[Homeroast] E-mail addresses hijacked.

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 20:47:00 CST 2012

Thanks for your historical perspective. You dated me too.

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Frank Parth <frank at fparth.com> wrote:

> DJ,
> Thanks for the response.
> It takes 30 minutes or so to boot into Windows because I only use it once
> every couple of months. I don't have any protection except for what's built
> into Windows itself, and I'm very careful not to be logged onto the
> Internet with Windows open except when I'm in the office, never when I'm at
> a client site or teaching a class on how to manage software projects using
> MS Project. I'm only logged on long enough to download the latest
> protection updates and to use MS Project or PrimaVera.
> I learned my first programming language (I'm gonna date myself now) back
> in 1967. It was FORTRAN IV on an IBM mainframe using punchcards at Loyola
> University in Los Angeles. I was in high school at the time and they
> allowed us to use their computer. I've learned a few other programming
> languages since then and am well familiar with UNIX andthe fact that  a
> UNIX kernal is at the the core of the Mac OS.
> I say all this merely to indicate that different experiences lead to
> different approaches. With over 30 years in technology development I've
> created an approach that works for me and for my employees. If it takes me
> longer to download and install security updates that's not a problem. I can
> keep on working while that's going on. If I'm doing something wrong I
> guarantee that my son, who's working on his graduate degree in computer
> science, will tell me about it.
> Frank
>   Frank,
>>  I know you want to get back on topic, so do I, but if it takes you 30
>>  minutes to update your malware / virus databases in Windows 7, there is
>>  something SERIOUSLY wrong with your setup. I use Oupost Firewall Pro and
>>  Avast Free Antivirus. They only take a few seconds to update through my
>> DSL
>>  connection and it happens automatically.
>>  ...
>>  I have used Windows since the NT days - never have I been infected and I
>>  work as a software developer and do all my shopping on the Internet. I
>> also
>>  use proven firewall and antivirus software. Most infections happen by
>>  clicking on a link you should have been more careful about.
>>  OK, back to roasting ...
>>  DJ
>>  -
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children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in
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