Y. to Buy Mellon for $16.5B - Forbes.com Persistent Bank Of N.Y. Gets Mellon - Forbes.com .  I have been told a few times at the Putnam Trust Bank of New York office on Mason Street that the Chase Bank recently bought the Bank of New York.   The Bank of New York: Home , but what I think it is, is that they just merged their computer operations BNY Online Banking - Internet Banking .   However, the individuals at the lobby at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street seem to have gotten larger in size, but I know plenty of people larger than them including a software engineer on Long Ridge Road in Stamford, Connecticut named Roger Schultz whom use to visit me here at 71 Vinci Drive when I first moved in, and he was a personal friend of Nan Carnegie Rockefeller and his family went to Christ Church.  However, frequently larger people do not live too long, so maybe he is not alive anymore, but besides being a software engineer, he would be a good computer security person, since he is a larger fellow, but he is not as large as Walter Hudson whom only shows up on television lying in bed, not when he is working for Hudson Valley Armor Car Company.  25 Selling Points For Vista - Windows, Microsoft, Operating System, CRN Test Center - CRN and 25 Shortcomings Of Vista - Windows, Operating System, CRN Test Center - CRN .  I went through my email.  CIO 

Note:<888> 12/04/06 Monday 11:30 P.M.:  I just woke up from my nap.  Not much happening over here in Green Acres.   It says here, they are planning to build more units here where I live in Greenwich Public Housing Building up speed Affordable units get priority from Housing Authority - Greenwich Time at McKinney Terrace.   However, they said that six months ago, and the funding was never made available.   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/04/06 Monday 8:35 P.M.:   I watched the NBC evening news.  They now have a web site www.cnbc.com .   They are going to try to move the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid out of its birth at the pier on the west of Manhattan again tomorrow.   They did a bit of dredging around the propellers to free it up, and I guess it is now full moon and high tide again, so hopefully they will be able to move it to restore it for the war effort.   They are going to spend $60 million to outfit it for the ongoing war effort, but if that is all we have in reserve in this country, we are pretty much opened for invasion for anyone that can manage to make it over here.   I took a Red Baron 14.75 ounce four cheese deep dish pizza, and I cut it into four even pieces, and I put it on a baking sheet, and I seasoned it with oregano, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and ground black pepper.   I then put on a couple tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese on each slice, and I baked it in the Farberware convection oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 22 minutes.   I put it on a dinner plate, and I ate it all with a glass of ice tea.  I chatted with a relative.   I was told that for arthritis pain, a good cure is to buy a small bottle of "certo" at the grocery store.  "Certo" is used as a preservative in canning, and to mix a teaspoon of certo in a 8 ounce glass of real grape juice, and it is suppose to help with arthritis.   I will now take a bit of a short nap on the sofa to get a break and a bit of rest before I start my normal computer routine.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/04/06 Monday 6:15 P.M.:  The spare motherboard eBay: ABIT KW7 VIA KT880 Socket A Motherboard (item 170052081488 end time Nov-26-06 22:04:44 PST) and KW7 Technical Specifications - ABIT USA for $34.99 and $12 shipping for $46.99 total arrived UPS: Tracking Information .  It came packaged with a couple sheets of Chinese newspaper.   I left the Chinese newspaper sheets outside my Chinese neighbors' door.   It shows cars and computer parts for sale in Chinese.   I guess I could go out, but I am tired of looking at the Yuppie generation going to Starbucks getting wired on Java, so I am more comfortable at this point today sitting home in my relatively comfortable apartment.   I have plenty of cold weather friends to keep an eye out on the downtown area.   We use to call it the "Freezing Norwegian" patrol when people would volunteer walking around during cold weather at night to make sure everything is all right.  It is sort of like the Dutch "Night Watch".   However after 24 years of walking downtown in the most cold hours of the night time particularly during the coldest time of winter on a frequent 24 hours a day 7 day a week basis, I do not think the local yokels whom think they are in charge because they go to political cocktail parties know anything, but what their bar tenders told them.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/04/06 Monday 5:50 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative and a friend.   I ate 15 Ritz crackers with .10 inch thick by .75 inch by 1.25 inch slices of Stop and Shop Swiss cheese on them.   I heard on the internet that what the U.S. government has been doing with the problem of hackers during time of war is just simply turning off the electricity on them, but I suppose that does not work with individuals outside the country, but the government can also restrict access to our domestic web sites from outside the country, so if the problem persists more than likely they will also do that.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/04/06 Monday 3:55 P.M.:  I went out after the last message.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went by the Wachovia Bank on Benedict Place, and I paid my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.   I then returned home.   Not much happening downtown with the local economic recession in the area.   Of course the New York area always has traffic even when nothing is going on.   I returned home to wait for my delivery for the order for the spare motherboard eBay: ABIT KW7 VIA KT880 Socket A Motherboard (item 170052081488 end time Nov-26-06 22:04:44 PST) and KW7 Technical Specifications - ABIT USA for $34.99 and $12 shipping for $46.99 total is UPS: Tracking Information .  I ran Norton SpeedDisk on the server while I was out.  Since my primary activity is working with computers, there is no point being downtown with a lot of women shopping for dresses.   At this location I am two miles closer to www.ibm.com in Armonk than Greenwich Avenue, but not necessarily much closer as the Crow flies.   However, in this area the roads do not run very straight.   The most direct route to IBM in Armonk in this area from my location is to go west on U.S. 1 from the intersection with Western Junior High for about a half mile, and then go north up King Street on the New York - Connecticut border, and then turn left at the Westchester County airport and then turn right north, and follow the road around until you arrive on the road that parallels I-684, and go right or east and you should see a sign in about two miles that says www.ibm.com .   IBM because it is the superpower in the computer business has lots of security  and the Flying Milk truck is the big white helicopter that probably flies in out of the north country.   They also have a company jet at Westchester Airport, so they tend to travel quite a bit out of the area coming and going in their business.   As far as I can tell, they do not pay much attention to what goes on in Greenwich, Connecticut anymore, since the Watson family is no longer around.   Of course there are other established groups in the area, but with rich people time is money, so nobody ever bothers me, since it is not worth their time or money.   However, many of my wealthier friends are always bothered by people trying to get ahead in business without really trying, so I am not sure what the actual status quo is in the area as far as the local business community.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/04/06 Monday 1:10 P.M.:   I woke up at noon.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I went back to bed until 8 P.M.   I chatted with a relative and a friend.   I put clean linens on my bed.  I will now wash the breakfast dishes, and I will make my bed.   I will stop the Microsoft IIS server from running on the server, and I will defragment the first hard drive on the server.  I will also shut down the primary computer.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/04/06 Monday 4:25 A.M.:  I am a bit tired, and I will go to bed soon.   I ate the last half of a jar of CVS lightly salted peanuts with some iced tea.   I will defrag the primary computer first hard drive while I am asleep.   Bon Soir.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/04/06 Monday 3:45 A.M.:  I ate three scoops of coffee ice cream.  BBC NEWS | South Asia | Tsunami buoy laid in Indian ocean .   Register with The Queensboro Shirt Company To Receive Special Offers on Our Custom Embroidered Apparel BBC NEWS | Technology | Keeping Vista safe and secureBBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Meteorite yields life origin clue .  Well, the good news from the local home front is that I have not had to turn on the electric heat yet, and it is still 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit inside my apartment while the local outside temperature is 42.4 degrees Fahrenheit.   My only British neighbor that I know of told me that she never turns on the electric heat in the winter, so she can afford to go out and network at the local pubs with any British exiles living on this side of the pond.  My skinny friend from Jay Peak, Vermont http://mikelouisscott.com/photo/chris2000.JPG claims he now weighs 265 pounds living in another nearby coastal community, so obviously further east of here they might be living high on the hog, or he has a line of supply since he grew up around Saint Johnsbury, Vermont and  St. Johnsbury Trucking Tim Stevens Truck Pictures which does not seem to be around anymore.  Maybe like a lot of other Vermont people he eating deer or moose.  I have one real skinny friend that hunts deer this time of year and freezes it and eats it year round.   I suggested that he try marinating it in vinegar and burgundy with spices.  However, I am not sure if the fat friend is telling the truth about weighing 265 pounds, and since he is sort of European in outlook, he might have his measurements mixed up.  At least he called after four years, and he is one of a few friends in this area that contacted me after "911", and he came here to help after it happened, so more than likely he has a larger network of friends such as USCG or United States of America Navy Links or Prime Minister of Canada / Premier ministre du Canada or whomever works for the Canadian prime minister.  Thus as it gets colder some of our cold weather friends surface out of the wood work or the north woods as they call them up north.  Of course Queen Elizabeth II's picture Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy is on the money in Canada, so it helps if you speak either English or French if you need to converse with any Canadians, since they have two official languages.   My order for the spare motherboard eBay: ABIT KW7 VIA KT880 Socket A Motherboard (item 170052081488 end time Nov-26-06 22:04:44 PST) and KW7 Technical Specifications - ABIT USA for $34.99 and $12 shipping for $46.99 total is UPS: Tracking Information is suppose to arrive later on this afternoon, so I will have to stay around the apartment to receive it.   It is hard to find spare parts for older computer equipment, and I can not afford to make any more investments in computer equipment than I already have except a little bit of extra memory in a month or two, and a lot can happen between now and then.  I suppose since very few people read my notes or my web site, I am just another blog across the pond.   However, my father Louis Dale Scott did receive Queen Elizabeth II's aware in industry from Harold Wilson when he was an executive with www.polaroid.com , so at one time the family had a bit of technical expertise.  I will now go back to searching for signs of intelligence in the Universe on the internet.   CIO      

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/04/06:

Note:<888> 12/04/06 Monday 12:25 A.M.:   I finished the two external backups without any problems.   I guess the PNY memory works all right in the Epox computer.  However, I am not able to copy files from the server to the Epox computer for some odd reason.   I will look into it later.   The Epox computer could possibly serve as a backup server if I should need to use it, plus it is good for regular computer and internet use.   Like all of my computers, I do not have much software on them, since I was never able to afford to buy much software, but they work fine with the internet, which is a lot of information if you know where to look http://mikelouisscott.com/scotlist.htm and http://geocities.com/mikelscott/scotlist.htm .   Obviously I have looked at a lot of information on the internet over the years.   I will now send out my weekly notes, and then I will do a little bit of regular internet and computer work.  Earlier I went through my email.  I can do some bottom fishing on the internet, but I really can not afford to buy anything.  A relative is sending me a surprise Christmas gift, and www.llbean.com emailed that it would be Comfort Mocs: Slip-Ons at L.L.Bean in taupe color in size 10D.   I guess if L.L. Bean has your email address, when someone ships an item to you, they let you know and spoil the surprise.   Tracking is available on the order, but I will not post it for the privacy of the sender.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/03/06 Sunday 11:10 P.M.:  The Velcro on the upper light bar of the Epox computer came lose from its adhesive because of the heat at the back end of the upper case by the power supply.   I secured both ends of the light bar with two medium size pink paper clips that I formed bent around the end of the tubes sliding part of the paper clip into the small slots of the case cover slider rail.   However, the case cover now does not close all of the way by about 1/8th of an inch, but at least the upper light bar will now fall off inside the case.   It seems recently that I have been spending a lot more time maintaining the computer than actually using them, which is not usually the case.   However, I guess you could call this a yearly tune up that takes a month or so.  It is the nature of the home brew computer business.   Imagine if we built our own cars.   I still have to do the external backup of the Epox computer that should be a good enough test for the possibly faulty PNY memory installed in it.   I have a half hour to go on the backup for the server.   It is taking a little bit of extra time, because I do not think I set the external drive "performance" setting.   I am beginning to think I should try to do my house cleaning in the middle of the week, because the weekends seem to be rather busy with computer maintenance.   So maybe I will switch from Friday to Wednesday house cleaning.   I still have my rent to pay tomorrow.   Also I have to pay my $80 bill for my Connecticut automobile registration coming up in January 2007.   At least I have not been wasting my time bird watching at Tod's Point, but it really is an enjoyable walk around Tod's Point except for the time about six years ago in late May when somebody took a long range rifle shot at me the same day current President Bush www.whitehouse.gov was in town passing through on a campaign swing on his way to Kennebunkport, Maine.   I do not think I was mistaken for him, since I was wearing my New Zealand brown leather bomber's jacket and my Australian fedora bush hat.  Maybe they thought I was Donald Trump www.trump.com since we both have Scottish parents or some sort of British royalty Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy .  Who knows ? Maybe it was somebody having computer problems, and thought I was the cause of their problem.   It I look like anyone else in the area, they should probably take a little bit extra security precautions if they can afford it.   CIO   

Note:<888> 12/03/06 Sunday 10:35 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.  I reheated on two microwave oven vegetable cycles the left over baked breaded boneless breast of chicken, steamed white rice, and steamed frozen spinach in their Rubbermaid containers, and I put a little bit of olive oil on the spinach, which I put in a bowl, and I put the chicken and rice on a dinner plate, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  The external backup from the server failed twice, and I finally figured out it was caused by the PNY 512 meg. DDR 3200 memory chip that I had rotated earlier.   I transferred it out into the Epox computer, and now the Epox computer has 1 gigabyte of memory, and the server has 512 megs. of memory.   I started the external backup from the server again.   For now the server should be fine enough with 512 megs. of memory.   The PNY memory is guaranteed for life, but on memory tests it tested all right, so maybe it is just not compatible with the server.   I will see how it performs on the Epox before I think about using the life time warranty.   I got it at www.compusa.com on sale for $50 and tax a year ago.  I put a medium size plate between the small miniature Christmas tree base and the teak stand, so it is now more stable.  CIO    

Note:<888> 12/03/06 Sunday 8:25 P.M.:  I woke up at noon.   I got dressed up, and I went over to Staples in Old Greenwich.   I drove from exit 2 to exit 5 on I-95 East to put a little high speed activity on my car after driving locally so much.  I bought Staples® slim jewel cases, 100/pack for $14.98 and a Staples Circular Savings Maxtor® 160GB internal hard drive for $59.98 and $4.50 tax for $79.46 total.   I then returned home on U.S. 1 west.   I took out the old Maxtor 160 gigabyte hard drive from my first hard drive in the server, and I installed the new Maxtor 160 gigabyte hard drive as the first hard drive on the server.   However, the new hard drive is slightly smaller, so my Vista Complete PC backup and XP Pro ASR backups would not work for restoring.  I think that is the case with all new hard drives that they are slightly smaller in space than their earlier versions, so if one needs to restore a backup, one should get a slightly larger hard drive.   I have a work around for this.   I first install XP, and then I activate it.   I then install XP SP2 from the CD that I have, and I then reboot.   I then restore my ASR backup file from the second hard drive to the first hard drive.   I chose the Advanced restore options to restore to the original location and to overwrite all files and I used the default Advanced settings in Restore other options.  After one restores the files, one is prompted to reboot, and one has one's system reinstalled on the slightly smaller hard drive.   Before installing XP, I also disabled my SATA drive in the CMOS, because XP install does not seem to recognize SATA drives properly, and one could mistakenly delete the partition or format them, and if that is where your backup is unless one has an external backup, one would be in a bit of trouble.   I also used the Vista DVD to partition my new Maxtor 160 gigabyte hard drive to the full size and format it.   Obviously Vista beta 2 RC 2 build 5744 is no longer in a second partition on the server, but I do not need it anymore.   In uninstalling Vista Betas with dual boot XP, one could chose the more traditional way to delete or format the partition that it is in.   However, that also keeps the XP partition from booting, so one has to boot the XP CD, and chose System Recovery and the small program to restore the boot manager.   Thus I have the XP Pro partition on my new Maxtor 160 gigabyte hard drive using its full amount of space.   I am now backing up the new Maxtor first hard drive with XP Pro ASR to the second hard drive, and then I will then do a ASR backup to the Bytecc external hard drive.   I took the old 20 gigabyte hard drive out of the Epox backup computer, and I installed the old Maxtor 160 gigabyte hard drive on it as the first hard drive.   I was not able to get it to recognize the maximum XP partition, so I use the default XP partition of 137 gigabytes, and I went through the same procedure to install and restore the XP system on it, since I had the XP ASR backup on the second smaller hard drive.   I am now doing a XP Pro ASR backup on it to.   I will then to a backup of the first hard drive to the Bytecc external hard drive.   I chatted with a relative.   I put the new box of 100 slim jewel cases underneath the dining table just to the left of the primary computer CPU.  CIO     

Note:<888> 12/03/06 Sunday 3:35 A.M.:   Pfizer Ends Studies on Drug for Treating Heart Disease - New York Times  .  I did some regular internet bottom fishing, and I went through my email.   I will now rest for a while and take a nap.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/03/06 Sunday 2:10 A.M.:  From www.ebatts.com for my Columbia Cordless telephone model # CT-A200 I ordered Bell South Cordless Phone Battery and Accessories - eBatts.com for $13.47 and for my Panasonic cordless telephone KX-TG2553B, I ordered Panasonic KX-TG2553B Cordless Phone Batteries and Accessories – eBatts.com for $11.47 less 10% off coupon code of "HDY6" of $2.49 discount for $22.45 total with free shipping.   Thus once I replace those two cordless telephone batteries all of the cordless telephones in the apartment should have fairly new batteries less than two years old or newer.  I took the two remaining boneless chicken breasts from the flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.   I then rinsed off underneath cold water, and I dried them with a couple of paper towels.   I then put them on a dinner plate, and I rubbed each side with olive oil, and I also spread a layer of Progresso Italian seasoned bread crumbs on them as thick as one can put them on without them falling off.  I rubbed a little bit of olive oil in a Pyrex pie baking dish, and I placed the two breaded boneless chicken breasts in it.   I put them in the Farberware convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe which I also added a little bit of chicken bouillon powder and Old Bay Seasoning to.   I also put half a cub of water in a Revere pot with lid, and I put in a 10 ounce package of Seabrook frozen chopped spinach, and I brought it to a boil over high electric burner heat, and I then let it simmer for 6 minutes over medium electric burner heat.  Once all of the items were done, I put one of the cooked breaded boneless chicken breasts on a dinner plate with half of the rice, and I put the other cooked chicken breast in a flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and I also put the other half of the steamed rice in the refrigerator in a Rubbermaid container.   I put half of the spinach in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I put the other half in a small Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   CIO        

Note:<888> 12/02/06 Saturday 11:50 P.M.:   I put the laundry away.   I watered the plants.   Now that Vista beta testing is finished, and the final release is installed on my primary computer, I am trying to get back to some of my other more ordinary routines such as maintaining other aspects of my apartment and lifestyle.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/02/06 Saturday 11:05 P.M.:  For long underwear, I made up this list Men's Mostly Long Underwear and Long Johns , and for the coldest temperatures, if one is venturing into the colder north country, about the best there is Canada Goose , but around here, it usually does not get that cold for that long in Greenwich, Connecticut unlike our neighbors to the north.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/02/06 Saturday 10:55 P.M.:  In the Northeast www.llbean.com has been providing good quality clothing for the four seasons for a long time.  I got a catalog from work 'n gear which has working man's clothing, and I found this web site in Washington state where they are more rigorous American Workwear - workboots, workwear, rain gear, Carhartt where I ordered my new suspenders from Accessories from American Workwear - Wick Dry socks, gloves, suspenders, etc.  .  If you search "sale" at www.llbean.com at L.L.Bean: Search Results , you might find some discounts for items that you might need L.L.Bean: Search Results.  This is what the weather guys wear Weather Challenger Jacket: Jackets and Parkas at L.L.Bean , but I am not sure how good it would be in a blizzard of 82.   CIO

Note:<888> 12/02/06 Saturday 10:25 P.M.:   I woke up at 3 P.M. today, when I had a telephone call from a friend that I had not heard from in 4 years.    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I went back to bed until 8 P.M.   I chatted with a relative and a friend.   I put clean linens on my bed.   I am doing two loads of laundry, and I have 40 minutes to go on the dry cycle.   One has to remember that after one washes one's laundry, one has to take the wool items out such as socks and one does not put wool items in the dryer or they will shrink, so I hang up my wool items such as socks to dry on the drying rack on the inside bathroom door.   I had a neighbor stop by, and I took a splinter out the neighbors hand with a tweezers the neighbor had.   I generally work the splinter lose by lightly pinching it to squeeze it out, and then I pull it out with the tweezers.   CIO    

Note:<888> 12/02/06 Saturday 8:15 A.M.:   I went through my email.   I chatted with a friend.  I ordered for $5.99 with free shipping Surplus Computers Nero 7 Essentials  .  I have version 6.06, but it does not work with Vista, and version 7 is suppose to work with Vista.  BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Clinton warns on tsunami progressBBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Minister in Moon talks with NasaBBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Ancient Moon 'computer' revisited .   BBC NEWS | Business | Microsoft Vista released for sale .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   It is suppose to get colder out in the next few days Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground .   CIO        

Note:<888> 12/02/06 Saturday 5:30 A.M.:   On the primary computer, I did a Vista final release Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive, and then from the first hard drive to the Maxtor external hard drive, and then to DVDs.   Thus I have ample backups of my basic install of Vista final release.   I reheated on two microwave oven vegetable cycles the left over baked breaded boneless breast of chicken, steamed white rice, and steamed frozen spinach in their Rubbermaid containers, and I put a little bit of olive oil on the spinach, which I put in a bowl, and I put the chicken and rice on a dinner plate, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I installed the latest Leadtek TV card drivers and viewer program on the XP partition of the server, and I configured it.   The automatic color settings are much better on the analog signal without the cable box, and it works fine with the cable box too.   I worked with the server in Vista beta 2 RC2 build 5744, but I was not able to get the Leadtek program to work with Vista on it either, but the drivers install.   The Digital version of the program looks like it works with Vista.  I ate a few handfuls of lightly salted dry roasted peanuts and three scoops of coffee ice cream.   On the server, I put the three Y splitter on the first speaker output for the Creative Audigy EAX card, and the Panasonic headset, and one of the two sets of speakers, and the Logitech wireless headset all work off of it just fine.   Thus one can listen to the TV broadcasts with the headset during the quiet hours of the morning.  The second speaker set on the server is on the second speaker jack.  Thus the headphones now work on the audio setting for headphones.  I put the two Y splitters back on the Dell L1000R and the Northgate Syntax backup computers, so their headsets now work again.   I will now go through my email.   CIO      

Note:<888> 12/01/06 Friday 9:05 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.   They are currently selling their collection of clothes for 50% off.  Recently they are mostly a clothes shop.   I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought a "Money Talks" scratch card for a dollar, and I won a dollar.   I then tried the same scratch card for a dollar, and I lost on the second try.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought two 16 ounce jars of CVS lightly salted dry roasted peanuts for $1.88 each for $3.76 total.   I then completed my walk, and I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.   I then drove down by the waterfront.    I next went by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon service station, and I bought $7 of self service premium unleaded gasoline at $2.799 a gallon for 43 miles driving this week at 14.3 miles per gallon average driving 12 miles per hour.    I then returned home.   I put $5 on my MacGray laundry card.   I chatted with a couple of neighbors.   I then checked my primary computer email.   I received the Microsoft Vista Windows Vista product registration key for my copy full Vista Ultimate Edition.   I installed it, and I rebooted the computer, and I did a System Restore backup.  I printed out some copies of the registration key for safe keeping.   I chatted with two relatives.   I will now do a Microsoft Vista Complete PC backup of my primary computer first hard drive to the second hard drive.   CIO       

Note:<888> 12/01/06 Friday 1:50 A.M.:    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.   I picked up my mail, and the order for 10 Energizer ECR2032 Coin Cell Battery for the Hitachi HPW-630 Series for $2.49 each,  three Notebook Batteries | Laptop Batteries | Camcorder Batteries | Digital Camera Batteries Energizer 377 button cell batteries for $1.99 each that I use for watches and four Notebook Batteries | Laptop Batteries | Camcorder Batteries | Digital Camera Batteries Energizer A76 Manganese Dioxide batteries used for my Volvo station wagon remote keyless entry for $1.99 each less discount coupon "GGL15" , I got 20% off or $7.77 off and with discount free shipping coupon "GL20" I got free 6 to 8 day free ground shipping for $31.06 total arrived.   When I tried to get into my apartment the door would not unlock.   I found the building custodian, and he was able to unlock the door.   There is not a problem with the door lock.   However, when it is double locked, there was a problem.   I had about four tote bags hanging on the inside door handle that put enough pressure on the door handle, so it would not unlock occasionally when it was double locked.   I took the tote bags off the door handle, and I hung them on the wire rack adjacent to the front door with a piece of bent coat hanger, and now the door locks works just fine.   I put the package of lithium disk batteries on the sideboard shelf in the bedroom with the other batteries.   I will now shower and clean up and go out.   My rent bill did not come today, although other tenants did receive theirs.   CIO     

Note:<888> 12/01/06 Friday 11:30 A.M.:   I was awake at 10 A.M..   I paid my bills online for www.cl-p.com , www.geico.com , www.cablevision.com , www.verizon.com .   I also paid my www.newegg.com bill for the Leadtek TV card.   I also ordered from www.ordersmokesdirect.com 7 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Light 100s in a box for $12.49 a carton and $14.46 shipping for $101.89.   I still have to pay my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.   Basically my routine after paying my bills is Greenwich, Connecticut on $10 a day.   CIO 

Note:<888> 12/01/06 Friday 4:15 A.M.:  After I went through my email, I ate three scoops of coffee ice cream.    I took an a Y splitter off the sound card of the bedroom Dell L1000R computer disconnecting the headset and leaving the speaker connected.   I use the Y splitter to hook up the Panasonic headset to the second Creative Audigy Epox speaker jack on the Server.   One has to have the speaker setting to four speakers and not headset since it is on the second speaker jack.   I tried tweaking the Nvidia colors on the server, and I finally restored the defaults.   One can tweak either the desktop color or the video colors.   They look just fine with the defaults.  I set both Dell 990 monitors on the server to brightness and contrast at 70.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I do not think I will bother with house cleaning today, since the apartment is relatively clean.   However, I will throw out the garbage and water the plants.   Have a good day.   CIO  

Note:<888> 12/01/06 Friday 12:40 A.M.:   The Glenlivet Society free labels Billionaire Richard Branson hosts a technology conference - December 11, 2006 Steve Ballmer Kicks Off Most Significant Product Launch in Microsoft’s History: Windows Vista and the 2007 release of Office lead the more than 30 new products that will spur the next leap forward in business computing. Microsoft Unveils Vista - Forbes.com Television As Computer - Forbes.com . Are your people ready for more Vista and Office togetherness? | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com Ancient machine opened the heavens - Los Angeles Times .   I finished going through my email.   CIO