Category Archives: Geek

A Cautionary Tale

If I had known how desirable my Apple ID email address is, I would have put it up for sale.

Hack My Email

After talking to Apple Support it appears somebody tried to have my Apple ID reset earlier today. Luckily, I set up two-factor authentication and set up an alternate email address for any notifications about altering my account.

Same As It Ever Was

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I upgraded to Parallels 9.0 yesterday when it was announced and have been starting up each of my virtual machines to allow the newest version of Parallels Tools to install in them. Windows 7 and XP both upgraded fine, as did my CentOS linux VM… unfortunately my Windows 8.1 image wouldn’t start with the error above: “PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA”. Okay — I guess I will search the internet for a clue about exactly what that means.

Yes, Microsoft’s famous “blue screen of death” is no longer a darker blue, it’s now sky blue with the classy (and very business-like) emoticon for a frown. Reminds me of the “Sad Mac” icon from a couple of decades ago:

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A now for something a tiny bit different…

Done.  Finished.  Completely fed up with Drupal, or at least the version I had available.  I upgraded to WordPress and love it so far.

Going to see if I can dump the Drupal database and load those old blog entries into WP.  In the meantime, all of the old stuff is still available at http://www.bradpatterson.com/blog/ for your viewing pleasure.