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I have an unlocked, formerly AT&T, 32GB black iPhone 4S in absolutely mint condition (always been inside a LifeProof case) with original box and materials for sale. Contact me if interested. It is currently running iOS 8.1.2, but 8.1.3 is a trivial update for it.

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New Story About Horses

Some new event I want to brag about….

My real blog is http://blog.scottnolan.org, enjoy!

Needs no explanation at all.

On June 10th, registered voters in Virginia’s 8th, 10th, and 11th United States Congressional districts will get to vote in open (to all registered voters) primary elections. Virginia scheduled primaries for all districts, but in all the other districts either no candidates filed in time, or only one did from each party, or the party in that district is deciding by convention or caucus.

The United States Senate race to replace retiring Senator John Warner will have no primary because Mark Warner is unchallenged on one side, and because the other side is choosing via convention/caucus rather than allow cross-over voters to mess with their selection.

You can vote in only the Democratic or Republican primary, not both, and whichever way you vote that day you can elect to vote differently later. Voting in one party’s primary does not register you as part of that party, but it is a matter of public record that you voted in that party’s primary that election.

So, if you are in the 8th district, your choices are:

Democrats:
Jim Moran, incumbent
Matthew Famiglietti

Republicans:
Mark Ellmore
Amit Sing

If you are in the 10th district, your choices are:

Republicans:
Frank Wolf, incumbent
Vern McKinley

Democrats:
Judy Feder
Mike Turner

Voters in the 11th have a little more freedom, there is no Republican primary, and there is a four way race amongst the Democrats (this means Republicans are free to help pick their opinion of the best Democrat, or that they are free to try to get the least electable Democrat nominated so their candidate has a better chance in November; I am not sure how this will pan out, just reporting the facts):

Gerry Connolly
Leslie Byrne
Lori Alexander
Doug Denneny

It is worth noting that in November the 11th district ballot will include at least two additional names:
Keith Fimian (Republican)
Joe Oddo (Independent-Green)

Note: Virginia’s Independent-Green Party is different from the Virginia Green Party. Many people get them confused, I expect there to be a GP candidate for the 11th as well, or for the GP to endorse one of the Democrats if the right one (in the GP’s opinion) wins the nomination.

This post is non-partisan, unbiased, and pure information for voters, but I will comment on it in a day or two about the candidates listed above, and commenters are welcome to express themselves too.

2006-12-26 20:43

Well, it’s been ages since I messed around with Windows, but I am setting up an old mini-tower desktop PC with Windows to do SAP crap.

IC guy came by and installed XP Pro over the lan.
Logged in with CDID and NT password, got VirusScan updates.

Used Netscape 7.1 to download Firefox 2.0.0.1.

Used Firefox to install:
Opera 9.10 from Opera.com
vlc-0.8.6 from VideoLAN.org
putty from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty
gvim70 from vim.org
ad-aware SE personal 1.06 from lavasoftusa.com
SpyBot S&D 1.4 from safer-networking.org
cygwin DLL from cygwin.com
synergy2 from synergy2.sourceforge.net

Created a local user so I could login during safe-mode boots and run virus scans, adware scans, spybot scans, etc.

What else is essential Windows XP software these days?

Upgraded to Drupal 4.6.4

2005-12-02 23:32

That was pretty easy – upgrading Drupal is a breeze:

# in Terminal as Admin:
cp -p /Library/WebServer/Documents/drupal-4.6.0/sites/default/settings.php ~/Desktop
curl -o drupalsqldump.sh \
http://cvs.drupal.org/viewcvs/*checkout*/drupal/contributions/sandbox/drumm/tools/drupalsqldump.sh
chmod +x drupalsqldump.sh
mkdir backup
./drupalsqldump.sh /Library/WebServer/Documents/drupal-4.6.0/sites/default/settings.php > backup/backup.sql
cd ~/Desktop
mv drupal-4.6.4 /Library/WebServer/Documents
cd /Library/WebServer/Documents/drupal-4.6.4
vi sites/default/settings.php
$db_url = ‘mysql://www:PASSWORD@localhost/drupal’;
$base_url = ‘http://heloise.office.aol.com/drupal-4.6.4’;
(change PASSWORD to your drupal account’s MySQL password)
mkdir files
# point a browser at http://heloise.office.aol.com/drupal-4.6.4/
# http://heloise.office.aol.com/drupal-4.6.4/update.php
Run the script from your browser

Done – that leaves the old stuff around in the old location.
Symlink the new location from your sites directory:

cd /Library/WebServer/Documents
ln -sf drupal-4.6.4 drupal