Would You Entrust Your Data to These Yokels?

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

You have asked Firefox to connect
securely to www.delldatasafe.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

Normally, when you try to connect securely,
sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are
going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.
What Should I Do?

If you usually connect to
this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is
trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

             www.delldatasafe.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.

(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.