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Week of September 3, 2001:
Scumware, Micus, & Polite Present

Scumware

There's an uproar being heard throughout the Web, and it has to do with scumware. Best thing is to go to Scumware.com and read about it, if you haven't. This is a Jim Wilson site, and he's highly respected on the Web. Much of what is being said means financial problems for Web site owners and Webmasters.

It's all about changing your site content without your permission.

We need to be careful and not rush to make modifications to our Web sites until we've studied more than one source, and know the consequences of putting in changes that will block scumware. In some cases, each page re-loads. Do go slowly and study the experts so you don't have to keep changing code on your pages. More information and more solutions will be available.

Take a moment to read Paul Lang's September 6 article, The Silent Thief.

Micus Andersen-Simpson: Rest in Peace

Micus Andersen-SimpsonSeveral years ago my son, Ron, married the love of his life, Kerrie Andersen. She brought her beloved Golden Retriever, Micus, with her. Micus was a classy lady, kind of like Grace Kelly. Light blonde hair, gracious, and family oriented. Did I mention her life revolved around food? If one wanted to find Micus, one need only go to the kitchen, where she usually lay sprawled on the floor, one eye open for food. Her middle name must have been "Hope."

When Ron and Kerrie married, Micus joined Boz, Ron's Golden Retriever, and in time they learned to love and respect each other. We lost Boz in May. Since then, Micus has had a number of medical incidents, and the last few weeks she was totally blind and deaf and unable to walk on her own. On September 4, 2001, she left us...

Click here to see more photos of how Boz and Micus handled Life After The Wedding!

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Polite Present: Manual of Good Manners, 1831

Excerpts from a charming, serious 2 1/2" x 4" book published in 1831 by Munroe & Francis.

AT TABLE:

Dirty not the table-cloth. Dirty not the napkin all over, but at one corner.

Gnaw not bones at the table, but clear them with your knife (unless they be very small ones), and hold them not with your whole hand, but with two fingers.

Drink not with any thing in your mouth. Put not a bit in your mouth till the former is swallowed. Before and after you drink, wipe your lips with your napkin.

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