Daily Archives: 06/26/2004

DOC Officials To Repay Overtime

Over a year ago, the Office of the Public Auditor released the results of an audit on the Department of Corrections. Particularly glaring were the shenanigans involving the prison’s payroll, with all sorts of inconsistencies and oddities like the warden collecting 62 hours of overtime in a three day period, and the chief parole officer bringing in tens of thousands of dollars in overtime in both 2001 and 2002. The Civil Service Commission met yesterday and decided that the two high-ranking officials at the Department of Corrections who were paid thousands of dollars in overtime will have to pay that money back. Basically they were in supervisory positions and were ineligible for overtime pay.

Just What We Need, More Rain…

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Guam Issued by the National Weather Service: “SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
Guam (Guam)

GUZ001-002-003-004-260300-
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
2 AM LST SAT JUN 26 2004
...TROPICAL DEPRESSION 11W FORMS EAST OF GUAM...
TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD) 11W HAS DEVELOPED EAST OF THE MARIANA
ISLANDS AND IS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 11.7 DEGREES NORTH AND
LONGITUDE 152.1 DEGREES EAST. THIS IS AROUND 510 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM AND ABOUT 490 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF
SAIPAN. TD 11W IS MOVING WEST AT 6 MPH WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS
NEAR 35 MPH. THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO TURN MORE
TOWARDS THE NORTHWEST AND INTENSITY TO A TROPICAL STORM OVER THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.
THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK KEEPS TD 11W TO THE EAST OF GUAM AND
SAIPAN...HOWEVER SINCE THIS A POORLY DEFINED SYSTEM A SIGNIFICANT
CHANGE IN THE FORECAST TRACK MAY OCCUR. IT IS IMPORTANT TO CLOSELY
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF TD 11W. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR
UPDATED FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OR TUNE IN TO
YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA SOURCE FOR INFORMATION.
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ZIOBRO"

Thank God For Mozilla

If there was ever a time to be thankful I don’t use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, this is it. Unfortunately Microsoft’s crappy, flawed software is ubitquitous in the world today, and I am sure I’ve visited more than a few of the infected sites the article mentions. BBC NEWS | Technology | Web browser flaw prompts warning

The net watchdog, the US Computer Emergency Reponse Center, and the net security monitor, the Internet Storm Center, have both issued warnings about the combined threat of compromised websites and browser loophole.

Cert said: “Users should be aware that any website, even those that may be trusted by the user, may be affected by this activity and thus contain potentially malicious code.”

In its round-up of the threat the Internet Storm Center bluntly stated that users should if possible “use a browser other then MS Internet Explorer until the current vulnerabilities in MSIE are patched.”