Gongol.com Archives: May 2006
Brian Gongol

The United States of America (2006.05.22)
Outstanding Patton quote
"The best is the enemy of the good. By this I mean that a good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan next week"

Humor and Good News (2006.05.22)
Cartoon Modern
A home on the web for lost cartoons from the 1950s and 1960s. Also lots of fun: Cartoon Brew.

Computers and the Internet (2006.05.22)
Taking the ugly out of FoxNews.com
If the site were less overbearing and more organized, it would probably get better traffic

Computers and the Internet (2006.05.22)
Security hole in Word documents means today is a good day not to open attachments
Symantec has already identified Trojan horse viruses taking advantage of the problem. Attacks are being launched from China and Taiwan. Loading timely anti-virus updates will help, but it would also be wise to at least load and become familiar with alternative word processors like OpenOffice and to get in the habit of exchanging documents through PDF rather than simply sending .DOC files. OpenOffice includes a PDF utility that allows the user to create PDF files from Word files.

Weather and Disasters (2006.05.22)
NOAA predicts 80% chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season
Allstate is going to stop offering property insurance to many customers in the New York area and is cancelling policies in Florida, all because of hurricane risk.

Water news: East Coast flooding a good reminder of the value of sump pumps
Graphics: Weather Center