Pages Faults and Late Nights


What are “Page Faults” you might ask.Well if you were to plug into Google(r) you would find many definitions.  All will fall along the same lines.“An interrupt that occurs when a program requests data that is not currently in real memory. The interrupt triggers the operating system to fetch the data from a virtual memory […]


“The Dwelling” a review


I’ve mulled this over for some time.  I’m even putting this post on a “delayed” entry status so that it posts in the afternoon after I have had a chance to decide if I want it to post or not.I usually don’t do “book reviews” as it were here on this site.  I share insights […]


Welcome


Welcome to MikeDecides.com; the new home for ConflictedMale.com.Here I will continue to share my personal views, technical insights, and just general rants as I see fit.  Though I decide what to put here you still need to decide if it matters. 


Cardiologist Funeral


A Cardiologist died and was given an elaborate funeral.A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service. Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside. The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever. At that point, one of the mourners burst into laughter. When […]


Welfare Check


Guy walked into the local welfare office to pick up his check.  He marched straight up to the counter and said, “Hi. You know, I just HATE drawing welfare.  I’d really rather have a job.” The social worker behind the counter said, “Your timing is excellent. We just got a job opening from a very […]


Urgent Microsoft Update!!


Dear readers: It is once again time for an “out of cycle” patch from Microsoft.  Please, make sure you read the Microsoft Security Bulletin 08-078 and apply accordingly.  It is located here:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-078.mspx Follow the directions there for your specific patch level and browser type.    Tagged: 6, 7, bulletin, critical, cycle, exploit, Explorer, IE, internet, […]


Cannot Open Virtual Machine in VMWare Workstation


When do you see this error?Goof! When you, or someone else, does not “properly” shut down your virtual machine!  It could also happen because the host system crashed.  However, I’m pretty sure you did it! “Could not open virtual machine: C:\…….\machinename.vmx. This virtual machine appears to be in use.”Here’s what you are going to do; well, […]


My Birthday Today


lol, well I guess I should put up a note here as several people have asked why I haven’t told anynoe it’s my birthday. Well hey, if you know you know.  If you don’t you don’t.  That’s always been my approach to it. For those of you asking if I feel old, nope.  I’m still […]


Travel in December


Well here I am again, on the road.  This time I’m traveling between Burbank, Mission Hills, and L.A.  Yesterday morning started well.  I arrived at the airport with plenty of time.  Please remember, if TSA says to arrive “at least two hours early” perhaps, you want to arrive at least two and a half hours early.  Please […]


Posted by on December 7, 2008

A Christmas Story for people having a bad day…


When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more. When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three […]


Posted by on December 4, 2008

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