Archive | December 1, 2013

I Renewed My Avast Internet Security Subscription, For A Year, With Utmost Trepidation & Got Instant Grief For My Pains.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related post:
>> Careful updating to 9.0.1500 —
>> Oct. 22, 2013.
>> Not happy with Avast 8 — Mar. 16, 2013.


It really, really was a case of the
known devil is better than the unknown angel syndrome.

My PC guru, Shane Selling (of the Hexacopter), recommended that I change to BitDefender or Webroot about 6 weeks ago.
I didn’t have a problem with that. I used to be a HUGE fan of
BitDefender when I got screwed by them one winter day about 8 years ago.
That is when I ditched them and went with Avast.

Well, those of you who are familiar with this blog, might have worked out that I am paranoid and obsessive, to the point of irrationality, when it comes to my PCs. I try not to do anything without undue research and diligence. So for a month, during my late night/early morning 3rd shift, I would Google all of the paid ‘Internet Security’ products. They ALL have issues! They are trying so hard to outdo each other that they are tripping over themselves.

BitDefender and Webroot and recent hiccups trying to rollout
their 2014 versions.

BitDefender, on Thanksgiving, offered me 3 PC licenses for a year, for $14.95.

In the end I decided to stick with Avast for another year.

They were offering me, 3 PCs for 1 year, for $39.99.
I need the 3 PC license.
Actually I have a second license too — since we have paid Avast on 4 PCs.

Avast, UNLIKE everybody else, does NOT ADD-ON any unexpired days to your renewal!

PLEASE BE AWARE.

If you renew with 29 days left on your current license YOU will lose those 29 days.

I got burned on this last year, or year before, and lost 2 weeks.

So this year I was going to go down to the line — though I worked out that at $39.99 per year we are only talking 11 cents a day. But, 11 cents is 11 cents.

I had some ‘spare’ time this afternoon. So decided to renew — for a year.

Paid through PayPal which I typically do IF given the option. I love PayPal. They are an outstanding company.

Paid.

Then I get this bloody e-mail saying that my activation file is NOT there. To wait for it — up 8 hours.

Bloody Avast.

I was aggravated. I really don’t like Avast. I put up with it. I am ready to uninstall it and lose the bloody $40 if they aggravate me further.

Yes, I got the 2nd e-mail with the activation file within the hour. Still not amused.

IF you don’t already have Avast, don’t get it. Do yourself a favor and try one of the others first. 


Click to ENLARGE. I was not happy.

Click to ENLARGE. I was not happy.

Pope Francis: If You Want To Read His ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ Apostolic Exhortation — His Vision For A Renewed Catholic Church.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Charity begins at the Vatican
>>Nov. 26, 2013.
>> Francis’ gold pallium pins
>>July 28, 2013.
>> “Prayer of ‘WHY'”
>>Nov. 21, 2013.
>> 100 Day Report Card
>>Jun. 19, 2013.

++++ Search on ‘pope‘ for other pope related posts >>>>


Of course it is available directly from the Vatican.

But, if you rather just get it , or read it here, here it is.

Original, English translation, as provided by the Vatican Press.

1.05 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF. Safe
— or at least the PDF is clean and safe.

Note that the Pope would NOT have written this in English!
He doesn’t speak English.

He speaks Portuguese and Italian. This was most likely written in Italian — the translated to Latin.

English translations etc. came from the Italian/Latin.


Click to DIRECTLY read 1.05MB Adobe Acrobat PDF -- hopefully within your Browser if YOU are using a halfway decent and modern Browser -- i.e., Google Chrome.

Click to DIRECTLY read 1.05MB Adobe Acrobat PDF — hopefully within your Browser if YOU are using a halfway decent and modern Browser — i.e., Google Chrome.


The start … Page 1 …

Per Vatican norm the document gets its name from the first few words of the document, in Latin, in this case "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel).

Per Vatican norm the document gets its name from the first few words of the document, in Latin, in this case “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel).


‘First Night’ 2014 In Portsmouth Looks Very Compelling With Attractively Affordable Pricing.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.p2012fireworks7

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
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Search ‘First Night’ for other posts from 2012 etc. >>>>


Click to access 'First Night Portsmouth' Homepage.

Click to access ‘First Night Portsmouth’ Homepage.


Number of people we know …

The amazing, very personable Roderick Russell.

I kind of feel I need to be there to help him out as I did at Sandwich a couple of years ago.
He is good. Very good. But, he is better when I am on stage with him. What can I say?

Then they have the Beatles’s tribute group “All Together Now” that we saw this Summer at Wolfeboro. They were fun. Wouldn’t mind seeing them again.

World music & FINE folk music! Just music to my years.
We have been going to Wolfeboro ‘First Night’ for the last few years
BUT I doubt whether we will ever get any WORLD MUSIC in
the oldest Summer Resort in the U.S.

Not too keen about Fireworks at 7:30!

I like the Wolfeboro tradition of fireworks at midnight and one earlier at 7:30.


Click to ENLARGE. Go to "http://www.proportsmouth.org/EntertainmentandActivities.cfm" for original or navigate from Homepage (above).

Click to access original ….


Pricing is surprisingly friendly. Bravo.

Click to access ...

Click to access …


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