Llais Ifanc Reloaded

Saturday, August 19, 2006


In the past few days, an interesting story from Illinois has arisen about everyone's favorite music/video player. When I was in school in the 80's and '90s, I never 'valuables' to school if I could help it (in saying this, there were times I carried my electronic bible with me). It appears that today's kids haven't learned this. This leads us to this story. In the story, one kid lent another her iPod. Somehow the device got lost. Now the parents are suing. Besides the fact this is another ride on the litigation train, I feel this suit sends two clear messages. The first is that you can blame others instead of taking responsibility. The is that the suit teaches the kids that civil law is something that shouldn't be used as a last resort when everything else has failed, but as a big ATM to get cash fast. It shouldn't be this way. In saying that, what can you do about it?

I hope this suit gets laughed out of court.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Have Mercy Norton

Recently I read an article on the BBC news website that tells the story about how a group of churches in England got tripped up by an update to Norton Anti-Virus. According to the story, the update flagged a piece of the 'Virtual Liturgy' software as spyware. While Symantec has fixed this, it makes me wonder if Norton is still to be trusted or not.

In any case, Norton Anti-Virus isn't the same program it was five years ago. Now it's a big bloated slow mess.

I wish I could dump it.