How NOT to start your new Daily Paper

30 03 2005

The new daily paper in Vancouver BC, “24 Hours”  wasn’t even on the street that long.  It seems that they didn’t have permission for the placement of their paper boxes.  The city wheeled around and collected them all and impounded them.  Get the licence and pay the fine.  Ouch!





Ran into my first piece of "hiding" malware

28 03 2005

Anyone know of a tool that will delete files that are listed only in the MFT and not via the API?

Some nasty little app installed itself on one of the PC’s I look after.  It hid it’s process and filename from the Windows API.  I used the RootKitRevealer from http://www.sysinternals.com/ to find the files.  regmon from sysinternals.com let me know what process was continually fighting my teatimer (Spybot S&D) to put the HKLM/Run entry back in over and over.  I couldn’t get to the process, so I just used pskill (from the sysinternals.com pstools) to kill the process. The Entry stopped showing up!  Hah!

After a reboot, I could find the files via the windows explorer, and deleted them…what a PITA!

Anyone know of a tool that will delete files that are listed only in the MFT and not via the API?





Spring Break Starts Today!

21 03 2005

And, as usual, I will find myself up on the Sunshine coast for another fun filled week of camp with NorthPointe Outdoor Adventures.  No more blog until Saturday.  Next NorthPointe camps for the Vancouver area will be in the Summer! 

Have fun in the city folks, because we’re heading out!





Northern Manitoba School Turns the Tables on Bullies

17 03 2005

In a classic case of “Man bites dog” the CBC is reporting that a northern Manitoba school teacher has made bullies wear hockey helmets that say “I’m stupid: I bully”, and also participate in roll playing where the other kids in the school ridicule and call the bully names. 

I like this.  Let the kid know what his insults and taunting have done to those that are weaker.  Now, what do you do about GROUP bullying?





Tony Pierce has 20 basic points on what to do in a Blog

16 03 2005

Tony Pierce has 20 basic points on what to do in a Blog.

And to many of those points, I say “Screw It!”

Do what you want.   It’s your Blog.  People will diss you, people may praise you, but be ready for it all.  If you’re going to be live on the ‘Net, you’d better have thick skin.  Get out there and take a chance.  (Do watch for the blogging about work and getting fired thing.  It happens a bit too much these days)  Let your feelings be known. Say what you you want.  This is YOUR piece of the ‘Net and YOUR place to inform people.  Get out there and do it!

Have fun, play nice, and other kids will share their toys with you 🙂





I Hate Allergies!!!!

14 03 2005

The drawback to living in the part of the North American continent where spring comes early, is that allergies come early too!  I’m dying from alder pollen!  I have been living the last two weeks in a reactine induced haze.  Constantly tired.  Non-drowsy, probably if  you don’t take them every day for 2+ weeks!  I want some rain to clean the air!  I’m dying.  

So, those of you living snowbound can rejoice in the fact that you don’t have to suffer with all this pollen yet.  Silver lining and all that jazz.





We had our Kub Kar Rally Today

12 03 2005

The Pacific Spirit Area had it’s annual Kub Kar rally today.  We had about 50 cubs out for the afternoon running.  I took some pictures.  Here they are.








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