Would You Entrust Your Data to These Yokels?

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

You have asked Firefox to connect<br />
securely to www.delldatasafe.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.</p>
<p>Normally, when you try to connect securely,<br />
sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are<br />
going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.</p>
<p>What Should I Do?</p>
<p>If you usually connect to<br />
this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is<br />
trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.</p>
<p>             www.delldatasafe.com uses an invalid security certificate.</p>
<p>The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.</p>
<p>(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

If Dell can’t even manage their public key certificates, how can I trust them to keep my data safe and secure?

Windows 2008: Still Not Ready for Primetime

Friday, May 30th, 2008

This is like one of the old Linux reviews where the mistakes comes faster than I can list them. So please realize, this is only a sampling of what’s wrong, not an exhaustive list.

The first bootup takes several minutes. I have no idea why. It seems to be checking something. Second bootup goes faster.

Why a second bootup so fast? Because it asked me to accept the license agreement for Google Toolbar, and since I don’t want Google watching where I surf, I declined it. For some reason my computer then shuts down without asking me. This also takes a while, long enough to boot up my MacBook and start blogging in fact.