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It’s another Patch Tuesday week with Apple joining Microsoft and Adobe in issuing security updates.
Pain Reduction Tip: Keep a current image handy as it’s much easier and more certain to restore your system if you encounter a bad patch than attempting to back it out/uninstall it. And be especially mindful with Windows 10 and Office 365 automatic updates.
I just remembered that once, log ago and far away (mid-1980s), I had an NEC PC-8201 (Radio Shack marketed it as the Tandy 100), quite possibly the first “laptop” computer.
It ran 16 hours on 4 AA batteries! It’s probably stashed away in one of the overwhelming number of boxes yet to be unpacked from my last move (2005) along with any number of technological artifacts.
Announced: March 1983
Price: US $599 w/ 8K RAM
Weight: 3.8 lbs.
CPU: 80C85, 2.4MHz
RAM: 8K, 32K max.
Ports: RS-232, parallel port, bar code reader, 300 baud modem
Display: 40 X 8 character LCD display
Power: 4 ‘AA’ batteries or external 9vdc power supply
Storage: audio cassette in/out
OS: Microsoft BASIC v1.1 in ROM
I even stumbled across an active project site devoted to it.
I’d take it with me on walks, stop and sit with my back against an old tree and type away, expressing whatever was on my mind at that very moment. Not being one to discard things unnecessarily, I probably have those old (ancient?) missives archived on some floppy, firmy, tape, or CD/DVD somewhere. <grin> Hard to convince myself that even if I did find and resuscitate them, it would be significantly illuminating. But then again…………………..
Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors, all made from -you guessed it – garlic and herbs!
Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations.
For aspiring gardeners, garlic growers, garlic-lovers or those simply looking for a fun way to spend a Vermont end-of-summer day, the event promises something for everyone.
For the kids there will be face painting, inflatable fun jumps and other great children’s activities. Take time to wander around the spacious lawns sampling garlic delicacies and enjoy the festivities. Relax at the Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to live music both days.
Saturday & Sunday
September 1st and 2nd 2018 10AM to 5PM 66 Colgate Heights, Bennington, VT 05201
Ticket prices are as follows:
$6.00 adult on line purchase (+ service fee)
$8.00 adult at gate
$2.00 child 12 and under on-line purchase (+ service fee)
$2.00 child 12 and under at gate
$10.00 adult two day pass on line purchase (+ service fee)
$12.00 adult two day pass at gate
Parking is FREE | Service Dogs Only
Following the Vermont Legislature’s historic passage of a bill legalizing recreational cannabis use for adults, and Gov. Phil Scott signing the bill into law, Heady Vermont will host a celebration for members and the general public on July 1 – the day legalization goes into effect. Our celebration will take place at Willow Crossing Farm in Johnson. Willow Crossing Farm is an experimental and educational organic family farm, and the birthplace of the Prospect Rock Permaculture Project.
At Vault Of VHS, Vaulto humbly puts together these portraits of the lowly VHS tape. Many hours of collecting, scanning, and photoshopperey have gone into this effort of preservation. No two tapes are the same here. you may find some that look familiar, or seem like a tape that has come before, but look closely if you dare. Something is different, be it a sticker, or a manufacturing date
**Shows will be canceled due to rain, but tickets from canceled show will be good at any other performance, at the June 24 rain date if it is activated, or a refund will be available.
Provided chairs will be placed for audience seating in the stage area, but picnicking on the farm is encourage before the show. Fable Farm will have drinks for sale at Fri & Sat shows.
It Can’t Happen Here
A cautionary dark satire about the fragility of democracy and how fascism can take hold even in the land of liberty.
It Can’t Happen Here follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and “traditional” values. Witnessing the new president’s tyranny from the sidelines is a liberal, middle-class newspaper editor from Vermont who trusts the system will fix itself—until he ends up in a prison camp. Sinclair Lewis’ eerily prescient 1935 novel gets a fresh update in this adaptation that examines what brings a citizenry to the point of sacrificing its own freedom and how a courageous few can prevail to overcome the fall.
In 1918, the Allies declared victory in World War 1, Babe Ruth pitched 29 1/3 scoreless innings for the Red Sox in the World Series, Woodrow Wilson was president, color movies were invented, and Effie Ballou opened the Wayside on the Barre-Montpelier Road.
Originally just a roadside eatery, the Wayside Restaurant has withstood the test of time and is ready to celebrate its 100th Anniversary this year. In an industry where 70 percent of all restaurants fail after 10 years, the Wayside has defied the odds.
The Boring Company has been selected by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT), on behalf of the City of Chicago, to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an O’Hare Express service. The Chicago Express Loopwill provide fast and convenient transportation between O’Hare Airport (Terminals 1-3) and Block 37 in downtown Chicago.
Loop is a high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported on autonomous electric skates traveling at 125-150 miles per hour. Electric skates will carry between 8 and 16 passengers, or a single passenger vehicle.
Randolph librarian wins surprise judgement against Equifax
RANDOLPH — In a small claims court ruling that surprised even the victor, a self-described member of the “librarian resistance” has won a $600 judgment against Equifax, the credit ratings agency that collects financial data on nearly a billion consumers and businesses worldwide.