Castle Mall In Norwich – Car Park 1 – My Rant

We generally had a nice day in Norwich even though it threw it down with rain in the afternoon. We got soaked by rain angled at forty-five degrees.  We parked in Castle Mall in Norwich. The mall has an underground car park beneath the castle and we found a space near the drive in entrance and the lifts. I was surprised to find we had parked on the bottom level A and the first level of the shopping centre above was J. That’s nine levels above A. (Levels in the lift were all alphabetical not numerical.) Continue reading “Castle Mall In Norwich – Car Park 1 – My Rant”

IE9 Zero Day Vulnerability Fixed

For a week now it has been known that there is an IE9 Zero Day Vulnerability.

Get This Zero Day Vulnerability Fixed

Now Microsoft have published a fix which came to me today in the form of an update as follows (for Windows 7):

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2744842)

Update type: Important

Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install the update, you may have to restart your computer.

More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=255505

Help and Support: http://support.microsoft.com

Zero Day Vulnerabilities are those which have already been exploited by the time the software developer finds out about them.

I Held a Young Goldfinch Today. It Was Stunning.

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An Adult Goldfinch Feeding On Nyjer Seeds

What a wonderful experience. I wish I had taken a photo. I looked out of my lounge window and a young goldfinch was resting on my patio within 0.5m of the window. It didn’t attempt to fly off so I went outside. I knelt down on the ground and got within 0.5m of it. It was trying to sleep with its head resting over its back. Its wings were neatly folded so I thought it looked OK and not damaged.

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