The nation email newsletter

I have been getting the updates that The Nation for a while now, they carry some interesting articles.  When reading their message today in firefox there was a link to download pictures which sort of confused me.  Typically these messages are plain text, no images to be seen.  So I checked the source of the message and found the following links at the bottom of the message:

img xsrc=3D=22http://lists.thenation.com/t?c=3D468&r=3D2&l=3D39&t=3D10&s=3D=
332654=22 width=3D1 height=3D1 border=3D0

img xsrc=3D=22http://lists.tnr.com/sf?r=3D2&l=3D39&s=3D332654&f=3D2=22 wi=
dth=3D1 height=3D1 border=3D0

I have taken the time to fully decode these but when I look at the message after downloading images there are no pictures seen there.  So it is obvious that they are putting web bugs in the message, a practice that I don’t like and from an organization like the The Nation I find it reprehensible.  So I will no longer be receiving their emails and likely will not subscribe to the magazine again.

So watch out people not only are the republicans watching you (and listening) but the The Nation is also, a group that definitely does not agree with the policies of the republican party.

Face of Muhammed – Drawings of Muhammed

I had been looking around for the political cartoons which have been causing such an uproar and finally found some copies of them
here.

I don’t see quite see what the big deal is. Muslim extremists can kill thousands of people, Bush can order a war that kills thousands of people and the muslim reacts with not much more than a yawn. But some obscure paper in a small european nation publish a few cartoons and all hell breaks loose. Amazing.

The cartoons of contraversy

I had been looking around for the political cartoons which have been causing such an uproar and finally found some copies of them
here.

I don’t see quite see what the big deal is. Muslim extremists can kill thousands of people, Bush can order a war that kills thousands of people and the muslim reacts with not much more than a yawn. But some obscure paper in a small european nation publish a few cartoons and all hell breaks loose. Amazing.

Office 2000 and error 1706

I started receiving the error 1706 after wiping my machine and then reinstalling office 2000 SP3 on Windows 2000. It was quite annoying and I could not figure out how to get it to stop. Giving the installer the disk did not help and searching the internet turned up various methods of fixing that sounded too invasive. One person (forget where) did mention a method of fixing this which was quite easy. Add the user getting this error to the adminstrator group, have him login and put the office 2000 disk in the machine. Now run Office and let the installer will do the bits it needs to and then start the program properly. You can now remove this user from the adminstrator group and should be well. Good luck, MS programs can be very frustrating.